What are the Hardest Pests to Get Rid Of?

Three of the hardest pests to get rid of are bed bugs cockroaches and termites

Sometimes getting rid of pests inside your home is more challenging than it sounds. You would think a simple stomp from your foot would do the trick, but each pest needs to be handled differently. 

The three most challenging pests to get rid of in your home are termites, bedbugs, and cockroaches.  


Termites are fascinating insects as they can go undetected inside the walls of your house for years. Termites are often found in colonies of thousands which is why they can be a hassle to get rid of. Because most termites live underground or inside walls, you may not even be aware that you have an infestation until it's too late. Termites are hard to eliminate because they can restart their colony even if their queen dies. When eliminating termites, you want to ensure you get rid of all of them, which can be challenging when working with a destructive pest you cannot see. 

Home remedies don't always work, so we recommend letting a pest control company deal with termite infestations.  


Dealing with bedbugs is a big nuisance to everyone. These insects are incredibly small, and you must kill each individual bug to get rid of them. Unfortunately, bedbugs nowadays have tough exoskeletons, which are believed to repel some insecticides, so it may take more than one treatment to get rid of them. It can be difficult to eliminate bed bugs, but it's not impossible. Don't panic and throw out all your things because most of them can be treated and saved. Throwing stuff out is costly and may spread the bed bugs to other people's homes. Call a professional pest control company to completely eradicate the problem.


These insects are extremely hard to eliminate because they can hide in almost anything and everywhere around your house. They can squeeze into the tiniest of spots and eat almost anything. What makes cockroaches hard to eliminate is that they reproduce quickly, especially in warmer months. There are a couple of home products you can buy or make to get rid of them, but at the end of the day, it's best to call a pest control company to do the job for you.

Letting a pest control company eliminate cockroaches is your best bet. The technicians know where to look in places you might not think a cockroach would go. They'll also more than likely know the signs if you have an infestation. 

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Old South Exterminators has been serving the Lowcountry of South Carolina since 1968. Our technicians are trained to eradicate even the toughest pests. Contact us today for more information!

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