Whiteflies are about 1/10 to 1/16 inch long and resemble tiny moths. Their wings are covered with a white powdery wax. Females can lay between 200-400 eggs. They are found on the undersides of plant leaves and are active during the day.
Spider mites are small (1/32 inch or less) and often difficult to see with the naked eye. Their colors range from red and brown to green and yellow. Most spider mites produce webbing, especially when they occur in high populations.
Scale can be white and cottony masses; brown, crusty bumps; thick, white, waxy bumps; or clusters of flattened yellow scaly masses. As they feed, leaves turn yellow and may drop. A shiny or sticky material may also cover the leaves and stems.
Sod webworms are the larvae of lawn moths. They live in the root level of your lawn and munch up the grass leaves. At root level, you'll see small white tubes made of silky web. At dusk, you might even see the worms themselves.
Adult chinch bugs are about one-fifth of an inch long and black with white wings folded over their backs. Chinch bugs feed on many kinds of lawn grasses, but St. Augustine grass and zoysia grass are favorites.
Carpenter ants are wood destroying insects that provide a significant service in nature, but are destructive in residential settings. Most adult carpenter ants are black or reddish black and 1/4 - 1/2 inch long.
Millipedes are related to centipedes. They are also called the thousand-legged worm. Each segment of their body has two pairs of legs whereas centipedes have 1 pair of legs per segment. They prefer to hideout in damp, dark places.
Scorpions are arachnids that are common in the Southern and Southwestern U.S. They have long slender bodies and a 5-segmented tail tipped with a stinger that can be arched over their back. They are active at night and hide during the day.
Black widows are found in the Southern and Western U.S. They will only bite when disturbed. Females are shiny black with the distinctive red hourglass. They are solitary spiders that prefer dark, secluded areas.
Brown recluse spiders are usually shy and non-aggressive. They have a violin-shaped mark their backs and are covered in fine hairs making them appear velvety. They prefer to live in dark, sheltered places and build webs near the ground.
Houseflies a medium-sized flies that are gray with 4 black stripes running down their mid-back. They feed on variety of things including human and animal food, carcasses, garbage, and excrement. They are also a major carrier of disease-causing pathogens.