Types of Pests and How to Control Them

Pests are one of the most common sources of diseases in any home. Most homeowners think of pests as a tolerable nuisance. However, pests are also the carriers of some of the world’s most deadly diseases like the black plague, malaria, and rabies. Therefore, you must take adequate measures to keep them out of your house.

Here are some of the most common household pests and tips to control them:


When thinking of pests, the reddish-brown critters, also known as water bugs, are the first things that come to your mind. You can see them in your kitchen cupboards, bathrooms, and basements since they prefer dark, moist areas to make their homes. These cockroaches can carry disease-causing bacteria. trigger asthma, and allergic reactions.

How to control their spread:

  • Keep all the food items covered, and do not leave any leftover food in the open.
  • Keep your kitchen and washroom clean and dry.
  • Vacuum any existing infestation and puff Boric Acid or Diatomaceous earth dust into walls for added control.

Bed bugs

As the name suggests, these chestnut-colored bugs live in the cracks and crevices of your bed. They usually hide all day and come out during the night to feed on your blood. Their bites can cause itching and leave red welts on your body. Although they don’t cause any diseases, they can still make you lose your sleep.

How to control their spread:

  • When it comes to bed bugs, prevention is the best cure. Hence avoid bringing any used mattress couches or cushions to your home.
  • In case you already have an infestation, the best measure is to call professional pest control services.


You can easily find mosquitoes in areas where they can find still water to lay their legs. And these tiny four-legged biting flies can cause some severe diseases such as dengue, malaria, and West Nile Virus.

How to control their spread:

  • Eliminate any still water outside in your home. If you have to store water outside, store it in covered containers.
  • For ponds and other water bodies that cannot be covered, add biological control called “Bti” to kill mosquito larvae weekly.
  • Use mosquito repellent creams when you go outside.

House mouse and rats

These rodents usually enter your home in search of food and nesting. They are often active at night, and they’re easy to spot. However, you can notice mice droppings in your house. Mice can spread the plague and trigger asthma attacks in humans.

How to control their spread:

  • Seal any opening in your doors and windows and always choose them.
  • Don’t leave any food in the open or leave clutter in your home.
  • Use mouse traps to bait any existing mice in your home, and avoid using rat poison if you have pets or kids in your home.

About Lawn & Pest Solutions

If you are looking for professional help to take care of your pest problem, Lawn & Pest Solutions should be your one-stop destination. You can opt for our Pest control programs to get rid of these common pests in your home. You can reach out to us at 662.534.4535, 901.560.2399, or fill our online contact form to know more.

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