Common Household Insects
Pest identification is the first step in following an Integrated Pest Management, or IPM program. The
pictures and descriptions in this publication should help the homeowner or apartment dweller identify
common insects found in the home. For more complete information about the insects, their potential as
pests, and how to prevent or control them, contact your county Extension office. The phone number
may be found in the Blue Pages of the phone book. In addition, you may call the Penn State Department
of Entomology at (814) 865-1895 or visit the department's web site at http://www.ento.psu.edu/.
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