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Carpet Beetles

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

The Carpet Beetle probably gets its common name from its being a common pest of carpets.  It has also been known as the Buffalo Beetle from being a serious pest of buffalo robes in the 1870s.  The Carpet Beetle is nearly worldwide in distribution, but in the United States it is found more commonly in …

Clothes Moth

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

The Webbing Clothes Moth is most commonly encountered Clothes Moth in the United States.  Its common name comes from the silk webbing produced by the larvae, which characteristically covers over the area upon which the larva is feeding.  This pest is found throughout the United States and the world.

Recognition

Adult Clothes Moths measure about 1/2” from …

Silverfish

Written by g-ecocare Published on July 22nd, 2014

Silverfish is a common name for species of this group because their bodies are covered with silvery scales. Silverfish are found throughout the United States and world.

Recognition

Adult Silverfish can be between 1/2” to 3/4”, are teardrop shaped tapering from head to tail, greyish to silver in color covered in scales and wingless.

Damage

Feeding marks from Silverfish …

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