Common Pests

HouseMouse (Mus musculus)
HouseMouse (Mus musculus)

Although a wild animal, the house mouse mainly lives in association with humans.

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Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)
Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum)

American house spiders are synanthropic and build their tangled webs in or near human dwellings, often in secluded areas such as between loose walls and behind open doors and attic windows.

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German
German

German Roach (Blattella germanica) A small species of cockroach, typically about 1.1 to 1.6 cm (0.43 to 0.63 in)[1][2] long. In colour it varies from tan to almost black, and it has two dark, roughly parallel, streaks on the pronotum running anteroposteriorly from behind the head to the base of the wings.

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House Fly
House Fly

. It is the most common of all domestic flies, accounting for about 91% of all flies in human habitations, and indeed one of the most widely distributed insects, found all over the world. It is considered a pest that can carry serious diseases.

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Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile)
Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile)

The ants are ranked among the world's 100 worst animal invaders. In its introduced range, the Argentine ant often displaces most or all native ants.

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Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)
Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius)

Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for thousands of years. At a point in the early 1940s, they were mostly eradicated in the developed world, but have increased in prevalence since 1995.

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Flea (Siphonaptera)
Flea (Siphonaptera)

Fleas are the insects forming the order Siphonaptera. They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds.

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Norwat Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Norwat Rat (Rattus norvegicus)

One of the largest muroids, it is a brown or grey rodent with a body up to 25 cm (10 in) long, and a similar tail length; the male weighs on average 350 g (12 oz) and the female 250 g (9 oz).

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