American cockroaches, also called “water bugs” in the southern United States, are reddish brown with a light tan (almost yellow) figure 8 on the back of its head.
American Dog Ticks
Also called wood ticks, American dog ticks are named for their habit of latching on to domestic dogs and feeding on their blood.
Bald Faced Hornets
Different names for the bald-faced hornet include blackjacks, white-faced hornets, bull wasps, and white-tailed hornets.
The most common bat in North America is the little brown bat, myotis lucifugus, so for our purposes we will use them as our template.
Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed solely upon the blood of warm-blooded animals.
Black Widow Spiders
Black widow spiders are one of the most notorious spider species in the world.
Boxelder bugs, named for the maple and seed-bearing boxelder trees on which they feed and lay eggs during the warmer months...
Brown Banded Cockroaches
Cockroaches—no one likes them. Unfortunately, they are found all over the United States.
Cute, fuzzy, and generally docile, a bumble bee buzzing around is a welcome sight.
Carpenter ants are usually black or red but can be both. Carpenter ants have 3 body segments with a large head and abdomen.
Active during early mornings and late afternoons, chipmunks give birth April through May and again August through October.
Deer mice (also called white-footed mice, along with 50+ other subspecies) may be tiny and cute, but they are a big problem to have around.
Fleas are flea-sized parasites that have incredibly resilient and adaptive habits.
House flies earned their name by being the most common household fly.
Contrary to their name, flying squirrels do not actually fly.
Fruit flies are common household pests that can be a terrible nuisance around your home.
Active at night and hiding in dark crevices during the day, spotting a German cockroach during the day is a good sign that the available cracks...
Hoarders by nature and armed with an excellent spatial memory and sense of smell...
Feeding on grains, oats, and corn, house mice breed year-round, having as many as 10 litters a year.
House spiders are a common pest problem all over the world, but they rarely present any real risks.
Little Brown Bats
Similar to human radar technology, bats use echolocation to fly and gather their food, which consists primarily of insects.
Living and thriving alongside humans for centuries, Norwegian water rats arrived in the United States on British ships in the late 1700s.
Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants range in color from brown to almost black. Odorous house ants can be from 1/16 to 1/8 inches in length.
The sting of a paper wasp is painful. For those who are allergic, a paper wasp sting could be life-threatening.
Originating in Southeast Asia, roof rats get their name from their love of climbing and living in high buildings.
Versatile and adaptable, raccoons are known for their ability to live and thrive almost anywhere, though they prefer locations near water.
Is your home suffering from a stink bug infestation? You're not alone.
Yellowjackets, or yellow jackets, are very similar in appearance to hornets, a close relative.