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Due to my hectic work schedule, I don’t get time to clean my house every day. Honestly, I do what I can when I can. At times I have a maid who is called only when things get overwhelmingly cluttered and dirty. However, one problem that I have faced for a while is that of the common household pests in my house.

I didn’t know how serious this issue has grown until I saw my expensive handbag, which was neatly tucked and stored in my wardrobe, bitten by a rat. Also, the following week I saw myself visiting the doctor for bites and rashes on my back and hands caused by bed bugs.

It was when I drew the line and made it a priority to get rid of the unwanted pests from my house I didn’t know I was living with. Here are the few pests that are common in Indian households and were found in my home when I ordered pest control services.

Common Household Pests


Cockroaches are commonly found pests in most of the Indian households and it doesn’t always have to do with cleanliness. They tend to enter and thrive in even the well-maintained properties. The only way to get rid of them is to keep your house clean as much possible and keep the food sources locked out. If the infestation of cockroaches is not controlled, it can lead to many diseases.

Bed Bugs

These are sneaky pests that would not let you sleep peacefully. If the beds and couches in your home have brown or blackish stains, it is better to get alert and look for bed bugs, which are tiny and almost undetectable. If you wake up with small bloody bites on your body, it may be caused by bed bugs.

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My house was infested with bed bugs and I know how difficult it is to live with them. It makes going to sleep a nightmare. In most cases, there is no alternative but to take assistance from professional pest control services.


My furniture started to get brittle with time, and soon I realized it is not because of the poor quality of the furniture, but due to termites. Termites are known to destroy furniture as they feed on wood. I have pledged to only go for termite-proof furniture from now onward to avoid the harassment of termites.

It would increase the durability of the furniture while ensuring you are saved from the hassles caused by termites. As always, you cannot get rid of termites on your own and will need the help of pest control services to free your home from termites.


With no disrespect to the animal community, I’m not too fond of rodents. I abhor them, and unfortunately, I have been living with them for a while. Possibly, the last few times I have gotten sick might be due to the presence of rodents in my house. It can damage valuables in your home and bring severe health issues into your close proximity since rodents are known to be carriers of diseases. There are several over-the-counter pest control products available specific to rodents that you can use. But, from my personal experience, nothing works as well as a professional pest control team going after the rodents in your house.


When I hired pest control services, they said that the biggest problem in my house were mites. It was at a level of infestation that I didn’t even know about. Mites cause illnesses and respiratory diseases and would silently make their way to food sources, leaving their waste in your food. Eating it can lead to food poisoning and other health issues, which may become severe if left unchecked.

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In Conclusion

I have been through hell and back when it comes to pests. Now, I know what needs to be done to ensure my home doesn’t only look clean but feel clean as well. Thus, I hire deep cleaning and Professional home cleaning services in conjunction with the pest control services to ensure that my house is free from these common household pests mentioned above. I have learnt that if you are a bachelor living by yourself, there are still quite a few things you can do to keep the pests out of your house. I would strongly recommend you to call for deep cleaning services at least twice a year and immediately contact a pest control team if you find even the slightest of hints that your house might be infested.

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