We all occasionally find an insect in our house that we can’t identify. It’s quite alarming when one unidentified bug suddenly has friends and you’re dealing with an small invasion. Some “occasional invaders” are more serious than others, so it’s good to know what you’re dealing with.
Boxelder bugs, for instance, are found in New Mexico. They are flat, elongated black bugs that have reddish or orange markings on their backs. They are often found near or on boxelder trees, but they also tend to collect on warm, sunny locations like the side of a building or a block wall. They do not bite, but can puncture the skin and cause a reddish spot much like a mosquito bite.
Centipedes are also found in New Mexico. They are long, narrow, yellow or brown bugs with many pairs of legs. They are often found new water sources like bathrooms or near potted plants. House centipedes do bite and can cause pain and swelling much like a bee sting.
It is always advisable to contact a pest control company if you are invaded by an insect you cannot identify. Pest control professionals are not only trained to identify the insect, but can determine the best way to address the invasion. To learn more about Pest Defense Solutions’ pest control services, please click here, or fill out a contact request form.Tags: Boxelder Bugs, Centipedes, Earwigs, Extermination, House Crickets, Insects and bugs, Millipedes, Pest Control, Pillbugs, Silverfish