Identifying Common Indoor Pests: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you dealing with an infestation of unknown bugs in your home? Identifying the type of pest you have is the first step to getting rid of them. Our comprehensive guide will help you identify common household insects and pests, and provide tips on how to eliminate them. If you're not sure what kind of bug you're dealing with, our pest library can help. We've put together a list of common household pests so you can find out exactly what you're up against and how to get rid of them.

Do you need to know how to identify insects in your home? Let us guide you on how to identify the most common invasive insects and the typical signs of each pest. Silverfish are harmless little pests, but even so, you don't want to share a bathroom with one. We'll explain the differences between wasps and their most dangerous relatives, the hornet and the yellow wasp, to help you identify the bugs in your home. If you're still not sure how to identify bugs in your home, our Orkin experts are here to help.

Call us today to help you eliminate pests like beetle exterminators, spider exterminators, stink bug exterminators, and insect bites. You can also send photos and questions to Ask Extension if you need help. Once you've identified the type of pest infestation in your home, it's time to take action. Companies that are members of the Maryland Pest Control Association and the National Pest Control Association have access to all current treatment practices.

Pest control results can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the pest and the situation. We spoke to Jordan Foster, pest expert at Fantastic Pest Control, who identified the three most common domestic mosquitoes. Kevin Carrillo is a pest control specialist and senior project manager for MMPC, a certified minority-owned pest control service and commercial company (MBE) based in the New York City area. MMPC is certified by key industry codes and practices, such as the National Pest Control Association (NPMA), QualityPro, GreenPro and the New York Pest Management Association (NYPMA).

It is recommended to contact a pest control service to assess the problem and offer a personalized solution to your pest problem. To make sure your home is totally free of bugs, take a look at our guide to the best cleaning products.