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Bluebottle

Bluebottle (Lucilia spp., Calliphora spp.) Bluebottles or blowflies are an arbitrary group of species belonging to the Calliphoridae family and, in general, to the genera Lucilia and Calliphora. These flies are easily distinguished from other species by the strongly metallic colours of their body. Adults are omnivores and feed on exudates and secretions of various kinds, while larval development takes
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Rat and mouse

Rat (Rattus norvegicus is Rattus rattus) and mouse (Mus domesticus) The rat is a rodent well adapted to living close to humans and has a strong ability to exploit the changes that man actually makes to the environment. Rattus norvegicus or sewage rat has a lifestyle more closely linked to subterranean environments and environments near watercourses, whereas Rattus rattus or
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Wasps and hornets

Wasps and hornets (Vespula spp., Polistes spp. and Vespa crabro) Wasps are social Hymenoptera organized in annual matriarchal colonies that construct nests using suitably kneaded and moulded wood fibre. The shape of the nests varies depending on the species and their location varies greatly depending on the environmental characteristics; generally, nests are constructed in attics, the cavities of rolling shutters,
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Fruitfly

Fruitfly (Drosophila spp.) A variety of species belonging to the genus Drosophila is found under the term fruit fly. These are small flies that in the larval stage feed on rotting or fermenting fruit. In the home, the presence of some specimens is almost constant in the summer months, while infestation problems mainly concern food plants which process ripe fruit.
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Housefly

Housefly (Musca domestica) The housefly is by far the most common and ubiquitous insect known. Adults are active from spring to autumn with peaks of occurrence in warmer months when temperatures reduce times for larval and pupal development with the resulting formation of numerically large populations. This species typically frequents enclosed environments (e.g. dwellings, stables, warehouses) and the immediate vicinity
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Ant

Ant (Lasius sp., Crematogaster sp., Formica sp., Iridomyrmex sp.) Ants are insects which live in pluriannual matriarchal colonies "dominated" by a female (queen) to which a large number of sterile females (workers) are subject. Colonies are established in the most diverse places and in accordance with the biological needs of the species. Typically, it is possible to find ant nests
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Cockroach

Cockroach (Blatta orientalis, Supella longipalpa and Blattella germanica) Cockroaches are insects characterized by a marked aversion to light and an omnivorous diet based on organic waste of various kinds found at environmental level. The three species most likely to infest habitational and working environments have differing biological aspects. For example, B. orientalis is a typical pest of subterranean environments (ducts,
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