State: Florida

Drywood Termite
12/28/2012

Drywood Termite

(Length: Up to 1/2″) This termite species does not live in the ground, but lives inside wood. They are most likely to be found in humid, coastal areas. Their colonies are much smaller than subterranean termites, and infestations found in wood are usually confined to a small area.

12/28/2012

Australian Cockroach

(Length: 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″) This is a large reddish brown to dark brown roach with yellow bars on the front edge of its forewing.

12/27/2012

Blanket Crabgrass

This is a highly invasive, mat-forming grassy weed that can rapidly creep across your lawn. It is typically found in lawns that receive frequent amounts of supplemental irrigation or excessive rainfall.

Drywood Swarmer - Massey Services
12/27/2012

Drywood Swarmer

(Length: about 3/16″) These brown flying insects, identified by 3 darker veins on the front edge of their wings, swarm in late Spring and early Summer.

Red Imported Fire Ant - Massey Services
12/27/2012

Red Imported Fire Ant

(Length: 1/8″ – 1/4″) Usually a reddish brown color, fire ants live in colonies of up to 200,000 individuals. Their mounds can be two feet high and three feet across with as many as 50 colonies per acre.

White Footed Ant
12/26/2012

White-Footed Ant

(Length: 1/10″ – 1/8″) Introduced from Asia, this medium black to brownish-black ant species is quickly becoming one of the most persistent and invasive ant species in Florida. Its name comes from the fact that its feet are a yellowish-white color.

12/25/2012

Ghost Ant

(Length: 1/20″ – 1/14″) These tiny two-toned ants are most common in southern Florida. Their head and thorax are black and the rest of their body is a pale grey color. They have a tendency of suddenly appearing and disappearing.

12/24/2012

Crazy Ant

(Length: 1/12″ – 1/8″) Ranging from red-brown to grayish to black, this small ant gets its name from its characteristic erratic and rapid movement in search for food. They will feed on any household foods.

Mosquito - Massey Services
12/23/2012

Mosquito

(Length: 1/8″ to 3/4″) Mosquitoes are insects that are found throughout the world. They are most commonly known for carrying diseases such as West Nile Virus (which can lead to Encephalitis), Malaria and Yellow Fever. Adult mosquitoes frequently rest in grass, shrubbery and other foliage, but they never develop there.

12/22/2012

Earwig

(Length: 3/4″ to 1 1/2″) Earwigs were named by a superstition that the insect would crawl purposely into the ears of sleeping people. More easily recognized by its forceps-like tail appendage, the earwig is a major garden pest, as well as an annoying household pest.

12/21/2012

Silverfish

(Length: 1/3″ – 1/2″) These slender, wingless insects are common in homes. The are shiny and silver or pearl-gray in color with three long tail-like appendages and two long antennae. They may cause damage by eating foods, cloth or other items high in protein, sugar or starch.

12/20/2012

Flea

(Length: 1/32″ – 1/16″) Fleas are small, hard-bodied, wingless insects with a flattened body and legs adapted for jumping onto a host. The cat flea, most commonly encountered in Florida, seeks mammals for the blood meal needed to sustain them.