Homeowners who are interested in pest management within and around their homes must first determine the type of pest that they are dealing with. In many cases, the pest insect or other arthropod will be small and difficult to see. I therefore recommend the purchase of a binocular magnifier, preferably one that will be able to create a digital image. This image can be magnified and compared with pest images on the internet and in most cases provide information on potential damage and control options. Most of these “little guys” will be beetles, flies, springtails, and spiders.