There are many kinds of ants that can infest your home or property. Some sting, but many are just nuisances and get into food. Learn more by searching our list for your ant!
There are several species of stinging bees and wasps which can cause painful welts and occasionally severe allergic reactions, including death.
Bed bugs are true parasites. They feed on the blood of humans, birds and other animal species. The bed bug is well known for feeding on humans. There are also related species that feed on bats and birds.
Centipedes are multi-legged creatures that are common outside the home. Centipede and millipede populations can become very high and may invade the areas around doors and windows.
Fleas are true parasite and blood feeders. Small and flattened, they easily move between the hairs, or fur, of the animal being fed on. In severe infestations, or when infested animals are not present, adult fleas may feed on humans.
Various species of beetles can invade structures and cause damage to fibers, foods and wood surfaces.
Crickets are insects that typically live outside and can become nuisances when the males play their "calling songs" to attract females. Some crickets, like house crickets, will seek shelter inside homes or sheds.
There are several roaches that can be found in and around the home. Most live outside and can be quite large. Others infest and live very well inside. Which one have you seen? Look at our list and select the insect.
Most flies come from outside and are attracted by food odors or other sources. Some flies will breed inside if conditions are right. Learn more by selecting our list of flies.
While not threatening, several types of insects cause disturbances when they move into your home or office.
These common rodents can infest homes and contaminate food, as well as damage wiring or insulation. Very different in their habits, you should be aware of their capabilities. Select the rodent form our list.
One of the best known summer pests, mosquitoes breed in stagnant water or soft soil and can develop from egg to adult in 10 to 14 days.
Scorpions are nuisance pests and are also of medical importance because of their stings. Their stings can result in a mild wasp-like sting, which can be complicated by an allergic reaction, and can be fatal in rare instances.
There are many spiders that live outside, but several can live inside as well. Spiders are insect feeders and are looked upon as beneficial. However, some are hazardous and many build webs and become nuisances.
Termite invasions in the home can cause significant damage to wood structures. They can even collapse entire buildings!
The blacklegged tick is named for its dark legs, which are a contrast to its pale body. Blacklegged ticks are sometimes called deer ticks.
Wildlife damage problems that require professional animal control services are increasing throughout the United States. Though most trespassing wild animals are merely nuisance animals, they can pose a real threat to humans if animal control is not implemented. Proper pest and animal control are essential.