Meridian Pill Bugs

Meridian pill bugs are also commonly known as the rollie pollie. This is because pill bugs will roll up into a tight ball if they’re disturbed or threatened. An interesting fact about pill bugs: they’re the only crustacean that’s one hundred percent adapted to living on land. Pill bugs are 3/4 of an inch long…

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Star House Flies

Not only are Star house flies a major nuisance around the home, they’re also dangerous as potential disease carriers. House flies are a dark grey in color and are 1/8 of an inch to 1/4 of an inch in size. Their red eyes contain thousands of lenses, which gives them excellent and wider vision.  …

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Weiser Crickets

Weiser Crickets are generally known, and easily identified, by the loud chirping noise they make. This chirping sound is caused by the males rubbing their front wings together in an attempt to attract females. Crickets are 3/4 of an inch to 7/8 of an inch in size. They’re a yellowish-brown color and have 3 dark…

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Nampa Yellow Jackets

Nampa Yellow Jackets are known to be more aggressive than most of their bee and wasp counterparts. This is because they can sting more than once and are very protective of their nests. They’re around 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in length. The easiest way to identify them is by their slim “waist”. Most bee…

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Eagle Millipedes

Eagle Millipedes are named for the “millions” of legs they appear to have. In reality, millipedes have anywhere from 30-354 legs, depending on the species. The United States has around 1,000 species of millipedes. Millipedes are black, brown, red or orange in color. The most common color found in North American is brownish. Their size…

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Homedale Earwigs

Contrary to the myth, earwigs won’t climb into your ears while you sleep to eat your brain. Homedale earwigs don’t bite and will only use their pincers on occasion when irritated. While they are’t dangerous or poisonous, they’re still an unwelcome sight inside your home.   Identification and Lifecycle   Homedale Earwigs come in different…

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Melba Ticks and Diseases

There are several kinds of Melba ticks that can affect humans, and each one comes with its own set of diseases that they’re known to spread. Some of those ticks include the Blacklegged tick, the American dog tick and the Rocky Mountain wood tick.  Let’s take a look at some of the differences between these…

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