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Top 10 House Pests

Do you want to know which are the most common pests found around the home?

Take a look at Ehrlich's list of the Top 10 Pests most commonly found in U.S. properties.

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Common house insects

When you think of house pests, insects may be the first critters that come to mind. After all, who likes seeing ants or flies infesting their home? Other common house insects include feared pests such as termites, bed bugs and cockroaches. Although you may dislike spiders as well, they do not fall under the insects category. Ehrlich specialists can help you get rid of a variety of insects so your property is protected. When we get involved, insects won’t get the best of you.

Home bugs control

Home bugs can be a huge pain, and in some cases they can even be dangerous to your health (think flies), or dangerous to your property (wood-eating termites). It is wise to take care of a home bug problem as soon as possible before it escalates into a serious issue. Letting a professional fight against pests is the ideal way to get rid of them, as combating bugs by yourself is not likely to work quite as well. At Ehrlich, we are the experts in home insect control and we will do away with insects and make sure they do not pay your home another visit.


Whether they’re houseflies or fruit flies, these pests can carry a wide range of diseases including food poisoning bacteria.

Bed bugs

Contrary to their name, bed bugs can also be found in cracks and crevices. They feed on human blood and are very difficult to control because they spread quickly. Professional services are recommended to get rid of bed bugs in your home.


Ants enter houses in search of food. Ant nests are often located on lawns, in warm, dry soil and under paving - look for finely powdered soil. Ant control services are available from Ehrlich to treat ant problems.


Wasps can become a problem in your yard and can enter homes through open windows. Large wasp nests can contain over 25,000 wasps! Nests can be found in eaves, wall cavities, trees, bushes and underground.


Black Rats are among the most common in the U.S. Signs of infestation include droppings and teeth marks on electric cables, which can be a fire hazard. Rats are also known to spread diseases.


Termites are one of the U.S.’s most destructive pests with the average damage caused to a home between $7,000-$8,000 – and it’s not covered by most house insurance policies!


House mice are active all year, nesting in warm, quiet places like walls or inside cabinets. They constantly gnaw, damage furnishings, and chew packaging to access food. Mice are also known to spread disease.


Cockroaches like to live in warm homes, kitchens and wall cavities. They often come out after dark, feeding on any type of food and they may carry diseases. Find out about Ehrlich's cockroach control services.


There are over 150 species of mosquitoes in the United States. They bite often and start to become a problem as temperatures rise in spring and into summer.

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The U.S. has 1000s of small & large spider species. They are attracted to warm, dark spaces eg. wall cracks, corners, air vents & in the eaves of your home.