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These are common pests that are treated by the Grene-Axe team. It is important to identify the type of pest affecting your home or property.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are winged insects that are adaptable to almost any environment. However they prefer to live where they can find warmth, moisture and competes with humans for food. They are found mainly in areas such as kitchen, restaurants, garbage houses, and drainages. Grene-Axe specializes in the control of all species of cockroaches in Jamaica guaranteed! These species include: German cockroaches, American, brown-banded, oriental, discoid and smokey-brown cockroaches

Ants

Ants are well known to be social insects that travels in large groups. They are able to thrive on the interior or the exterior of structures or even within hidden areas such as walls. Regardless of the challenges, our pest management professionals are able to identify the specie of ant and provide the most suitable pest solution for your property.

Ticks and Fleas

Ticks are small arachnids. Ticks require blood meals to complete their complex life cycles. There are over 800 species of ticks throughout the world, but only two families of ticks, Ixodidae (hard ticks) and Argasidae (soft ticks), are known to transmit diseases or illness to humans and animals.

Flies

Two common types of flies are the house fly and drainage fly. The housefly, a scavenger, find its food mainly through garbage, excrement, or filth. They do not bite do not bite or sting living human and animals but is dangerous because it carries bacteria and protozoans that cause many serious diseases, e.g., typhoid fever, cholera. Diseases may be transmitted by the housefly through its sticky legs. Its food, which may be garbage, excrement, or filth.

Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals and humans. Bedbugs generally have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After engorged with blood after feeding on their host, their bodies swell and are reddish in color. Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used furniture such as beds and couches. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces in small groups. Bedbugs initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night.

Wasps

Wasps are stinging winged insects, they have biting mouthparts, and the females have stings with which they paralyze their prey. The sting can be used repeatedly and have a dull red, orange, or yellow stripes on their body. The most common type of wasp in Jamaica are the paper wasps. They usually hang their nests, consisting of a single comb (layer of cells), frequently spotted from eaves, branches, and cellars.

Weevil

Weevils are small snouted, dull colored and hard bodied insects. The three common types of weevil are: the granary weevil, maize weevil and rice weevil. These pest caused millions in damages of stored grains annually.

Silverfish

The silverfish is approximately 1 cm long when full grown and is covered by a sheen of silvery scales. It prefers temperatures between 21ºC to 27ºC, and requires high land consistent level of humidity. Adults can live from two to three years. They feed on starchy substances such as flour, starch, glue, paste, and starch sizing on textiles but can also digest cellulose fibers. Silverfish buildup around the materials they are feeding on such as spilled flour in cupboards, corrugated cardboard boxes in damp basements, insulation glue and stored books in unventilated attics. Large populations of silverfish will spread throughout into other humid areas.

Earwigs

Earwigs are conspicuous and easily recognized relatives of cockroaches. They are flattened insects with forceps or pinchers at the tail end; the forceps grasp insect prey. At first glance, earwigs appear to be wingless; in fact, their wings fold up many times under the small front wing covers; some fly to lights. Earwigs feed on other insects and often scavenge in garbage and moist plant material. They also feed some on plant tissue, and at least one is a pest in green-houses. They are dependent on high moisture. Earwigs are active at night; they shelter together and are quiet during the day. Earwig females tend their young. They place their eggs in moist depressions or holes, guard them, groom them until they hatch, and take care of the early stage nymphs. Earwigs grow with gradual metamorphosis; older nymphs and adults harbour together

Weevil

Weevils are small snouted, dull colored and hard bodied insects. The three common types of weevil are: the granary weevil, maize weevil and rice weevil. These pest caused millions in damages of stored grains annually.

Silverfish

The silverfish is approximately 1 cm long when full grown and is covered by a sheen of silvery scales. It prefers temperatures between 21ºC to 27ºC, and requires high land consistent level of humidity. Adults can live from two to three years. They feed on starchy substances such as flour, starch, glue, paste, and starch sizing on textiles but can also digest cellulose fibers. Silverfish buildup around the materials they are feeding on such as spilled flour in cupboards, corrugated cardboard boxes in damp basements, insulation glue and stored books in unventilated attics. Large populations of silverfish will spread throughout into other humid areas.

Earwigs

Earwigs are conspicuous and easily recognized relatives of cockroaches. They are flattened insects with forceps or pinchers at the tail end; the forceps grasp insect prey. At first glance, earwigs appear to be wingless; in fact, their wings fold up many times under the small front wing covers; some fly to lights. Earwigs feed on other insects and often scavenge in garbage and moist plant material. They also feed some on plant tissue, and at least one is a pest in green-houses. They are dependent on high moisture. Earwigs are active at night; they shelter together and are quiet during the day. Earwig females tend their young. They place their eggs in moist depressions or holes, guard them, groom them until they hatch, and take care of the early stage nymphs. Earwigs grow with gradual metamorphosis; older nymphs and adults harbour together

Weevil

Weevils are small snouted, dull colored and hard bodied insects. The three common types of weevil are: the granary weevil, maize weevil and rice weevil. These pest caused millions in damages of stored grains annually.

Silverfish

The silverfish is approximately 1 cm long when full grown and is covered by a sheen of silvery scales. It prefers temperatures between 21ºC to 27ºC, and requires high land consistent level of humidity. Adults can live from two to three years. They feed on starchy substances such as flour, starch, glue, paste, and starch sizing on textiles but can also digest cellulose fibers. Silverfish buildup around the materials they are feeding on such as spilled flour in cupboards, corrugated cardboard boxes in damp basements, insulation glue and stored books in unventilated attics. Large populations of silverfish will spread throughout into other humid areas.

Earwigs

Earwigs are conspicuous and easily recognized relatives of cockroaches. They are flattened insects with forceps or pinchers at the tail end; the forceps grasp insect prey. At first glance, earwigs appear to be wingless; in fact, their wings fold up many times under the small front wing covers; some fly to lights. Earwigs feed on other insects and often scavenge in garbage and moist plant material. They also feed some on plant tissue, and at least one is a pest in green-houses. They are dependent on high moisture. Earwigs are active at night; they shelter together and are quiet during the day. Earwig females tend their young. They place their eggs in moist depressions or holes, guard them, groom them until they hatch, and take care of the early stage nymphs. Earwigs grow with gradual metamorphosis; older nymphs and adults harbour together

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are winged insects that are adaptable to almost any environment. However they prefer to live where they can find warmth, moisture and competes with humans for food. They are found mainly in areas such as kitchen, restaurants, garbage houses, and drainages.
Grene-Axe specializes in the control of all species of cockroaches in Jamaica guaranteed! These species include: German cockroaches, American, brown-banded, oriental, discoid and smokey-brown cockroaches

Ants

Ants are well known to be social insects that travels in large groups. They are able to thrive on the interior or the exterior of structures or even within hidden areas such as walls. Regardless of the challenges, our pest management professionals are able to identify the specie of ant and provide the most suitable pest solution for your property.

 

Ticks and Fleas

Ticks are small arachnids. Ticks require blood meals to complete their complex life cycles. There are over 800 species of ticks throughout the world, but only two families of ticks, Ixodidae (hard ticks) and Argasidae (soft ticks), are known to transmit diseases or illness to humans and animals.

Flea, like ticks, are small, bloodsucking, wingless insects. Adult fleas, which feed on the blood of their hosts, are surface parasites on the skin of humans and other mammals. Several flea species infest household pets and domestic animals. The dog flea and the cat flea are two of the most common species, both of which are parasites also on human beings, poultry, and livestock. The dog flea, cat flea, and human flea are all intermediate hosts of a common cat and dog parasite.

 

Flies

Two common types of flies are the house fly and drainage fly. The housefly, a scavenger, find its food mainly through garbage, excrement, or filth. They do not bite do not bite or sting living human and animals but is dangerous because it carries bacteria and protozoans that cause many serious diseases, e.g., typhoid fever, cholera. Diseases may be transmitted by the housefly through its sticky legs. Its food, which may be garbage, excrement, or filth.

Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals and humans. Bedbugs generally have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After engorged with blood after feeding on their host, their bodies swell and are reddish in color. Bedbugs may enter your home undetected through luggage, clothing, used furniture such as beds and couches. Their flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces in small groups. Bedbugs initial hiding places are typically in mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards where they have easy access to people to bite in the night.

 

Wasps

Wasps are stinging winged insects, they have biting mouthparts, and the females have stings with which they paralyze their prey. The sting can be used repeatedly and have a dull red, orange, or yellow stripes on their body. The most common type of wasp in Jamaica are the paper wasps. They usually hang their nests, consisting of a single comb (layer of cells), frequently spotted from eaves, branches, and cellars.

 
 

Weevil

Weevils are small snouted, dull colored and hard bodied insects. The three common types of weevil are: the granary weevil, maize weevil and rice weevil. These pest caused millions in damages of stored grains annually.

 
 

Silverfish

The silverfish is approximately 1 cm long when full grown and is covered by a sheen of silvery scales. It prefers temperatures between 21ºC to 27ºC, and requires high land consistent level of humidity. Adults can live from two to three years. They feed on starchy substances such as flour, starch, glue, paste, and starch sizing on textiles but can also digest cellulose fibers. Silverfish buildup around the materials they are feeding on such as spilled flour in cupboards, corrugated cardboard boxes in damp basements, insulation glue and stored books in unventilated attics. Large populations of silverfish will spread throughout into other humid areas. 

 
 
 

Earwigs

Earwigs are conspicuous and easily recognized relatives of cockroaches. They are flattened insects with forceps or pinchers at the tail end; the forceps grasp insect prey. At first glance, earwigs appear to be wingless; in fact, their wings fold up many times under the small front wing covers; some fly to lights. Earwigs feed on other insects and often scavenge in garbage and moist plant material. They also feed some on plant tissue, and at least one is a pest in green-houses. They are dependent on high moisture. Earwigs are active at night; they shelter together and are quiet during the day. Earwig females tend their young. They place their eggs in moist depressions or holes, guard them, groom them until they hatch, and take care of the early stage nymphs. Earwigs grow with gradual metamorphosis; older nymphs and adults harbour together

 
 
 

Spiders

The cosmopolitan Daddy-long-legs Spider belongs to a group known as the tangle-web spiders.
Daddy-long-legs spiders are easily recognized by their extremely long, skinny legs and small body. They are cream to pale brown. Some species have darker markings on their legs and abdomen.
Daddy-long-legs Spiders are found in most urban areas, in particular houses. They make a thin, tangled web in sheltered positions were they are unlikely to be disturbed, such as under furniture, behind doors, in the corner of the ceilings, in sheds, in garages and under decks. Its successful use of these human-made structures has made it one of the most common spiders in Australia. If the Daddy-long-legs Spider is disturbed in the web it responds by setting up a a very fast, spinning motion, becoming a blur to anyone watching..

Millipede

Millipedes are cylindrical or slightly flattened invertebrates. They’re not classified as insects—they’re actually more closely related to lobsters, shrimp, and crayfish. The word “millipede” translates to “a thousand feet”—but while millipedes have many feet, none of them quite have a thousand. Most species actually have fewer than a hundred. Millipede bodies are split into a number of segments, and each segment has two sets of legs that attach to the body’s underside. Millipedes look very different from their centipede cousins, which have one set of legs per segment that stick out to the body’s sides.

Powder Post Beetle

Powderpost beetles infest flooring, studs and other parts of buildings, lumber, furniture, and many other wood products. Infestations in buildings are often a result of using wood that is infested. Powderpost beetles are often brought into homes in firewood. The first sign of infestation is piles of very fine sawdust and the presence of small holes in wood.

Larvae live in and eat the wood. At time of pupation, they bore near the surface of the wood and pupate. Adults bore out through the surface, pushing out a pile of fine sawdust. The adults are flattened and reddish-brown to black in colour. They are small beetles.

White Flies

Whiteflies are tiny, sap-sucking insects that may become abundant in vegetable and ornamental plantings, especially during warm weather. They excrete sticky honeydew and cause yellowing or death of leaves. Outbreaks often occur when the natural biological control is disrupted. Management is difficult once populations are high.
Despite their name, whiteflies are not true flies (in the insect order Diptera) but are in the order Hemiptera, related to aphids, scales and mealybugs. They derive their name from the mealy white wax covering the adult’s wings and body. Adults are tiny insects with yellowish bodies and four whitish wings. Although adults of some species have distinctive wing markings, many species are most readily distinguished in the last nymphal (immature) stage, which is wingless and lacks visible legs. Depending on species, whitefly nymphs vary in color from almost transparent yellow or whitish to black with a white fringe (Table 1).

Whiteflies develop rapidly in warm weather, and populations can build up quickly in situations where natural enemies are ineffective and when weather and host plants favor outbreaks. Large colonies often develop on the undersides of leaves. .