Do You Have Rats or Mice?
Do you have rats or mice? Rats are medium-sized (with bodies longer than 12 cm), long-tailed rodents. Rats are typically distinguished from mice by their size. The house mouse is a small mammal (28–130 mm), characteristically having a pointed snout, large rounded ears, and a long and almost hairless tail.
Do Stink Bugs Invade Homes?
The brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is an insect in the family Pentatomidae, native to China, Japan, Korea and other Asian regions. In September 1998 it was collected in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where it is believed to have been accidentally introduced.
Are Palmetto Bugs Cockroaches?
Are palmetto bugs cockroaches? The American cockroach or “palmetto bug” is the largest of the cockroaches to infest our homes and is well known by citizens of the South Carolina coastal plain. The palmetto bug may grow to one-and-a-half inches in length and has reddish-brown wings. Both males and females have fully developed wings and can move very quickly and fly. In South Carolina, the American cockroach is sometimes referred to as a palmetto bug.
What is the Deadliest Insect on Earth?
What is the deadliest insect on earth? The deadliest insect on earth is none other than the ubiquitous mosquito. Of course, mosquitoes, on their own, can’t do us much harm except make us itch like crazy, but as disease carriers, mosquitoes are downright lethal. As vectors of malaria, for example, these deadly insects indirectly cause the deaths of almost one-million people each year. Read More
Kissing Bugs Are Assassin Bugs
Kissing bugs are assassin bugs. What are assassin bugs? Most members of the family are fairly easily recognizable; they have a relatively narrow neck, sturdy build, and a formidable curved proboscis. Large specimens should be handled with caution, if at all, because they sometimes defend themselves with a very painful stab from the proboscis. Read More