A: I believe it is probably filter/moth/drain flies. This fly belongs to the family of flies generally called moth flies, because their scale-covered wings resemble those of a moth. They are very tiny – about 1/16 to 1/18… Read More
Category: Pests & Disease
Q: With all the rain we have been having my wife is upset at the number of insects showing up in the house. She especially hates the earwigs. We have been smashing them, but that is very unpleasant…. Read More
A: The webbing is caused by the eastern tent caterpillar, Malacosoma americanum. Although this caterpillar is a pest native to North America it is not dangerous. Populations fluctuate from year to year, with outbreaks occurring every several years…. Read More
A: Your caterpillar is called a puss moth caterpillar. The southern flannel moth, Megalopyge opercularis is an attractive small moth best known because of its larva, the puss caterpillar. The genus name Megalopyge are derived from the Greek… Read More
Q: What is the name of the insect and what does it do? It looks like it has a long stinger at the end of the abdomen. A: I believe the insect you brought in to the office… Read More
Q: I live in the historic district of Fernandina Beach and my pine floors have holes in them. What is causing this?
Q: I live in the historic district of Fernandina Beach and my pine floors have holes in them. I believe the holes were caused by powder post beetles; could you give me some information regarding these beetles? A:… Read More
Q: I have an insect on my cleomes and they are eating it up. What is this insect? A: I am so glad you brought this specimen in for me to see. What was equally exciting was to… Read More
A: This beetle was so small it required a microscope to identify. The antennae are the most distinguishing characteristic and once I could see them, the insect was easy to label. It is the cigarette beetle. The cigarette… Read More
Q I just moved here from New Hampshire and I brought my wool carpets with me. I now have tiny beetles all over my house.What kind of insect is this?
Q: I just moved here from New Hampshire and I brought my wool carpets with me. I now have tiny beetles all over my house and I suspect most of them came from this carpet. I never had… Read More
Q: I was visiting my sister-in-law in Ponte Vedra a couple of days ago and she showed me a rose bush with damaged leaves. The leaves were systematically bitten on the outside edge and each bite was about half… Read More