Rats cause damage by chewing, eating stored foods and carrying diseases. Rats have been known to attack both animals and humans. FIND OUT MORE!

American Cockroach

Cockroaches can contaminate food and kitchen utensils with excrement and salivary secretions and leave an unpleasant odor. FIND OUT MORE!


There are about 55 species of mosquitoes in Texas. Their bites cause itching and may transmit diseases such as malaria, filariasis, and viruses such as yellow fever, denge and encephalitis. FIND OUT MORE!

Fire Ants

Fire ants can sting repeatedly. They first bite, and while holding on to the skin with their jaws, inject venom with stingers. FIND OUT MORE!


Fleas bite pets and humans. Bites are irritating and can potentially transmit diseases. Consumption of fleas can result in the transmission of tapeworms FIND OUT MORE!

Striped Bark Scorpions

The most common and widespread scorpion in Texas. It's stings are painful and produce local swelling and itching that may persist for several days. FIND OUT MORE!