Common Insects

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Insects that are frequently asked about...

 

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Brown House Spider

Their average body size is a quarter-inch long. These spiders are not aggressive. They are not known to bite people frequently, nor is their venom to be dangerous to human beings.
 Brown Recluse

Brown Recluse Spider

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

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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

Wolf Spider 

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

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Termites

Most destructive insect pests of wood in the United States. 

House Ant

 House Ant

 

 

 Jerusalem-Cricket

Jerusalem Cricket

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

Wind Scorpion

Wind Scorpion

 Related to both spiders and scorpions but are not venomous. They feed on small creatures like their relatives, as well as cockroaches. Similar to the Jerusalem Cricket.