The Top Pest Issues for Homeowners


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the top pest issues for homeowners

HomeTeam Pest Defense conducted a national survey earlier this year to find out the top pest issues for homeowners. The United States in general experienced a warmer-than-usual winter, which was nice in January, but it created early pest infestations in the spring.

An astounding 84% of American homeowners said they experienced pest problems in the past 12 months. In addition, about 22% of homes in the US  experienced some structural damage caused by pests. Here’s a breakdown of the top pest issues for homeowners:

  • 49% ants
  • 43% spiders
  • 37% flies
  • 34% mosquitoes
  • 30% mice
  • 29% wasps

80% of homeowners expressed concerns about pest infestations in their home. The pests that have homeowners most worried include:

  • Termites
  • Cockroaches
  • Rats
  • Bed bugs
  • Mice

54% of people who experienced some of the top pest issues for homeowners treated the infestation themselves. However, about two-thirds of these Do-It-Yourselfers were unable to solve the problem completely. 51% of homeowners said they believe it’s important to work with a reputable pest management service, and treatments that don’t harm children or pets are important to 80 percent of homeowners.

If you have an issue with pest control for the home, feel free to call HomeTeam Pest Defense. We’re the third largest residential pest control company in the nation, and we guarantee our work so you’re left with a pest-free home when the job is done.

For more information about HomeTeam’s pest management service, please visit our website,, or call one of our local professionals at 855-855-4873. We also invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch us on YouTube and check us out on LinkedIn for additional tips regarding pest control for the home.

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