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Common Pests

Common Household Pests

If you’ve seen a pest in your home, use this section to identify the creature and understand the risks they pose to your home and your family.

Ants

Ants are one of the biggest “nuisance pests” because they can easily enter through small cracks and can nest anywhere in and around your home.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches can enter through small cracks and crevices, vents and pipes, and in grocery bags or on firewood. They are an unsanitary nuisance and can contaminate food.

German Roaches

The German cockroach is one of the most common roaches found in apartment houses, restaurants, and hotels. German cockroaches (eggs included), are “brought in”, usually on man’s belongings, luggage, boxes or packages. All it takes, is bringing in one egg capsule, six months later you do have an infestation.

Rodents

Rodents slip in through open doors and attic or foundation vents. They can gnaw through furniture and electrical wires and can carry infectious diseases.

Termites

Termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year. They primarily feed on wood, but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites can injure living trees and shrubs, but more often are a secondary invader of woody plants already in decline. While buildings may become infested at any time, termites are of particular importance when buying or selling a home since a termite inspection/infestation report is normally a condition of sale.

Ticks

Ticks are blood-feeding parasites that are often found in tall grass and shrubs where they will wait to attach to a passing host. Ticks can be found in most wooded or forested areas throughout the world. They are especially common in areas where there are deer trails or horse paths. Some of the more common diseases that can be contracted from a tick bite include: Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Southern tick-associated rash illness, Tick-borne relapsing fever, and Tularemia.

Fleas

Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Genetic and morphological evidence indicates that they are descendants of the Scorpionfly family Boreidae. Fleas live on pets, mammals, in carpets, in sofas as well as other household and farm goods. In a typical room, 5 percent of the fleas will be found on pets, 10 percent flea cocoons in the carpets, 35 percent flea larvae and 50 percent flea eggs, again in the carpets.

Fabric Pests

Carpet beetles can be brought in on cut flowers or antique items such as natural fiber carpeting, clothes, hatboxes, etc. They can multiply rapidly in the favorable conditions of your home.

Spiders

Spiders invade your home through windows and doors and can also be carried in on firewood. They can cause unsightly cobwebs and a few species have bites that can be painful and sometimes require medical attention.

Stinging & Biting Pests

Stinging pests, such as bees and hornets, can dwell in gardens or shrubbery and can build nests in the ground, in trees and shrubs and in wall voids. Biting pests, such as fleas and ticks are most commonly carried into your home by your pets.

Pantry pests

Pantry pests, such as beetles and weevils, can get into and contaminate dry goods like flour, rice, beans and dried fruit.

 

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