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Most Common Household Pests

Household pests are an annoyance – a very common one. Though the specific types of pests can vary to some degree depending on your location and climate, most people are faced with the same basic household pests. The following are those that most people see and why they might be trying to make a home in your house.


You’ll likely see ants in and around your yard. If you notice them heading into your home, it’s because they’ve sensed a food source. Unfortunately, this can be the tiniest morsel that fell between counters.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs typically travel into a home because they’ve hitched a ride on something. This could be a piece of used furniture. It could also be from your luggage if you’ve recently stayed in a hotel that has bed bugs. They often hide in beds – hence the name – but they can also be found in cracks throughout the home.

Rats and Mice

Rats and mice not only mess with the psyche – but they also spread diseases and chew on valuable items. They also like to chew on electrical wiring, which can be very dangerous. They can enter a home through the tiniest holes in search of food, water, or a nesting area.


There is no denying that roaches go in search of food and are happy to eat the crumbs your toddler dropped or your pet’s food. However, they typically hunt for water more often as they cannot live long without it. Therefore, leaks and standing water tend to attract them.

No matter which pests you are contending with, calling in professionals is the best bet. If you live in Florida, All Star Pest Control provides effective service. If you live in another state, ask for recommendations from family and friends.