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American Cockroach

The American cockroach’s name is misleading, as they didn’t originate here, and are found throughout the world. Of roaches that can be found in your house, this is the largest. They can be up to 2″ long. They are colored red-brown, with a lighter yellow or tan […]

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Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are a broad group of insects, including many species. Between 1/8″ and 3/8″ long, these little buzzing pests can have a variety of colors and markings. A little known fact about mosquitoes is that most species feed on nectar, and only the females bite. Most species […]

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Pacific/Western Blacklegged Tick

The western/pacific blacklegged tick is named for its distribution on the west coast, and darker legs than its body. They are smaller ticks ranging from 1/16″ to 3/8″ long, their size depending on how full of blood they are. The picture on the right shows an engorged […]

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Brown Dog Tick

The brown dog tick isn’t always brown, but does primarily host on dogs. Between 1/8″-1/2″ depending on how full of blood they are, individuals of this group of ticks can vary in appearance. This tick, like others, burrows its mouthparts into its host to feed on their […]

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American Dog Tick

The American dog tick is named for its distribution – only in north America, and its preference to feed on dogs. Ticks are parasites, that burrow their mouthparts into their host to feed on their blood. The American dog tick ranges anywhere from 1/8″ to 5/8″ long […]

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Fleas

There are several different types of fleas that can be found in this area, all similar in behavior and appearance. Adult fleas are parasites that feed off the blood of a host such as a pet or person, giving them the ability to spread disease. In their […]

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Yellowjacket

The yellowjacket is named for its black and yellow coloring. These insects are around ½” long, and a big nuisance. They are social with large colonies, and fly around foraging for food. Although they are a predator of other pests, yellowjackets also will eat food scraps that […]

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Wood Wasp (Horntail)

The wood wasp, or horntail, is named for making its home in trees or for the shape of its abdomen. They are called a wasp because of their resemblance to a wasp, but actually don’t sting. Wood wasps are around an inch long, and mostly black. They […]

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Paper Wasp

The paper wasp is named for its cellular nest constructed of papery material. Paper wasps are around 5/8″ long, and dark brown and yellow colored – sometimes with areas of red. These wasps are beneficial in controlling other pest populations, but can be a nuisance. Existing in […]

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Mason/Potter Wasp

The paper wasp is named for its cellular nest constructed of papery material. Paper wasps are around 5/8″ long, and dark brown and yellow colored – sometimes with areas of red. These wasps are beneficial in controlling other pest populations, but can be a nuisance. Existing in […]

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