INSECTS

How to tell Termites vs. Ants

Termites

  • Thick Waist
  • Straight Antennae
  • Both Pairs of Wings Are Same Size

Ants

  • Curved Antenna
  • Narrow Waist
  • Front Wings Are Much Longer Than Back Wings

Ants

most common and difficult to control.

 

Carpenter Ant

Acrobat Ant

Odorous House Ant
Red Fire Ant
Argentine Ant

Roaches

1”-1 ¼ “ long.

 

American Cockroach

German Cockroach

Flies

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House Fly

Fruit Fly

Blow & Bottle Fly

Mosquitos

need a water source. Females need blood and are the smaller mosquitoes that bite. They can carry and transmit the West Nile virus, Yellow Fever, Malaria and other diseases.

 

Asian Tiger Mosquito

Yellow Fever Mosquito

Malaria Mosquito

Spiders

have 8 legs, are beneficial in that they eat and control other insects but some are dangerous.

 

Black Widow Spider

dangerous bite that injects poison. Black with an hour glass shape on the abdomen usually in red but can also can be yellow or orange.

Brown Recluse Spider

the most dangerous bite of spiders in our area. Brownish Gray in color with a violin shape on it back

Wolf Spiders

Larger in size compared to other spiders in the Carolinas. Brown fur color that are very fast.

Orb Weaver Spider

Ticks

carries diseases like Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and Lyme disease.

 

American Dog Tick

Brown Dog Tick

Deer Tick

Bees

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Carpenter Bee

Yellow Jacket

Hornet

Wasp

Moths

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Moths

Indian Meal Moth

Fleas

carries diseases like Bubonic Plague and have a painful bit to both animals and humans

Cat Flea

Wood Boring Beetle

another wood eating insect that can destroy wooden structures Wood Boring Beetles with Picture

Wood Boring Beetle

Termites

destroy houses and other wood structures. Termites live in the ground or in the wood structure of homes and buildings.

Termites

Bed Bugs

grows up to a 1/4” this small brown and reddish-brown insect that feeds on animal and human blood. Can live up to a year without food.  Their bite is not noticed until after they are finished feeding on the host.

Bed Bug

Box Elder Bugs

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Box Elder Bugs

Stink bugs

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Stink bugs

Crickets

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Crickets

Powder Post Beetles

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Powder Post Beetles

Pill Bugs

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Pill Bugs

Clover Mites

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Clover Mites

Silverfish

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Silverfish

Waterbugs

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Waterbugs