5 Most Common Household Pests

cockroachNo one wants pests in their home, but the unfortunate reality is that it is something most people have to deal with at some point in their lives. Learning the signs of an infestation is important, as it can help you catch the pests early and ensure you are able to take care of the problem before the population explodes right under your nose. Below are five of some of the most common indoor pests, and how a pest control professional can help you prevent and eradicate them.


One of the most common pests found in residential areas is also one of the most dreaded: cockroaches. These pests multiply quickly, so you can easily have a small horde of them on your hands before you’ve even seen the first one. Roaches like small, tight, and dark spaces where they are hard to reach. They do require food and water to live, but they can turn almost anything into food, so water is the big one here: if you suspect a problem with roaches, try to limit the amount of water around your home.

If you do develop a roach problem, it is important to call a pest control professional as soon as possible. These bugs are hardy and resistant to many traditional pest control methods, but a professional can help you get rid of them and make recommendations on how to prevent a recurrence in the future.


Mice and rats — you don’t want either of them in your home. They make noise as they move through the walls and ceilings, chew up your belongings, and can even cause damage to your home. They are most often identified by bite marks left on food containers and the droppings they leave behind. A professional pest control company can help you identify which rodent you’re dealing with so you know how to proceed in trapping them and preventing more from finding their way in.


Ants have a way of finding their way to the smallest of crumbs, and once they are in your kitchen it can be hard to get rid of them. Depending on the breed of ant, they may be mostly harmless, they might have a painful bite, or they may even be able to cause structural damage to your home. If you keep seeing ants in your home, speak with a pest control professional to help you get rid of them as soon as possible.  

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are often brought in from hotel rooms, making them every traveler’s worst nightmare. They can be spotted in the corners and crevices of your mattress or upholstered furniture. Unfortunately, there is no reliable DIY solution for getting rid of them, making it important that you call a pest control professional as soon as possible so they can begin the process of ridding your home of these tiny pests. Unfortunately, that process often means having to buy a new mattress.


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