Wondering what that critter is that’s been crawling around your bathroom floor? Check out our handy Pest ID guide.

How to Recognize Termite Trails

A tell-tale sign of termites.

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Argentine Ants

Argentine ants can develop enormous populations, with large colonies comprised of many nests containing hundreds of queens.

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Assassin Bug

Many species of assassin bugs stalk garden pests.

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Brown Recluse Spider

Brown recluse spiders typically live outdoors under rocks, logs, woodpiles and debris.

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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are highly adaptable and capable of establishing nests in diverse environments.

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Cockroach

There are more than 4,000 species of cockroaches worldwide, including the most common species, the German cockroach.

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Earwigs

There are 20 different species of earwigs in the U.S.

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Fleas

Fleas have been on the plant for about 100 million years.

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Garden Orb Weaver

These spiders can bite, but do you good in the garden.

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Green Lynx Spider

Is this big green spider friend or foe?

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Green Orb Weaver Spider

This beautiful green spider stays busy in the garden.

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Harlequin Cabbage Bug

This bug is beautiful, but it can do a lot of damage!

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House Fly

House flies taste your food with their feet!

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House Spider

While not a threat to people, these spiders can build a lot of webs around your home.

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Jumping Spider

Unlike web-building spiders, who wait for prey to come to them, jumping spiders spiders hunt down and attack their prey.

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June Bug, Beetle

While many beetles are referred to as "June bugs", this is the most common species in Texas.

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Katydid

Keep an eye out for these long-legged critters in the garden.

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Lacewing Larvae

Seen these mean looking critters in your garden? Don't squish them!

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Ladybug, Ladybird

Not technically a "bug", this beneficial is really a "beetle"

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Odorous House Ants

Odorous house ants are highly adaptable and capable of establishing nests in diverse environments.

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Pantry Moth

Lock up your flour before these critters invade!

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Pharaoh Ants

Pharaoh ants form large colonies consisting of many nests.

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Rough Earth Snake

Harmless to you, but a great garden predator

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Silverfish

Watch out for your wallpaper with these pests around!

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Stink Bugs

Stink bugs will move into your home looking for winter protection.

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Termite Queens

Here are two termite queens surrounded by their young.

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Termites

Subterranean termites are the most destructive insect pests of wood in the United States.

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WHAT is that? It’s an Ensign Wasp

Don't be fooled by the intimidating look of this critter...it can be a big help in the garden!

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White Lined Sphinx Moth

Sometimes the creepiest caterpillars turn into your most beautiful garden visitors.

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Zipper Spider

Do you need to fear this intimidating spider?

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