25 Different Types of Cockroaches in Florida

types of cockroaches in Florida

Roaches may be a valuable part of the ecosystem, but that doesn’t mean you want them in your home. The good news is that most species of cockroach would rather avoid human structures. But what kind of roaches live in Florida? It would honestly take a small encyclopedia to list all the different cockroaches you … Read more

17 Different Types of Cockroaches in California

types of cockroaches in California

California has a lot of problems, but you probably haven’t thought about bugs being one of them. However, roaches can be found throughout the state, and we’re not talking the smokable kind. What makes this fact less apparent is the fact that most types of cockroach never bother to enter your home. There are around … Read more

11 Different Types of Silverfish

types of silverfish

The cockroach is perhaps first on your list of kitchen bugs to avoid. However, another species often makes the rounds in kitchens and can get entire restaurants shut down the moment one is spotted. We are, of course, talking about the silverfish. There are more than 120 species of silverfish in the Order Zygentoma, as … Read more

17 Different Types of Crickets

types of crickets

Everyone knows the sound of crickets, but few know how varied they can be. Perhaps that’s because the scientific world spends more time letting us listen to crickets than they do telling us about all of the neat differences between species. So let’s interrupt that familiar sound by looking at 17 different types of crickets … 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 North America tends to hate all types of skunks in one breath. And in the other breath, they once treasured Pepé Le Pew, the skunk who loved to … 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

11 Different Types of Swimming Pool Bugs

types of swimming pool bugs

It never fails. You find out it’s going to be a wonderful, hot day and decide to go swimming. You struggle to hold your excitement as you get ready and rush out to the pool, mentally drooling over the idea of that nice cool water. But right before jumping in, you stop and look in … Read more

12 Different Types of Ant Mounds

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Ants make up a huge portion of the fauna on this planet and live on every continent except for Antarctica. You’ll find many types of ants from California to Florida and even Alaska. They’re found in the fossil record and have barely changed over millions of years. Oddly enough, however, this lack of overall change … 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

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