Common Household Pests

Here are a list of common pests that we see and remove on a regular basis. This is a great resource of information to learn the harm and inconveniences that these pests can cause in your household.


Ants…These pests are usually seen around homes following defined trails between the nest and food and water sources.

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The common bedbug, prefers to feed on human blood. They prefer warm houses, especially nearby or inside of beds and bedding or other sleep areas, but can b

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Honey bees should be dealt with by bee keepers who can help relocate the colony rather than killing it.

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Bottle flies are easily recognized by having a metallic green or blue appearance.

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These large black ants may do structural damage to your home and should not be ignored.

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Cluster flies leave their overwintering cracks and crevices in the spring.

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The German cockroach is the most common cockroach we in central Ontario deal with.

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Earwigs are a dampness bug that live close to the foundation of your home and become occasional invaders in the summer.

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Bald faced hornets are among one of the most common hornets that we at Barrier Pest Control deal with.

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Mice can be a concern any time of the year, however, as the weather turns colder they look for warmer places to live.

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Mosquitoes are small insects that bite and carry disease, and are generally considered a nuisance by most people.

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Fleas , Beetles, Silverfish, Ticks, Weevils, Spiders, box elder bugs

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Urban environments provide excellent habitats for rats to survive and thrive.

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