Grubs attack from below in the months of June – November, these unseen but quite damaging menaces attack our lawns from below. They are white grubs. Grubs are larval (immature) stage of several species of beetles including May or June beetles, and masked chafers. The adult beetles feed on the foliage of trees and other [...]
Earwig They have forcepslike cerci that can be used to capture prey or to defend them against predators. Earwig adults are 6.3 to 25 mm long. Their bodies are flattened and are pale to dark brown. The antennae are threadlike and about half the length of the body. Earwigs are active at night and often [...]
These are in the order Thysanaura. They are wingless, flattened insects with two or three filaments at the rear end of the abdomen. Their antennas are long and filamentous. Silverfish are gray and their bodies are covered with scales. They are about 20 mm long. In buildings, silverfish can feed on the starch and fabric. [...]
The Florida woods cockroach is about 38-45 mm long as an adult and is often called the "stinking cockroach"; it produces a foul-smelling fluid to protect it from predation. It is dark reddish-brown to black. The nymphs have broad yellow bands on the top of their thoraxes. It is commonly found in leaf mulch, wood [...]
It is about 32-38 mm long as an adult and is also reddish-brown to dark brown with a characteristic marking behind the head. On the front edge of the base of the forewing, there is a light yellow band. Nymphs have light yellow spots on the top of their abdomens. The Australian cockroach is abundant [...]
This particular roach is about 38 mm long as an adult and is reddish-brown with light markings behind the head. The cerci at the tip of the abdomen are long and thin. It is commonly found in sewers and basements.
The Smoky brown cockroach is about 32 mm long as an adult. It is mahogany brown to black with no patterns behind the head. This roach is abundantly found outdoors in places such as tree holes, wood piles, and attics of houses in Florida. It readily enters homes and is also referred to as the [...]
The German cockroach is the most important species found in the US. It is about 12-17 mm long as an adult. Nymphs and adults of both sexes have two dark stripes behind the head. It prefers to live in kitchens and bathrooms of homes and apartments, restaurants, etc. The Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai, appears identical [...]