Author: Patricia A. Zungoli

Chiggers

Chiggers are not insects. They are actually a larval, or immature, mite. Chiggers are commonly known as red bugs because of their bright color. They may be orange, yellow, or straw colored. They are...

Fabric Pest Control

Many insects feed on a variety of foods. For some insects such as the carpet beetles and clothes moths, their nourishment comes from eating items made of organic materials. The most commonly...

Carpenter Ants

Many kinds of ants can become pests in and around a home or structure. One of the most common is the  carpenter ant. Carpenter ants belong to the largest of all ant groups. Although carpenter ants...

Ticks Around Your Home

Ticks are closely related to scorpions, spiders and mites.  They are not insects.  They are external parasites that need a blood meal to survive and reproduce. Ticks can feed on humans and other...

Head Lice

Three kinds of lice can infest humans – head lice, body lice and crab (or pubic) lice. The head louse is closely related to the body louse, but their behavior is quite different. Experts...

House and Field Crickets

The chirping songs of the crickets are among the most pleasant sounds of summer and fall. There are many different kinds of crickets. Not all of them can produce sound, but when they do, it is the...

Ant Control Indoors

Many kinds of ants can become a nuisance in homes and other buildings. Most indoor ant problems originate from outdoor locations. Once they enter a building they may establish colonies in wall...

House Dust Mites

The inventor of the microscope, van Leeuwenhoek, reported in 1694 that mites live in dust. Now, more than 300 years later,  it is an established fact that dust mites can be found in house dust all...

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