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Kudzu Bugs Around the Home

The kudzu bug, scientifically known as Megacopta cribraria, is a new pest in South Carolina. It is not a beetle, as many people think, but is more closely related to stink bugs. It has also been...

Cluster Flies

During the fall, many flies may enter homes. They usually are unwelcome visitors, especially when they plan to stay for the duration of the winter. One common type of fly is called a cluster fly....

Cigarette Beetles

Processed tobacco and tobacco products, are susceptible to cigarette beetle attack. Cigarette beetles often infest tobacco manufacturing and retail outlets.  Besides tobacco, cigarette beetles are...

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder bugs (Boisea trivittata) get their common name from their primary plant hosts, boxelder trees (Acer negundo). They have piercing-sucking mouthparts and feed mainly on seeds produced by...

Field Ants

Field ants are in a large group of similar species. Typically, they are found in yards and fields, and are known by many names such as thatching, red or wood ants. The names reflect either the...

Mud Daubers

Description & Habits Mud daubers are wasp-like insects that construct nests from mud. They make a variety of nests ranging from elaborate structures (i.e., multiple tubes several inches long or...

Barklice

Description & Habits Barklice are small and, with few exceptions, inconspicuous insects. They are members of the order Psocoptera, and there are over 300 species in 26 families in the United...

Centipedes

Like spiders, centipedes are hunters that use venomous jaws to catch and eat insects and other small animals. Unlike slow moving millipedes, centipedes are fast runners which enable them to catch...

Millipedes

Millipedes are long, slow-moving, worm like animals with many body segments. There are two pairs of legs on most body segments. They are often called thousand leggers. They should not be confused...

Daddy-longlegs

You see them almost every day, but very little is known about daddy-longlegs, also called harvestmen. They are not spiders, but belong to a group with many different species, called Opiliones. The...

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