Category Archives: Animals

Tiny Red Bugs on Plants (With Pictures) – Identification and Control

Tiny Red Bugs on Plants (With Pictures) - Identification and Control

Discovering tiny red bugs on plants can signify a bug infestation. Red plant bugs like clover mites and spider mites can be so tiny they are difficult to spot with the naked eye. However, the minuscule, red-bodied mites can be so numerous that they look like pepper on the underside of leaves. While the red bugs won’t kill plants, they can weaken plant growth and cause leaf discoloration.

Brown Bugs on Plants (Including Tiny Bugs) – Pictures, Identification and Control

Brown Bugs on Plants identification

Brown bugs on plants are significant pests on ornamental shrubs, flowering plants, houseplants, and crops. Small, destructive brown bugs like aphids, spider mites, Asiatic beetles, and Colorado potato beetles can devastate decorative plants and crops. The tiny brown bugs bite into plant tissue and suck juices or burrow in the ground and consume roots.

Black Spiders With White Spots (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Black Spiders With White Spots (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Seeing a black spider with white spots scurrying across the floor is enough to send you into a frenzied panic. Or you may have noticed a white-spotted black spider outside in the yard and wonder if the spider is dangerous or not. Identifying black spiders that have white markings is vital to identify harmless spiders from venomous, biting spiders.

Black and White Bees, Wasps and Hornets (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Black and White Bees, Wasps and Hornets (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Black and white bees are sometimes mistaken for the bald-faced hornet—a type of black wasp with white markings. However, several species of bees have black furry bodies with white stripes. Additionally, there are a few types of black and white wasps, one of which is the feared bald-faced hornet.

Common House Spiders (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Common House Spiders (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

House spiders are common in many homes throughout the country. Despite this fact, most people cringe at the sight of a common house spider. Seeing a black or brown arachnid scampering across the floor or lurking in a dark corner can send you into a panic. There is also the fear that the house spider is dangerous and could inflict a nasty bite. Thankfully, most common house spiders are harmless.

Black and Yellow Bees, Wasps and Hornets (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Black and Yellow Bees, Wasps and Hornets

Black and yellow bees, wasps, and hornets are small flying insects that are easy to confuse. Identifying black and yellow wasps is tricky because some wasps look like bees. Additionally, hornets with black and yellow stripes are a type of wasp but have more aggressive behavior. There are also species of bees that seem aggressive; however, the black and yellow insects exhibit defensive behavior only when threatened.

Types of House Beetles: Pictures, Identification and Control

Types of House Beetles: Pictures, Identification and Control

House beetles are more than annoying bugs scurrying around your house. Beetles in the house can be destructive pests that contaminate food, destroy upholstery and carpets, and become a real nuisance. Knowing how to identify house beetles is key to getting rid of them for good. 

Types of Bees and How to Identify Them (Pictures, Names, Identification)

bee identification - Bee Species Identification Chart

Bees are small flying insects, common in summer gardens flying from flower to flower. Most bee species are recognizable by their striped fuzzy bodies—often with black and yellow or orange markings. There are 20,000 species of bees, and the most common – the Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) – is famous for producing honey.

Types of Gray Bugs: Silverfish, Stink Bugs and More (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Gray Bugs identification

Gray bugs are small annoying creatures that can infest homes. The most common gray bug is the silverfish — a tiny, nocturnal silvery-gray wingless insect seen slithering across bathroom or kitchen floors. Other gray bugs you could find in the home or yard can be stink bugs, gray blister beetles, weevils, or pillbugs. 

Red Spiders (In the House and Outside): Pictures and Identification

Red Spiders identification

Red spiders in the house are typically eight-legged arachnids belonging to the genus Nesticodes. These small, red-bodied creatures are usually found lurking in dark corners, in the crevices of door frames and windows, and under furniture. However, there are also other, less common, species of red spiders that live outdoors. For example, the slender red grass spider, the furry jumping red and black cardinal spider, and the sizable reddish-brown woodlouse spider are all kinds of red spiders.