Milkweed Bug

Milkweed Bug Milkweed bugs are Lygaeidae which are part of the family in the Hemiptera with more than 110 species in 4 subfamilies.  Many of the species feed on seeds, although some feed on sap 

Stink Bug

There are many varieties of the stink bug. Most are an olive green and black, although some are brightly colored but all are shield shaped insects. The stink bug gets their name because if you crush them they give off a strong scent. That odor is a chemical defense that they produce in glands on…

Blister Beetle

Blister Beetle One of many beetles in the blister beetle family. The beetle is part of the Meloidae family, they are called blister beetles for a good reason.

Preventing Tick Bites and Embeddings

Preventing Tick Bites and Embeddings After long winters, the first thing I want to do is get out and enjoy the weather and fresh air. Heading through the long grass normally knocks off some unpleasant creepy-crawlies onto my pants. Ticks!