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So what is a raccoon cocoon, well it’s a crocheted and embroidered raccoon cocoon onesie for infants but….

Now if you are still reading let’s chat about regular old cocoons, most people probably think they know what a cocoon is, but they are actually more complex than appears.

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An insects cocoon is different than an insect casing. Both cocoons and casings house a full metamorphosis with four complete life stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. This is when the insect’s appearance and behavior occur, and when they are at their most vulnerable to predators and other hazards.

Cocoons have a slightly different appearance and composition then casings, all cocoons are made of silk. Insect casing are a protective shell not made of silk.  Some common insects that create cocoons include: fleas, moths, butterflies, caddisflies and parasitic wasps.

The only likely visible cocoon that you may see in your house is the clothes moth (very destructive as they seek out expensive clothing – so say many of my clients), which feed on a variety of household items like wool, yarn, upholstery, carpets, clothing and paper.

Go Green Pest Control owner Randy Bilesky is a long-time South Delta resident. Trained and certified, Bilesky has first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owners encounter.

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