Are most feared because they defend themselves with a painful, venomous sting. The social wasps are more serious problem because their nests contain hundreds of individuals that may become aggressive when disturbed.
Several ticks attack dogs and feed on the dog's blood. Ticks are not insects, and are related to spiders, and can transmit lyme disease. The American dog tick attacks a variety of hosts, including humans.
There are more 2000 termite species in the world,and termites are considered pests when they feed on wooden structures. Termites are found in every state except Alaska. The most common type of termites in florida are subterranean termites.
All spiders are predators that depend mostly on live insects for food. some spiders are capable of inflicting painful venomous bites, and are pests primarily because they leave unattractive webs.
Silverfish live long lives, taking up to two years to reach maturity, and then living for several years as adults. Most silverfish are silver, and are some of the most primitive insects.
Rats and mice can rapidly build up their population and then contaminate large quantities of stored food. Rodents may chew on electrical wiring and cause serious fire hazards.
Can contaminate food, destroy fabric and paper products, and leave stains and odors. American cockroachs may transmit bacteria responsible for food poisoning. German cockroachs may spread typhoid, dysentery and leprosy.
Are blood feeding pests and their bites usually result in red, swollen areas called wheals, which itch and may last for days. Some people have allergic reactions to bites and become ill after being bitten.
Adults fleas feed on liquid blood, and some fleas can transmit serious diseases. The flea bite causes severe itching. The most common flea in the world is the cat flea.
Are fast-moving insects, and have a pair of pincer like appendages at their tip. The name earwig is derived from an old myth that they enter people's ears.