8 Reasons Why PestPro Is The Tool For Insect Identification

Insect identification may seem to be just for the naturalist, but it’s simply not so. For the young mother who sees a spider climbing her wall, or the gardenist who sees an insect munching on a beetle. They must know what that insect is and what to do about it. Besides kill it.

The farmer who has invested thousands, if not millions into his crop. He too should know more about those who pose a threat to his success, and many times he does. But can one know enough about the growing world of the arthropods?


That’s why we built Pestpro. So let’s go ahead and discuss:

8 Reasons Why PestPro Is The Tool For Insect Identification

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1. It will save the lives of many bugs.

When most see a bug, it’s not to take a picture, but instead destroy the insects life. With no more opportunity of living, the bug dies in vain. We don’t think insects and humans must live in the same home, but destroying the bug isn’t always the answer either.

But then you have those WHO DO (besides the naturalist) who take pictures of bugs for whatever reason. They’re on the edge of killing the bug. They’re not really sure what to do with the bug and are simply curious.

So when they upload the image to our site, it gives us opportunity to talk about the bug and what they’re capable of doing (good and bad).

2. It brings education to those who are curious.

Many will find insects more enjoyable to study as they find their answers quickly with our tool. We feel like education is great for the user and that hopefully one day, they’ll become a “Pestpro”.

By the way, Pestpro doesn’t signify that all bugs are pest, but instead it means we know the difference. Not all entomologist know the difference. They simply know only the identification.

Our team consist of individual who have hand-on experience with the bug world. They would never agree to identifying the flea or a bed-bug as a harmless insect. That’s where some entomologist disagree.

Many are bias and don’t consider the human in every situation. We want all insects to live also, but we must consider the human in all situations. We must considering the following factors when identifying a bug:

  1. Plants
  2. Pets
  3. Home

That’s why we offer the “transfer option”. With this, we recommend the insect to be transferred outside so that it can live. If the user is not comfortable, we recommend they find someone who is.

If the user finds a bug that is simply destructive such as a bed bug, we recommend extermination in which IPM is in practice.

3. Built for the modern generation.

We made sure our site was built for all devices. Not like many other resources out there. We want the younger generation involved and to find what we do exciting. That’s why we made sure our site was compatible with all devices.

4. Well balanced and not just for the naturalist.

Like mentioned above, we’re not biased when it comes to insect identification. If it hurts a human, we will say it. We will get heat from this, but we can’t risk someone getting hurt.

We’re more balanced when it comes to our answers on how to handle each bug. Most bugs are harmless to humans, but may not be to the pet, the plant or your home. So to say a bug is harmless, you must ask; In what way? We answer all those questions to the best of our ability.

5. Great for the garden.

Did you know some insects will defend your garden from the “bad” insects? By planting insectary plants such as the Cornflowers, Alyssums, Fennels, and Borages you’ll attract the insects who will feed on the bad insects.

Insects such as the Lady Bug, Praying Mantis, and Ground Beetle will be attracted. These guys will fight for your garden without the use of chemical.

To help verify what pest you have in your garden, you can use Pestpro. Most of the time we let you know if they’re a garden pest.

6. Faster than any other resource.

If you’re bug isn’t blurry we can identify pretty quickly. As we grow, this only gets better and quicker. Not like other resources that take days or even weeks. That’s if they identify for you.

We appreciate the resources, don’t get us wrong, we just got to consider the “Google Generation” who wants technology updated for things like this. If it means saving a bug, human, pet or plant, it’s worth investing into.

7. More accurate than most resources.

Our identifiers are selected among the top in their category. With degrees and a background of high accuracy in insect identification, our team is among the most accurate out there. As time goes on though, we plan to increase accuracy also. Not just to family, but genus, and possibly species.

8. Safety of your family is #1 on our minds when answering your question.

As mentioned before, our number one task is to increase health among mankind. To bring security to the family. Answers do just that, and that’s why we go another day in serving you with insect identification. They (bugs) surround us every day and they bring many questions. That’s why we’re here though, and that’s to show we care.











The Top 3 Ways To Get Insect or Spider Identification

So we’re always looking for ways to stay on top of insect identification. Definitely if you’re a gardener, a mom with kids, or a curious camper. And with millions of bugs, that’s not easy. Until now.

While many go old school and use the bug book and guides, which is still good to do. There are resources online also that help us with the process. Including apps also, but most of those cost. So that’s why we conducted a list that’s free to use.

Let’s go ahead and list those.

The Top 3 Ways To Get Insect or Spider Identification

1. Use Pestpro the website

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Pestpro is the newest but yet the quickest way to receive an insect identification. You simply upload an image to the site and wait for an ID from a highly qualified identifier. These guys have degrees in Entomology with years of experience (some have 20+ years plus). It’s got to be the easiest way out there. But don’t get us wrong, there is other great ways also.

2. Use Bugguide

Bugguide is the largest database out there with all the images. Not as quick as Pestpro for an identification, but the information is there, almost everything you would need to know.

It’s very accurate though and you’ll find millions of images. It was launched in 2003 and they have uploaded lots of good information there. It’s considered the largest bug library out there.

3. Use Facebook Or Reddit Groups

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These groups do well when it comes to engagement and socializing with people who have passed experience with your bug. Most times you’ll get your bug identified also. Coolest things about these groups is the experience these guys have with the insect itself and how they approached it. The likes and pluses help you determine the best answer. Here’s also another Facebook you may want to use also: Bug Identification Group and Spider Enthusiast and Spider, Bugs & Bites In The USA. These places are accurate also as more engagement get’s involved because pros usually hang around to get make sure of accuracy.

If you’re worried about language I hardly ever, if any, see anything like in these places. Which is good. I use a filter also to help with that on Chrome which helps filter words (just in case you need that:)

Note: The biggest thing you can do to help your accuracy of image, and the speed of it all, is to have location. Make sure your image is not blurry and that it has all major parts within image such as:

1. Head

2. Abdomen

3. Wings

4. Antennas

Hope this help with your identification quest and that you find all your questions answered soon with one of these websites!


8 Reasons Why Pestpro Is Best For Insect Identification

Based on stats we have seen alarming numbers showing that insect identification is needed. With more resource than ever, you’d think the internet wouldn’t ask for such high demand in insect identification.

With Google and bug guides, you’d think that people would be pretty happy. With all the books out there also. But the curiosity and desire for insect identification has increased dramatically.


Groups have grown to thousands of people who are simply looking for the ID of a bug.

That’s why we have created Pestpro.

What started as an app has grown into a website in which has taken months to create. We have finally built something that we believe will help you with insect and arachnid identification.

8 reasons we’re the best place to go for insect identification:

1. No other like it. It’s the only place you go for a insect identification that isn’t complicated.

2. It’s quick. As time goes on our identifications will roll out quicker and quicker. We’re still working on improving the system even more. But once we have that complete we plan on crunching down on time it takes to ID a bug.

3. It’s so easy. You simply login with a social media login button. And then upload image! You then will get an email once identified.

4. It’s free. Enough said.

5. It’s accurate. Our site not only identifies, but it also draws the top identifiers in the world! Not just anyone anyone can join to identify. We first search for these people and analyze the accuracy of their identifications. Then we choose those that have proven themselves to be reliable and accurate.

6.  It’s educational. Not only can you get great identifications, but you can learn about the world of insects. You can view our gallery of bugs and what exactly they are. You can see what people are finding in their houses and what to do about each bug. (The gallery feature is being released in just a few days from August 1st.)

7. It’s the only site to take on this challenge. People have said there was no way to do what we’re doing. How could we take on everyone’s bug questions? Simple. One at a time. And as we find more people like us that will become more and more easier. We have turned into a game and available on every device hoping this brings fun and enjoyment to those who help us.

8. It could save your life, or a bugs life. Many bugs have been killed simply because it was misidentified. We want to save bug lives if possible. Bugs shouldn’t be killed for just being killed.

But also we want to protect your life. Most bugs are harmless, but some can be painful. And we want to keep that from happening.

We hope you enjoy Pestpro and that it brings peace of mind. Our goal is to help millions find the answer to their questions. It won’t be easy, but helping people is what we do. Some of us have been studying bugs for decades and now want to help you learn about them as well.