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.

Stinging Insects

Carpenter bees are a large solitary species of bee. Which means they won’t found in large swarms bees buzzing around your property. They are often mistaken for bumble bees but instead of being “fuzzy” all over they have abdomens that are black and shiny. They are yellow and black in color and often lack stripes. Adults range in size from ¼ to 1 inch in length.

Bald-face hornets are black, except for an off-white color pattern found on the face, at the end of the abdomen and the thorax. They have a thin, long wasp-like body, and the worker hornets grow between 1/2” to 5/8” long. The Queens are much larger and grow to be about 3/4” long. These stinging insects create paper-like nests, normally found 3’ or higher up off of the ground.