Pest Guide

Need to know what insects you just found crawling on your kitchen counter? Worried about what pests may be damaging your property? Curious about the existence of bed bugs? Pest identification can be tricky. That's why PestWorld has developed a robust guide of pest profiles to serve as a bug identifier and pest information resource.

Determine what insects or other bugs are pestering you, and learn how to prevent an infestation, by using our Pest Guide.

Even if you are a skilled bug identifier, our Pest Guide is not a substitute for professional pest control. If you do find signs of a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional promptly. They will be able to inspect your home, confirm the species, and recommend a course of action to keep your family safe and healthy.

Browse the pest profiles below in our comprehensive Pest Guide to identify insects and other bugs.

 

Ants

Acrobat Ants
Argentine Ants
Carpenter Ants
Crazy Ants
Field Ants
Ghost Ants
Harvester Ants
Leafcutting Ants
Little Black Ants
Odorous House Ants
Pavement Ants
Pharaoh Ants
Pyramid Ants
Red Imported Fire Ants
Thief Ants
White-footed Ants
Yellow Ants
More Ants & Ant Control

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Birds

Pigeons
Woodpeckers
European Starling

Cockroaches

American Cockroaches
Brownbanded Cockroaches
Oriental Cockroaches
German Cockroaches

Fleas

Flea

Flies

House Flies
Fruit Flies
Horse Flies

Mites

Chicken Mites (Bird Mites)
House Dust Mites

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes
Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

Nuisance Wildlife

Tree Squirrels
Opossums
Raccoons
Voles
Bats
Groundhogs
Flying Squirrels
Prairie Dogs

Occasional Invaders

Earwigs
Pillbugs (Rollie Pollies)
Stink Bugs
Springtails (Snow Fleas)
Silverfish
Centipedes
Millipedes
House Crickets
Ladybug
Boxelder Bug
Periodical Cicadas
Scorpion
Camel crickets
Mayflies

Other Pests

Kissing Bug
Varied Carpet Beetles
Powderpost Beetles
Water-Conducting Fungi
Human Lice

Rodents

Deer Mice
House Mice
Norway Rats
Roof Rats

Spiders

Black Widow Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders
Hobo Spiders
Common House Spiders
Jumping Spiders
Long-bodied Cellar Spiders
Wolf Spiders

Stinging Insects

Africanized ("Killer") Bees
Bumble Bees
Carpenter Bees
Honey Bees
Bald-faced Hornets
European Hornet
Open Pipe Mud Daubers
Paper Wasps
Velvet ("Cow Killers") Ants
Yellowjackets

Stored Product Pests

Merchant Grain Beetles
Indian Meal Moths

Termites

Subterranean Termites
Drywood Termites
Dampwood Termites
Formosan Termites
Conehead Termites

Ticks

Blacklegged (Deer) Ticks
American Dog Ticks
Brown Dog Ticks
Lone Star Tick
Rocky Mountain Wood Tick