Box Elder Bug

Box Elder bug measure around 1/2 inch long and are a brownish black with three red stripes on the thorax with red veins in the wings. They typically my great indoors where it's warm to hibernate overwinter. They preferred to eat leaves, Twix, and seeds of Boxelder trees.


Centipedes measure 1/8 to 6 inches long and have a flattened body that can have 15 to 177 body segments with a pair of legs each! They are a yellowish-gray color with three stripes running down its back and have very long white legs. They prefer moist environments like basements, moist closets, and bathrooms.


Earwigs can be 1/4 to 1 inch long and flattened body. They are a dark brown with a red head, and have yellowish brown legs. Their biggest characteristic is the pincher like appendages at the end of the abdomen. They usually live outdoors feeding on plant material. 


Cricket range from 1/2 to 1 1/8 inch long, have a stout body with large hind legs used for jumping, and antennas that are usually longer than their bodies. Crickets move indoors to escape the cold weather, they can damage clothing and other fabrics once inside by eating large holes.


Millipedes range from 5/8 to 4 inches long and vary in color from brown, black, orange, or red. They are a long, worm-like creature with a pair of legs for each segment. Most species produce a foul smelling odor that can be toxic to small insects and small animals and can cause blisters on human skin. Millipedes can invade structures after heavy rains when standing water pushes them out of their normal habitat around the home.


Springtails are very small measuring only 1/32 to 1/8 inch long. They are a white, light color with a forked appendage that can be bent under the body to "spring" forward. They can be found living in and around landscaping but, may invade homes when their natural habitat becomes dried out and they are in search of moisture.