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What is the Most Annoying Household Pest: Top 10 Annoying Pests Ranked

The mere term “pest” implies a certain amount of annoyance, but some pests are worst than ever. Here are our top 10 most annoying pests:


When it comes to annoying pests, horseflies take the cake. These large flies actually feed on blood and will use their specialized jaws that are shaped like scissors to bite into your flesh. As you can imagine, the bite is incredibly painful, which makes them a real nuisance, especially during the summer when you are trying to enjoy the outdoors.


Wasps are another aggressive pest that can deliver a painful sting. In fact, a single wasp can sting multiple times, so if you encounter an entire nest, you could be in trouble.


Mosquitoes can make it quite uncomfortable to be outdoors and are actually the deadliest animal on Earth because they can transmit so many deadly diseases to humans and animals. When a mosquito bites you, it inserts a mouthpart into your body that both sucks up blood and injects its own saliva, which causes the itchy welt that the bites are known for. 

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are another annoying pest that lives off of blood and are notoriously difficult to completely eradicate. They come out at night to feast on humans and animals while everyone is asleep and leave behind feces and sheddings. Since they are so tiny and can attach to fabrics and furniture, it is also easy for them to be spread.


Fleas feed on the blood of humans and animals and can cause all sorts of medical problems that range from itchy skin to tapeworms. They have a long history of spreading diseases, including the Black Plague. Fortunately, we have developed effective ways to prevent and treat fleas, but they are still an annoyance. 


Gnats aren’t trying to harvest your blood when they swarm around your head, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying. They tend to buzz around your head, which can leave you swatting your face any time you go outdoors.

House Flies

House flies are another annoying buzzing insect that just likes to fly around and cause trouble. While they don’t bite and won’t cause damage to your home, their mere presence is worth taking note of because they tend to congregate in places where there is a “stimulant.” Essentially, this means that it might be some time to do some cleaning and get rid of whatever is attracting them.


When you see one ant, it won’t be long before it is joined by a full parade of its friends. They are small and persistent, so you might need professional help to effectively get rid of them in your home.


If you have a fear of spiders, you would probably move them to the top of the list, however, spiders are mostly harmless and actually help to get rid of other insects. There are certainly poisonous varieties, but for the most part, they are relatively benign insects that might just give you a little scare now and then.


Moths are attracted to light sources, which means, they might be frantically flying into your face while you are trying to enjoy a night outside. The real problem begins if they are able to make it into your closet where certain species will go to work devouring your clothes.

Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with annoying pests. The team of experts at Capital Pest can help you eliminate any pests and enjoy a more comfortable home. Contact us today to learn more. 


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