Common Household Pests

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What are the most common pests?

The most frequent common household pests and insects that a pest control operator or exterminator treat for are cockroaches, ants, fleas, spiders, termites, and bed bugs. Wasps and bees are another commonly treated nuisance. Other common animal pests are mice and rats.

Cockroaches: Cockroaches live in moist areas such as sewers and crevices. They feed on plant material and are capable of spreading germs, causing allergies, and reproducing rapidly.

Ants: One ant can invade your home and leave a scent that invites in an entire colony. The only way to completely resolve the problem is to find and remove the queen.

Fleas & Ticks: Fleas are reddish-brown insects that feed on human blood through small bites on the skin. Their legs allow them to jump from the floor up to your calves. One adult flea can lay up to 60 eggs every day!

Spiders: Spiders produce venom that is poisonous to their prey. While most spiders are not dangerous to humans, they can create unsightly webs that trap and attract other pests.

Termites: Termites can live subterranean colonies or in mud tubes on walls. They can cause considerable and expensive damage to your home or place of business.

Bed Bugs: Bed bugs are flat, reddish-brown insects that feed on human blood. Often found in mattresses and furniture, their bites can leave itchy welts on the skin and cause severe itching.

Wasps & Hornets: Wasps and hornets typically have black and yellow smooth bodies. Both will aggressively defend their nests with a painful sting. Unlike many other common household pests, they can will more so disrupt outdoor activities.