Types of Cockroaches

Did you know in Massachusetts alone there are 5 different types of cockroaches that can infest your house. American , Oriental , Brown Banded, German and Smokey Brown. Each roach is different in apparence and also in there living areas and conditions. 


The most common rodents found invading your house are mice and rats. Mice tend to be smaller on size compared to rats. Mouse droppings are also small black and look like a grain of rice. Rats are typically larger in size with dopping size compared to raisin.

Common Household Insects

Massachusetts has over 951 different species of insects. 
Below is a list of the most common.

  • Spiders
  • Earwigs
  • Sow Bugs aka (pill bugs)
  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Crickets
  • Grain Beetles
  • Grain Weevils
  • Carpet Beetles
  • Ticks
  • Lady Bugs
  • Asian Lady Beetles
  • Stink Bugs
  • Western Conifer Seed BUg
  • Japanese Beetles
  • Ground Beetles
  • Silverfish
Winter Hint

Did you know that during wintertime most pests don’t just die, but go dormant? Mice come into houses for warmth, some insects even hide under the siding of houses till springtime. And many different types of animals will try to move into your garages and attics to find shelter.


Carpenter ants are large ants that prefer dead, damp wood in which to build nests. There are over a thousand other species in the genus Camponotus, but the most likely species to be infesting a house in the United States is the Black carpenter ant, Camponotus pennsylvanicus.


Bedbug (or bed bug) is an insect of the family Cimicidae that lives by feeding on the blood of warm-blooded hosts like us. Its name comes from its preferred habitat: mattresses, sofas, and other furniture. As their name suggests, bedbugs are mainly active at night.


Termites live in colonies that, at maturity, number from several hundred to several million individuals. A typical colony contains nymphs (semi-mature young), workers, soldiers, and reproductive individuals of both genders, sometimes containing several egg-laying queens. Termites mostly feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung, and about 10% of the estimated 4,000 species are economically significant as pests that can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests.