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Insect identification helpful for bug control

Camille Landry posted this on Aug 3, 2016

If you’ve been battling a sudden insect invasion, you may not be particularly interested in getting a good look at the pest that’s bugging you. But sometimes this can be helpful in order to solve the problem effectively.

As noted on this blog, an entomologist or others who work in the insect field often find themselves approached to identify some unusual (or perhaps not so unusual) insect that is plaguing some unfortunate person’s home or garden. In the example noted on the blog, the Penn State entomologist was able to identify that particular pest as a citronella ant—not a termite, as the homeowner had initially suspected. Although a nuisance, these pests weren’t really harmful, especially since they had only located outside near the garage.

In other situations, though, it might be necessary to take action when a bothersome pest (more likely, many of them) invade your space. In that case, it can be helpful to know exactly which kind of insect you are dealing with, so you can choose the bug control option that would work best.

If you don’t happen to know of a local bug expert, there are several other resources to help you identify the pest that is targeting your property. Here at ePestSolutions, we have images of several of the most common types of pests, so you can browse those to see if any look familiar. You can also check entomology sites for pictures and descriptions of a wide variety of insects.

Once you have a pretty good idea of the type of pest, you can then search for a product designed to get rid of those particular pests. You can use the search tool on the ePestSolutions site to match up the right product for your problem.

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