pests in california dont stand a chance with terminix

California is one of the largest states in the country. It covers various geographical regions and is known to have varying climates in many different places. Therefore, the presence of different pests will vary from region to region. This allows both garden and home pests to have an overwhelming presence in this state.

Terminix® Branches in California

With convenient locations strategically placed throughout the state of California. You can count on Terminix® Pest Control Services to handle any pest problem that may arise. Whether it's cockroaches, ants, spiders, fleas or ticks. We have specific treatment customized customized solutions for any situation you might find in or around your home.

Common pests in california


There are various species of bugs throughout California. Though they usually prefer outdoors, during cold seasons, they normally invade people’s homes. The most common types of bugs found include Brown Marmorated Stink bugs, Bagrada bugs and Avocado Lace bugs.


Roaches are the most common pest found in this state. Typically, they are found in almost every part of the state. Among their species, the most notorious are German roaches which love finding abode in the homes of residents of this state. They usually love hiding in seams and cracks near sources of food and water. The generally love coming out of hiding at night in search of food. However, they still can be seen during the daytime, when they notice that no one is around, they are extremely dirty pests and can easily spread diseases.

Another common species of the roaches found is the Oriental cockroach. This roach can be distinguished from the German roach because of its ability to fly. They can be found in the garden, although they too can enter homes in search of food.


Ants are also a common pest in California. They love staying outdoors, but during cold climates, they usually find their ways into people’s homes. They are known to stay in large groups of huge numbers; hence they can be a nuisance if they get into your home. The Argentine ants are the most common species of ants which can be found in people’s homes.

spiders and tarantulas

Common spiders that are frequently found in other parts of the country are also found in California. However, dangerous spiders and tarantulas are also present in this state. The Black Widow is the most common poisonous spider, while the Stripped Blond tarantula is the most common tarantula found in this state. They are usually found on the parts of Mojave Desert which borders Arizona. Other species of spiders and tarantulas found include the Desert Recluse spider and the Brown Recluse Spider.

Fleas and Ticks

These pests are usually common among pet owners. When pets stray for long hours outdoors, they most likely to become infected with fleas and ticks. Therefore it is important for pet owners to regularly inspect and clean their pets when they stray to avoid these pests. Fleas usually bite people and can cause allergies. On the other hand, ticks usually cause various diseases to humans including Lyme disease.