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Insect or Not? “Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.”

Hopefully you enjoyed my tribute to the 90’s. One of the “Things that make you go hmmmm” I think are common misnomers that not-to-careful pest technicians utilize. This is probably a good reason why you may want to either learn about taxonomy, or use the vague word “pests” when referring to the “all too easily mistaken for insects” category. These are the top “non-insects” labeled insects: Spiders: Not an Insect…Arachnid. Pill bug: Not an Insect…Crustacean/(Malacostraca)…more closely related to shrimp or crayfish. Millipede: Not an Insect…diplopod of diplopoda. Centipede: Not an Insect…Chilopod of Chilopoda. Hopefully this will help you impress a customer next time she tells you that she was gardening… Read More