Centipedes – House centipedes have poisonous jaws to inject their prey with venom. If handled roughly, some larger species can inflict a painful bite that can break human skin and cause pain and swelling, similar to a bee sting.
Earwigs – Contrary to popular myths, earwigs do not burrow into people’s brains at night. However, they are known to live together in large numbers. Earwigs can be found under piles of lawn debris, mulch or in tree holes, and they can gain entry to a structure through exterior cracks.
House Crickets – House crickets are nocturnal and usually hide in dark warm places during the day. Indoors, they can eat away at fabric, leaving holes and are especially attracted to soiled clothes.
Scorpions –During periods of hot weather, scorpions can enter homes through wall voids and take shelter in cool areas like crawl spaces. They are known to sting as a defense mechanism. Humans usually experience only mild symptoms similar to those of a bee sting, but there are a handful of species such as the Arizona Bark scorpion whose sting can be fatal.