Common Apartment Bugs

Apartments can be the perfect home for a variety of insects, so A-1 Bond Termite, inc. compiled a list of the most common apartment bugs. Whether you live in a small complex or a high rise building, insects capitalize on the many different areas to feed and find shelter. If you believe any of these common apartment bugs have found their way into your apartment, call the trusted professionals at A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. to schedule an inspection.

#1 Rule: Keep Your Home Clean

Cleanliness is key to keeping bugs away from the beginning. Without clutter to find a home in, insects are less likely to stay. Along with clutter, regular cleaning is essential. Vacuum dust and crumbs regularly to eliminate potential food sources. Make sure to clean hard to reach areas as well. Try to keep food in sealed containers.

ants are common apartment pests

Ants

With over 12000 different species of ants, they are one of the most common insects in the US. They can seek out even the smallest crumb of food left out. Make sure to clean even a small mess before ants find it for you.
termites colony

Termites

With 45 species in the US alone, termites can cause significant damage to structures and your belongings. These colonizing insects have a keen ability to seek out new habits and even keep their colonies hidden until the damage is substantial.
wolf spider climbing up a wall

Spiders

Spiders are a known predator of most other unwanted insects in your apartment. They might help keep other insects out but can also cause unwanted problems themselves. Spiders can carry disease along with very dangerous bites.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches like termites are part of the Blattodea order. They dated 320 million years ago, and there are 4600 known species of cockroaches. Roughly 30 of which have made human habits their own.
bedbugs are common apartment bugs

Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs live in any condition, regardless of conditions. They are a reddish-brown color and feed on the blood of sleeping humans. Their presence is easily made noticeable by the bites they leave behind. The bites are commonly small red itchy bumps in the form of a straight line.
silverfish are common apartment bugs

Silverfish

The silverfish insect, identified by its silver color and fish-looking body. They are not harmful to humans but can cause damage to many different household items. Silverfish have a lifespan of 4 to 6 years. A natural deterrent is to sprinkle on the problem area cinnamon, but an infestation should be handled by a professional.
common bug to find in an apartment flea with eggs attached.

Fleas

Fleas are known to carry and transmit diseases. And if you have pets, chances are you’re familiar with this pest. They are found all over the world and are always searching for a new warm body for feeding.  With the ability to jump up to 16 inches, they can quickly jump to a new host. Even though they do not prefer humans, they feed on any source of warm blood.
millipedes are pests indoors and outdoors

Millipedes

Generally, millipedes do not pose any danger to humans but can be damaging to plant life. They can, however, secrete a chemical from their pores as a defense mechanism. Their name, derived from Latin, meaning 1000 legs, but the most ever recorded was 750. Pillbugs, sow bugs, or “roly-polies” are also in the class Diplopoda.
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