Texas is an interesting country — with its diverse landscape and rich history. However, living in in this place also has its fair share of challenges. For one, the place has its fair share of creepy critters. Check out some of the most common pests that annoy homeowners in Texas.

Although Texas is generally a dry place, it is humid and there is plenty of standing water — a condition that allows mosquitoes to breed. In Texas, there are around 80 species of mosquitoes, including some species that carry diseases like dengue fever and yellow fever. To prevent mosquito infestation, remove standing water in your backyard. If there’s already an existing infestation, call a pest control expert to deal with the problem.


Cockroaches love humid and semi-tropical areas. This is probably the reason why many of them make Texas Gulf Coast their home. Cockroaches can multiply overnight and they can spread diseases, posing health risks to your family. There are spray products that you can use to get rid of crawling cockroaches in your home.

Spider species are numerous. There around 980 species. The harmful ones are the black widow and the brown recluse. Their venom is dangerous to other animals and even to humans. Parsons Pest Control can help you with spider infestation problem in your garden or house.

Texas is home to hundreds of ant species. Some species are not destructive, while there are some that are considered pests. The latter include Fire ants. Fire ants can harm livestock. And even with just a single sting, people with allergies can die from anaphylactic shock. You can opt for ant gels, ant pesticide liquids, ant traps, or organic ant control solutions.

Pests can harm your family and destroy your property. Make sure to call a pest control expert at the first sign of infestation.