Household ants, fire ants, cockroaches, fleas, ticks,
termites, wood-destroying beetles, gnats and flies,
clothes moths and carpet beetles, and stored product
pests are some of the common pests that people encounter
in and around homes. While most are merely a
nuisance, some pests can cause serious damage to our
homes or property. Other arthropod pests bite, sting,
and transmit disease-causing agents.