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Cockroaches

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

Cockroaches are among the most important pests of households and commercial establishments.  Not only is their presence a nuisance but they are known to carry many common diseases as well as causing allergic reactions in many people.  There are 4000 species of Cockroaches worldwide, about 70 occur in the United States but only a few …

Drugstore Beetle

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

The Drugstore Beetle got its common name because of its being a serious pest of stored herbs used as medicine in early apothecaries or drug stores. Its distribution is worldwide.

Recognition

Adult Drugstore Beetles are about 1/16” to 1/8” long, oval, and light brown to reddish brown in color, with fine hairs arranged in lines down the …

Indianmeal Moths

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

The Indianmeal Moth got its common name due to being found feeding on cornmeal.  It is probably the most important and most commonly encountered Stored Product Pest found in the home and in grocery stores in the United States.  Of Old World origin, it is now found worldwide.

Recognition

Adult Indianmeal Moths are about 3/4” wide from …

Mediterranean Flour Moths

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

The Mediterranean Flour Moth owes its common name to the belief that it originated in the Mediterranean region, although it is now found worldwide.

Recognition

Adult Mediterranean Flour Moths are about 1” wide from wing tip to wing tip, wings are pale gray with black zigzag lines.  Mature larvae are about 3/4” long, usually pinkish white in …

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