Category Archives: Animals

Types of Grasshoppers (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Grasshoppers (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Grasshoppers are a type of insect that kids love and that gardeners dread. Most types of grasshoppers are green or brown ground-dwelling insects with characteristic large hind legs they use to leap. Some species of grasshoppers are flying insects, and swarms of locusts can do tremendous damage to crops. Grasshoppers can be tiny insects a few millimeters long or gigantic insects like the huge hedge grasshopper measuring over 3” (75 mm) long.

Types of Beetles With Pictures and Identification Guide (Green, Black, and More)

Types of Beetles With Pictures and Identification Guide

Beetles are some of the most fascinating types of insects that you will come across. Many types of beetles are harmless and can be beneficial for gardens or backyards. However, there are also some beetle species that can destroy plants or vegetation. Identifying beetles by their color, body shape, and other features can help to know which type of beetle you have.

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 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.

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.

Black Beetles Identification (With Pictures): Beetles That Can Be Found in the House or Outside

Black Beetles Identification

Black beetles are a common type of insect that are found in our homes and backyards. Some species of black beetle are completely harmless and can even help keep bugs out of your home. Although not all black beetles are regarded as pests, their larvae can be destructive. For example, black beetle larvae such as the carpet beetle can do a lot of damage to upholstery in your home.

Types of Ground Beetles (With Pictures) – Identification Guide

Types of Ground Beetles (With Pictures) - Identification Guide

Ground beetles are small insects with relatively long legs and powerful pinchers. Many species of ground beetles are beneficial insects because they feed on common crop and plant pests. However, ground beetles can also become a nuisance in homes during summer and early fall. They enter homes through cracks in doors, foundations, and windows. Although not dangerous, some varieties of ground beetles can bite with their powerful jaws (mandibles).