Termite pellets may be in conical piles if they have dropped only a short distance, or they may be scattered if they have fallen from a greater distance, as from a ridgepole, rafter, or sheathing, to the floor of the attic.
Mice explore and re-explore their home territories daily and become very familiar with every pathway leading to and from feeding and watering locations, burrow entrances and spots to hide.
Oriental cockroaches prefer dark moist areas such as porches, crawl spaces, basement and floor drains.
At the beginning of an infestation in a bedroom, bed begs are likely found on the beds. At first they are apt to hide about the tufts, seams, and folds of mattresses and daybed covers later the spread to crack and crevices of bed streams.
Cockroaches produce odor secretions from different points in the bodies which can affect the flavor of many different foods. When cockroach populations are high, these secretions may result in a characteristic odor in the general region of the infestation.
Drywood termites generally live in undecayed wood which has very low moisture content. Unlike subterranean termites they don’t require any contact with the soil in order to live.
Infestations of bed bugs indicate their presence by leaving blood stain, smears on walls, bedding, curtains, and other light colored surfaces.
Some ant species feed on a wide variety of food items, while others typically feed on a smaller range of foods. Food preferences may also change significantly during the course of any season, especially for outdoor ants or depending on the needs of the ant colony.
Periods of high egg production usually require foraging ants to bring proteins to the queen, while at other times foragers may prefer to gather sugars or greases for their own energy needs or to promote larval growth.
Honeybees can become serious pests when it makes a nest in or on a structure. One of the most serious problems happen when a swarm of wild bees find a small opening in an exterior wall or chimney, and then nests in a wall void or some other interior area of a structure.