There are hundreds of animal and insect species that are considered pests and Elite Ops Exterminators can perform pest control for most of them.

The list below shows the top 10 most common and frustrating pests we come across in this region.  Feel free to email us a photo of the pest you have for identification or see where it ranks on our list.

1. German cockroach

The German cockroach is the most successful pest species infesting buildings in urban communities and can be found in all areas of the country.  They produce a large number of eggs per capsule and undergo the shortest time from hatching to sexual maturity, resulting in rapid population growth.

2. House mouse

The common house mouse is not discriminatory and may become a nuisance in offices, restaurants, schools, and any other building where they can find a food and water source.

3. Bed bug

“Don’t let the bed bugs bite” is no longer just an expression.  These pests are rapidly climbing the ladder in becoming one of the most common pests. They are, however, already top of the list for many people as the MOST UNWANTED pest.

4. Norway rat

Rats are much smarter and more acrobatic than you would think. This makes them excellent opportunists and not much will stop them from finding food, water, and shelter. Plus, in this urban area they tend to make their homes in the walls or under the floors of our homes.

5. Ants

Ants are seasonal invaders and typically make their presence known early Spring as they emerge from their enormous underground colonies looking for sustenance.

6. American cockroach

Usually, when someone says they’ve seen a HUGE roach, odds are it was an American Cockroach. These roaches can get up to 2 and 1/2 inches long and are usually found near drains and are commonly called “water bugs”.

7. Mosquito

Mosquitos are most common in the summer months, but with unseasonably warm winters these pests have begun to thrive throughout the year.

8. House centipede

Centipedes are predatory and feed on other arthropods and insects.  Typically they are found outside under stacked firewood or leaf litter, but when they find their way inside they tend to be seen in kitchens, bathrooms, or basements.

9. Fruit fly

Fruit flies feed on a range of organic materials like fruits and vegetables, but they will also breed in drains, trash cans, empty bottles or cans, cleaning rags or mops.

10. Carpet beetle

The carpet beetle larvae feed not just on carpets, but any other item composed of animal fibers such as wool, furs, silk, feathers, felt and leather.

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