Scary Household Bugs We’d Never Want To See In Our Homes

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The Huffington Post released a list of the scariest household bugs we’d never want to see in your homes. There are many scary bugs that creepy people out, but also are creepy when you think of the diseases and threats associated with these pests.

House Spider

Big, small, it doesn't matter -- they're creepy.

Are house spiders dangerous? The American house spider is a nuisance, but poses no threats to humans. Their messy webs found in corners of rooms along with seeing spiders themselves classify spiders a nuisance. Beware, some spiders can bite.


Try going to sleep after seeing one of these in your home. Cockroaches are some of the most adaptable creatures on earth, which makes controlling and eliminating a cockroach infestation all the more difficult. To get rid of cockroaches in your home, experts suggest these roach prevention tips.

Water Bug

These guys are slow and don't mind sharing the space with you.


They're legs totally creep us out. Centipedes are nocturnal, hiding under boards, rocks, or vegetation on the soil during the daytime and seen only when they are disturbed and uncovered. Get rid of centipedes by eliminating debris and objects on the soil that provides harborage sites to prevent centipedes, along with the control of insects and other small animals that centipedes feed on.


Where there's one, there's a dozen more. The most common ant, the carpenter ant is a wood destroying insect, so “those ants” should not be ignored. The Capital Region is also home to many other ant species, with your structure being vulnerable it is important to take steps to prevent ants.


They're very common and very annoying. If you've got a problem with them, check out our post on how to get rid of mosquitoes and prevent mosquitoes from being a nuisance. Be aware, mosquitoes carry disease like West Nile Virus so wear mosquito repellant in connection with Thomas Pest Services’ Mosquito and Tick Reduction Service.

Silver Fish

These can be quite scary looking. These are elongate insects with very long, thin antennae and with three long appendages at their rear end ranging in color from silvery gray to dark gray with darker lines running front to back on top. Prevent silverfish from making their way inside, with our outdoor pest prevention tips.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can live anywhere and affect everyone from income housing to five star hotels. While traveling prevent bed bugs with our bed bug prevention tips and learn what a bed bug looks like. Bed bugs can survive temperatures of nearly freezing to 122 degrees. Because of this, bed bugs are not a pest that can be treated with DIY measures. Schenectady bed bug removal specialists and pest professionals are the most effective way to treat an infestation.

Although everyone has their own tolerance level when it comes to pests of any size, the list above of Scary Household Bugs, each pest is recognized in its own way. Other scary pests not on the list include flies, ticks, rodents and wildlife, all in which are associated with diseases like Salmonella, Hantavirus and Lyme Disease. Pests do not just provide a visual creepy factor, but are dangerous to our health, home and property. To protect your home and family, a positive proactive approach against any kind of pest infestation is always best. Hiring a pest professional to properly identify the pest and treat accordingly, will save you time, money and aggravating. Insects and rodents require vigilance, regular maintenance to prevent re-infestation. Before tacking your next scary household bug problem, think again and call Thomas Pest Services for a no charge inspection.

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