The Snowy Tree Cricket is also known as the “thermometer cricket”. They get the name because their sound is easily countable and a reliable temperature indicator during summer months. Snowy tree crickets are more slender and elongated compared to field crickets.They are most active in late summer months and early fall (July to October). The females lay eggs in the bark or stems of fruit and ornamental trees, with apple, peach, and especially cherry. Hopefully you wont find them in your pie...
The Field Cricket. Most people identify this cricket as the "Dark Cricket". They are usually dark brown or black in color. Field crickets are active from June to September. The females prefer to lay eggs in moist soil. Unlike other crickets, field crickets cannot live or reproduce indoors... thank goodness!
Centipedes are not classified as insects but belong to a separate class of arthropods called Chilopoda. They have anywhere from 15 to 300 pairs of legs. Like spiders, centipedes have venom glands that are connected to the first set of legs rather than the fangs. Their bite is compared to the sting of a wasp or yellow jacket.
They normally live outdoors and have the same habitat as sowbugs and millipedes. They can run rappidly and can squeeze into tiny crack and crevices for dwelling. Centipedes feast on insects and other organisms and are considered to be a beneficial pest. They are not know to damage plants or household furnishings. They
During the winter months Millipedes will take shelter under rocks, debris and equipment. The hibernation is to protect its self from the extreme cold temperatures. They need this rest because in the springtime they will deposit up to 300 eggs that they will bury in the soil. They feed on tomatoes, dropped fruit from trees, strawberries, corn and peas.
Because of the high moisture requirement for this insect to say alive, they are often found in dark moist plac. Areas that are most commonly found are under:
This ugly insect is both an omnivore and herbivore that feeds on insects, fungi, plants, and other leafy things in your garden. They damage your plants, fruit, vegetables, and other ornamental objects. Earwigs are active at night an usually seek nesting in the daytime. Good news: these insects prey on other pests such as centipedes, aphids, maggots, and mites.
According to the Utah State University Extension and Utah Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, the most effective products against earwigs are pyrethrins and synthetic pyrethrioids such as Demand CS and Demand G water active granules. These are the primary product of Tanner Pest Control.