Found in well fertilized lawns and thick shrubbery. Typically found in spring and early fall. Leave a red stain when crushed. Not dangerous to humans.
Enter indoors for warmth and moisture. Can eat holes through fabric and stain clothing and furniture with their droppings.
Live in damp areas under mulch, leaves, and grass clippings. Will enter indoors through windows, doors, and cracks after a heavy rain or in early fall.
Often mistaken for fleas and can jump into the air up to 10cm. Come indoors during dry weather or after a heavy rain.
Come indoors to find food. They prefer warm, dark, damp locations and are active at night. Can go dormant and survive without food for a very long period of time.
Feed on organic matter and do best in moisture areas. Typically found in mulch, leaves, plants, basements, and garages.
Prefer damp locations and attracted to leaky roofs and damaged sinks and shower parts. They feed and contaminate stored foods and paper products.
Prefer wet and cool areas. Can be a garden pest, living on decaying vegetation and insects. Typically found in flower beds, mulch, and under rocks.
Prefer dark and damp areas. Buildings with moisture issues can attract these pests. May find in tubs and sinks and basements indoors. Feed on other insects and bites are rare to humans.
Seek shelter in late fall to overwinter for survival. They gravitate towards lights, where they use gaps to enter into buildings. Damage ornamental plants, fruit trees, and gardens,
Invade homes, sheds and garages in the fall looking to overwinter. Their fecal material can cause a red stain and when crushed they produce a strong odor.