The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has announced the top ten finalists in its third annual Pest Photo Contest, a national online competition that challenged photographers to submit images of common insects, rodents and small wildlife seen around the house or yard.
To enter, photographers had to submit their favorite pest photos to the 2013 Pest Photo Contest group on Flickr. All entries were judged on criteria including originality and creativity, adherence to creative assignment and overall appeal.
Check out the ten finalists, listed in no particular order. We will be announcing the grand prize winner in November!
Red Velvet Ant by Daniel D. Dye
Spitting Spider by Daniel D. Dye
Spider by marilynmhelms
Jumping Spider by Photag5354
Honeybee by Photag5354
American Dog Tick by Photag5354
Ladybug by myflorabelles
Paper Wasp by StephenG
Fly by trent.heard
Leaf-footed Bug by Tdupuy