Common Household Pest In Michigan: Crawling Insects

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Below is a short list of the many crawling insects: here are insects that are considered undesirable due to their record of invading human habitats, causing damage, consuming human foods, acting as disease carriers, or inflicting other forms of harm.

Millipede: Millipedes, sometimes called “a thousand leggers”, are common household pests. These creatures typically live outdoors, feeding on damp and decaying wood and vegetable matter, tender roots, and green leaves on the ground. Millipedes are a group of arthropods characterized by two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments; they are known as the class Diplopoda, derived from this feature. Each double-legged component is a result of two single segments fused together.

Pavement Ants: The name “Ant” comes from where they locate nets. These Pavement Ants commonly occur under cracks in the pavement. Pavement ants will occasionally nest in walls, insulation, and under floors. The most likely place is in ground-level masonry walls of the foundation, especially near some heat source in winter. Outside, these ants typically nest under stones, in cracks in pavement, and next to buildings.

Carpenter Ants: They build nests inside wood consisting of galleries chewed out with their mandibles, preferably in dead, damp wood. However, unlike termites, they do not consume wood. Sometimes, carpenter ants hollow out sections of trees. They also commonly infest wood. Examples are wooden cabinets, buildings, and structures, a widespread nuisance and a significant cause of structural damage. Nevertheless, their ability to excavate wood helps in forest decomposition.

Odorous House Ant: Tapinoma is sessile is a species of small ant that goes by the common names odorous house ant, sugar ant, stink ant, and coconut ant. Their colonies are polydomous (consisting of multiple nests) and polygynous (containing multiple Reproducing queens). Like many social insects, T. sessile employs complex foraging strategies, allocates food depending on environmental conditions, and competes with other insects. T. sessile can be found in many habitats, including within houses. They forage mainly for honeydew, produced by aphids and scale insects guarded and tended by the ants, as well as floral nectar and other sugary foods. They are common household pests and are attracted to sources of water and sweets.

Silverfish: The silverfish (Lepisma saccharinum) is a species of tiny, primitive, wingless insect in the order Zygentoma (formerly Thysanura). Its common name derives from the animal’s silvery light grey color, combined with the fish-like appearance of its movements. The scientific name (L. saccharinum) indicates that the silverfish’s diet consists of carbohydrates such as sugar or starches.

Pillbug: These crawling creepers come from the Armadillidiidae family. This family is woodlice, a terrestrial crustacean group in the order Isopoda. Unlike members of other woodlice families, members of this family can roll into a ball, an ability they share with the are outwardly similar to but unrelated to pill millipedes or other animals.

Sow Bug: The Sowbugs and Pill Bugs are similar-looking pests more closely akin to shrimp and crayfish than insects. They are the only crustaceans that have adapted to living their entire life on land. Sowbugs and pillbugs live in moist environments outdoors but occasionally end up in buildings.

Centipede: Centipedes are predatory arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda, an arthropod, including clues millipedes and other multi-legged creatures. Centipedes are elongated metameric creatures with one pair of legs per body segment.

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