Crawling Insects

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Acrobat Ant

Color: Light Brown to Black
Size: 5.4mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Crematogaster spp.

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Allegheny Mound Ant

Color: Brown or Black
Size: 3.2 to 6.3mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Formica exsectoides

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Argentine Ant

Color: Light to Dark Brown
Size: 2.2 to 2.8mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Linepithema humile

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Army Ant

Color: Dark Brown or Black
Size: 3 to 12mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Ecitoninae spp.

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Bigheaded Ant

Color: Yellow to Reddish Brown
Size: 2.4 to 3.8mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Pheidole spp.

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Brown Banded Cockroach

Color: Light Brown or Tan
Size: 11 to 14.5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Supella longipalpa

Brown Recluse

Color: Dark Brown to Blackish Gray
Size: 6 to 20mm
Legs: 8
Scientific Name: Loxosceles reclusa
Commonly found in:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

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Citronella Ant

Color: Yellow
Size: 6.4mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Lasius interjectus

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Crazy Ant

Color: Brown & Black
Size: 2.2 to 3mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Paratrechina longicornis

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Dampwood Termite

Color: Light to Dark Brown
Size: 8.5 to 12.7mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Termopsidae

Deer Tick

Color: Orangish Brown
Size: 3.2mm
Legs: 8
Scientific Name: Ixodes scapularis

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Drywood Termite

Color: Pale to Dark Brown
Size: 9.5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Cryptotermes domesticus

Dust Mite

Size: 1/75″
Legs: 8
Scientific Name: Dermatophagoides

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Earwig

Size: 1″
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Dermaptera

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Elongate Mexican Twig Ant

Color: Dark Brown to Orangish Brown
Size: 8 to 10mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Pseudomyrmex gracilis

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Field Ant

Color: Yellow, Red, or Black
Size: 4 to 8mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Formica spp.

Fire Ant

Color: Medium Red
Size: 1.6 to 5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Solenopsis invicta
Commonly found in:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

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Flea

Size: 1/12″ to 1/6″
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Siphonaptera

Formosan Termite

Color: Pale Yellow to Brownish Yellow
Size: 7.9mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Coptotermes formosanus

Ghost Ant

Color: Pale Legs & Abdomen
Size: 1.3 to 1.5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Tapinoma melanocephalum

Grease Ant

Color: Pale Legs & Abdomen
Size: 1.5 to 2.2mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Solenopsis molesta

Harvester Ant

Color: Red
Size: 6.5 to 10mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Pogonomyrmex spp.
Commonly found in:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Leafcutter Ant

Color: Black, Brown, or Medium Red
Size: 2 to 20mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Atta & Acromyrmex spp.
Commonly found in:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

Little Black Ant

Color: Dark Brown or Black
Size: 1.4 to 4mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Monomorium minimum

Merchant Grain Beetle

Color: Dark Brown
Size: 2.5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Oryzaephilus mercator

Moisture Ant

Color: Yellowish Brown to Dark Brown
Size: 4 to 4.5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Lasius spp.

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Odorous Ant

Color: Brown or Black
Size: 2.4 to 3.3mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Tapinoma sessile

Pharaoh Ant

Color: Yellowish Brown
Size: 2mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Monomorium pharaonis

Powderpost Beetle

Color: Reddish Bown to Black
Size: 1.6 to 6.4mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Lyctus carbonarius

Pyramid Ant

Color: Reddish Black
Size: 3.2mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Dorymyrmex spp.

Roger’s Ant

Color: Brownish Yellow
Size: 1.6 to 3.2mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Hypoponera punctatissima

Rover Ant

Color: Pale Yellow to Blackish Brown
Size: 2.5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Brachymyrmex spp.

Subterranean Termite

Color: Pale to Cream
Size: 3.2 to 9.5mm
Legs: 6
Scientific Name: Rhinotermitidae

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