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What’s all this talk about pests? You might be surprised to know that Jordan is  home to myriads of cockroaches, termites, beetles, ants, mice & rats, snakes, scorpions & spiders. Some of us wish they would all disappear, yet the world’s climate change may be the cause of some alteration in pest behavior, which  bring on invaders, like ants into your homes more readily.


  • Cockroaches and ants are common pests.
  • Scorpions. and spiders are occasional pests.
  • Beetles and moths are storage pests.
  • Bed bugs, ticks and fleas are parasites.
  • Mosquitoes and wasps are flying insect pests.
  • Cockroaches.
  • Ants.
  • Storage pests.
  • Parasites.
  • Flies & mosquitoes.
  • Rodents.
  • Snakes.
  • Scorpions.

The Death Stalker Scorpion finds its home in Jordan, as the most venomous scorpion in the world , it is a large and aggressive species. but also a bright and attractive species with an unusually thin tail. The Deathstalker is one of the common scorpions in Jordan, found in the western parts of the country.<br /> The Fat-Tailed Scorpion is also one of the most dangerous in the world. Reaching a length of 10 centimeters, their venom has powerful neurotoxins that cause several human deaths each year, They can be found all over Jordan.


Jordan has 34 different kinds of snakes , 6 of them venomous: 4 are vipers, 1 is a cobra, and the other is a burrowing snake. The Palestine Viper is one of the most venomous in the country that can reach a length of 150 centimeters and weigh I500 grams. It is usually found in the mountainous and forest areas of the north of Jordan as well as the Jordan Valley. There are many other snakes in Jordan that are not venomous.


Mice and rats can pollute food; they crawl around sewerage systems, picking up bacteria and other diseases and crawl on foodstuffs in your kitchen or other places, transmitting all sorts of diseases ,they carry typhus, salmonella, and Weil's disease ,they also can carry fleas and ticks into buildings. Rodents are also considered storage pests responsible for consuming 20% of the world's food supply Norwegian Rat is found sporadically in Amman and in abundance in the outskirts of the capital. The House Mouse is found everywhere in Jordan.

Flies and mosquitoes

Flies carry diseases on their bodies and legs, and can transmit them to food and any surface they land on. They can transmit Cholera, Typhus, Salmonella, and other serious diseases , mosquitoes can transmit several dangerous diseases such as Malaria, Zika virus, Dengue, and West Nile disease. They are considered serious pest in most locations in the world.


Fleas. ticks. and bed bugs. such tiny insects that may cause large problems. Did you know fleas can transmit diseases? The bubonic plague wiped out one third to one quarter of the human race in the middle ages because of fleas. Murine typhus is also transmitted by fleas. Ticks have also been guilty of transmitting diseases (and for biting and stinging humans), which could be fatal. Bed bugs come out at night and bite you in your sleep. Though not dangerous. they do cause annoying skin reactions and discomfort.

Storage pests

Stored product pests like beetles and moths are responsible for much of the crop losses worldwide, estimated at 35% of the yearly harvest. So every Dinar spent on storage pest prevention will be additional Dinars in reduced product losses. Stored product beetles and moths infesting one food product can easily move to other products stored nearby.


In Jordan, ants are the number 1 home invader. They adapt easily to any environment, quickly establishing colonies inside your home if it is not treated. Ants are attracted through food sources. Jordan’s main house invaders are the Odorous House Ant and the pharaoh’s Ant.


They are a public health risk because they eat anything, walk around in sewerage systems then crawl back to your rooms or kitchen transmitting all sorts of diseases. Cockroaches have also been responsible for transmitting salmonella in sensitive locations. This species is difficult to get rid of , as they are highly adaptable for survival, having evolved over 350 million years , jordan has; The German Cockroach, which is found almost anywhere, even in areas where the temperature is around 4 degrees celsius, and the American & Oriental Cockroaches, which are normally sewerage dwellers.


Termites are primarily wood feeding insects, and occur throughout the world. Out of about 2,300 known species, 183 are responsible for significant economic damage. The subterranean termites, as the name suggests, live mostly underground and are major pests of wood and wood products.

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