If there's a new bug in your life and you want to identify it, you're in the right place. Here you will find photographs and descriptions of some of the most commonly encountered bugs, insects, and similar arthropods. It's easy to get started -- just scroll down and match your bug with one of the photos in this guide. If it's close but not a perfect match, you will have a good place to start as you refine your search on the internet. This bug identification guide is much more than just a collection of photos.
Bug Identification: An Identification Guide to Insects and Other Arthropods
Beetles, Coackroaches & Other Pests | Johnny B Pest Control
Please check out our resources below regarding pest identification. If you have any questions about what type of pest you are concerned about, call today at or Ants are sometimes mistaken for winged termites that are commonly called swarmers. Ants differ from termites by having a narrow, constricted waist, elbowed bent antennae, and hind wings shorter than front wings. Carpenter ants have an ash-brown trusty-orange head and thorax, and their abdomen is black. They enter buildings around door and window frames, through eaves, along plumbing and utility lines, and over branches touching the building. Peak foraging occurs at night.
Most varieties of Beetles feed on developing crops and are harmful in garden soils. Although there are a small handful that are beneficial, they are a rare exception. Identifying which beetles are attacking your garden is the first step in controlling them. Preventive measures can include permaculture tactics such as companion planting as well as other organic methods of control which are not only cost effective but also more beneficial to the environment.
Reddish-brown with a yellow border on the back of the pronotum. Found in the dark, moist areas such as around bathtubs, clothes hampers, sewers and basement corners. They prefer infesting the kitchen and bathroom, but will live anywhere that is heated, has food, water and harborage. They are active at night.