boxelder bug (5944 bytes) The Insects of January / February


Fungus gnats - Adults are commonly observed around windows and the soil of potted plants where the young stages develop.

Carpet beetles - Adults may emerge and be found around natural fabrics or as grain pests in the pantry.

Boxelder bugs and Cluster flies - Overwintered adults become active in and around homes.

Winged termites - Winged reproductive stages often begin to emerge and swarm.

Firewood insects - Bark beetles and wood borers emerge from stored wood in homes.

Ants - Field ants forage in homes for sweet foods.

Information provided courtesty of Whitney Cranshaw, Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University.

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