Pests that Commonly Visit Your Houses in Toronto and What Can You Do About It

No one enjoys dealing with bugs, rodents, or other pests inside their homes. Pest infestations can be highly annoying, leaving your home looking like a disaster zone and threatening to damage everything from your possessions to the structural integrity of your property.

Whether crawling on counters and walls or creating nests in hidden nooks and crevices throughout your house, these pests are challenging to eliminate. Read on to find out how to identify and eliminate common household pests!


Termites may look like tiny bugs, but they’re some of the most formidable opponents when it comes to pests. These critters feed on wood as a primary food source – no walls or furniture are safe from their long, hard-working mandibles. They can even create complicated underground tunnels and galleries! If you spot them scurrying around in your home, don’t be too surprised – sometimes it seems like termites have an innate ability to know when dinner time is!

How to eliminate them

If you’ve got termites in your home, it may be time to call termite control. While it might seem like an excessive measure, these services have been specially trained in the art of termite eradication. Termite elimination experts at Pesticon can come your place and make sure it’s pest-free. At any rate, the best way to eliminate termites is by getting professional termite control services quickly.


Ants are also common pests that often invade houses in Toronto, similar to many other pests. In addition, you may also not like ants crawling all around your house and contaminating food items. Not to mention, eating food that ants contaminate can make you catch food-borne diseases. Further, some ants are a threat to your property, such as carpenter ants. DIY tricks that you may try against a large ant infestation won’t work, too. Moreover, you will suffer disappointment when you do not find a way to exterminate ants from your home permanently. You may even find yourself talking to the ants, telling them, “this is not how we do things here!” But alas, nothing works – you are now living in an ant paradise!

How to eliminate them

If you find yourself pestered by pesky ants, there’s no need to panic! Though it may feel like the invasion of a small army, plenty of pest control services and home remedies can help end your ant problem.


Similar to ants, you won’t like a cockroach infestation in your house in Toronto. Besides, cockroaches have existed and lived in caves since the time of dinosaurs. Thus, it should not surprise you if you find cockroaches crawling around in your house. Besides, roaches prefer a humid or high-moisture environment. By the same token, you often find roaches in the basements or bathrooms in your house.

Additionally, it is never easy for homeowners in Toronto to exterminate cockroaches from their houses as roaches can resist certain pesticides, identical to bed bugs. Thus, you should rely on a pest control service to get rid of a cockroach infestation from your house with triumph.

How to eliminate them

We have already mentioned that getting rid of a roach infestation is not a walkover for an inexpert. Fortunately, there are pest control services, like Pesticon, that can effectively eradicate roaches from properties. Besides, professionals have all-inclusive knowledge of pests. Therefore, they know what works against roaches and what does not. As well as these traditional methods, they offer innovative solutions such as sticky traps, which can act as a sort of cockroach velcro and catch them fast so that you don’t ever have to worry about cockroaches again!


Bedbugs are some of the world’s most unwelcome house guests. Not only are they unsightly, but these small, flat insects also have an annoying bite and can cause nasty allergic reactions. They get into your home by hitching a ride on your clothes or furniture, making their way into any small crevice in your bed or other parts of the house. As if that weren’t enough, they reproduce quickly so that you might find yourself with thousands of this creepy crawlies before long.

How to eliminate them

If bedbugs have you feeling buggy, then we have the solution! Don’t try DIY bedbug removal methods like vacuum or insecticide – they are unlikely to be effective and may put your health at risk. Instead, try bringing in bedbug removal services to put an end to these pesky critters once and for all. Then you can rest easy, or if you’re still concerned, get some glasses to inspect your bed for any unexpected visitors!

Final Words

Here is a list of common pests that can infest your house in Toronto and that we mentioned in this post:

  1. Termites
  2. Ants
  3. Cockroaches
  4. Bedbugs

Further, we also mentioned that your best bet for pest control in Toronto against common pests is a pest control company. To finish, count on an esteemed pest control service for the pest removal from your home if they infest it rather than using DIY pest control methods that seldom work.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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