10 of the most unwanted pests you never want in your home (part 1)

Here is a short list of the most unwanted pests that people definitely don’t want them in their homes. Being a home owner can be a joyful and rewarding experience; but it can also be a living, waking nightmare if pests invade a residence. Unfortunately, there are many varieties to choose from; and they all present their own unique set of problems and challenges to eliminate.

Our experts at Hatfield Pest Control Services have all the pest-control and pest-management answers when it comes to insect infestations; aka close encounters of the most unpleasant kind and they are always there when help is needed.

The most unwanted pests for homeowners

1. Termites

Termite Queen and Workers

First on our list of most unwanted pests are termites. Without question, termites are the smallest, yet most devastating, wood- destroying insects on planet Earth. There are over 2,700 species found throughout the world; and according to the National Pest Management Association; termites are known to cause over $5 billion of damage to properties each year.

2. Bald Faced Hornet

Bald Faced Hornet

We continue our list of most unwanted pests that you never want to see them in your home. There may be a few things that are more unpleasant than an encounter with one of these terrifying stinging critters; but upon a chance meeting with one, no others come to mind.

With an appearance that seems conjured from the pen of a disturbed cartoonist with a penchant for stark white, which is the color of its terrifying face, this hornet can reach lengths of up to 2 inches.

3. Rats and Mice


The stuff of nightmares and horror movies; rodents are two of the most unhealthy and damaging pests that can render a home unsuitable for habitation. It is estimated that a single house mouse leaves behind 3,000 micro-droplets of urine per day.

To fully understand the implications of this; consider that this urine contains a myriad of bacteria and viruses that land wherever mice travel. These include places like: kitchen counters, floors, silverware drawers and food cupboards.

4. Indoor Ants

Indoor Ants

While these unwanted pests are not known to cause direct damage to a home; they can make living there day to day a repugnant experience. The first step in controlling these critters is the identification of the particular invading species. It is usually best to avoid the use of sprays against ants, at least when they are indoors. Baits are safer and more effective, with the liquid variety being much better than solid bait pellets inside plastic stations.

5. Cockroaches

German Cockroach

Definitely cockroaches are one of the most unwanted pests in a house. Research has indicated that children growing up in homes infested with German cockroaches; are more likely to suffer from allergies and asthma. These roaches are both disgusting to behold and unhealthy to boot. Their feces and shed skins are not only allergenic; they can also carry pathogens that cause bacterial diseases such as: food poisoning, salmonella, and shigella, dysentery and diarrhea.

List of the most unwanted pests you will see in part 2

  • Spiders
  • Bed bugs
  • Flies
  • Squirrels
  • Moths

We will continue this article on part 2. Stay tuned…

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