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A list of the different types of bugs that can infest your home

25th May 2021 Print

Any home is vulnerable to an infestation of common household rodents, bugs, and other pests, whether it's rats, ants, or cockroaches. Unfortunately, once these pests have gained access to our homes, they can pose serious health, food, and property risks. When coping with an infestation or trying to prevent one from taking root in the first place, locating and properly identifying these home invaders is crucial. 

5 Types Of Bugs 

Bugs, like all living things, have a rightful position on this planet. Nobody wants that position in their house, though. If we like it or not, insects and other creepy crawlies find their way into our homes. We do not, however, have to invite bugs in or allow them to linger. The following are some of the most popular types of bugs that can infest your house.

1. Crickets

When provoked, certain cricket species, such as the Jerusalem cricket, will bite humans. Nonetheless, these critters seldom bite. In North America, the cricket species that children encounter are mostly harmless. The appearance of crickets in the house is the most noticeable symptom of a house cricket infestation.

Crickets are attracted to wet, moist environments within buildings. The chirping sound that male crickets make as they rub their front wings together indicates a cricket infestation. The chirping is used to attract females, and since they are nocturnal, it usually happens at night. It might be a sign of a cricket infestation if you hear this chirping. 

2. Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees mimic bumblebees, and they're keen on using your logs as a safe refuge for building their nests. A round hole about 1/2 inch in diameter is usually chewed into the wood, after which a tunnel is fashioned. If the tunneling system is allowed to proceed year after year, the extensive network will degrade logs, and the chewed entry points will allow water to enter, encouraging rotting. 

The wood must be finished with heavier, thicker finishes To keep these bugs at bay. However, carpenter bee pest control will be needed for a long-term solution. The insecticides in dust form work well when sprayed into the tunnels and then sealed shut.

3. Weevils

Weevils normally gain access to your home by way of your groceries. Adult weevils lay their eggs in rice and other grains, so you may not realize you've brought pests home until they hatch and crawl all over your pantry.

Purge is the quickest way to get rid of an infestation. Remove any unsealed dry foods from your pantries, such as flour, cornmeal, peas, rice, pasta, and prepackaged products without sealed pouches. Then toss out any sealed products such as soup mixes or gelatin packets. 

Even if the weevils don't eat these things, they can enter the boxes to hide and later contaminate your food. After you've discarded the contaminated goods, sweep the pantry shelves and spray the area with a household insecticide. It would be best if you restocked after the liquid has had a chance to dry.

4. Flies

There are several different types of flies in the kitchen, but the two most common are house flies and fruit flies. These flies can easily enter your home through screen cracks and open doors. They are drawn to old food that you might have lying around, whether it is in your overflowing garbage can or on your table.


Flies can be dangerous because they bring and transmit diseases and are an inconvenience to have around your house. Salmonella, E. coli, and food poisoning have also been spread because of them. 

5. Ants

Ants are one of the most popular types of small household bugs. After all, all you have to do is put some food out by mistake, and you'll almost certainly have a trail of them in your house the next day. Ants are easy to spot because they aren't very inconspicuous. So rest assured that if you don't see any ants while inspecting your house, you probably don't have them.

Although they don't appear to do much damage, they could. Others can damage the wood in your house, while others can transmit bacteria. Are you aware that there are over 700 different species of ants in the United States? So while you might say that you have ants, determining what species they are would require consulting with a professional pest control company.

All of the bugs listed above will annoy, irritate, and harm you, your house, and everyone living in it. If you want to keep these bugs from causing harm, contact the appropriate experts as soon as you suspect an infestation.

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