Photos

Bed Bugs         Termites         Rodents         Roaches



BB 1: Bed bugs on box spring framing. Note shed skins,
fecal stains and that bed bugs are found on and
between frame members.


BB 2: Various life stages of bed bugs. These bed bugs
are on card stock paper. Note difference in sizes from
tiny first instar nymphs to adults.


BB 3: Bed bug bites. Individuals react differently to
bed bug bites and bite appearance may vary from
person to person.


BB 4: Bed bug bites as they appear on this person's
ankles and lower legs.


BB 5: Bed bugs on mattress tape edge. Note that many
bed bugs and eggs may hide beneath the edge of the
tape edge cover fabric even though this is a small space.
Also note presence and appearance of fecal deposits.


BB 6: Bed bugs in screw hole. Note that bed bugs of
various life stages and eggs are present and hiding
within the screw hole of this bed frame cross member.
Here we see an adult, nymphs, eggs and fecal stains on
wood frame. There are also bed bugs hiding within the
screw slots.



Termites

Term 1: This is text book classic termite evidence and
damage found on a floor joist within a crawl space.


Term 2: Extensive termite damage to support post fashioned
as an "I-Beam". Note that termite damage as extensive
as this would not be visible or found without probing.
However, structures where such damage exists usually
present visible telltale signs of termite activity that a
competent termite professional should find during the
inspection process.


Term 3: Extensive termite damage to main girder
support in this crawl space. Extensive damage such
as this can occur due to termite activity within structures
over time.


Term 4: This 2 x 6 wall stud was extensively damaged
by Formosan termites yet appeared to be "solid" when
sounded during inspection.


Term 5: Termites on tip of wood grade stake. This
grade stake was pulled from the slab floor beneath the
living room carpet where termites had swarmed and
damaged the carpet backing.



Rodents

Rod 1: This roof rat was caught in an attic. Note that
it is good practice to assure that traps are placed properly
on a sound surface for successful trapping.


Rod 2: This robust roof rat presents visible effects of
anticoagulant rodenticide as we see blood emanating
from the eye.


Rod 3: Here we have a house mouse caught in a
Victor expanded trigger snap trap.


Rod 4: Two mice, an adult and juvenile, simultaneously
caught in a Victor snap trap. It is not unusual to have
multiple mice caught in such traps at mouse infested locations.



Roaches

CR 1: This is an immature American cockroach on a
tile surface at an infested account.


CR 2: Pictured here is a gravid (pregnant) female
German cockroach carrying an egg case. Note the two
longitudinal stripes that appear on the pronotum just
behind the head which is characteristic of the German
cockroach. Egg cases can hold about forty nymphal
German roaches.


CR 3: This is a sticky trap covered with German
cockroaches placed a kitchen cabinet after under 24 hours.
GCR infestations can build to significant numbers in short
periods of time.