indoor pests http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/230/all en Sink Bugs, Bathtub Bugs, Eyelash Bugs, or House Centipedes? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/sink-bugs-bathtub-bugs-eyelash-bugs-or-house-centipedes <p>Ever seen a weird&nbsp;creature stranded in your bathtub, that could easily be mistaken for a discarded fake eyelash? Two of my friends, Matt and Kristi, have (p.s. they&#39;re Museum members too). In fact, they often&nbsp;find them in their bathroom. However, this&nbsp;week they had an unusual sighting. Matt was sleepily making breakfast and pulled out a package of oatmeal<span>&ndash;</span>lo and behold an eyelash bug darted out&nbsp;from the cupboard! Seriously, these bugs are FAST, so it&#39;s not surprising that it startled him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/sink-bugs-bathtub-bugs-eyelash-bugs-or-house-centipedes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/sink-bugs-bathtub-bugs-eyelash-bugs-or-house-centipedes#comments bathtub bug centipede dermesitd beetle eyelash bug house centipede indoor fauna indoor pests Scutigera coleoptrata sink bug Blog Sat, 27 Apr 2013 05:53:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 728 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Who are Those Ants in Our Homes and Gardens? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens <p>Lots of people in the L.A. area have been complaining about the heat. Over the last week, cities in our region have been experiencing temperatures well into the 90s. On Monday, Woodland Hills reached 108 degrees!Whenever the temperature rises like this, I start to notice ants indoors. Only this morning during our Nature Lab meeting, I found a trail of ants leading to the sink, and another leading to the snack shelf.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens#comments ant tending ants Argentine Ants horned lizards indoor pests Linepthema humile pests Blog Sat, 11 Aug 2012 07:02:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 684 at http://www.nhm.org/nature