The trouble with DIY pest control products is that they typically only treat the insects and small rodents you see. So, if you have an itching suspicion that there are more pests than meet the eye, you're probably right. Here are the basics for you to become a pest fighting Jedi. May the pest control be with you.Are They In There?Getting the heebie jeebies but not sure that it's really a pest problem? Most pests are pretty easy to recognize. Be on the lookout for these telltale signs based on each kind of pest. Let us help you get rid of these unwelcome houseguests once and for all.AntsAnt control can be tricky to deal with on your own. They can sneak into your home through the tiniest cracks. They're on the hunt for water and food. Most often, ants are lured in by traces of sweet or greasy food in your kitchen and trash cans.TermitesTermites are quite the little chompers. A termite problem can cause major structural damage to your home and should be dealt with professionally to minimize damage and keep pests from coming back.Stinging InsectsThe buzz of a wasp, bee, ore hornet nest isn't just annoying. The little pests can be dangerous. Take professional action with these critters, especially if one of your family members has an allergy to one of these stinging insects.CockroachesTo win the war against cockroaches, there are a few things you should know. Roaches are pretty slick when it comes to getting inside your home. They slide in through cracks. vents, sewer pipes, drain pipes and even in shopping bags and purses. Talk about gross.Small RodentsRats and mice carry diseases and breed at uncontrollably fast rates. This makes them nearly impossible to kick out of your home without professional help. A pro will not only get rid of rodents, but also seal off areas outside your home where mice and rodents know to sneak in.Keep It CleanThe best way to prevent pests from invading your home is regular home cleaning. Trash cans full of old food and cracks in window and door sealing spell home sweet home to pests. So, empty your trash cans and get comfortable with some caulk.If your home is sparkling, but creepy crawlies still hang around, be proactive. At first sight, shoot and spray. That way, you won't have to worry about pests overrunning your home. Nip your pest problems in the bud, and you'll be less likely to have to worry about critters in your home.Need More Help?If you need professional help with your project, LendingTree Home Pros can help.The good news is that LendingTree Home Pros maintains a directory of home service professionals and can match you with a home pro in your area. All the home pros listed in the LendingTree Home Pros directory are properly licensed and insured and are backed by a $10,000 money-back guarantee!Let LendingTree Home Pros help you find a pro today!