The house fly carries bacteria from decaying matter and feces. Its larvae (commonly called maggots) live off of dead animals, garbage, and decaying matter. Flies nest frequently in garbage cans, animal droppings, animal habitats, manure, and land fills. They will gravitate toward foods in the kitchen, baby bottles, diapers, and human hair and skin.
Earwigs are usually found hiding under a stone or board that is lying on slightly damp soil, and they are easily recognized by their dangerous-looking pinchers. Although these structures can give a mild nip, they are weak and otherwise harmless; they are used for catching and manipulating prey and sometimes for fending off enemies.
The brown recluse spider is well adapted to living indoors with humans. They are resilient enough to withstand winters in unheated basements and stifling summer temperatures in attics, persisting many months without food or water. The brown recluse hunts at night seeking insect prey, either alive or dead.
The black widow spider carries a poisonous venom that creates fever and illness in adults and can cause severe injury and even death to infants and small animals. It hides in water meters, attics, garages, basements, tool sheds, air conditioning units . . . pretty much anywhere it can be out of sight.
Bed bugs are small, oval, non-flying insects which bite people. Bed bugs have flat bodies and may sometimes be mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches. Bed bugs feed by sucking blood from humans or animals. Bed Bugs are reddish brown in color, appearing more reddish after feeding on a blood meal. The wings of bed bugs are vestigial, so they cannot fly.