Library of Pests

Oklahoma Bugs & Pest Library

See a pest on on your property that you can't identify? Our bug and pest library identifies many of Oklahoma's native creatures that are bugging you.

Occasional Invaders

Silverfish get their name from the the way they move, like a fast-fish. They are a nuisance pest, and adult silverfish have a teardrop shaped body, brown in color and covered with silver gray scales. Silverfish grow to about 3/4” in length, wingless, and have a extra long pair of antennae and 3 long appendages that protrude from the back of their body.

Bark scorpions are a nocturnal, venomous species of scorpion that are found in the Southwestern U.S. They range in length from 7cm-3 inches, are light brown to brownish-yellow in color, and have dark lengthwise bands on their body. Bark scorpions have a slender tail with distinctive elongated, thin pincher.

The most common species of cricket found in Oklahoma are the House Cricket. These noisy pests can grow in size from 3/4” and 7/8” in length, are yellowish brown with three bands going across the top of their head.

Oklahoma Rodents

Mice are a uninvited pest who make there homes in yours, partake in most every meal and contaminate spaces with feces and urine. House mice are the most common of rodents to invade homes and businesses and range in size from 2 1/2” long (does not include the tail), and are gray or a light cream-colored underside. Mice have large ears, tiny black beaded eyes with tails that are long, thin and covered with fine hair.

A mole is a ground-dwelling animals and a species of insectivore that lives underneath your yard and property. Like you, they love fruit and vegetable gardens, lush landscapes. But these unwanted invisible guests can be a little nightmare for you causing significant damages to residential or commercial lawns and landscaping.