Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Pests
Frequently asked questions about pests:
Examples of common pests include rats, mice, fleas, bed bugs, squirrels, ants, cockroaches, wasps and bees.
A pest is any animal, rodent, or insect that is considered a nuisance, health hazard or causes damage. Some pests to some people are not pests to others.
Pests are simply a larger category of animals that cause problems for us humans. Insects are small creatures that can be also be classified as pests.
However, not all insects are considered pests. Many are beneficial but some people consider all insects to be pests.
Pests that spread disease, bite or feed off humans or their animals, and cause damage can be considered harmful. These may include rats, mice, bed bugs, fleas, wasps, bees, etc.
These are pests that are sometimes found in and around your home. These can include rats, mice, fleas, bed bugs, squirrels, ants, cockroaches, wasps and bees.
Common insect pests are ants, bed bugs, fleas, flies, spiders and wasps.
The three most common methods of pest control are poison baiting, insecticide treatment, and trapping.
Some common crop pests include weevils, aphids, beetles, mites, flies, rats, and mice.
Pests can be attracted by bird feeding (rodents), poor hygiene, introduced from hotels or other high-risk buildings (bed bugs and cockroaches), sewer issues, or just bad luck! (wasps, bees, etc.)
Ants, bees, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, wasps, moths, spiders, mites, and beetles can all be considered insect pests.
Pesticides are chemicals that may be used to kill fungus, bacteria, insects, plant diseases, snails, slugs, or weeds among plants. Insecticides are a type of pesticide that is used to specifically target and kill insects. Insecticides can include snail bait, ant killer, and wasp killer.
A pest that isn’t destructive or a risk to human health can be considered a minor pest. These can include ants or cluster flies.