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2017-03-29 Entomology (Study of Bugs) - bug identity:

Dear Ellie - No worries about this - it is the work of a wasp in the family Sphecidae known as a mud dauber. The female wasps construct their 'nests' our of mud, and when they finish the construction,

2017-03-26 Entomology (Study of Bugs) - What is this?:

Dear Rebecca - You needn't worry about this one - it is the detached abdomen of an insect in the order Hymenoptera, either a large ant or a small wasp. See http://tinyurl.com/l3nmecg for an image of an

2017-03-24 Entomology (Study of Bugs) - Bug:

Dear Joyce - You likely do not consider it lucky to be living in a state that is home to at least 70 different species of cockroaches - but at least this one is not a German cockroach! It is in the genus

2017-03-21 Entomology (Study of Bugs) - Identify this bug:

Dear Joyce - They very well could be German cockroaches, but your image i not clear enough for me to be certain. Likewise with the rectangular objects - they might be egg cases (oothecae) of German cockroaches

2017-03-21 Pest Control - bed bugs preferences?:

There are no repellents for bed bugs. Your best option is to check the bed you'll be sleeping in and clean or treat any evidence of bed bugs that you find. There are also "traps" that you can put on the

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