According to the Illinois Department of Health, tick color varies slightly by species. The lone star tick is a common brown-colored variety. People also tend to come across brownish-red ticks such as the American dog tick, black-legged or deer tick, brown dog tick and winter tick.
Ticks are not insects. They are classified as arachnids, like spiders, because they have eight legs and no antennae. Because they feed on the blood of animals, ticks are able to transmit diseases. A tick attaches itself to an organism and sucks blood for days. Common diseases that pass from ticks to their victims include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, babesiosis (an infection of the red blood cells) and ehrlichiosis, which causes flu-like symptoms.Learn More
Do Your Own Pest Control recommends D-Fense SC as an effective ladybug killer. The pesticide has very little odor and takes a while to break down when used outside on wall surfaces, so it lasts long to keep ladybugs out of the home.Full Answer >
Rhinoceros beetles are herbivorous and consume fruit, nectar and sap. The larvae consume the decaying matter of plants. They are sometimes called Hercules beetles because they can lift 850 times their own weight.Full Answer >
Natural methods of getting rid of cockroaches include using diatomaceous earth and catnip. Diatomaceous earth is a soft powder that causes insects to die, and catnip repels cockroaches. Either can be left in areas with cockroach activity to repel or kill them.Full Answer >
To get rid of spiders in your home, clean thoroughly, seal up all holes and cracks that lead to the outside of the house, spray with a spider insecticide and set spider traps. If you are dealing with a severe spider infestation, it is best to contact a professional exterminator, according to Pest Kill.Full Answer >