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Pest Index

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 interest.
Topics covered are biology, habits, description and elimination.  The information for elimination of different pests can be mechanical, deterrents, repellents as well as insecticide dusts, baits and concentrates that are mixed and applied in or around the home.

Pest Control Supplies Pests Site Map

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.

Beetles, Weevils, Powderpost Beetle   Beetles that are pests are generally placed into three basic categories: grain beetles, fabric or hide beetles, wood beetles or wood destroying beetles  

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 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.  

Chipmunk    The most practical and effective method for chipmunk control is live trapping.  Use chipmunk trap for capture and disposal.

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.  

Crows    Electronic bird control products for crows and other nuisance birds.  

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.

Dirt Daubers    See, Mud Daubers.

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. 


Ground Wasps  


Ham Skipper  

Hard Ticks  


House Cricket 

Horse Fly  

House Fly 

Household Pests

Indoor Fleas 

Large Roaches   

Lawn Pests

Massasauga Rattlesnake




Mojave Rattlesnake   

Moth Fly   


Mole Crickets   

Mud Dauber Wasps

Norway Rats 

Nut Sedge

Old House Borer 

Oriental Cockroach

Occasional Invaders  


Pacific Rattlesnake

Pantry Pests  

Paper Wasps  

Pharaoh Ants  

Phorid Fly  

Pictures of Snakes    


Pigmy Rattlesnake  


Poisonous Snakes Index  

Powderpost Beetles   

Prairie Rattlesnake




Red Bugs  


Relapsing Fever Tick  


Roly-Poly Pillbugs 

Roof Rats  


Sawtoothed Grain Beetle






Smoky Brown Roach   

Snake Index     

Sod Webworms   

Soft Ticks  

Soldier Fly  

Sow Bugs  


Speckled Rattlesnake   

Sphaerocerid Flies



Squirrels and Bot Flies  

Stable Fly  




Timber Rattlesnake  




Water Moccasins   

Weevils, Pigeon Plum Tree 

Western Diamond Back Rattlesnake   


White Footed Ants 


White Grubs

Wood Destroying Organisms  

Wood Ants   

Wood Bees  

Wood Beetles


Yellowjackets, Yellow Jackets