Common Household Pests in Texas

Common Household Pests in Texas

If you’re a Texas homeowner who’s ever been faced with a pest infestation, we can agree: These uninvited invaders may be small, but the damage they cause to your home—if left unchecked—is not. That’s why it’s so important to detect the early signs of an infestation and to know what kind of pest you’re dealing with. Here are the common household pests in Texas. Keep reading to find out!  

Cockroaches

Cockroaches, a common culprit of household infestations, not only wreak havoc on your home by devouring just about everything in their path, but they also carry disease and can cause allergic reactions. A cockroach infestation can be a serious problem for a household, affecting your health and your quality of life!

Ants

Ants are the most common type of household pest in Texas. They find their way into and across your house at will and are extremely hard to eliminate. Ants—especially carpenter ants—seem to be everywhere in Texas. This includes in your home, in the streets, on your patio, along your property lines and even in your garden.

Rodents

We’ve all seen a rodent or two in our garage or basement, right? Sure, a single mouse is a manageable problem, but imagine having five, or 10 or two dozen. Each of the 55 rodent species found in Texas has its own unique habits and traits, and every one of them has the potential to gather en masse and descend upon your home, business and outdoor areas.

It starts with finding trails of droppings, and before long, you’re noticing structural damage to walls and other areas through which they can burrow. 

Ticks

A tick is a tiny, blood-sucking parasite found in everything from tall grasses to trees to compost piles to your pet’s fur! Not only are they commonly brought into the home by cats and dogs, but they’re also left behind by wild animals, such as deer or rabbits, passing through your property. 

Ticks can transmit disease organisms to humans. A few diseases transmittable by these bothersome bloodsuckers include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, Tularemia, Lyme Disease and Human Granulocytic Anaplasmosis. 

Termites

Termites can be a real problem for homeowners and landlords here in Texas. In fact, termite damage costs Texans an eye-popping $500 million every year—an amount that is only expected to rise.

Fortunately, there are many effective ways to prevent termites from infesting your home, starting with calling on the professionals.

World Wide Pest Control is Here for Your Pest Removal Needs 

Whether in your home or business, commercial or government facility, Worldwide Pest Control will carefully design and implement a customized pest removal plan, helping you regain control of your property.

We proudly serve the Texas area and our customers can rest assured that no infestation is too big for our skilled pest control technicians to eliminate. Contact World Wide Pest Control today to get started!