Types of Pests
This ant gets its common name from the fact that it is very hard to see because of its pale color and very tiny size, approximately 1/16” (1.3-1.5mm)
This cockroach is probably the most wide spread and difficult to control in St. Lucia. They are light brown to tan in color except for two dark, almost parallel strips on the pronotal shield. Approximately 1/2 - 5/8” (13-16mm)
They are among the most important pest of household and commercial establishment apart from being a nuisance they are known to be capable of carrying many common diseases pathogens as well causing allergic reactions in many people. They prefer living in areas such as sewers, food storage areas. Adults are about 34-53mm long, reddish brown in color, nymphs (immature stage) uniformly grayish to reddish brown in color.
Reddish brown color and is common on dogs, approximately 1/8” (3mm) long but enlarge up to ½ (12mm) long when engorged with blood. When fully engorge body change to grey-blue or olive color.
Approximately 1/8” (2.5mm) body laterally flatten, wingless and brownish black to black, they cause discomfort by biting and can transmit several diseases such as the plague and murine dyphus.
The roof rat is the smaller of two commensal of rodents found in St. Lucia (bigger Norway rat) the body length from head to tail is approximately 19-25cm with the tail being longer than the head and body combined, it is usually brown to grey to black with underside white, grey or black, with a muzzle mouth with eyes and ears pointed.
It is the larger of the two commensal rodents found in St. Lucia and is generally more common than the Roof Rat. In addition to it damaging and destroying food material by gnawing and contamination, it is an important carrier or vector of diseases. Approximate length of adult from head to tail is 18-25cm with the tail being shorter than the head and body combined. It is brown with scattered black hairs with underside grey to yellowish white, the mouth/muzzle is blunt, eyes and ears small. The adult droppings are capsule shape with blunt ends.
These flies receive the common name of “house” for being the most common fly found in and around homes. Adults are approximately 4-7.5 mm long with female usually larger than male, dull grey in color.
These flies are small in size and are fond for fruits as egg laying and developmental sites. The adults are about (3-4mm) long, including the wings, color dull, tan to brownish yellow or brownish black. Females lay their eggs an average about 500 near the surface of fermenting fruits & vegetables or near the cover crack of imperfectly sealed containers.
Asian Subterranean Termite
They are also known as imported termite; they form very large colonies and have the ability to consume large amounts of wood in a relatively short period of time. They produce very large evening flights of swarmers. Swarmers are about (12-13 mm) long including wings, color pale yellow to brownish yellow.
This bug probably received its common name from its close association with human sleeping beds; they normally feed on humans additionally they will feed on poultry and other mammals and birds. The adult is (4-5 mm) long broadly oval and flat. Color brown to reddish brown (after feeding). Female bed bug lays 1-5 eggs per day in cracks, on surfaces, etc. Adults can survive for several months if they are well fed.
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