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Pests - Identification

How to Identify a Cockroach

Many people don't know that there are actually four kinds of indoor cockroaches that are categorized as pests. Treating the problem will be much easier if you know what kind of cockroach you are dealing with. Read more »

Identifying Types of Cockroaches

You can also use this guide to help determine which type of cockroach has become an unwelcome house guest. Read more »

Oriental Cockroach

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Oriental cockroaches are a difficult to elminate species. They are called "waterbugs" because they hide in moist places. Read more »

German Cockroach

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These are small roaches with stripes down their backs. German roaches commonly infest restaurants, hotels and other institutional-type buildings. Read more »

Rat

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Rats & Mice

Rats are identifiable by their large ears and long, naked tail. Read more »

Lyme Disease Association - Tick Photo Gallery

Includes ticks, vectors, and the diseases they transmit. Read more »

Tick on Skin

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Ticks are parasites. They live on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians. They carry various blood-borne diseases. Read more »

UC Riverside - Department of Entomology

Resource for anyone looking for information about insects. Read more »

Common Spiders Found Around Homes and Buildings

Good article with introductory information about common spiders. Written for Kentucky, but relevant in New York as well. Read more »

Silverfish

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Silverfish are named for their metallic appearance. They do damage to cloth and paper. Read more »

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