According to Websters Dictionary,  a bug is any of an order (Hemiptera and especially its suborder Heteroptera) of insects (such as an assassin bug or chinch bug) that have sucking mouthparts, forewings thickened at the base, and incomplete metamorphosis and are often economic pests.

Bugs and Pests
Bugs and Pests

Why to bugs and pests like basements and crawl spaces?

Basements and crawl spaces provide ideal since environments for bugs and crawl spaces to thrive. Moisture, protection, and food sources are most ideal.

Common pests and bugs found in basements are silverfish, centipedes, spiders, crickets, millipedes, ants, earwigs, and termites.

Bugs and pests enter foundations through cracks, floor drains, and other structural defient areas.


Bugs and pests can be unsightly and alarms to household members as well as guests. Many bugs carry various forms of bacteria. Fortunately most basement bugs do not bite. The exception to that is centipedes and some spiders.

Bugs and Pests