Indian Meal Moth

The Indian meal moth goes by many names, including grain moth, flour moth and, most ominously, the “pantry moth”. As the aliases imply, this common insect infests food supplies. If you have [...]

Earwigs

What Are Earwigs? Earwigs are brownish to black in color, narrow-bodied, elongate, and somewhat flattened looking, ranging from ¼ inch to 1 inch in length. Adults may be winged or wingless, and [...]

Bald Faced Hornets

WHAT ARE BALD FACED HORNETS? The bald-faced hornet got its name due to the ivory-white markings on its face. Hives can contain hundreds of workers, which usually become visible in the late summer [...]

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants get into your home through a variety of ways—telephone wires, cracks in foundation, attic vents, and plumbing lines—then make your home theirs. Carpenter ants sound a lot like [...]

Box Elder Bugs

What is a Box Elder Bug? Box elder bugs (Boisea trivittata) are given their name because of the tree that usually hosts them – the box elder tree. They are half-inch bugs in length with red [...]

Bees, Wasps, and Hornets

Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors soaking up the sunshine. Unfortunately, this is the same time of year that you will run into those little unwanted guests: bees, wasps, and hornets. It’s [...]

Carpet Beetles

What is a Carpet Beetle? The varied carpet beetle is a 3mm-long beetle. The beetle larvae form is common in houses where they generally do little of no harm, however, larvae can feed on natural [...]

Centipedes

What are Centipedes? Centipedes are flat and elongated with one pair of legs on their body segments. The total number of legs vary from 10 to more than 100, depending on the species. They have a [...]

Cigarette Beetles

The cigarette beetle got its name from its reputation for attacking stored products (namely tobacco). This is why a major sign of their presence is holes on the sides of boxes. What do they look [...]

Cockroaches

What is a Cockroach? There are 2 main types of Cockroaches in our area; American and German. The smaller is the German cockroach and they are the most common of the smaller roaches and can be [...]

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