Bugs in My House

  1. Ants

    Ants

    Ants most regularly encountered are native field ants (Formica species) nesting under sidewalks or creating mounds in lawns.

  2. Indian Meal Moth

    Indian Meal Moth

    The Indian meal moth (Plodia interpunctella) is a commonly encountered pest in the home year round.

  3. Larder Beetle

    Larder Beetle

    These beetles are up to 9 mm (a third of an inch) long, dark brown to black with a prominent greyish-yellow band roughly across the middle of the body.

  4. Sowbugs

    Sowbugs

    Sowbugs (Oniscus asellus) are an introduction from Europe. Although they live on land, they are crustaceans and are related to shrimp and lobsters.

  5. Strawberry Root Weevil

    Strawberry Root Weevil

    The strawberry root weevil (Otiorhynchus ovatus) is a dark brown to black beetle with elbowed antennae and a blunt snout.