Pest I.D.

Carpenter Bee

They are not social insects and typically live alone. These pests create circle shaped holes usually on the undersides of wood pieces. They use their abdomen to drill into the wood surface a distance equal to her body length. The bee then makes a right angle turn and runs parallel to the grain of the wood up to a distance of 4 – 6 inches typically. They prefer usually weathered and/or unpainted wood pieces, and will usually target cedar or redwood timbers.

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Clover Mites

These mites are commonly found in early to late spring. They feed on plants and grasses. They tend to infest healthy lawns that get regular water and fertilizer promoting plants growth which they feed upon. Do to their small size, they can gain entry into an home/business no matter how well it is sealed. These pests are harmless once inside a building and will quickly die.

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Springtails

Springtails are commonly found in early to late spring. They feed on plants and grasses. They tend to infest healthy lawns that get regular water and fertilizer promoting plants growth which they feed upon. Do to their small size, they can gain entry into an home/business no matter how well it is sealed. These pests are harmless once inside a building and will quickly die.

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Pill Bug

These bugs require high amounts of moisture, and are generally found in damp areas such as mulch beds, under rocks, and near gutter downspouts. They are not active in times of high temperatures because they will de-hydrate. They will occasionally enter homes through door thresholds, especially sliding doors on ground level. They feed on rotting plant matter and decaying animals.

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Millipede

Adults are about 1/16” to 4 ½” long. Usually cylindrical in shape and worm-like in appearance. Most body segments bear 2 pairs of legs, except first 3-4 segments and last 1-3 segments.

Millipedes have high moisture needs. They are often found in decaying vegetation such as under trash, piles of grass clippings, mulch and leaf litter.

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Indian Meal Moth

These pests are grain feeders who will attack a variety of foods such as; pasta, flour, cereals, dog food, dried fruits, and chocolate. They are generally found in the pantry or kitchen area, where above foods are stored. The most common way in which they are introduced into the home is through birdseed. It is uncooked and may carry larvae, eggs, or adults. It is best to buy seed in small quantities and freeze when possible for long-term storage. These moths may also enter through infested product from your grocer. Check above listed items carefully for cocoons, live insects, or damage packaging. Generally, the longer something sits on the shelf the more susceptible it becomes.

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House Fly

This is the most common fly to be found in this area. They are usually 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch long and dull gray in color. They have clear wings that are longer than their body, and protruding eyes, which are quite noticeable.

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Earwig

The adult Earwig is about 5/8” long and dark brown (reddish hue) in color. They have forceps at the end of their bodies that use to grasp prey.They have functional wings but rarely fly.

Earwigs feed on insects, plants (fruits) and garbage. They typically are found in mulch or behind loose bark on trees.

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Box Elder Bug

Adults primarily have black body with reddish orange markings and young adults are red and black body. Nymphs are primarily red. The adults are approximately 1/2 inch in length. They have wings and are good flyers.

Overwintering adults emerge from hibernation typically late April, early May. Primary host plant boxelder trees, but may occur on silver maples.

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Considered to be a nuisance pest in homes and a destructive pest in gardens and crops. They are 14-17mm in length.

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