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Household Pests

What is a pest?  

A pest is any organism that has a harmful effect on humans, their food or living conditions.   Pests may transmit disease or may be just a nuisance by damaging buildings, damaging stored foods,  damaging clothing or biting people.  Ants and pantry pests​ (moths and beetles) are common household pests that may occasionally cause a nuisance in agricultural and commercial settings.  In addition, springtails, silverfish, and firebrats may be a nuisance to homeowners. 


Last updated: 10/2/2017 1:13 PM