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Pest Identification

Carpenter Ant

Ants (Carpenter)

Carpenter ants are highly social insects and are one of the largest types of ant that can be found throughout most of the United States including our service areas. They are very determined insects and will find many ways to get into your home or business if left unchecked.

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Ants (Small)

Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae that live in large colonies, usually underground. Currently, more than 12,000 species of ant are classified with upper estimates of about 14,000 species. They are easily identified by their distinctive body structure that creates a narrow waist.

Bed Bugs in Cleveland OH

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are ectoparasites which strictly feed on blood. Bed bugs are aptly named because they normally hide in mattresses, or as close as possible to their human host to enable easy nighttime feeding. They are very small insects about 3/16 inch in length, flat, and broadly oval.

Carpenter Bee Identification and Information

Bees (Carpenter)

Carpenter bees are a solitary bee species. They are a large bee species that range in length from ½ to 1 ½ inch in length. Males are black and orange in color and females are completely black in color. They are often confused with bumble bees but do not have a hairy abdomen; a carpenter bee’s abdomen is black and shiny.

Beetle found in Detroit MI


Beetles are insects that have two sets of wings, bad vision and can be both helpful and harmful to the environment. There are several thousand species of beetles: ground beetles, powder post beetles and longhorn beetles are commonly found in our service area.

Box Elder Bugs in Michigan

Box Elder Bugs

Box elder bugs are small, black insects with distinctive red markings and flat wings that lay across their backs. They tend to invade homes and businesses in late summer for overwintering purposes.

Cockroach Identification From Rose


There are about 4,000 species of cockroach, of which 30 species are associated with human habitations and about four species are well known as pests. The American cockroach and German cockroach are the most common cockroaches in Michigan and Ohio.

Earwig found in Flint MI


Earwigs are small insects and are characterized by having smooth elongated bodies that have pairs of horny, forcep-like abdominal appendages called cerci. There are winged and wingless species of earwigs, the winged species having front and hind sets of wings.


While there are many types of fleas, the most prevalent in our area are Cat Fleas. Adults of this species are about 1/8 of an inch long and range in color from brownish black to black, unless they are full of blood. In that case they appear reddish black. As the name suggests a cat flea’s primary host is a cat, however they are also found on dogs and wild animals including foxes.

house fly information


Flies are insects that have a single pair of wings. Of the many types of fly, the three most encountered by Rose Pest Solutions are house flies, cluster flies and fruit flies. They tend to invade homes and businesses to locate food and for breeding.

Lady Bugs in Detroit MI

Lady Bugs

Ladybugs, also known as lady beetles, range from 1/32 to just under 1/2 an inch and are most commonly scarlet, orange or yellow with small black spots on their wing covers. The legs, head and antennae are usually black.

House Mouse Identification


There are two common types of mouse species that will enter your home or your business: the house mouse and the deer mouse. While both rodents have physical characteristics that are unique to their mouse species, they do behave similarly.

Learn More About Mosquitoes


Mosquitoes are actually a type of fly and are characterized by their thin bodies and wings as well as their long legs. Of the many mosquito species, the Asian tiger is the type most commonly encountered in our region. They appear in shades of brown and black and generally have paler bands on their bodies and legs.

pantry pests in cleveland oh

Pantry Pests

Pantry pests are a group of pests, commonly made up of Indian meal moths, saw tooth grain beetles and cigarette beetles, among others. These pests have an appetite for many types of stored food products such as flour, cereal, dry pasta, breads, spices and dry pet food as well as fruit.

Rats in Detroit


There are many species of rat in the United States but two rat species are of particular concern as pests - roof rats and Norway rats. Both are considered to be commensal rodents, meaning that they share the space, often uninvited, with humans.

house spider identification and information


Spiders are of the order Araneae and are arthropods that have eight legs and six or eight eyes and distinct mouth-parts. Spiders have the ability to extrude silk from their abdomens, which allows them create webs to help catch prey including insects, other spiders and even larger animals on occasion.

wasp in detroit mi

Stinging Insects

Stinging insects such as wasps, yellow jackets and hornets are all insects that belong to the order of insects known as hymenoptera. Depending upon the specific species, stinging insect nests are built in trees, shrubs, or in protected places such as inside human-made structures like attics.

Learn More About Stink Bugs in Detroit

Stink Bugs

The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) is an invasive pest insect from Asia that is new to North America. Named for the offensive smelling liquid they emit from small glands located on their thorax, stink bugs were first identified in the US in Allentown, PA in 1996. They have since been found in several states including Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and West Virginia.

Termites in Columbus OH


Termites are small social insects that feed on cellulose from dead plant material, usually in the form of wood, animal dung, soil, or leaf litter. Around 10 percent of the estimated 4,000 species are significant as pests that can cause serious structural damage to buildings and also cause significant economic woes.