Uninvited guests in kitchen and cellar
For all the tolerance towards other forms of life, the fear and aversion to crawling animals is deep within us. But vermin belongs to the habitat house, the uninvited guests share apartment and food with us. They have been accompanying people for many many years and their diversity is huge. And you can visit rat problem if you are looking for rat control services.
Monocultures and storage facilities challenge mass reproductions. The pests have been on the environment and since people stockpiled them for crop failures and wars. Even the Egyptians knew rice flour and bread beetles. Defensive methods existed then as now, but one thing is certain: people have always lived with pests and will have to do so in the future. New products attract new pests, even home computers and mainframe computers are not immune from infestation.
Nervous hums are the flies in summer. The Great housefly has been living with us ever since pets are kept in winter stables. Their maggots live on manure and waste. The flies not only snack on sweets, but also on crap, feces and carcasses and can transmit diseases. In addition, small parlor flies, calf cutters, meat fly and flies hum. The latter live on meat, feces and carcasses and are represented by the golden-green shiny gold fly and the blue shiny blue hum, flying with a deep tone.
Moths are harmless if they weren’t their greedy caterpillars. Some moths do not eat food – unlike the caterpillars, from which almost nothing is safe. If small white worms suddenly find themselves in dried fruit, muesli and other foods, they are usually the common dried fruit or food moth, whose wings are attractively colored. It takes a lot of patience before the kitchen cupboard is freed from them. The clothes moth creates four generations per year in centrally heated rooms. Their little caterpillars eat wool, fur, feathers, hair and mixed fabrics with over 20 percent wool content.
Beetles act as material destroyers. Brass beetles go to textiles, leather, book covers and packaging, bacon beetles to meat and sausages. Their appetite for animal carcasses is used in museums and allows them to gnaw skeletons freely. Grain and flour, among other things, are targeted by the Black Grain Nager. One of the 19 millimeter-long larvae can destroy 10,000 grains. In mills and large bakeries, quadruped beetles, flour beetles – known for the mealworms used as pet food – herbal thief and increasingly the cereal caper are common.
The most important wood pest is the house buck, which can cause roof sticks to collapse. The common rodent beetle is known as a woodworm in furniture and bookworm in damp books. Characteristic are its flight holes, from which drilling flour flows. In dead oak wood, a beetle larva makes throbbing noises with its head and is therefore called the clock of the dead.