Mississippi is no exception when it comes to being "invaded" by such minute creatures. Those at Mississippi State University (MSU) help us learn more about such insects and also how to deal with them.
"Insects such as Asian lady beetles and other occasional invaders, are just nuisances, but they can be quite bothersome when they occur in high numbers.
Pests such as cockroaches and houseflies simply want to live with us and feed on our leftovers, but we do not appreciate their company, and they can cause serious health problems."
"The sawtoothed grain beetles and other stored product pests eat our food before we can. Spiders build unsightly webs in our homes, and some, such as brown recluses and black widows, are venomous.
Termites and other structural pests damage our homes. Pests such as clothes moths and carpet beetles damage our clothes, and some insect pests, like fleas and bed bugs, eat us."
One can go to Control Household Insect Pests for information on the identification, management, and control of cockroaches, clothes moths, flour beetles, spiders, and many other household insects.
"This publication also contains information on non-insecticidal methods of managing household insects and information on how to buy and apply insecticides inside the home." - MSU
Animal owners, especially, need to be aware of what insecticides to use or not to use when it comes to the safety of their pets.
Enjoy video clip on the ten strongest insects.