Free Downloadable Guide! Common Insects and Other Arthropods Found in Homes

Arthropods of Homes Guide

Identifying arthropods can difficult because of the great variation in forms, even among close relatives.

We have put together a key that will help you recognize some of the major groups found in homes (and a few of the many around homes).

The guides content is influenced by a study conducted in 2012 around Raleigh, NC (USA) by North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences that investigated the arthropods found in peoples homes. Over the course of the project, more than 10,000 specimens representing hundreds of species were found in the 50 homes we sampled. Although the project was done in the piedmont of North Carolina, this guide may be applicable to many areas where humans coexist with these animals.

Posted by laurenmnichols laurenmnichols, October 31, 2018 20:45


Awesome. Excited to find some critters in my house so I can use the key. : )

Posted by eraskin over 3 years ago (Flag)

Thanks for the great information and illustrations. A lot of arthropods are hard for me to ID and this will be a big help.

Posted by peggyo over 3 years ago (Flag)

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