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Pincher Bugs: Damage, Identification, and Control of Earwigs (With Pictures)

Pincher bugs — also called earwigs — are small dark brown or black insects that live in gardens and homes. In some cases, earwigs can be beneficial insects because they feed on larvae, aphids, and other insect eggs. Although harmless, earwigs can also become a nuisance pest because the pincher bugs chew on plant leaves and roots, affecting the appearance of garden shrubs and houseplants.

Types of Tree Seed Pods – Identification Guide With Pictures

Types of Tree Seed Pods - Identification Guide With Pictures

Identifying seed pods is a great way to recognize different species of trees. One of the benefits of using seed pods for tree identification is that you usually find seed enclosures on the ground. This can make it easier to identify a tree species than using the leaf shape. Tree seed pods can be winged, ball-shaped, coniferous cones, papery enclosures, or long slender pods like bean pods.

Types of Willow Shrubs (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Willow Shrubs (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Willow shrubs are deciduous, broadleaf, multi-stemmed bushes with many uses in the landscape. Willow bushes are known for their brightly-colored stems, fuzzy flowers, and slender lance-shaped leaves. Willow shrubs are some of the first woody plants to leaf out, and it’s common to see red willow stems with grayish furry catkins covering them.

Weeping Willow Trees: Leaves, Flowers (With Pictures) – Identification and Care Guide

Weeping Willow Trees: Leaves, Flowers (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

The weeping willow is an easily recognizable tree with its graceful cascading branches, narrowly lanceolate leaves, and finger-like flower clusters. The most common weeping willow tree belongs to the genus Salix, and its botanical name is Salix babylonica. The medium- to large-sized, fast-growing weeping willow trees with their pendulous branches and stout grayish trunks thrive near waterways, ponds, and streams.

Types of House Moths (With Pictures) – Identification and Control Guide

Types of House Moths (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

House moths are common household pests that no one wants to discover flying around their home. These pesky flying insects may not bite, but they can cause damage to stored food items, clothing, and soft furnishings. In addition, if you’ve got moths in your house, you probably have moth larvae lurking in crevices or — worse still — in stored grain, flour, sugar, rice, pasta, or dried beans.

Black and Yellow Bugs (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Black and Yellow Bugs (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Black and yellow bugs are relatively uncommon because most bugs are black or brown. However, you may find several species of bugs with black and yellow bodies in your yard or home. Some types of black and yellow bugs have stripy bodies. However, other pesky insects have distinctive yellow markings on their jet-black abdomens or yellow wings covered with black spots.

Types of Black and Yellow Beetles (With Pictures) — Identification Guide

Black and Yellow Beetles (With Pictures) — Identification Guide

Black and yellow beetles are unusual insects due to their jet-black bodies with brightly colored yellow patterns. Beetles with yellow and black bodies are common in gardens, and you may find some small beetles in your home. Black and yellow longhorn beetles are harmless insects prevalent in yards throughout North America. Common black and yellow beetles in the house are larder beetles and ladybugs.

Black and Yellow Caterpillars (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Black and yellow caterpillars are the larvae of butterflies or moths. Black and yellow caterpillars can be large or small crawling insects, and some may have furry bodies. Depending on the moth or butterfly species, the caterpillar could be black with yellow stripes or markings. Or some other caterpillars can be yellow with fuzzy bodies and black spines or horns. One thing in common with all black and yellow caterpillars is that they turn into spectacular winged insects.

Small Orange Bugs (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Small Orange Bugs (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Small orange bugs can be a pesky nuisance in your home or garden. The tiny tangerine-colored pests could be harmless bugs that you can ignore. Or the small, orange-colored bugs in the house, like orange aphids, boxelder bugs, or Asian lady beetles, could infest your plants. They may even give you a painful bite. Identifying the species of small orange bugs you discovered will help you know how to deal with them.

Types of Orange Beetles (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Orange Beetles (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Orange beetles are unusual insects due to their various orange shades and black markings. It’s not uncommon to find orange-colored beetles in gardens scurrying over foliage or running across the ground. You may also come across beetles with orange bodies in your home. The most common type of orange beetle is probably tangerine-colored ladybugs. However, orange soldier beetles, scarab beetles, and longhorns are all common garden insects.