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Texas is home to lots of different creepy crawlers, including many that look more dangerous than they really are.

Here at Apple Pest Control, we’re proud of our reputation as a dependable wildlife removal company and the knowledge our team has accumulated over the years, working with a wide array of critters.

Our staff members can help with moth control, snake removal, cockroach extermination and so much more! No matter what kinds of pests you’re looking to get rid of, you can rely on our family-owned and operated business for affordable pricing and stellar services.

Read on for more information about five critters that are often mistaken for other pests and why they camouflage in plain sight.

Silverfish And Centipedes

Silverfish and centipedes are two common pests that can look incredibly similar as they scurry across your floors.

Both are between ½ an inch and 1-inch in length with lots of long, spindly legs and antennae. Silverfish and centipedes tend to blend right in with their surroundings due to their striped coloring and smooth bodies.

These insects can be black, tan, brown and grey, making them easy to miss in dark corners or under furniture. Their muted coloring allows them to camouflage in plain sight and evade capture from potential predators.

Moths And Wasps

Did you know that there’s a certain species of moth that looks almost exactly like a wasp?

Wasps can be deadly when aggravated, yet the Texas wasp moth that copies its coloring is harmless. Though most moths only come out at night to avoid predators such as birds, the Texas wasp moth’s coloring allows it to roam freely during the daytime.

The striking black and yellow stripes on a wasp act as a powerful deterrent for most animals, warning them of danger. The Texas wasp moth’s coloring is so similar that it’s also spurned by other animals – and repels humans as well!

Bull Snakes

Bull snakes are extremely common throughout Texas and are often mistaken for rattlesnakes.

Rattlesnakes are venomous and their bites can be deadly, while bull snakes are nonvenomous. Both reptiles tend to live in the same habitats and move in a similar fashion, rearing up and making a rattling sound with their tails when they feel threatened.

Bull snakes copy the rattlesnake’s noise to intimidate potential predators and warn them away. However, bull snakes lack the distinct stripes and diamond pattern that many kinds of rattlesnakes have on their backs.

For Reliable Pest Solutions – Call Apple Pest Control!

Now that you know a little more about some of the most common creepy crawlies in Texas, don’t hesitate to connect with our team if you’re dealing with pest issues.

With Apple Pest Control, you can rest assured you’ll be receiving professional wildlife removal services every time we step foot on your property. All of our team members have expertise when it comes to insect extermination, rodent removal, flea and tick control and wasp removal.

As Helotes’ and San Antonio’s #1 choice for pest services, you can trust us to be efficient and effective in protecting you and your family. Feel free to contact us to schedule your appointment today!