Bedbugs are small, reddish-brown parasitic insects that bite the exposed skin of sleeping humans and animals to feed on their blood.
Silverfish get their name from their appearance and fish like movements. Also known as bristletails, because of their bristly appendages on the rear of their bodies. These insects are commonly found throughout the US and are typically seen in moist, humid areas like bathrooms, basements, and attics.
Ticks are small dark, brown or reddish-brown external parasitic arachnids (same class as spiders). They live by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. Adult ticks are approximately 3 to 5 mm in length depending on age, sex, species, and "fullness". They are known to spread a variety disease.
Beetles are known to include 30,000 species in the United States alone, and 10x that globally. They come in an array of colors and sizes, but all share a hard protective sometimes vibrantly colored shell. Some of the more common beetles in the U.S. are Ladybugs, Carpet Beetles, Click Beetles, Emerald Ash Borer Beetles, and Fireflies.
Mosquitos are members of a group of almost 3,600 species of small flies within the family Culicidae. Mosquitos have a slender segmented body, one pair of wings, one pair of halteres, three pairs of long legs, and elongated mouthparts. Mosquitos feed exclusively on blood and are known to spread a variety disease.
Hornets are the largest, most
aggressive members of the wasp family. The most common in the United States is the European (or giant) Hornet, which can grow to one inch in length. Yellow Jackets are falsely labeled as hornets, but also belong to the wasp family. Some hornets have the similar yellow and black coloring, but can range into the brown scale.
Flies are often abundant and are found in almost all terrestrial habitats in the world. They include many familiar insects such as house flies, blow flies, mosquitos, gnats, and fruit flies. With more than 150,000 species, it’s very likely that you have encountered these buzzing pests before.
Ants are common insects. With more than 10,000 known species around the world, it’s not surprising that sometimes they end up in our homes. In every colony there are three kinds of ant. The queen, the female workers, and the male workers.
Thousands of different species of spiders have been found throughout the planet. They belong to the arachnid family and have eight legs, two body segments, and three or four pairs of eyes. Some spiders are venomous and need to be treated with care.