Pests

American Cockroach
American Cockroach

The American cockroach is a prevalent pest. It’s one of the common house-infesting pests in the U.S. You may assume...

Ants
Ants

Ants are common, but specific species of ants are unique in their traffic patterns and social behavior. Check out some...

Bald-Faced Hornet
Bald-Faced Hornet

A distant relative of the yellow jacket, it gets its name from its white face and aerial nest. It’s aggressive...

Bat Bugs: Information, Pictures, Guides and Facts
Bat Bugs: Information, Pictures, Guides and Facts

You’ve undoubtedly heard of bed bugs, but did you know there’s related species that is almost impossible to differentiate with...

Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs most likely get their name from their most common feeding target, sleeping humans. Although we mostly know them...

Black Bumble Bee
Black Bumble Bee

Black bumble bees are familiar visitors to gardens, but if you don’t want them to pollinate your flowers or crops,...

Black Wasps: Facts, Identification and Their Sting
Black Wasps: Facts, Identification and Their Sting

Black wasps are burrowing airborne insects that make small burrows in the ground and eat small arboreal insects for sustenance....

Black Widow Spider
Black Widow Spider

There are five black widow species in the U.S. Black widows have venom that’s 15 times stronger than that of...

Blow Fly
Blow Fly

Blow flies are spread throughout the world. These flies do not bite, but they lay their eggs on decomposing remains....

Box Elder Bug
Box Elder Bug

Colorful Box Elder Bugs get their name from their favorite trees, the Box Elder. They’re fond of entering residences to...

Brown Recluse
Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse is one example of a poisonous spider in the U.S. We don’t have a lot of them, but...

Brown-Banded Cockroach
Brown-Banded Cockroach

Facts, Identification, and Control Latin Name Supella Longipalpa Appearance The brown-banded cockroach is a light tan cockroach known for its...

Camel Cricket
Camel Cricket

Camel crickets are common all around and can be a nuisance, especially during the dry weather. While a camel cricket...

Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants get their name from building their nests inside the wood. They don’t eat it; they tunnel through it....

Carpenter Bees
Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees may not eat wood, but they love boring into it to make a nice little home. Unlike other...

Cellar Spider
Cellar Spider

There are over 20 species of Cellar spiders in the U.S. and Canada. Although these spiders aren’t harmful, they can...

Centipede
Centipede

Centipedes are unsightly and can bite, causing some swelling and nuisance. Some species live their entire lives indoors while others...

Cicada Killer Wasps: Information, Pictures, and Facts
Cicada Killer Wasps: Information, Pictures, and Facts

Cicada killer wasps are a prime example of nature’s occasional brutality. These stinging insects hunt cicadas and drag them back...

Cockroaches
Cockroaches

Cockroaches are some of the most dreaded infestations in a house. They’re tough to kill and live just about anywhere....

Crickets
Crickets

Crickets are famous for their chirping sounds, but there’s a lot to these insects. There are over 900 cricket species...

Deer Tick
Deer Tick

Deer ticks belong to the arachnids, which are members of the spider family. Find out more about how to identify...

Earwigs
Earwigs

Earwigs are pretty creepy-crawly, but they’re not dangerous to humans despite their urban legends. Why is an earwig called an...

Fire Ants
Fire Ants

Red Imported Fire Ants get their name from their color and their painful bites. They’re a nuisance species that can...

Flea Bites
Flea Bites

Both humans and pets are at risk of flea bites, which can be painful and itchy. These pests carry other...

Flesh Fly: Information, Pictures, Guides and Facts
Flesh Fly: Information, Pictures, Guides and Facts

Flesh Fly: Information, Facts, and Pictures Although you may be familiar with houseflies, you may have heard nothing about flesh...

Florida Scorpion
Florida Scorpion

There are a few types of Florida scorpions that look and behave similarly. Although none of the scorpions in Florida...

German cockroach
German cockroach

A German cockroach is a small species of cockroach. It’s the most popular cockroach species in the U.S. Below are...

Gnats
Gnats

At some point, you may have dealt with pesky and annoying flying bugs that appear in your kitchen, bathroom, or...

Groundhogs
Groundhogs

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are members of the squirrel family. When people compare a groundhog vs. a gopher, they...

Hobo Spider
Hobo Spider

Hobo Spiders are fast-moving brown spiders that like to use humans to move around the country. They’re great hunters and...

House Fly
House Fly

The house fly is a common household pest. Find out how to identify this pest and how to prevent their...

Jumping Spider
Jumping Spider

Jumping spiders are cute in photographs, but disconcerting watching them move around. If you’ve ever been surprised by their appearance,...

June Bugs: Information, Pictures, and Facts
June Bugs: Information, Pictures, and Facts

June bugs, sometimes called May beetles, are one of up to around 300 species of plant-eating beetles. Why are June...

Killer Bees
Killer Bees

Killer bees have the potential to be dangerous. They have a tendency to swarm and chase people who disturb their...

Kissing Bug
Kissing Bug

The Kissing bug also referred to as the vampire bug is found throughout the United States. Find out why it’s...

Lice Info
Lice Info

Bed Bugs Bites: While bedbug bites do not pose severe risks to your health, they can become itchy and cause...

Lone Star Tick
Lone Star Tick

A lone star tick is a three-host hard tick that’s found throughout the East of the U.S. Find out more...

Mosquito
Mosquito

Mosquitoes are common as the temperature warms in spring. The World Health Organization estimates that there are over a million...

Mosquito Hawk
Mosquito Hawk

Also known as crane flies, mosquito hawks are common in the U.S. Some people confuse these flies with mosquitoes, but...

Moth Fly
Moth Fly

Nothing is frustrating as the presence of flies that appear mysteriously. Moth flies can be a nuisance in your home...

Mud Daubers
Mud Daubers

Mud Daubers are a type of wasp that uses mud to construct nests. They aren’t typically dangerous, but their abandoned...

Norway Rats: Information, Photos and Facts
Norway Rats: Information, Photos and Facts

Also called street or sewer rats, Norway rats are one of the most common invasive rodent species. These rambunctious rodents...

Odorous House Ants: Information, Pictures, and Facts
Odorous House Ants: Information, Pictures, and Facts

Odorous house ants are a nuisance in urban and suburban areas as they flock in large numbers. What’s more, they...

Opossum
Opossum

The opossum is the largest type of marsupial in N. America. They are common in most backyards, although it’s easy...

Oriental Cockroach
Oriental Cockroach

If you see a giant, black, and frightening looking insect in your home, then it may very well be an...

Palmetto Bug
Palmetto Bug

A Palmetto bug or Palmetto roach is also known as a “Florida Woods Cockroach” and comes with an extra annoying...

Paper Wasps: Facts, Identification and Their Sting
Paper Wasps: Facts, Identification and Their Sting

Paper wasps are known for their papery nests made from rotten wood. Paper wasps typically don’t want any trouble with...

Pavement Ants: Information, Pictures, and Facts
Pavement Ants: Information, Pictures, and Facts

Pavement ants are common all over the U.S. These tiny pests have a habit of nesting anywhere you’d think like...

Phorid Fly
Phorid Fly

Phorid flies can be a nuisance to you and your family when they appear around your house. Unfortunately, these pests...

Pill Bugs
Pill Bugs

Pill Bugs, otherwise known as Rollie Pollies, are the only crustaceans that live solely on land. They’re cute when we’re...

Powder Post Beetle
Powder Post Beetle

Powder Post Beetle: Information, Pictures, and Facts Wood-boring insects like termites can infest your house and cause significant damage.  However,...

Raccoons
Raccoons

Raccoons are adorable subjects of cartoons and memes, but in reality, they can be a fierce creature to have on...

Roof Rats: Information, Facts, and Pictures
Roof Rats: Information, Facts, and Pictures

Possessing tremendous agility, roof rats can climb and crawl their way into your home and quickly take up residence. Once...

Small Black Ants
Small Black Ants

The little black ant is common in Southern California and the Eastern half of the US. Read on to find...

Spiders
Spiders

Spiders can be a welcome presence in the garden and a terrifying one in the house. Not all spiders are...

Spurge: Identification, Pictures, and facts
Spurge: Identification, Pictures, and facts

One problem most lawn owners face is spurge. The fast-growing weed grows low to the ground, and spreads quickly, something...

Stink Bugs
Stink Bugs

Stink Bugs get their names from the odor they make when you crush them. They’re also a common household problem....

Termites
Termites

There are many types of termites, but all of them can cause serious damage to your home and structures if...

Types of Wasps
Types of Wasps

What are the different types of wasps? There are a lot. Different ones have different colors and diets. Let’s take...

Velvet Ants
Velvet Ants

Red Velvet Ant is a bit misleading. They may look like ants, but in fact, they’re wasps. The brightly colored...

Wasps
Wasps

Wasps, sometimes known as paper wasps because of their nest material, are common pests. They can be inconvenient if they...

Wolf Spider
Wolf Spider

Wolf Spiders are memorable for their size and resemblance to tiny tarantulas but don’t worry too much about wolf spider...

Wood Cockroach
Wood Cockroach

Nobody wants to spend tons of time thinking about cockroaches. However, the best way to attack any home infestation is...

Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket

Yellow jackets are small wasps that are common during summer and fall. Read on to find out more about their...

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