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Blow, Bottle, and Flesh Fly

Blow and bottle flies are actually two different species of flies, similar enough to group together for most purposes. Many different colors are possible, but they will have a metallic sheen to them. In addition they range in size, but don’t exceed 5/8″ long. These flies are […]

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Webbing Clothes Moth

The webbing clothes moth gets its name from the way the larva builds webbing around itself, and eats a diet of clothing fibers. The adult moths are around ½” long, and behave different from other moths you are used to seeing. Preferring the dark, you won’t see […]

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Booklice (Psocids)

Booklice are named for their slight similarity in appearance to lice, but aren’t related to lice in any way. They aren’t parasitic, and don’t bite. Booklice are also called psocids, and are very small. Most of them are under 1/16″ long, semi-transparent, and look almost like a […]

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Carpet Beetle

Carpet beetles are named for their ability to eat things like fabrics, furs, and papers. There are a few types of carpet beetles found in this area, all with similar habits. The black carpet beetle is named for its solid coloring, the common carpet beetle is named […]

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Firebrat and Silverfish (Bristletails)

Silverfish and firebrats are similar species, sometimes both referred to as bristletails. Around a half an inch long, and gray in color, the silverfish can be distinguished by its shinier appearance. They don’t like light, and hide in cracks and crevices until it’s dark to come out […]

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German Cockroach

The German cockroach is well adapted to living in people’s homes and reproduces quickly, making it the most problematic pest roach around. The German roach is around ½” long and tan colored, with two darker colored stripes starting behind their head. Female’s egg capsules are lighter in […]

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Brownbanded Cockroach

The brownbanded cockroach is named for the lighter colored bands marking its body. Males and females vary somewhat in appearance, but are both around ½” long. Only male brownbandeds can fly. Females produce yellow-brown egg capsules around 3/16″ long. These roaches commonly live in homes and apartment […]

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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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