American cockroach

Reddish-brown nocturnal bug. Largest household roach in U.S.A. Found anywhere in a home, pollutes foods and carries disease.

Phyllum:
Arthropod

Class:
Insecta

Scientific Name:
Periplaneta americana

American-cockroach

German cockroach.

Light brown with two dark stripes on its back. Usually found in kitchens, it is a prolific breeder very hard to control. Pollutes food, causes foul odors, stains.

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Scientific Name:
Blatella germanica

Blattodea. Cascuda. Santiago de Compostela 1

Oriental roach

A black or brown roach that seeks for dark, damp places lake basements and crawl spaces. Food pollutant disease carrier.

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Scientific Name:
Blatta Orientallis

Cockroach May 2007-1

Bed Bug

Increasingly common reddish-Brown blood feeders. Carried in on clothing and luggage to infest mattresses and bed frames. Bites can cause itchy welts but not known to spread disease.

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Scientific Name:
Cimex lectularius

Bed bug, Cimex lectularius

Flea

Brown or black iin color, this prolific breeder feeds on the blood of hosts like dogs, cats, birds, humans, etc. Bites can cause itching and even parasites like tapeworms. Can infest clothing and furniture.ood pollutant disease carrier.

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Scientific Name:
Ctenocephalides felis

Flea

House cricket

Nocturnal insect mainly found in dark, damp or warm areas of the home. They will eat almost anything they can chew from rugs, drapes, and even clothing.

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Scientific Name:
Acheta domesticus

Crickets feeding on carrot

Silverfish

Common pest with long antennae and shiny silver scales, feeds on anything that contains cellulose, starches or vegetable-based material. Damages fabrics, books, paper and wallpaper.

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Scientific Name:
Lepisma saccharina

LepismaSaccharina

Black widow spider

Shiny black body with red markings underneath (only female ). One of the most poisonus spiders in North America, its painful bite is dangerous to children and the elderly. Mainly hides in lower places in firewood, garages and under furniture.

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Arachnida

Scientific Name:
Latrodectus Mactans

Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus)

Brown recluse spider

Light brown with darker brown violin-shaped marking on back, its bite can cause a painful ulcerous sore, requiring medical attention. Found in dark areas including closets and clothing’

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Arachnida

Scientific Name:
Loxosceles reclusa

Brown Recluse

Argentine ant

Dark ant native from Northern Argentina about 3 millimetres long and can easily squeeze through cracks and holes 1 millimetre in size. Feeds on sugar, meats, plant juices, almost in everything.

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Scientific Name:
Linepithema humile

Linepithema Argentine ant

House mouse

Black dusty gray with small head and body. Feeds mainly on grains, cereals, meats, fish, etc.

Phylum:
Chordata

Class:
Mammalia

Scientific Name:
Mus musculus

Mausprofil

Roof rat

Dark gray in color with thin body and pointed nose. Nests in trees/rooftops, feeds on fruits, vegetables, seeds, grains, etc.

Phylum:
Chordata

Class:
Mammalia

Scientific Name:
Rattus rattus

Roofrat hagenbeck 01

Norway rat

It has a thick body, blunt nose, brownish red in color. Nests mainly on burrows, 100-150 ft. from food and water, feeds on meats, fish, grains, almost anything.

Phylum:
Chordata

Class:
Mammalia

Scientific Name:
Rattus norvegicus

NYC Rat in a Flowerbox by David Shankbone

Pocket Gopher

Usually called gophers, are burrowing rodents with external cheek pouches, or pockets, they use for carrying food and nesting materials. Pocket gophers are well equipped for a digging, tunneling lifestyle with their powerfully built forequarters; large-clawed front paws; small eyes and ears; and highly sensitive facial whiskers that assist with moving about in the dark. 

Phylum:
Chordata

Class:
Mammalia

Scientific Name:
Thomomys spp

Pocket-Gopher Ano-Nuevo-SP