Being able to afford your own house is a big achievement so it is essential that you find a house that is durable and shows no signs of pest infestation. Here are the most common types of pests you need to keep an eye out for.


Termites are known as silent attackers; it is essential that you make sure to look through every inch of the house you are planning to purchase because there is a chance that the person who’s selling you the house is trying to rip you off by selling a house that is infested with termites.

Termite damage can weaken your infrastructure, as they need cellulose and nutrients to help them stay alive, therefore they feed on wood, as wood is known to contain them. There are different types of termites, some look for dry wood, which is usually in the frame of a house, and others for damp wood, which is usually found in trees. The result of termite infestation can cause your entire house to collapse; therefore it is necessary to keep an eye out for it.


Cockroaches are one of the most disease carrying insects that can be found in your home, they are most commonly found in the dark in undetectable areas such as behind a refrigerator or cupboard. They can also be found in your bathroom as well as the floor drains as they require moisture to survive.

Cockroaches carry various different diseases such as Salmonella, Typhoid fever, and parasite worms, they are also known to be one of the transmitting insects of the plague. The saliva and feces they produce can be very harmful mainly to children as it causes rashes, it is also said that their saliva and feces can increases issues with asthma patients. Therefore it is imperative to have cockroach control by Federal Pest Control.


Some mosquitoes can be deadly, as they are known to carry around diseases such as dengue, which does not have any cure to it yet. We all have been victims of the most common mosquito bite side effects, which cause redness and itchiness.

When looking for the property you are planning on purchasing it is necessary to look out for mosquito breeding grounds; mosquitoes lay eggs in still water, therefore getting rid of any unnecessarily formed puddles and checking for any mosquito eggs in lakes or ponds at the location would be wise.

When looking for your new house make sure to keep these points in mind and inspect the entire site for any of the pests given above before purchasing it.