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Insect Info

Cat Fleas - Identification 

Adults, 2-3.25mm long; forepart of head longer than it is high;

prominent pronotal and genal combs (first teeth of genal comb

nearly as long as second); basal section of legs equipped with stout

spines.  

Dog Fleas - Identification

Adults, 2-3.25mm long; forepart of head as long as it is high; prominent pronotal and genal combs (first teeth of genal comb only about half as long as second); basal section of legs equipped with stout spines.

Common Bed Bug - Identification

Adults, 5mm long; reddish-brown in colour, becoming purple after feeding; well-developed antennae; prominent, simple eyes; feet clawed so can climb rough but not smooth surfaces; ratio of head width (including eyes) to length of third antennal segment usually greater that 1.7.

Two pairs of wings normally present; mouth parts piercing and sucking, forming a beak, or rostrum, normally held under the body. Metamorphosis usually incomplete, with egg and nymphal stages.

Woodlice - Identification

They are a group of arthropods that includes woodlice, cheese-logs and pill bugs. Woodlice are crustaceans that live on the land and are more closely related to crabs and prawns than to other land-based invertebrates. They have about 12 visible plates or segments and 7 pairs of legs. Woodlice have not entirely escaped their aquatic ancestry. They need a damp environment and will dry out and die in most areas of a centrally-heated home.

German Cockraoch - Identification

12mm - 15mm, nid brown, with a yellow brown thorax having two dark brown stripes, Long antennae. Wings full length in male but 2/3 length in female.

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