In food storehouses, rats eat, destroy and/or contaminate with excrement, urine, and hairs an enormous amount of grain, flour, cereals, sugar, fruit, nuts, meats, animal feed, pet food, and many other types of food products. The same type of damage can occur in home pantry.
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.
Bed bugs may be found in seemingly unlikely places such as cracks in the floor under carpeting, behind electrical switch plates, in folds of draperies, in ovens or broilers, and in the motor compartments of refrigerators.
Termites display many forms of cooperative behavior, including nest-building , tending the eggs and young, foraging for food, and grooming other members of the colony.
Drywood Termites entrance into wood is generally made from a crack or crevice which the termites can enter through before boring into the wood. It can be a crack in the wood itself or may be the joint between two pieces of wood.
Fleas are pests of human and their domestic animals all over the world. Most fleas prefer non-human hosts, many fleas can and do feed readily on humans when infestations are heavy or when other hosts are not readily available.
Bed bugs generally hide in cracks and crevices during daylight hours. They enter these areas because of their extremely flattened bodies. Some hiding places for bed bugs are in the folds and tufts of mattresses, coils of springs, cracks of hollow posts , chairs and sofas.
One of the first signs of evidence of dry wood termite infestation are usually piles of brownish fecal pellets known as kick-out holes or chinks and cracks in the infested wood, usually where outer walls of the wood member have become excessively thin from prolonged infestation.