When you think of pests, the first thing that comes to mind is insects. After all, no matter where you are living, no one likes seeing an infestation of ants or flies. Common household insects include bed bugs, cockroaches, termites and more. Although you may not like the sight of spiders in your home, they do not fall under the insect’s category.

No matter which of the household insects are living in your home, Mesa exterminators can get rid of them. But you should still know which of the most common pests can take refuge in your home so you are always ready to deal with them.

House Flies

House flies are often very common intruders in any household, especially during the summer. Whether you’re dealing with houseflies or fruit flies, these insects are capable of spreading various common diseases including food poisoning from harmful bacteria.

Bed Bugs

You may think bed bugs are only found in the bed, but contrary to popular belief, bed bugs can be found anywhere in your home, especially in crevices and cracks. These insects love to feed on human blood and are often very hard to exterminate. Professional pest control services are recommended if you face an infestation of these critters.


Ants are very common household pests. They usually enter your home in search of food or water. Ants nest themselves in lawns, dry or warm soi, or under pavements. Ants are often also hard to get rid of because of their large quantities. The best way to get rid of them is to use ant poison to attack a colony or seek professional pest control services.


Wasps generally don’t enter your home but they can become a huge problem if they decided to build a hive on the exterior of your home. From there on they can enter your home through the windows or open doors. Wasp hives can contain up to 25,000 nests which are very dangerous if they decide to swarm on you. 

You can use smoke to scatter wasps and then destroy their nest, but this is a job that needs to be done very carefully. We recommend getting pest control services if a large wasp nest is on the outside of your home.


Rats are amongst one of the most common pests that can invest a US home. Most rats are good at hiding but you can find out if your home is infested by seeing rat droppings and teeth marks on clothes, electric cables, and other things. Rats are known to spread disease quickly so it is in your best interest to get rid of them using careful pest control.


Termites are one of the most destructive insects of the U.S. They can cause significant damage to your house and most of the damage caused by these pests is not covered by insurance companies. So make sure if you see a termite infestation, get professional help immediately. 

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