Household Pests - Pest Control OKC

Household Pests That Cause Severe Health Problems

3 Household Pests You Need to Remove Right Now

Some household pests can cause more damage than others, and it’s important to be able to recognize when you need professional assistance with a pest infestation. Though all pests are annoying, some are relatively harmless, while others can jeopardize your and your family’s health. Here are a few of the most harmful common household pests.


Mice may be kind of cute, but they are not harmless. They frequently try to find their way indoors when the weather turns cold. Mice typically search kitchens in hopes of finding food. Even when they don’t find food, they still contaminate every surface they walk on. Mice constantly dribble urine, and also frequently drop pellets of feces. They can carry a number of diseases such as salmonella and meningitis. Though the amounts are trace, those are not germs you want in your home at all – much less where you prepare food.


They are despicable little bugs, aren’t they? From the small German cockroach to the massive Palmetto bugs of the southeast, they are all disgusting, full of germ, and hard to shake. Cockroaches are notorious sewer dwellers. So, they bring all those yucky sewer germs into your home, often near your food. Additionally, they multiply extremely fast. If you see a few roaches in a week, there are likely hundreds more coming.

Brown Recluse Spiders

Also known as the Fiddleback, brown recluse spiders can lurk in your home without you knowing. They cause necrotic bites, infection, pain, and fever. In very severe cases, untreated bites are deadly. These spiders are aptly named reclusive given that they like to hide in curtains, closets, attics, basements, and quiet corners. They also love to hide in the bed If you see a few of these spiders, you likely have many more and need assistance quickly.

If you need household pest control in OKC call The Bug Guy for help.


Bed Bug - Pest Control OKC

Warning Signs of Bed Bug Infestation

How to Spot Bed Bugs Early

Bed bugs are every homeowner’s worst nightmare, and it is essential to know how to identify a bed bug infestation as soon as possible, before it gets out of control. If you need help with pest control in Oklahoma City, The Bug Guy is the call to make. We want to help you identify what kind of pests you are dealing with, so that we can help you find a solution. Here are a few signs that you may have bed bugs in your home.

  • Reddish or rust-colored mattress spots from smashed bedbugs
  • Dead bedbugs under the mattress or under the mattress cover
  • Small dark brown or black spots about the size of an asterisk (*) which are bed bug feces
  • Physical bites on you or your loved ones (reddish and resemble ant bites or a rash)

Identify Bed Bugs Early

It is better to treat a bedbug infestation early, rather than to wait for them to take hold. A severe bed bug infestation can create painful bites and unsanitary living conditions. The sooner bed bugs are discovered, the more quickly and efficiently we can help you get rid of them. With that said, we can help at any point in the process – even if the infestation is severe.

Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?

Bedbugs are so small, they can fit in many crevices, especially in a heavy infestation. A trained professional can help detect these pests. If you suspect you may have bedbugs, check the following hiding places:

  • Curtains
  • Wall joints and molding
  • In seams of drawers
  • Between couch cushions
  • Within electrical components
  • Inside any furniture
  • Under loose wallpaper edges
  • Inside electrical appliances

Contact The Bug Guy if you have further questions or concerns about bedbugs. Additionally, we offer pest control in OKC and spider control in OKC. We can get rid of what’s bugging you!