Across the U.S., home and business owners deal with daily pest problems.

Alongside mice, which cause problems for at least 29% of Americans, carpenter ants have quickly become a top nuisance pest.

When it comes to pest removal, it’s crucial to identify the right pest by the damage left. This will help you avoid further damage by using wrong or even unnecessary pesticides that harm homes and the environment.

Pest controlis also expensive, with homeowners across the U.S. spending billions on removing pests as well as paying for costly home repairs, something which isn’t covered by home insurance companies.

Target Specialty, a pest control provider, has created a visual guide to help home and business owners identify their unwanted critter by the clues they have left.

Included is a handy floor plan showing the kinds of pests most likely to appear in each room, so users are able to start the elimination process early.

Additionally, as pests are a costly and often stressful issue, you can find advice on prevention for each pest.

Read on for more information!

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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