RE: [pestlist] please ID pest

2017-01-19 Thread Pollack, Richard J
Cara, The form of the antennae and other characteristics are reminiscent of some of the silvanids, particularly Uleiota spp. I'd be more confident if I saw the specimen directly. I'd be interested in learning the suggestions of others. -Rich Richard J. Pollack, PhD HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Re: [pestlist] Pest ID Request

2016-10-06 Thread Pollack, Richard J
I'd like to see a close up image of the wing. It seems consistent with a phorid or 'scuttle' fly. If so, it may have emerged from a waste pipe (hopefully not a broken one). It could also have derived from the carcass of an animal. Richard J. Pollack, PhD HARVARD UNIVERSITY Environmental Health,

RE: [pestlist] ? about cockroaches

2016-10-04 Thread Pollack, Richard J
Lisa, Assuming these are American cockroaches, they're likely from the sanitary drains. Check all floor drains to ensure the traps are hydrated. If you're lucky, you just need to have those topped off periodically. Then, check other drains. In some cases, you may need to have the sanitary

Re: [pestlist] ID Help please

2016-11-04 Thread Pollack, Richard J
Cockroach nymph. Sent from my iPhone > On Nov 4, 2016, at 15:47, Jablonski, Megan T CIV NHHC, NUM > wrote: > > Hello everyone, > > I found this insect near the front doors of our building. The body measures > about 3 mm front to back. Does anybody know what I've

RE: [pestlist] pest ID?

2017-03-24 Thread Pollack, Richard J
rom: "Pollack, Richard J" <richard_poll...@harvard.edu> >Sent: Mar 24, 2017 9:29 AM >To: "pestlist@museumpests.net" <pestlist@museumpests.net> >Subject: RE: [pestlist] pest ID? > > >This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. >To post to t

RE: [pestlist] pest ID?

2017-03-24 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- Yes, dermestid larvae and/or cast skins. Are any living? Nailing

Re: [pestlist] Identification please

2017-04-04 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- The first two are adult beetles, most likely bark beetles of the

RE: [pestlist] Identification help

2017-03-09 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- Joel is correct. That's the lesser pine borer. Elegant creature,

Re: [pestlist] small grey insects in historic windowsill

2017-07-05 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- The higher magnification image is of a book louse. Clean the site

RE: [pestlist] ID query

2017-05-10 Thread Pollack, Richard J
;pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net<mailto:pestlist-ow...@museumpests.net>> on behalf of Pollack, Richard J <richard_poll...@harvard.edu<mailto:richard_poll...@harvard.edu>> Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 9:06:10 AM To: pestlist@museumpests.net<mailto:pestlist@museumpests.net

RE: [pestlist] ID query

2017-05-10 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- That’s a thrips. Note, that thrips is the correct singular and

RE: [pestlist] mouse trap bait

2017-05-10 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- Tootsie rolls are a great choice. We do use peanut butter in some

Re: [pestlist] Bed bugs treated with diatomaceous earth

2017-09-08 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- Jessica, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is not a particularly effective

Re: [pestlist] bug ID

2017-11-23 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- These are cimicid bugs. That family contains the bed bugs, bird

Re: [pestlist] FW: Bug

2017-12-29 Thread Pollack, Richard J
This is a message from the Museumpests.net List. To post to this list send it as an email to pestlist@museumpests.net To unsubscribe look at the footer of this email. --- As others have concluded, this is an isopod. Most likely, it