Dragonfly Facts & Control
Successful farming requires successful pest control, your home is no different. Pests can transmit disease so pest management in your house is essential.
Dragonflies have been here in Omaha, NE since the beginning of time. Exterminators at Omaha Pest Control, Inc. have over 25 years experience with pest inspection, pest treatment and pest control of dragonflies and other pests. Bellevue, Council Bluffs, Papillion, Gretna, Elkhorn and Bennington are a several other cities, for example, in the metro that we service.
Adult dragonflies have two pairs of wings. The hind wings are slightly larger at the base than the front wings. Dragonflies do not fold their wings when they land, their wings extend from their body even when they are resting.
Behavior, Diets & Habits
Dragonflies are predators throughout their life and consume a myriad of animals. Dragonflies are beneficial to man in that they consume a large number of insects, flies and mosquitoes.
Dragonflies deposit their eggs in water or on aquatic plants. When the eggs hatch, the immature naiads live in the water The immature dragonflies have gills in their abdomen and can breathe under water. They use their gills for jet propulsion so they can move around through the water. Naiads eat insects, mosquitoes, tadpoles and small fish. When the naiads become adults it crawls out of the water and splits its skin and the adult emerges. After the wings dry out, about several hours, the adult dragonfly flies away to get food. They return to the water to mate and lay eggs. The male dragonfly is a protector of these areas as they are territorial about their breeding site.
More Information Of Dragonflies
Fossil records indicate that the prehistoric dragonflies were much larger than the ones today. They are very large flying insects with several species in the United States. Dragonflies on the most part are very beneficial to the environment as they eat gnats, mosquitoes, flies and other flying insects. Winged carpenter ants and termite swarmers are also part of their diets.
These insects are usually beneficial and do not need control. If you need assistance with other matters however, contact Omaha Pest Control at (402) 250-0425.