The Most Common Pests in Alabama

  • Where there’s one ant, there are likely hundreds more. The live in colonies and are classified as either nuisance, dangerous, or damaging.
  • Bed bugs tend to spread from place to place. They feed on blood, and they are often found in soft spaces such as mattresses and bedding.
  • Birds and their nests and droppings can be quite annoying, and pigeons are commonly found in the area. They can clog drains and vents, causing backup and even fire hazards.
  • Cockroaches can spread disease and filth, although they aren’t poisonous. Since they’re nocturnal, if you notice a cockroach in your home during the day, you likely have an infestation somewhere that needs to be taken care of.
  • Fleas are attracted to the heat and movement of people and animals, and they like to lay their trillions of eggs on living beings.
  • Flies such as fruit flies and house flies commonly make their way into homes and are notoriously difficult to eradicate.
  • Mice can live in your home or walls as long as they have sources of food, water, and a place to hide.
  • Termites can cause major structural damage to your home as they eat their way through wood, paper, and insulation.