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Pest Identification:Occasional invaders, light attracted pest, miscellaneous pest

Centipedes

(Chilopoda)

Characteristics:

  • 1/8 - 6 inches long
  • Yellowish to dark brown in color with dark markings
  • House centipedes are greyish yellow, 3 stripes down the back, very long legs, banded with white
  • antannae
  • Flattened body with a pair of  legs on each of their 15 - 177 segments  
  • First segment of legs have poison glands that kill insects and spiders
  • Can bite humans, bite is equivalent to a bee sting

History:

  • In the summer lay around 35 eggs in or on the soil
  • They increase segments with each molt until becoming an adult
  • As an adult they live an average of 5-6 years
  • They overwinter outdoors
  • Live in moist environments
  • Nocturnal


Millipedes

(Diplopoda)

Characteristics:

  • 5/8 - 4 inches in length
  • Brown or black; some may be orange or red
  • Long, cylindrical, 2 pairs of legs on each of the many segments

History:

  • Invade structures when habitat is flooded or dry periods / mating
  • 20 - 300 eggs laid in nests in the soil
  • They molt 7 - 10 x increasing the amount of segments each time
  • Life span is around 2 years
  • Adults and young can overwinter
  • Feed on decaying organic matter
  • Prefer outdoors where moisture and food sources are abundant
  • Nocturnal
  • Produce a foul smelling fluid exiting sides of body that is toxic to some insects and small animals
  • The liquid substance can cause blisters on human skin


Grasshoppers and Crickets

(Orthoptera)

Characteristics:

  • 3/4 inches long
  • Dark brown - gray or blackish
  • nocturnal
  • omnivorous

History:

  • Related to cockroaches
  • Have gradual metamorphisis
  • Can cause damage to fabrics such as
    • rayon, linen, and furs
    • paper, all food,
    • rubber


Earwigs

(Insecta)

Characteristics:

  • 1/4 - 1 inch long
  • Dark brown - black in color
  • Body is long / flat/ with pincer like apendages at end of abdomen
  • Has fully developed hind wings folded beneath leathery front wings

History:

  • Feeds on plant matter
  • Lay 50 eggs in a batch under stones or boards
  • Gradual metamorphosis (egg, nymph, and adult)
  • Molt between 4 - 5 times
  • Live outdoors under rocks, stones, etc.
  • Nocturnal
  • Invades structures in the fall at night
  • They produce foul odors when crushed

 

 


Lady bird beatles

(Coccinellidae)

History:

  • Very beneficial
  • Predators of plant eating pests that attack trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegatables
  • Asian lady beetles can cause considerable trouble by invading buildings


Clover mite

(Bryobia praetiosa)

Characteristics:

  • Smaller than a pin head
  • Bright red
  • Front legs are as long as the body and longer than the other 6 legs

History:

  • Often occur in large numbers
  • Stain when crushed
  • Migrate into homes when there is an overpopulation and also during drought or cold weather
  • Adult mites lay eggs in crack and crevices
    • Foundations, walls, and around trees
  • Overwinter in exterior walls
  • Inactive during cold weather and very hot weather
  • Come out in brief periods of warm weather in winter and spring
  • Heavy infestations can also occur in summer and fall


Pillbugs / Sowbugs

(Crustacea)

Characteristics:

  • 1/4- inch - 5/8 inch long
  • Dark gray
  • They have a hard shell with segments, 2 antannea, 7 pairs of legs

History:

  • Nuisance pest
  • Live in areas with higher moisture than normal
  • Feed on organic matter
  • Active at night
  • Females carry eggs on their body in a pouch
  • Around 24 - 28 eggs fit inside the pouch
  • The young hatch in about 45 days
  • Molt every 1 to 2 weeks
  • Adults live an average of 2 years

 


Spiders

(Arachnida)

Characteristics:

  • Eight legs
  • Their bodies have two regions
    • Cephalothorax: Includes (Fused head and thorax)
    • Abdomen
  • They have jawlike structures, which has 2 hollow clawlike fangs
    • Venom is injected from these fangs
  • Spin webs
  • Like moisture

History:

  • Spiders are very benificial, because they kill other insects
  • Some spiders though can cause pain and even kill humans and animals
  • If bitten, victim should bring speciman with them to physician