Pest Types

There are numerous types of pests than can invade your home and surroundings. Listed below are the most common types of pests Williams Pest Control can help you get rid of:

  • Ants are always hunting for food and there are many different species of ants. One ant alone can bring an entire colony into your home. You must find the nest and eliminate the queen in order to rid these pests from your home.
  • Carpenter Ants bore into the wood in our home causing damage. Sometimes they are mistaken for termites. They live in colonies as large as 50,000 workers and are difficult to control.
  • Cockroaches are very nasty looking pests. There are several thousand different species of roaches, but there are only about four different types that can cause problems in your home. Roaches carry diseases and multiply extremely fast.
  • Termites are wood-boring insects that can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home.
  • Fleas - Fleas normally live on your outside animals and rodents and move around by jumping from them or from your carpet onto your feet or lower legs. They feed on blood and multiply quickly.
  • Flies carry pathogens, which can cause dangerous diseases in people and animals, such as tuberculosis, typhoid and polio.
  • Mosquitos are a nuisance and can cause diseases in your family, such as encephalitis and West Nile virus.
  • Moths can be damaging to fur and clothing and lay up to 200 eggs.
  • Rodents such as mice can aggressively invade your home and are extremely destructive. They can cause house fires and carry parasites such as ticks and fleas. They can also transmit numerous diseases and multiply rapidly.
  • Scorpions are mostly nocturnal so they mostly roam at night. The sting of a scorpion is like having a hot match stuck on your flesh. Some people have an allergic reaction to their venom on.
  • Silverfish love to eat paper and any item that has a high content of starch.
  • Spiders are bothersome, painful and potentially dangerous. Spiders are not only a nuisance, but certain types of spider bites, such as the black widow or brown recluse can be deadly.
  • Ticks live off blood and carry several serious diseases, such as encephalitis, Lyme disease and typhus.
  • Wasps and bees can produce painful stings, and in some people who have an allergy to bee stings, it can be deadly. While bees have a hairy body, wasps have a smooth body. Wasps protect their nests, and if you threaten them, they will sting.