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When you see a bug in your home, it’s not always easy to tell what kind it is. If you don’t know what you’re dealing with, you might end up having more around if it’s a pest insect. Use the following information to help determine what type of bug you found in your home, so you can determine if you need professional Carlsbad pest control services.


One of the easiest ways to tell what kind of bug you’re dealing with is by counting how many legs it has. If it has eight legs, it’s a spider. Six legs means you have an insect, while many legs means you have a centipede or a similar bug.


Does the insect you see have wings? Keep in mind that you might not realize certain insects have wings and can glide or fly, such as some cockroaches, ants and termites.

Color and Markings

What color is the bug you see? Checking its color and whether or not it has any noticeable markings can help you determine what kind it is. For example, black widow spiders have a bright red hourglass shape on their body.


The shape of the insect you see can also help you figure out what it is. For example, stink bugs have a shield shaped body.

If you’re having trouble identifying which insect you have in your home, contact Action Pest and Weed Management. We provide reliable Carlsbad pest control services to eliminate many types of insects.