Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Texas Pest Control

By DoMyOwn staff

Texas Extension Office Information

For specific questions of information on Texas pest control, please visit your state extension website:, or contact an extension officer by phone.

Most Common Household Pests in Texas

According to recent data, the most "important" (or in other words, the most common) insects encountered by Texas residents and Texas pest control operators are the following. For more information on the identification or control of any listed pest, just click on its name.





Brown Recluse Spiders



Larder Beetles

Cigarette and Drugstore Beetles


Soldier Flies



White Grubs



Imported Fire Ants

Recommended Products for Texas Pest Control:

For termites: BORACARE, Borrada D, Phantom Termiticide Insecticide, Advance Termite Bait System - Pro Kit, FirstLine Termite Defense System Kit

For Roaches: Advance Cockroach Gel Bait, Avert Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait, Gentrol Point Source, Delta Dust Insecticide, Suspend SC

For Ants: Advance 360A Dual Choice Ant Bait Stations, Maxforce Ant Bait Granular, Delta Dust Insecticide, Gourmet Ant Bait Gel, Optigard Ant Bait Gel

For Mosquitoes: Altosid Pro-G Mosquito Larvicide, BTI Mosquito Briquets, Suspend SC, Summit Mosquito Dunks

For Crawling Household Pests: Suspend SC, Delta Dust Insecticide, Talstar One, D-Force HPX - 14 oz.

For Flying Pests: 565 PLUS XLO, Advantage Fly Trap, Demand CS, Pro Control Plus Total Release




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