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Home Pests Guides

- Single-topic articles about pests -

Summary: Use the links below to find information about common and important insects, mites and spiders found around the home and garden.

Jack DeAngelis, PhD
OSU Ext. Entomologist (ret.)

Our Home Pest Guides are single-topic articles about insects and related arthropods in homes and gardens. Each one contains identification, life cycle and, control options. Most articles include color photos or drawings of the important pest stages as well. Use the Pest Guides Menu below to find the information you need.

DIY Pest Control

Many pest control around the home can now be dealt with by homeowners with simple tools and a little help from 'Bugs. Some situations, however, that are either too complicated, hazardous, or require specialized equipment should be left to a pest control professional. If you are unsure, see the Do It Yourself Pest Control article first.

Pest Guides Menu

  • Complete Index - a list of all current pest control guides, arranged by pest group

  • Structural Pests - carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, termites, home inspections

  • Biting and Stinging Pests - wasps, lice, fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, bed bugs, spiders, mites, and many others

  • Garden and Landscape Pests - turf pests, garden pests, aphids, spider mites, slugs and snails, and many others

  • Household Pests - nuisance ants, boxelder bugs, flies, cockroaches, meal moths, and many others

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Mission: To provide accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information for solving common insect and mite problems around your home, business and landscape using least-toxic methods.

Jack DeAngelis, Ph.D.

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