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cut-away view of living room containing television, bookcase, and sofaA few pests can be problems in living rooms. So much depends on exclusion and sanitation. Sound familiar? Don’t give pests the habitat they are seeking. Keep food and crumbs cleaned up, window screens repaired, pets treated against fleas, and don’t forget those hitchhiking bedbugs that take advantage of hiding places near resting food sources.  

Click on the heading to visit the What's Bugging You? page for that pest. Click on the image to see an enlarged version of the image.

What Might I Find?


black ant on biege tile
Ant. Photo: Homini:), flickr

Bed Bugs

photo of brownish-red insect next to a clear oval insect egg on a beige background
Bed bug. Photo: NYSIPM

Fabric Pests

Photo of an insect glue trap with several moths stuck on the glue. Some of the moths are tan, while others are gray with spots.
Clothes moths: Photo: NYSIPM

Fall Intruders

photo of brown, shield-shaped insect sitting on a glass windo
Brown marmorated stink bug. Photo: NYSIPM


Magnified picture of a flea against an orange/yellow background.
Cat flea. Photo: NSYIPM

Flies (non-biting)

A fly is standing on a green leaf. The fly has golden hairs on its thorax and a checkered pattern on its abdomen.
Cluster fly. Photo: NYSIPM

Mice and Rats

brown mouse with white chin and stomach sitting up eating a piece of cheese against a brown background
Mouse. Photo: Chris Isherwood, flickr



mosquito feeding on hairy arm
Northern house mosquito. Photo: Wayne W G., flickr




long-legged spider surrounded by webbing
Spider. Photo: Paul Sullivan, flickr