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COMMON INSECTS

 


Brown House Spider
Average body size is a quarter-inch long. Not aggressive. Not known to bite people frequently, nor is their venom to be dangerous to human beings.


Brown Recluse Spider
This spider has not been found in Kings County but is often mistaken for the House Spider.

Southern Fire Ant

Southern fire ants usually swarm in late spring or summer. Its sting is less painful than that of the Red Imported Fire Ant.


Wolf Spider
 

Common spider that is relatively harmless. They feed on insects and are sometimes found in houses. 


Termites

Most destructive insect pests of wood.

House Ant
 
Jerusalem Cricket

 Often called potato bugs and feed primarily on dead organic material but can eat other insects.

 
Wind Scorpion

 Related to spiders and scorpions but are not venomous. Feed on small creatures like their relatives, as well as cockroaches.