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Clover Mite

Clover mites are named for their favorite food, and can commonly be seen sucking on various types of clover and grasses. A single clover mite is smaller than a flea, and almost unnoticeable by itself – but large numbers of them become more apparent. They are usually […]

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Earwig

The earwig, or pincher bug, doesn’t really live up to either of its names. The name earwig comes from and old myth that these insects crawl into people’s ears and get into their brain. Pincher bug implies that they could hurt you – which isn’t the case. […]

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Mole Cricket

The Jerusalem cricket, or potato bug, is a large and scary-looking insect. Sometimes 2″ long or more, it’s one of the largest insects found in this area. Despite their appearance, they are considered harmless. With their large jaws they can bite, but rarely do – and they […]

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Jerusalem Cricket

The Jerusalem cricket, or potato bug, is a large and scary-looking insect. Sometimes 2″ long or more, it’s one of the largest insects found in this area. Despite their appearance, they are considered harmless. With their large jaws they can bite, but rarely do – and they […]

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Field and House Cricket

Field and house crickets are the most common crickets to enter a house. Less than 1″ long, the field cricket is darker in color than the house cricket. Crickets are nocturnal, feeding and chirping when it’s dark out. Outside they can live in woodpiles, garbage heaps, or […]

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Centipede and Millipede

Centipedes and millipedes are named for their large number of legs. Millipedes usually have more legs, with 2 pairs per body segment – whereas centipedes only have one. They both range in size, anywhere from 1/16″ long up to several inches. Centipedes can run very fast, and […]

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Boxelder Bug

Boxelder bugs are named for their fondness of boxelder trees. Aside from boxelder trees, they will also congregate on maple, cherry, or ash trees – preferring the seed or pod bearing members of the trees they infest. These bugs are around ½” long, and colored distinctively black […]

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Ladybug or Ladybird Beetle

The Ladybug or ladybird beetle, is actually a group of many species. Most commonly, red species with black spots are called ladybugs. However some other species can be black, yellow, or orange. And can have many spots, no spots, or somewhere in between. Around ¼” long and […]

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Elm Leaf Beetle

The elm leaf beetle is named for its fondness of elm trees. Both the larvae and adults feed on the leaves, and can cause damage to the tree. Adult elm leaf beetles are around ¼” long, and larvae can get to twice that size. They are a […]

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Midge

Midges are tiny flying insects often confused with mosquitoes. But unlike mosquitoes they don’t bite, and males can have distinctive bushy antennae. They breed in aquatic environments but don’t require stagnant water. This means they are common around lakes and streams. In the evenings large swarms can […]

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4685 Scotts Valley Rd.
Lakeport, CA 95453
(800) 760-3028

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1120 Industrial Ave
#18 Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-6345

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