Occasional Invaders

Occasional invaders are those pests which sometimes make their way into and around our homes. Sealing cracks and any openings in and around the home will help to reduce these pests from gaining entry into your home. From rodents to insects, these nuisance pests can carry and transmit diseases as well as cause damage to your property and food. Call Humphreys today to keep your family and home protected.
 

Boxelder Bug

 
Boxelder Bug — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Boxelder bugs get their common name from the fact that they are often found on and around boxelder trees. They live and thrive on maple and seed-bearing boxelder trees during the warmer months where they lay their eggs and feed on leaves, flowers and seeds. In autumn, boxelder bugs will congregate ... Read more

 
 

Stink Bugs

 
Stink Bugs — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Brown marmorated stink bugs are an invasive species from Asia that arrived in Pennsylvania around 1996. The stink bug earned its name from its tendency to release an odor when disturbed or when crushed. The adult stink bugs will feed on fruits and will seek overwintering sites in late fall from the colder temperatures. Read more
 
 

Carpet Beetle

 
Carpet Beetle — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Varied carpet beetles get their name from the rainbow of color on their back surfaces. These pests enjoy dining on a variety of upholsteries, carpets and clothing fabrics. Storing clothing in plastic containers and dry cleaning the clothing thoroughly before storing for long periods of time will ... Read more

 
 

Clothing Webbed Moth

 
Clothing Webbed Moth — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
The larva is the damaging stage of the clothing webbed moth. They will typically feed on any type of wool clothing, carpets, upholstered furniture, as well as furs. They will also feed on synthetics or cotton blends if these fabrics also contain wool.

Color: Wings and body are golden in color with ... Read more

 
 

Centipedes

 
Centipedes — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Centipedes are sometimes called "hundred-leggers" because of their many pairs of legs, but they can actually have anywhere from 15-177 pairs of legs, depending on the species. Interestingly, centipedes always have an odd number of pairs of legs. They are nocturnal by nature and prey primarily on ... Read more
 
 

Earwigs

 
Earwigs — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people's ears and tunnel into their brains. Their long cerci, or clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig. Earwigs hide during the day and feeds on leaves, flowers, fruits, mold and insects at night. Like other ... Read more

 
 

House Crickets

 
House Crickets — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
House crickets get their common name from the fact that they often enter houses where they can survive indefinitely. Interestingly, they are known for their loud chirping which is caused by rubbing their front wings together to attract females. House crickets are most active at night usually ... Read more
 
 

Ladybugs

 
Millipedes — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Ladybugs are also known as lady beetles or ladybird beetles. Most species of this beetle family are highly beneficial insects, but some have a habit of overwintering in structures, leading them to become nuisance pests.

Color: Red, orange, yellow, brown or shiny black in color usually with ... Read more

 
 

Millipedes

 
Cicadas — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Millipedes are sometimes called "thousand-leggers" because of their many pairs of legs, but they can actually have anywhere from 30-90+ pairs of legs, depending on the species. Most millipedes are nocturnal and are primarily scavengers, feeding on decaying plants and occasionally dead insects. ... Read more

 
 

Cicadas

 
Pill Bug — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Periodical cicadas are known for the loud buzzing noise that males make to attract female mates. The majority of a periodical cicada's life is spent in an underground habitat.
The cicadas will emerge from underground in 13- or 17-year cycles. Immature periodical cicadas develop underground and ... Read more

 
 

Pill Bug

 
Silverfish — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
This pest is the only crustacean that has become completely adapted to spending its life on land. Pillbugs have oval bodies and seven pairs of legs. They are easily recognized by their back, which is made up of seven hard individual plates. Often found in moist environments, they eat decaying ... Read more

 
 

Silverfish

 
Ladybugs — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA

This insect gets its name from its silvery, metallic appearance and fish-like shape and movements. Silverfish have no wings, but are able to run very fast. They are nocturnal and tend to hide their presence from humans which means any damage they have caused could go unnoticed as well. Silverfish ... Read more

 

Flies

 

House Flies

 
House Flies — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
House flies get their name from being the most common fly found around homes. Adult house flies can grow to one-quarter of an inch long and usually live between 15 and 25 days. These insects have been known to carry over 100 different kinds of disease-causing germs. They are only able to feed on ... Read more

 
 

Fruit Flies

 
Fruit Flies — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Fruit flies get their common name from their small size and fondness of some fruits. They are found on moist, decaying matter that has been stationary for several days. Small fruit flies are nuisance pests, but may act as disease vectors.

Color: Tan/ light abdomen
Legs: 6
Shape: Small oval
Size: Read more
 
 

Drain Flies

 
Drain Flies — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Moth flies, also known as drain flies, develop in gelatinous film and decaying organic matter often found lining drain pipes and traps, and garbage containers.

Color: Yellow to brown /black
Legs: Six
Shape: Cylindrical
Size: less than ¼”
Antennae: Yes

 
 

Indian Meal Moths

 
Indian Meal Moths — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
The Indian meal moth was given its name after an insect scientist found it feeding on corn meal. From wing tip to wing tip, adult moths measure from five-eighths of an inch to three-fourths of an inch long. They can contaminate food products by feeding on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, ... Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Roaches

 

American Cockroach

 
American Cockroach — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
The American cockroach is the largest of the house-infesting cockroaches. American roaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. They can pick up germs on the spines of their legs and bodies as ... Read more
 
 

Brown-banded Cockroach

 
Brown-banded Cockroach — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Brown-banded cockroaches get their name from the two lighter bands they have across their dark brownish bodies. Brown-banded cockroaches often hide their egg cases in or under furniture. They tend to prefer higher locations than most cockroach species and are often found in upper cabinets in ... Read more
 
 

German Cockroach

 
German Cockroach — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
The German cockroach is the most common species of the cockroach. German cockroaches can breed at a rate of up to six generations per year. The German cockroach can fit through an opening as small as 3/8 inch in width. They will feed on almost anything and are excellent hitchhikers often finding ... Read more

 
 

Oriental Cockroach

 
Oriental Cockroach — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Oriental roaches are sometimes called “waterbugs” because they come out of drains. They are known for their strong, unpleasant, “roachy” odor. Orientals will feed on all kinds of food, especially decaying organic matter and starchy foods. They are found in many of the same places other roach ... Read more
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spiders

 

House Spider

 
House Spider — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
The common house spider is usually the spider most often encountered indoors. It is a nuisance pest, probably more because of its webs than the spider itself. This spider randomly selects its web locations and creates a tangled web. If it's web does not yield prey it is abandoned, another site is ... Read more
 
 

Long-bodied cellar spider

 
Long-bodied Cellar Spider — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Long-bodied cellar spiders are commonly referred to as "daddy-long-legs". This is because of their very long, thin legs, and the fact that they are found in dark and damp places like cellars and basements.

Color: Pale yellow to light brown or gray
Legs: 8
Shape: Long skinny legs with a small body  Read more

 
 
 
 

Rodents

 

Deer Mice

 
Deer mice — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
The deer mouse is found in rural areas and rarely invades residential homes. Deer mice are of medical concern because they are common carriers of Hantavirus. This disease can be transmitted through contact with mouse carcasses, or by breathing in aerosolized urine droplets of infected deer mice. ... Read more

 
 

House Mice

 
House Mice — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
The house mouse is the most common rodent in homes. It can breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions. In fact, a female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks, and can produce up to 35 young per year. They prefer to eat seeds and insects, but will eat ... Read more

 
 

Norway Rats

 
Norway Rats — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
These rats can cause damage to properties and structures through their gnawing. Norway rats have smaller eyes and ears and shorter tails. They can gain entry to a home through a hole the size of a quarter, often nesting in basements, piles of debris or undisturbed materials. They are vectors of ... Read more

 
 

Roof Rats

 
Roof Rats — Pest Control & Extermination in Glenside, PA
Roof rats, also called black rats or ship rats, are smaller than Norway rats, but cause similar issues. This rodent gets its name from its tendency to be found in the upper parts of buildings. Like most rodents, these rats are primarily nocturnal. They forage for food in groups of up to ten, ... Read more