Spittle bug

August 21, 2015

These families are best known for the nymph stage, which produces a cover of frothed-up plant sap resembling saliva; the nymphs are therefore commonly known as spittlebugs and their froth as cuckoo spit, frog spit or snake spit. The final family in the group, Machaerotidae, is known as the tube spittlebugs because the nymphs live […]

Bagworm Moths

August 21, 2015

The Psychidae (bagworm moths, also simply bagworms or bagmoths) are a family of the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). The bagworm family is fairly small, with about 1350 species[2] described. Bagworm species are found globally, with some, such as the Snailcase Bagworm (Apterona helicoidella), settling continents where they are not native in modern times.

Tent Caterpillar

August 21, 2015

Tent caterpillars are moderately sized species in the genus Malacosoma and in the moth family Lasiocampidae. Species occur in North America, including Mexico, and in Eurasia. Twenty-six species have been described, six of which occur in North America. Some species are considered to have subspecies as well. They are often considered pests due to their […]

Stink Bugs

February 18, 2015

Stink bugs, sometimes referred to as shield bugs, are members of the Hemiptera order. These bugs are aptly named because they have small glands located on the thorax that are capable of emitting a bad smelling liquid. This ability is believed to be a defense mechanism that can be employed against predators; when a stink […]

Bed Bugs

July 3, 2014

Color: Ranges from nearly white, or a light tan to a deep brown or burnt orange. Length: up to 1/2″ Bed bugs are small wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals. Hatchling bed bugs are about the size of a poppy seed, and adults are about 1/4 of an inch in […]

Clothes Moth

July 3, 2014

Color: Yellowish or brownish, the larval stage of clothes moths are creamy-white. Length: up to 1/2″ Clothes Moth are small, and yellowish or brownish in color, the Larvae spin a silken tube or case which they drag around themselves to protect them from the environment and their natural enemies. Eggs are laid on products the […]


July 3, 2014

Color: Shades of brown and red. Length: 1″ – 2″ The color of the centipede varies depending on the species, but most are brown to orange brown with many body segments. Unlike millipedes, centipedes only have one pair of legs per segment. They usually live outdoors in dark, moist areas and are seldom seen inside […]


July 3, 2014

Color: Generally black or brown. Length: 1″ – 1 1/2″ Brownish and worm-like in appearance with many body segments, millipedes have two pairs of legs on each segment. They typically live outside in moist vegetation, leaf litter and mulch and feed upon decaying organic wood and plant matter. When conditions are right, migrations can occur […]

Pill Bug

July 3, 2014

Color: Dark grey Length: 1/4″ – 3/8″ Pill bugs are found in lawn turf, under leaves or other moist areas of decaying vegetable matter. Extremes of wet, dry, or hot weather drive them inside, where they do no damage but are an annoyance. Pill bugs roll into a ball or “pill” when they are disturbed.

House Cricket

July 3, 2014

Color: Typically gray or brownish Length: 3/4″ The tan house cricket is found in warm, damp, dark places such as shrubs, grass, basements or crawl spaces. Active mostly at night, they will eat almost anything they can chew from rugs to drapes, and they usually enter a building from harborage right outside. Common song is […]