These bugs do more than buzz.
Every renter's worst nightmare, bed bugs can give a nasty bite.
The critters also modify your home's microbiome. They change the bacteria and microbes associate with dust, which can affect a home's air quality.
Dust mites feed off the dead skin cells in your home's dust.
Their poop can cause an allergic reaction and respiratory problems. Experts recommend pulling up carpet or freezing bedding to root them out if the mites are causing health issues.
Spider mites, however, are a bigger threat to your houseplants.
They can leave brown or yellow spots on plants indoor and outdoor gardens, and even kill plants if the mite population thrives.
Spiders are a force of good in our homes. They not only eat insects, but some species eat other spiders, too.
Some species actually prefer to live indoors, so if you can bear it, experts say it's best to let spiders live.
(Plus, because they're so good at hiding, you're probably living with some spiders right now. Sorry.)