The Household Pest Identifier

There are many types of pests present in the world and at some point of your life, you are bound to find these creepy crawlies running around in your household and you need to be able to properly identify which creepy crawly you are dealing with. Here is a guide, with information on the most common types of pests found in your household. 

Cockroaches

There are said to be roughly 4000 species of cockroaches in the world, and at least 40 of those species of cockroaches live in human habitats, therefore there is a very high percentage that currently there are cockroaches running around in your house. The most common type of cockroach is the brown-branded cockroach that is also know as Supella Longipalpa; they are brown in color and are 10 to 14mm long, and they have two stripes of light colored browns on their wings. They are usually found in warm temperature areas, for example, your attic, ceilings, or behind your sink and refrigerator. Know more about termite services.

Spiders

Spiders have over 45,000 species on all continents except Antarctica. Spiders have eight legs and eight eyes and therefore are definitely on the top of our list of which is the ‘creepiest crawly’ around. The most common type of household spider is said to be harmless and is called an American house spider also known as the Parasteatoda Tepidariorum. 

These house spiders are 5 to 9mm in length and are commonly grey or brown in color with chevron markings along their body.  If you find any other type of spider in your household, then make sure to look up its characteristics before approaching it, as some spiders can be very harmful. 

Bed bugs

Bed bugs are most commonly found under your mattress, sheets, picture frames and furniture. They typically feed on dead skin cells and blood. Bed bugs are oval in shape and have a red-brown color, and are said to be 5mm long. Other signs you have bed bugs is if you notice bloodstains on your sheets, if you also see skin, then it is definitely time for you to consider bed bug removal, as young bugs shed as they grow. Getting rid of bed bugs can be quite a hassle, therefore it is recommended to hire a professional who is aware of what needs to be done and that is confident and knows how to use bed bug pesticide carefully. After reading the above information carefully, you should be able to easily identify and find appropriate remedies such as store bought pesticides or consider hiring a professional to get rid of any bug infestation that is present in your household.