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15 Gross Creatures That Actually Live In Your Home

When the human race first started out, we huddled together to keep ourselves warm and to protect ourselves from any predators that might have been lurking in the darkness. And it is this fear of the e

When the human race first started out, we huddled together to keep ourselves warm and to protect ourselves from any predators that might have been lurking in the darkness. And it is this fear of the elements that caused us to live within some form of shelter. Over the millennia, human beings have found shelter in a number of places, starting first with caves, and then constructing shelters of tree branches and leaves, and then making tents from animal skins. As time went on, and more tools were developed, we began forming shelters out of sturdy wood and stone, and it was at around this point in time, that we began calling these shelters homes.

Today, we live in homes made primarily of brick, wood and concrete, and even though these homes are designed to shield us from the outside world, traces of nature still find their way inside from time to time. Our world is filled with millions of different species of animals, whether they be mammals, insects, reptiles, birds or fish, and although it is true that many of us voluntarily bring pets into our homes, other creatures come in uninvited. Many of these uninvited guests are incredibly small and quiet, to the extent that you will likely never realize you are sharing your home with them until they physically cross your line of sight. This list will showcase 15 of these gross little creatures that you may be sharing your home with right now.

15 Cobweb Spiders

14 Ground Beetles

13 Crickets

12 Book Louse

via:University of Minnesota Extension

11 Carpet Beetle & Larva

10 Dark-Winged Fungus Gnat

9 Spitting Spider

8 Moth Fly

7 Woodlouse

6 Parasitoid Wasp

5 Ants

4 Silverfish

3 Cockroaches

2 Cellar Spider

1 House Centipede

Centipedes have been around for over 400 million years, and no matter their size or the time period, they have always had a rounded head with a pair of mandibles to go along with the multitude of legs which is what gives them their name. It is believed that there are about 8,000 different centipede species on Earth, most of which are carnivorous in nature, and one of these species, known as Scutigera coleoptrata, has managed to spread throughout the world after originally calling the Mediterranean region its home. We call this species, the house centipede, as it loves to live in basements and crawlspaces, and not only does it move fast with its fifteen pairs of legs, but they are also hunters who prey on other insects like cockroaches and flies; and they are virtually harmless to humans, primarily because they try their hardest to avoid humans whenever one is nearby.

Sources: LiveScience, WebMD

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