10 Most Common Household Pests – and Where They Like to Hide
Few of us have been able to escape household pests entirely. No matter what part of the country you live in, there is bound to be at least one critter that likes to earn the “pest” title. Let’s take a look at some of the most common household pests.


These notoriously hardy bugs like dark places and are prone to carrying germs. They can contaminate food and spread disease. You can usually find them under sinks, in drawers, or near garbage.


Though most people believe rats are only in cities, they really are everywhere. They also carry disease and are destructive with their chewing tendencies. You can find them anywhere there is a food supply for them, such as trashcans, kitchens, or garages.


The bane of homeowners, termites bore through wood and cause structural damage to homes. Costly and labor-intensive to battle, termites are often unseen inside the walls of a house until there is a problem.


Mice may be cute, but they can be extremely destructive in the home. They leave their droppings and urine everywhere, and they have a tendency to nibble on fabrics, bags, and books. Prolific breeders, their numbers grow quickly, and they can squeeze through the tiniest of cracks.


Many different species are found around the nation, and although they live outside, they are attracted to finding food and water inside your house.


Though they are an important part of the natural world, spiders usually are not welcome guests inside a home. They love storage spaces, basements, and attics – really any place their webs will be undisturbed.


Known in the United States as yellow jackets, these insects make their nests in nooks and crannies on the exterior of the home. They are aggressive when attacked, and the females can sting.

Bed Bugs

Despite their name, bed bugs are found in all kinds of furniture. They travel on humans and love the tiny cracks in mattresses, household furniture, and suitcases.


Flies get into a home through an opening and then annoy occupants with their buzzing. They have a short life, fortunately, but in the meantime they can crawl on food and potentially spread disease.


These jumpers can live in grass around your home, and then hitch a ride on people or pets into the interior. There, they love to breed in carpets or rugs.

There are many common household pests that might be making you crazy. The professionals at Planet Orange can help you eliminate one or all of whatever’s bugging you.

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