Stingers and Blood Suckers
Scorpions have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping pedipals and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger. Scorpions range in size from 0.3 in – 9 in. Most scorpions hide under logs, rocks, boards and clutter. Some, such as the bark scorpion, rest on vertical surfaces like trees, bushes and walls.
Paper wasps gather fibers from dead wood and plants, which they mix with saliva, and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material. Some types of paper wasps are also sometimes called umbrella wasps, due to the distinctive design of their nests.
Ticks satisfy all of their nutritional requirements as ectoparasites, feeding on a diet of blood. Ticks can fast for long periods but eventually die if unable to find a host. Some ticks attach quickly while others wander around looking for thinner skin such as is found on the ears of mammals. Depending on the species and the life stage, preparing to feed can take from ten minutes to two hours. On locating a suitable feeding spot, the tick grasps the host’s skin and cuts into the surface.Ticks find their hosts by detecting animals’ breath and body odors, or by sensing body heat, moisture and vibrations. They are incapable of flying or jumping, but many lie in wait in a position known as “questing”.
Fleas lack wings, but have strong claws preventing them from being dislodged; mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood, and hind legs extremely well adapted for jumping. Their legs are long, the hind pair well adapted for jumping; a flea can jump vertically up to 7 in (18 cm) and horizontally up to 13 in (33 cm), making the flea one of the best jumpers of all known animals (relative to body size). Fleas go through four lifecycles stages of egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
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- Reduces spiders food source
- Remove spiders eggs and wasps nests before they have a chance to make it inside.
- 20 ft. extension pole to reach those 2nd story eaves.