Brief pest index with information of different household pests and also insects
or animals that are not considered to be pests but are considered items of
Acrobat Ant Effect of Baits, Sprays on Acrobat Ants
Allegheny Mound Ant Identify and control of mound ants.
American Dog Tick American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabillis; tick identification, elimination of ticks.
Ants Basic control techniques and products for common household ant pests.
Aquatic Insects Mayflies, caddisflies and stoneflies swarm to lights and become pests around homes, restaurants, marinas that have bright lights.
American Roach American cockroach description, biology and habits, control methods for large roaches.
Ant Index Ant control information: How to identify household pest ants, controlling carpenter ants, white-footed ants, fireants, pharaoh ants, crazy ant.
Armadillo Armadillo control measures; repellents, traps, pest control for lawn pests; how to eliminate armadillos.
Armyworm As with sod webworms, time insecticide applications to control armyworms during the early evening when caterpillars are feeding on the surface of the turf.
Asian Cockroach Asian Cockroach: roach elimination and identification of the Asian Roach.
Baldfaced Hornets Instructions on hornet elimination, hornets identification
Bed Bugs Recent outbreaks of bedbugs in the United States have many people searching for solutions to the problem.
Big-Headed Ant Big-headed ant colonies are eliminated by drenching all outdoor nests with Demon, Cynoff or other pesticide containing Cypermethrin.
Billbugs Billbug identification, elimination; use Acephate, Talstar, Permethrin to kill billbugs in lawns.
Birds Safe, harmless control measures and professional equipment for control of nuisance birds as well as other wildlife.
Biting Mites Biting Mites That Can Bite or Annoy Humans
Black-Tailed Rattlesnake Crotalus m. molossus; snake pictures and description.
Black Widow Spiders Black Widow spider biology, extermination and general information.
Blow Fly Blow Fly biology, identification, image, control tips and products for eliminating blow flies.
Bobcat Trap Large, humane live trap used for capture and release of Bobcats.
Bottle Fly Bottle flies breed in damp organic material such as garbage and dead animals, therefore most of these pests found indoors actually originate from an outdoor source. Small numbers of Bottle flies in a structure usually point to an outdoor source.
Bot Fly Larvae in Squirrels Article about Bot Flies and Bot fly larvae in squirrels, written by Lt. Stan Kirkland, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), who has kindly given us permission to include his article on the PestProducts.com web site. The Bot Fly mentioned in this article is not generally considered a general household pest, but our staff wanted to add the article for your general information.
Boxelder Bugs Identification and control information for indoor or outdoor box elder infestations.
Brownbanded Cockroaches Brownbanded Cockroach, description and biology of Brownbanded roaches; how to kill roaches.
Brown Dog Tick The Brown Dog Tick is considered a hard tick; elimination and control of outdoor tick infestations.
Brown Recluse Spiders Brown recluse spider biology; elimination control information for Brown Recluse and other spiders.
Cats Humane live trap used by professionals to catch and relocate cats, skunks and other animals of similar size.
Camel Cricket The hump-back cricket is also called Camel Cricket; use same elimination products as for house crickets.
Canebrake Rattlesnake Description and picture of snake.
Carpenter Ants Carpenter Ant Control with Baits, Spray, Dust
Carpenter Bees They resemble bumble bees and are sometimes referred to as "wood bees."
Carpet Beetles In this article, you will learn of the biology and habits of carpet beetles and clothes moths, as well as what products to use to eliminate them.
Centipedes Centipede and millipede elimination, biology and other information.
Chiggers A chigger or red bug is an immature stage (larvae) of the harvest mite. Like all mites, the harvest mite life cycle includes larva, nymph, and adult. In the last two stages, this mite feeds on plant materials. The stage that gets the attention of humans is the larval stage. This is the stage that is considered to be a pest, causing intense itching.
Chinch Bug Chinch bugs damage lawns by inserting their piercing/ sucking mouthparts into the crowns, stems and stolons of grass plants to remove sap. During this process they inject a toxin that causes the grass to turn yellow.
Cheese Skipper Also known as the "Ham Skipper". Cheese skipper biology, identification, image, control tips and products for eliminating cheese skippers or ham skippers.
Cicada Killer The largest wasp in North America, this mostly beneficial insect only needs to be discouraged or controlled in areas where small, inquisitive and active children might be stung by wasps.
Cigarette Beetles As its name implies, the cigarette beetle is a pest of dried tobacco either in the stored, bundled form or in cigars, cigarettes, and chewing tobacco.
Clothes Moths Biology, control of moths that feed on fabrics.
Clover Mites Elimination and control of clover mites; description and habits of mite.
Cockroaches Information includes description, general biology, pest management tips and elimination procedures for roaches. Index of different roach species.
Confused Flour Beetles These beetles often hitchhike into the house in infested flour and can build up into large populations on food accumulations in cabinet cracks and crevices and in furniture.
Common Carpet Beetle Basic information for identification and elimination of the Common Carpet Beetle are covered in this article.
Common Fowl Tick Also known as the chicken tick and the "blue bug," this soft tick is common in poultry houses in the southern and southwestern United States. It may injure or even kill chickens, and may attack humans.
Copperheads Picture of copperhead snake; other snake info.
Coral Snakes Micrurus f. fulvius Information and pictures of coral snakes.
Cottonmouths (Cotton Mouth Snake) Agkistrodon piscivorus
Coyote Large, humane live trap for capturing coyotes.
Cluster Fly Biology, identification, image, control tips and products for eliminating cluster flies.
Crickets Description and cricket control; house, field crickets, Camel Cricket and others that can be pests to be controlled in and around the home.
Cuban Cockroach Around homes and business, the Cuban Cockroach is attracted to light. Adults are capable of flight. It is doubtful that you will ever encounter this roach as a pest.
Cut Worms Identification, life-cycle and cut worm control measures.
Decay Fungi Wood destroying fungus, decay, wood rot, borates, Bora Care treatments.
Deer Fly Generally, Deer flies are pests of domestic and wild animals, but will annoy and bite humans. Deer flies feed by sucking blood and cause a severely painful bite.
Deer All products discussed in this article are humane and will not cause harm to deer, birds, pets or wildlife.
Dog Tick The Brown Dog Tick is considered a hard tick; elimination and control of outdoor tick infestations.
Dogs Information for dealing with wild or stray dogs.
Drugstore Beetles The drugstore beetle is similar to the cigarette beetle in appearance but is slightly larger, more elongate, and has distinctly striated wing covers.
Earwigs Control of earwigs; biology and myth de-bunking.
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Picture and information page.
Fabric Pests The larvae of these insects feed only on materials such as wool, silk, hair, bristles, feathers and fur.
Face Fly The face fly is similar in appearance to the common house fly but is somewhat larger and darker in color. The eyes of the male face fly nearly touch on the top of the head while those of the male house fly do not.
Field Cricket Either a professional bait or spray can be used to control this pest.
Fire Ants Fireant control with ant baits, mound drenching.
Fleas Various control methods for indoor flea problems.
Flesh Fly Flesh flies are sometimes mistaken for house flies, due to their markings and coloration.
Flies Identify your particular fly pest before choosing products for their elimination. If exact identification is impossible, at least decide if your pest is a Small Fly, Filth Fly or Biting or Nuisance Fly.
Fly Index List of flies that can be pests with additional pages that help to identify your particular fly pest. Knowing which type of fly you are dealing with is a must. Otherwise you will not know which fly control product to use.
Fox Humane animal trap.
Fruit Fly The key to controlling fruit fly infestations is to locate and eliminate their breeding sources. Restaurants, hospitals and even homes will sometimes use Ultraviolet fly traps when stubborn infestations are encountered.
Fungus Gnat Because Fungus Gnats feed on fungus growing in moist organic matter and potting soil, the moisture in these areas must be greatly reduced or eliminated, if at all possible.
Geese Professional repeller for geese.
German Roaches Once they hitchhike into your home, German roach populations generally develop in kitchens and bathrooms.
Ghost Ants Sometimes called the black-headed ant, this ant is tiny (less than 1/16 inch in length) with a dark head and thorax. The pale colored, almost translucent abdomen and legs (in addition to its tiny size) gives the ghost ant its name.
Gnats Small flies include fruit flies, fungus gnats, moth flies, drain flies and other tiny flies or gnats that infest homes.