5 Pests That You Don’t Want To Deal With

a huge fake cockroach is sitting on the basket

Pest infestation is a very serious problem. It has destroyed a lot of lives and caused billions and billions of dollars in damage worldwide. According to the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, roughly twenty percent of the total crops in the world are destroyed by pests. Not only that these pests can mangle and destroy a farmer’s income, they can also spread diseases. Some of the most common pests that can be seen around the world are the cockroaches. Almost everybody dreads the sight of a flying cockroach, as it looks something straight out of an alien movie. Not only that it does not look pleasant, it is also a carrier of some of the most gruesome parasites. This article will tell you about the pests that you might want to get rid.


They are just purely ugly and disgusting. They are known carriers of the microbes that cause diarrhea, leprosy, typhoid fever and hell, even polio. Despite the fact that cockroaches feed on decaying matter and serve as food to birds that makes the ecosystem healthy, they have no place in our homes. The pest control that you have chosen to be your partner must understand that. They should be able to eliminate these pests and prevent them from coming back. Ever.

dead cockroaches on the floor

Mice and Rats

These rodents may look cute but if they infest your house, you might be in deep trouble. Mice and rats multiply so fast because they have particularly short lifespans. Among mammals, they have the fastest heart beat and metabolic rate which requires them to eat every so often to keep up with it. On top of that insatiable appetite, they are omnivores. They can consume almost everything that is in your house. Because they multiply so fast, they can be really invasive and can bring down a whole farm if their number permits.


Mosquitos are pests because despite the fact that they don’t really damage anything, they spread diseases. This is because the female species feed on blood. As long as a living thing has blood, they will feed on it. With that, they usually bring the diseases that they get from the hosts that they get the blood from. Some of the most notable diseases that one can get from mosquitos are the world famous dengue fever, malaria and filariasis (elephantiasis). In some parts of the world, these diseases are so rampant that it has become a public health concern.


Whenever a rotting organic substance is present, flies are there. They feed on decaying substances and bring diseases with them. These little buggers are really hard to catch because they fly and have a specialized set of eyes that have hundreds of “mini eyes” within them. This allows flies to see the world around them in different perspectives. Their eyes have peripheral vision across different angles which makes them very sensitive to movement and other stimuli. The pest control in Gold Coast that you have chosen to help you must be able to smoke them out. More importantly, they should help you in developing a proper waste disposal scheme to get rid of them once and for all.


Last on our list are the termites. Now, these pests are not as dangerous as the others on the list. They don’t really carry diseases and they don’t really invade your home in great numbers. What they do is they munch on wood. Any wooden structure is a potential target for these pests. If you have a farm, they will go after the fences and posts. If you have a house, they will go after the wooden parts of your house. They can really be destructive given enough time.

Termites may destroy your cash or important records. My coworker’s papers were damaged in the following way:

termites ate my coworker's important documents
Documents were completely destroyed by termites.

So, if you have a bunch of cash lying around or some important papers, it is best to put them in a termite-proof container.


Pests are really a pain in the neck. They not only damage property, they also spread diseases. The list above contains some of the most common pests that you might encounter. It is important to be vigilant and to take action as soon as you see any of these pests in your home or business establishment. Contact a reliable pest control company to get rid of them for good.

By Lalaine Rivers

I am the founder of Hometown-News.com - a blog dedicated to helping people find their perfect home. I am passionate about all things real estate and firmly believe that everyone deserves to live in a home they love. On my blog, you'll find tips and advice on everything from finding the perfect home to making it more comfortable and stylish. My goal is to help as many people as possible achieve their dream of owning a beautiful home.