The Oriental cockroach is believed to originate in Africa; also commonly known as "waterbug."
The pharaoh ant received its name when it was mistaken as one of the plagues of Egypt at the time of the Pharaohs. Experts believe these ants are native to Africa.
“Fire ants” get their name from their painful (burning) stings. Originally from Brazil, they were introduced to the United States between 1933 and 1945. In 2006, the USDA reported that their damage and control costs exceeded $6 billion a year.
These ants get their name from their workers, who run in an erratic, jerky manner.
Unlike many pest infestations, an infestation of warehouse beetles is indicative of a sanitation issue.
Learn More About Bed Bugs & Control Bed bugs likely received their name due to their association with people sleeping in beds. Bed bugs were introduced to North America by early colonists, but were documented more than 3,000 years ago in 1336 B.C. in Egypt. How much do you know about bed bugs? See below [...]