Pests in the home can be difficult to find, and even more difficult to get rid of. Some species more commonly appear in residences during the winter as they seek warmth and shelter, but pests can be a problem year-round. Here are some common household pests and ways to prevent them. 

Bugs and Insects

Bugs and insects, such as flies, wasps, and bed bugs Staten Island, can be particularly difficult to see until they multiply and become a major problem. Some ways to prevent bugs from invading your home include keeping sources of food in tightly closed containers, eliminating standing water around your home, and keeping windows and doors closed when nobody is present. 


Rodents like mice, squirrels, and rats can be easier to spot than bugs and insects but have the potential to do lots of damage. Rodents chew on almost anything and will find a way to get into just about any type of food. Keeping your house clean and free of clutter can make it less enticing for rodents to come in and make a nest to keep warm, or to start a family. If you hear lots of screeching noises or the pitter-patter sound of little feet, it could mean that you have a rodent problem in your home. 


Fleas are very small insects that often make their way into a residence via a household pet, such as a dog or cat. While fleas themselves are unable to do much physical damage to a house, they can be a nuisance because they bite humans and animals, and can also be a vector for carrying disease. Fleas are also very hard to get rid of, due to their small size and ability to hide in the fur of animals. 

Watch out for and try your best to prevent these common household pests. 

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