25 Different Types of Cockroaches in Florida

types of cockroaches in Florida

Let’s face it, nobody wants to deal with roaches in their home. Yet cockroaches are actually an important part of the ecosystem. There are far more species that would rather avoid your home than there are those that want to live with you rent free. Today we’ll be taking a brief look at just a … Read more

23 Different Types of Ants in Texas

types of ants in Texas

Ants are among the most common macroscopic (i.e. visible) life forms in the world. They’re found in every continent except Antarctica, and are so old that we may yet find fossils of ants even in that remote place. Texas is no exception to this rule and is home to hundreds (if not more) species, many … Read more

17 Different Types of Cockroaches in California

types of cockroaches in California

California has a lot of problems, and they’re less than two inches long. In fact, these problems have been around long before there was even a California. Of course, we’re talking about cockroaches: the tiny monsters that terrorize homeowners everywhere. But something you might not know is that most cockroaches never bother to enter your … Read more

11 Different Types of Ants in California

types of ants in California

California has a surprising number of critters. This includes birds, mammals, and (of course) insects. So when you consider the fact that there are more than 12,000 species of ants in the world, 700 of which are in the US, it should be of no surprise that California has a LOT of ants. Ants often … Read more

9 Different Types of Silverfish

types of silverfish

If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you might have encountered some pretty nasty bugs. The cockroach is perhaps first on your list of kitchen bugs to avoid, but another species often makes the rounds and can get restaurants shut down the moment one is spotted. We are, of course, talking about the silverfish. But … Read more

What Do Fleas Look Like? (6 Common Types)


There are a wide range of indoor pests out there that can cause a panic. Roaches and termites can be serious threats, but may not pose a direct health risk. On the other hand, bed bugs, fleas, and lice are three that actively drink blood and pose a different kind of threat. Of these three, … Read more

15 Different Types of Crickets

types of crickets

While we sometimes want/need to get rid of them, crickets play an important role in maintaining balance in our ecosystem and have additional benefits. Throughout history, they’ve been kept as pets, seen as a symbol of good fortune, and even used as a major food source. That’s right, per ounce, crickets have twice as much … Read more

10 Different Types of Skunks

types of skunks

Skunks have a very long love/hate relationship with humans. Considered a symbol of love in some cultures and a dreaded pest in  others, it’s no wonder modern American culture tends to hate the skunk but also once had a cartoon skunk character named Pepé Le Pew who loved to flirt but was afraid of aggressive … Read more

10 Different Types of Mice (a Chair-Stander’s Guide)


Love them or hate them, mice are quite common in nature. In fact, there are over 1,100 species worldwide. Of those, 200 call North America home. Many of these have adapted to living among humans and may even be nesting somewhere in your home. Don’t worry, these critters are far less likely to be hanging … Read more