Bug Identifier

Some interesting facts about the most common pests in our environment.

Ants

* Among the most prevalent indoor pests.
* Over 12,000 species worldwide.
* Effective management approaches vary depending on species.

Bees

* Among the most prevalent indoor pests.
* Over 12,000 species worldwide.
* Effective management approaches vary depending on species.

Bees

* Among the most prevalent indoor pests.
* Over 12,000 species worldwide.
* Effective management approaches vary depending on species.

Crickets

* Feed on decaying organic materials and plant matter.
* Over 900 known species worldwide.
* Crickets can damage emerging seedlings.

Earwigs

* Feeds on other insects, plants, fruits and garbage.
* Over 1,800 known species worldwide.
* Generally found in homes where moisture is present.

Fleas

* Small (1/16 to 1/8 inch) blood sucking insects.
* Excellent jumpers they generally leap onto their prey.
* Prey on dogs, cats and humans.

Flies

* Common nuisance flies include house fly, face fly, stable fly and garbage fly.
* Feed on animal waste and decaying organic materials.
* Transmit bacteria and viruses to humans.

Grubs

* Range in length from 3/8-1 inch in length.
* Feed on plants in Spring and Summer months.
* C-Shaped larvae of beetles.

Lice

* Over 3,000 species of Lice worldwide.
* Three are classified as agents of human disease.
* Louse also known as Nit.

Mice

* Enter homes in search of food and shelter.
* Spread disease through parasites and feces.
* Belongs to the order of rodents.

Millipedes

* Feed on decaying leaves and other dead pant matter.
* Signs of damage include the stripping of the outer layers of the young plant.
* Common garden pest.

Mosquitoes

* Known vectors of infectious diseases, killing millions each year.
* Over 3,500 known species worldwide.
* To control eliminate standing water in areas around your home.

Moths

* Over 150,000 to 250,000 different species.
* Generally known as a pest given the damage caused to clothing.
* Feed on dead or decaying plant material, stored food products and fabrics.

Rats

* Contaminate food and spread diseases.
* Cause damage to structures and property.
* Do not attempt to touch or remove. Call a professional.

Roaches

* Prolific, roaches reproduce quickly out of sight behind walls.
* Cause Allergic Reaction and aggravate Asthma symptoms in sensitive individuals.
* Common household pest.

Scorpions

* Scorpions don't bite, they “sting”
* Over 1,500 species of scorpions worldwide.
* 60 species are unique to Arizona.

Silverfish

* Small wingless insect ½ inch-1 inch in length.
* Feeds on carbohydrates such as sugar and starches.
* Commonly found in homes where moisture is present including: sinks, showers or baths.

Spiders

* Presence is a sign of a more serious pest infestation.
* Predators, spiders feed on other pests.
* Over 40,000 spider species worldwide.

Termites

* Feed on dead plant material in the form of wood or leaf litter.
* 4,000 known species worldwide.
* Drywood and Subterranean most common types in Arizona.

Ticks

* Transmit diseases such as Lyme and HGE (Human Granulocytic Erlichiosus.
* Feed on the blood of mammals, birds and occasionally reptiles.
* Commonly found in tall grass and overgrown vegetation.

Wasps

* Predatory, flying, stinging insect.
* Over 75,000 known species of wasps.
* Nests can be found above or below ground.

Weevils

* Small beetle usually less than ¼ inch.
* Over 60,000 species of weevils found worldwide.
* Feed on dry foods, cereal and grain products. Can cause E. coli if ingested.

Worms

* Over 4,400 known species of worms worldwide.
* Feed on organic matter and live within the soil.
* Plow through soil allowing for oxygenation and deposit nitrogen.

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