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Pest Identification Please Select Your Pest:

Ants

(Hymenoptera)

Characteristics:

  • Social insects
  • Different species identified by number of nodes
  • Different species have different sizes of workers
  • A colony consists of
    • 1 or more reproductives
    • Collection of workers
    • Eggs, larvae, and pupae
  • They may nest in the ground, wood, cement, and wall voids


Bees, Wasp, Hornets, and Yellowjackets

(Hymenoptera)

Description:

  • Some are social and live in colonies (Vespidae)
    • (nests)Queen, Eggs, Workers, and brood
    • Paper wasps, Hornets, and Yellowjackets 
  • Some are solitary (Sphecidae)
    • No colonies
    • an adult female builds a nest for each egg and leaves an insect for the larvae to eat.
    • Mud daubers and digger wasps


Wood-Destroying Insects

(Isoptera)

This includes

  • Termites 
  •  Powderpost Beatles
  • Carpenter ants
  • Carpenter Bees


Cockroaches

(Dictyoptera)

Characteristics:

  • They produce odorous secretions from various points in their body which can affect flavor of foods
  • They have disease producing organisms on their bodies such as bacteria, protozoa, and other microorganisms
  • Different forms of gastroenteritis is transmitted
    • Food poisoning, nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrea, dysentery, and other illnesses
  • Their excrement and cast skins can contain allergens that can cause allergic responses in humans such as
    • skin rashes, watery eyes, and sneezing

History:

  • Most common insects
  • Known to be present on Earth for 350 million years
  • Sizes vary considerably
  • One of the most adaptable insect group
  • Approximately 3,500 species worldwide
  • 70 species in the US
  • German cockroaches are most prevelant species encountered in the US

 


Stored Product Pest

(Coleoptera)

Characteristics:

  • Identified by their feeding habits

      Feeding habits of Stored product pests:

  • Internal feeders
    • Feed within kernals of whole grain
  • External feeders
    • Feed on outside of grain
  • Scavengers
    • Feed on grain only (after seed has been broken)
  • Secondary Pests
    • Feed on matter that is in the deteriorting phase


Occasional Invaders

(Arthopods)

Description:

  • Pests that occur in buildings
  • They do not complete life cycle in buildings

 

 


Flies and Mosquitoes
(Diptera)

Description:

  • Fourth largest order of insects
  • Food source to many animals and some plants
  • Help recycle nutrients of manure back into the ground
  • Can cause disease in humans and animals
  • Breed in and feed on decaying organic matter


Fleas, Ticks and other Ectoparasites

(Ectoparasites)

Description:

  • Arthropods that lives on or feeds from its host for entire life cycle
  • Parasites that feed on the external surface of the host
  • They feed on
    • Blood and Body fluids
  • Some carry disease causing organisms such as
    • bacteria, protozoans, rickettsias or viruses


Commensal Rodents

(Muridae and Cricetidae)

Description:

  • Part of the mammalia class
  • They are commensal and semi commensal rodents
  • Live in all types of habitats on Earth
  • Cryptobiotic:
    • Secretive
  • Kinesthetic:
    • Can memorize muscular movements to travel a path
  • Olfaction:
    • Great sense of smell
  • Causes serious health issues among humans

 


Wildlife

(Animal)

Any wild vertebrates, other than commensal rodents and birds


Birds

(Aves)

Description:

Birds as pests

  • Cause agricultural damage
  • Can damage aircraft and structures
  • Can cause disease that affect humans and animals such as
    • histoplasmosis, chlamydiosis, and salmonellosis
    • A variety of ectoparasites (mites, ticks)
  • Can bite humans
  • Can bring arthropods into nesting sites
  • Can cause noise
  • Can displace other preferred species
  • Can ruin areas with their droppings