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Crazy Ant

Nest Site/Characteristics: Crazy ants are noted for their erratic movements. They appear to be lost and confused. Colonies tend to be small, with up to2,000 workers and 8–40 queens. The presence of numerous interconnected colonies may result in larger infestations. Colonies may spontaneouslyabandon one nest site and move to another. Inside, crazy ants usually nest under floors and in wall voids,...

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Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse - These mice have white feet, usually white undersides, and brown or black fur. Their bicolored tails are relatively long and can be as long as the head and body. In comparison to house mouse, deer mice have larger eyes and ears. They are considered by most people to be more “attractive” than house mice, and they do not have the characteristic mousy odor of house mice. All species o...

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European Hornets

European Hornets - The European Hornet is almost 1 1/2\" long. It is brown with dull reddish stripes. The nests are typically located in a cavity, such as a hollow tree or wall void. They will rarely appear freely suspended like the football-shaped bald-faced hornet nests. The entrance toEuropean hornets\' nests are frequently 2 meters (6 feet) or more above ground. In some instances, a portion of...

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German Cockroach

German Cockroach - Adults are medium brown and approximately 1/2 \\\" long. Distinguished by two dark stripes behind the head. German cockroaches reproduce quicker then any other common cockroach. Typically nesting within 12 ft of there food and water source within a homes Kitchen and Bathrooms, but will move thoughout the house as population grows. German cockroaches usually prefer a moist enviro...

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Ghost Ant

Nest Site/Characteristics: Ghost ant nests are moderate to large with thousands of workers and many queens. Inside nests are generally located within wall voids, behind baseboards, between cabinets and walls or in potted plant soil. Outside nests are in potted plants, under stones, under and inside logs and firewood, in debris of tree crotches, in cavities of dead trees and shrubs and in hollow ca...

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Honey Bee

Honey Bee - Honey bees are 1/2\" long, hairy, and golden brown and black. They typically nest outdoors but sometimes nest in wall voids. Unlike those of other bees and wasps, can persist for several years. Honey bees can sting, but are much less aggressive than wasps and hornets and can sting only once....

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House Mouse

House Mouse - The common house mouse weighs less than one ounce and is from 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length. The body is grayish-brown above and lighter, never white, below. Generally, it is a permanent resident in homes and other buildings. Wild mice enter dwellings in late summer or fall, spend the winter, and leave in the spring. All mice are excellent climbers and can be found at all levels of the...

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Little Black Ant

Nest Site/Characteristics: Colonies of little black ants are small and contain many queens. If disturbed, colonies will readily move to other locations.Winged reproductives appear from June to August. Indoors, little black ants nest in woodwork, decaying wood and masonry. Outside nests are found in the soil under rocks, logs or debris. Nests may also be found in landscape mulch and in open areas o...

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Mud Daubers

Mud Daubers - Mud daubers are solitary wasps that construct small nests of mud in or around homes, sheds, and barns and under open structures, bridges and similar sites. Several species exist in Indiana.These wasps are long and slender with a narrow, thread-like waist about 3/4\" long. Some are a solid steel blue or black but others have additional yellow markings. This wasp group is named for the...

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Norway Rat

Norway Rat - Norway rats are husky, brownish rodents that weigh about 11 ounces. They are about 13 to 18 inches long including the 6 to 8 1/2 inch tail. Their fur is coarse and mostly brown with scattered black on the upper surfaces. The underside is typically grey to yellowish-white.Rats will eat nearly any type of food, but they prefer high-quality foods such as meat and fresh grain. Rats requir...

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