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Most Common Household Pests and Bugs

What are the most commonly pests found around the home? 

Western Exterminator has created a list of the most common pests found in homes in the western U.S. 

As members of the communities we serve, Western Exterminator specialists are familiar with these pests and are trained in the most effective methods used to exterminate and prevent them. 

If you're interested in pest protection year round, our PestFree365+ plan provides maximum protection from 36 pests. Call 800-937-8398 for more information on our pest control services or fill out our online contact form.


Ants enter homes to seek shelter and search for food. For proper ant control, it's important to identify and remove the colony to ensure the ants don't return.


Termite damage is an unexpected cost for homeowners. They cost homeowners in the U.S. millions of dollars of property damage each year.


Mice are one of the most common pests homeowners struggle with. They're constantly looking for food and can be destructive when they infest your home.


Not only are rats a disease-carrying pest, but they also cause damage to homes with their gnawing and nest making. If you've spotted one rat, there are usually more.


It's disturbing to come across a cockroach scurrying across your kitchen. Cockroaches are known for carrying diseases and trigger allergy and asthma attacks.

Bed bugs

Bed bugs are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Bed bugs reproduce quickly and can hide for weeks on end without feeding, which makes it that much harder to exterminate with DIY methods.

Carpet beetles

Carpet beetles eat carpet, natural fibers, furniture and pantry goods. Carpet beetles enter homes through cracks and improperly sealed doors and windows.


Fleas reproduce quickly and are hard to exterminate once they have entered your home. Luckily, there are a variety of methods of flea removal.


Silverfish are destructive insects that thrive in damp conditions and are often found in showers, tubs, basements, attics and kitchens.


Wasp nests can be dangerous for homeowners to remove on their own, which is why it's best for a pest control specialists to remove.

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