Amazing Pests

Pests can be such, well, pests, because they are very good at finding food and shelter in places we don't want them to be.

Every pest has special adaptations, or abilities, that let it live and thrive in and around our homes. Browse through the Pest Guide to learn about some of the incredible adaptations that make pests so challenging to get rid of.

Having trouble with a new term? Check out the Pest Glossary.

Want to find out more about the threats and risks pest pose to your family and home? Continue on to Threats & Prevention.

Then, take our pest fact or pest threat quizes to see how much you know about the secret lives of the critters that may be living with you. (Whether you know it or not!)

Threats and Prevention


Find out about thethreats and risks pests pose to your family and home.



Not sure about a word you read? Try the glossary.

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For more information, visit the official pest guide of the National Pest Management Association.