BAT BUG (Lepto Cimex Boueti)

Geographic Range They are predominantly seen in countries like Africa where bats are abundant. However, recently, many mid-western states in the USA, including Ohio, are known to have reported bat bugs in residential.  Prior to the recent increase of bed bugs, the bat bug was the most common representative of this group of insects found […]

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BED BUG (Cimex Hemipterus)

Geographic Range Cimex hemipterus is limited to tropical regions between thirty degrees north and south of the equator. Habitat Like all bedbugs, tropical bedbugs are nidicolous parasites, living in the same environment as their hosts and feeding off of the host at night. Bedbugs are adverse to light and as such, hide in very small crevices […]

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AMERICAN COCKROACH

American Cockroach   The American cockroach is the largest cockroach that infests buildings in the United States. This insect may be recognized by a yellow “figure-8” pattern on the shield at the front of its body. In Florida, the American cockroach is called the “palmetto bug,” and it has the nickname “water bug” throughout the […]

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BED BUG (Cimex Lectularis)

Bed Bugs DESCRIPTION The adult bed bug is 3/16-inch long, oval, flat, and rusty-red or mahogany in color. The bed bug is flat and thin when unfed but becomes more elongate, plump, and red when it is full of blood. Four-segmented antennae are attached to the head between the prominent compound eyes. The three-segmented beak, […]

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CARPENTER ANT

Carpenter Ant   Description Black, or sometimes red and black, 1/4 inch for a worker up to 3/4 inch for a queen carpenter ant. Habitat Carpenter ants can be found nesting in live and dead trees and in rotting logs and stumps. However, they will also construct their nests in houses, telephone poles, and other […]

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FRUIT FLIES

Fruit Flies   Description Adults may be dull yellowish, brownish yellow, or brownish black in color and range from 1/10 to 1/5-inch long. Most species have red eyes. Larvae are very small (ranging from 1/10 to 1/5-inch-long), dirty white, and maggot-shaped. They can be recognized by the stalked posterior spiracles on the last abdominal segment. […]

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CLOTHES MOTH

CASEMAKING AND WEBBING CLOTHES MOTH From museums to residential apartments if you decide to store or use any animal-based materials such as wool, fur, silk, feathers and leather there is a chance you will come across clothing moths. These tiny little creatures are not as innocent as they may seem. They can destroy precious artifacts, […]

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