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Insect Identification 

6 Easy Steps to Insect Identification


  1. Make note of certain characteristics of the pest, including shape, size, color, number of legs, and whether it has wings and/or antennae.

  2. ​​​​​Click on the category that best resembles the pest characteristics you noted in step 1.

  3. Compare the pest characteristics to the thumbnail images of the various species. Then, click on the species that most closely resembles the pest.

  4. Read about the pest characteristics, habits, habitats, threats, signs of an infestation, and prevention and control measures. The additional pest photos in the pest identification guides can serve as another method of bug identification.

  5. ​​​​​​​If you think you properly identified the pest species, contact  Bug Off to discuss eradication methods before trying to do it yourself. Some pest problems are better left to professional treatment.

  6. ​​​​​​​If you are still unsure of the pest in question, consider visiting some other bug identification guides in the same pest category. A Bug Off professional can also assist in identification. We will send out a technician who is equipped with the tools and resources to properly identify the pest.


Bring your insect to the main office for identification!
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