Pests

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Killer Bees
Killer Bees

Killer bees can resemble domestic honey bees, but they are different. They are a result of local Brazilian honey bees...

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...

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...

Opossum
Opossum

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

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...

Raccoons
Raccoons

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

Small Black Ants
Small Black Ants

The small 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...

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...

Velvet Ants
Velvet Ants

Velvet Ants are a bit misleading. They may look like ants, but in fact, they’re wasps. The brightly colored females...

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...

Yellow Jacket
Yellow Jacket

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