5 MOST COMMON HOUSEHOLD PESTS

Pests aren’t just irritating, they can also destroy your home and carry viruses that can bring you diseases. What’s more stressful is that once pests invade your home, it is difficult to get rid of them and they can propagate at a very quick rate. However, while there are many kinds of pest, there are only some that are common in your home. Among all pests, here are the most common that you will find in your household. If you feel like you have one of them in your household in Newcastle and Hunter Valley, then it’s best to seek out pest professionals.


Below are 5 common household pests you may encounter in your home.

1. Cockroaches

Cockroaches are probably the most irritating household pests. They are usually found in your kitchen where there is leftover food. They wander in your kitchen sink, touching used plates and other kitchen utensils. As they touch your food or plates, they leave behind microbes which may cause you disease. Thus, you should always store your food where cockroaches can’t reach it, and wash the dishes right after you eat.

2. Ants

Ants are everywhere and in fact, there are about 12,000 species around the world. They love moisture and food. This is actually why ants seem to never leave your household. Dealing with ants can be tricky since they are small and can easily adapt to changes. What’s more, ant bites can be quite painful so ant infestation is truly frustrating and upsetting.

3. Termites

Termites are one of the most common household pests that are hard to get rid of. They are quite destructive and they can cause serious damage to your home. If cockroaches and ants love food, termites adore woods and, as such, wooden structures and furniture in your home are quite susceptible to termite damage. Dealing with termites, like ants, is also tricky because they tend to hide. Often, it takes so long for you to notice them that you end up only discovering a termite infestation when they have already caused damage to your walls or other belongings made of wood.

4. Fleas

Pet lovers are usually the victims of flea invasion since fleas can often be found on animals like dogs and cats. When your pets are scratching, it is a clear sign of flea infestation. Fleas do not only cause pain and sometimes illness to your pets but also to you and other members of the household. Fleas can bite humans which is painful and itchy.

5. Rodents

Finally, rodents, like cockroaches, invade homes in search for food. They love dirty places so you will often see them in storage rooms. Rodents can also bite humans and these bites may pose harm to your health. They can also cause fire hazards because of rodent bites on electric cables. Moreover, the faeces and urine of these pests can cause illnesses such as leptospirosis.

Call Local Pest Control for any sign of pest infestation

If you have seen any of the pests listed above in running or even flying around your house, then it’s time to contact the experts in pest control in Hunter Valley. Don’t wait until things get out of control. With the help of Local Pest Control, you can prevent further pest infestation of your home or building. Call us today for more details!