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  • Adult have large oversized wings and a thin body
  • Males have mandibles so large that they are not usable, while the female's smaller mandibles are capable of delivering a painful bite
  • Adults do not feed and aren't a threat to humans unless they pinch

A dobsonfly is a large flying insect that looks quite scary. However an invasion by dobsonflies is often short lived since they are not capable of reproducing inside and would rather be near large bodies of water.

Both the females and males have pincers, however the males pincers are so large that it can not effectively use them. The female pincers are much smaller but can deliver a painful bite. Dobsonflies may also emit an unpleasant oder when threatened in order to deter predators. Dobsonflies are attracted to lights and will sometimes enter basements and homes if a door or window is left open.

I just moved to the area and called Horizons for a quote. The office staff were very helpful in assessing my needs and getting me set up with an appointment. Horizons Professional Pest Control sent a technician the same day to take care of my problem. My technician, Chad, was very knowledgable and took so much time talking to me about what I needed and telling me how he was going to address those needs. So happy with my choice.

Leigh, Cahaba Heights, AL
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