The Top 5 House Pests and How To Recognize Them

Written By Alla Levin
May 15, 2020

The Top 5 House Pests and How To Recognize Them

When you think about insects that can infiltrate your home, mosquitoes can be the first critters to come to mind.

After all, who wants to see bees or flies infesting their homes? The most likely suspects usually include dreaded rodents such as termites, bed bugs, and cockroaches.

Before you know it, you see a termite swarm and are running to call the local termite control center in your area.

However, what happens when you can’t stop a pest infestation in your home? This is certainly problematic!

Keep reading and we will teach you how to recognize the top 5 most common house pests, so you can get to exterminating them immediately!

Common flies

Flies are winged bugs that belong to the Diptera order and can be distinguished by their singular pair of wings.

Flies play an important ecological function in nature as pollinators for flowers which then provide habitat for other species.

Fly monitoring is, however, necessary as flies infest in and near the property.

If you have an infestation of flies, this can be dangerous because:

  • Flies can spread various diseases to humans, including diseases related to food poisonings such as Salmonella or E. Coli.
  • Other infections known to spread by flies include dysentery, rotavirus, and typhoid. Yikes!
  • Fly infestation can result in economic losses for companies by infecting food products. The appearance of flies can give consumers the illusion that commercial property is not sanitary.

If you see flies, you should call your local exterminators right away!

Bed BugsPests and How To Recognize Them

Bed bugs can be found all over the country, right across the East Coast from New York to Florida. In reality, Antarctica is the only continent in the world where there are no parasitic insects.

Bed bugs are timid family bugs. They are tiny, brown-colored beings that enjoy blood. Warm-blooded mammals, including humans, are their favorite treat to…sip on?

So steer clear of these blood-sucking parasites and check your sheets and covers frequently.

You will likely know you have bed bugs if you find mysterious red bites on your person after you wake up every morning.


If you live in a metropolitan area or buy food somewhere in your house, your house can be vulnerable to cockroaches.

They’ve been around for a very long time and are known for their ability to adapt and thrive.

Cockroaches are thought to be bugs, so if you encounter just one, there’s a fair likelihood that you’ll find many tucked inside.

If you see one cockroach, you can follow it to see where it goes. In most cases, you will find some sort of habitat or nest where there are lots more tucked away. In this case, call the exterminator right away!

Surprisingly, cockroaches have been seen to have personalities, some behaving confidently and some choosing to run.

Scientists believe that this characteristic, among others, has allowed the cockroach to flourish and to continue to evolve and alter its climate.

It’s not shocking then that it has been said that cockroaches will survive a possible nuclear war!

They’re clever, albeit disgusting, little critters.

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