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 can enter through small cracks and crevices, vents
and pipes, and in grocery bags or on firewood. They carry
numerous diseases and can contaminate food.
Fabric pests can be brought in on cut flowers or antique items
such as natural fiber carpeting, clothes, hatboxes, etc. They
can multiply rapidly within the favorable conditions of your
Flies are not only annoying, they can also carry harmful
bacteria that they pick up from decaying materials and spread to
any uncovered food sources.
Pantry pests, such as beetles and weevils, can get into and
contaminate dry goods like flour, rice, beans and dried fruit.
Silverfish can damage food, paper, books and fabric. Earwigs are
unsightly and can be serious garden pests. Crickets eat almost
anything they can chew - from carpets to clothing.
Rodents slip in through open doors and attic or foundation vents.
They can gnaw through furniture and electrical wires and can
carry infectious diseases.
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 attic openings. Biting pests,
such as fleas, ticks and lice are most commonly carried into
your home by your pets.
Wood-boring beetles can be brought in with firewood or they can
be introduced by infesting wood before or after it has been
milled, finished and installed in structures or manufactured
into furniture or wooden art objects.