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Pests of Homes and Structures

Bugs (Insects, Spiders, Mites, etc.)
     Bugs that Bite, Sting, or Spread Disease
     Common Destructive Bugs
     Occasional Invaders
Other Critters and Home Problems

 

Bugs that Bite, Sting, or Spread Disease

bedbug

Bedbugs

Bees, Hornets and Wasps

American cockroach

Cockroaches

 

cat fleas

Fleas

Mosquitoes

ticksTicks

Common Destructive Bugs

carpet beetle adult and larva

Carpet Beetles

carpenter ant adult

Carpenter Ants

clothes moth adult

Clothes Moths

     

three stages of flour beetles

Flour Beetles

vinegar fly adult

Fruit Flies/Vinegar Flies

fungus gnat adult

Fungus Gnats

sawtoothed grain beetle

Grain Beetles

Indian meal moth adult

Indian Meal Moth

larder beetle adult and larvae

Larder Beetle

lesser mealworm

Lesser Mealworm

mealworm larvae

Mealworm

evidence of powderpost beetles

Powderpost Beetles

shore fly adultShore Flies    
     

Occasional Invaders

pavement ant adults

Ants

boxelder bug adult

Boxelder Bug

carpet beetle adult and larva

Carpet Beetles

     

clover mite

Clover Mite

cluster fly adult

Cluster Flies

earwig

Earwig

     

millipede

Millipede

multicolored Asian lady beetles

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

pseudoscorpionPseudoscorpion

     

silverfish adult

Silverfish and Firebrats

Spiders

Springtails

     

western conifer seed bug

Western Conifer Seed Bug

   
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Other Critters and Home Problems

Indiana bat

Bats

house mouse

House Mice

mold on ceilingIndoor Mold

     

raccoonRaccoons

brown rat

Rats

skunkSkunks

     

northern ringneck snake

Snakes

gray squirrel

Squirrels

woodpecker

Woodpeckers

     
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[Photos, left to right: (bedbug) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (bees, hornets and wasps) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (cockroach) Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org; (fleas) Ralph Williams; (mosquito) Jim Occi, BugPics, Bugwood.org; (carpet beetles) Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; (carpenter ant) Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; (clothes moth) unknown; (flour beetles) Frank Peairs, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (fruit flies/vinegar flies) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (fungus gnats) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (grain beetles) Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; (Indian meal moth) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (larder beetle) unknown; (lesser mealworm) Pest and Diseases Image Library, Bugwood.org; (mealworm) Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; (powderpost beetle) Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org; (shore flies) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (ants) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (boxelder bug) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (carpet beetles) Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series, Bugwood.org; (clover mite) Rayanne Lehman, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org; (cluster flies) unknown; (earwig) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (millipede) Gary Alpert, Harvard University, Bugwood.org; (multicolored Asian lady beetles) Louis Tedders, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org; (pseudoscorpion) Steve Jacobs, PSU Entomology; (silverfish) Jeff Hahn; (spider) David Cappaert, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org; (springtails) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (western conifer seed bug) Joseph Berger, Bugwood.org; (bats) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; (mice) ; (rats) ; (snakes) Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org; (mold) Terry Brennan, US EPA; (raccoon) Ricky Layson, Ricky Layson Photography, Bugwood.org; (skunk) Alfred Viola, Northeastern University, Bugwood.org;(squirrels) Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org; (woodpeckers) Johnny N. Dell, Bugwood.org]

 

 
It is the policy of the State of Maine to minimize reliance on pesticides. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine IPM Council encourage everyone to practice integrated pest management and to use pesticides only as a last resort. The mention of pesticides in the fact sheets linked to these pages does not imply an endorsement of any product. Be sure that any product used is currently registered and follow all label directions.