Originally found in East Asia, stink bugs were not even reported in the United States until the late 1990’s! They get their name from an unpleasant odor released when you crush them or when they are protecting their homes.
Color: Brown, gray or dark green
Common Name: Stink bug
Species: Halymorpha halys
The Norway rat is also called a "sewer rat". Norway rats tend to be larger and more aggressive to animals, humans and each other than Roof rats.
Size: 10" to 12" long
Common Name: Norway Rat
Species: Rattus norvegicus
The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. A female house mouse can give birth to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. That’s 150 babies a year!
Color: Light brown to black
Common Name: House mouse
Species: Musculus Domesticus
There are about 3,000 species of spiders roaming around North America, but only two in the southern and western United States can cause serious harm when accidentally disturbed — the black widow and brown recluse.
Brown recluse spiders get their name because of their tendency to hide in corners. They are identified by the dark brown violin shaped markings on their back. Native to Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Mississippi, they are nocturnal pests.
Color: Light to dark brown, with a dark brown violin shaped marking on their back.
Common Name: Brown recluse spider
Species: Loxosceles reclusa
The American cockroach is the largest cockroach found in houses. Despite its name, the American cockroach is not native to North America, but was likely introduced via ships from Africa in the 1600s.
Females can hatch up to 150 offspring per year. Cockroaches don’t get their wings until the become adults.
Color: Reddish-brown, with a yellowish figure 8 pattern on the back of the head
Common Name: American cockroach
Species: Periplaneta americana