Bees can be found feeding on nectar and pollinating flowers throughout the U.S. They are typically one inch long with yellow and black stripes, six legs, two pairs of wings, and a stinger. Their hairy, plump bodies are the main differentiators from wasps. While wasps have smooth bodies, bees are covered in feather-like hairs.
Bees sting many people each year. Most severe injuries occur from hypersensitivity, or allergies to the venom from a bee’s sting. You can prevent bees by sealing empty cavities in your roof or in the siding on your home. Seek a professional if you have an infestation.
For more information, please visit www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/stingingbiting-insects/honeybees/.
The reddish brown, wingless insects are about the size of an apple seed.
Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.
Cockroaches are typically dark brown in color and as long as 1½-inches in length.
Oh that unmistakable sound... a cricket is hiding somewhere!
Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.
Grasshoppers are known for their long hind legs which they use to make a chirping sound.
June bugs get their name from the time of year they emerge from the ground. They are blackish or reddish brown in color.
The ladybug is also known as 'ladybird' or 'lady beetle' and is typically 7 millimeters in size.
Moths are known for their distinctive pair of wings, which are drab in color and typically resemble earth tones like brown, white, gray or black.