What pests are bugging California homeowners? California’s top six problem pests

Jun 15, 2018, 08:26 AM by Clark Pest Control Lodi Office
Ants continue to lead the parade as the most frequently reported pest issue in California.

What pests are bugging California homeowners? According to a survey conducted by the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC), ants continue to lead the parade as the most frequently reported pest issue. However, rodents and bed bugs aren’t far behind.

The survey, which queried the state’s licensed pest control operators – including Clark Pest Control, a longtime proud member – California residents are experiencing a significant upward trend in the number of reported rodent and bed bug infestations.

Fifty-one percent of respondents said the most rapidly growing reason that customers were calling for service was to eliminate infestations of rats, mice, and other rodents. The second-fastest growing pest issue came from calls to eliminate bed bugs (25 percent) from homes, apartments, and condominiums.

“The results confirmed what we have been hearing anecdotally for the past year – that rodents are thriving and becoming more difficult to control throughout the state,” says Chris Reardon, PCOC’s executive director. “Our customers are also reporting greater problems with bed bugs.”

Clark, your friendly pest control technician, studied the survey and identified the following as California’s top six problem pests:

  1. Ants
  2. Rats and rodents
  3. Wasps and hornets
  4. Cockroaches
  5. Bed bugs
  6. Spiders

Controlling these and other pests is essential to protecting public health, because they can spread a wide range of diseases, including those caused by Salmonella and bubonic plague bacteria, West Nile and Zika viruses, and other fatal illnesses.

Clark Pest Control’s highly trained and licensed technicians have years of experience dealing with the six problems listed above, as well as any other pest you may encounter in your home or yard. We use the latest technology to deliver innovative pest prevention and elimination services that protect your family and home from potentially hazardous or destructive pests.

If you have concerns about pests in and around your home, call California and Nevada’s trusted, friendly pest management professional, Schedule a Free inspection with Clark, or send us an email at

Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for help in keeping unwanted pests out of your home.

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