Lice are parasites members of the order Phthiraptera, that live off of blood and are the most known parasites of humans, living in their hair, really close to the scalp. They can also easily infest birds and other mammals, and can be vectors of diseases, such as typhus.
A mold/mould is actually a fungus. Contrary to popular opinion, the term ‘mold’ is actually used to refer to a large number of fungal species. However, because they are considered to be microbes, molds do not form a specific taxonomic or phylogenetic group.
Being part of the family Erinaceidae, the hedgehog is a spiny mammal that can be found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and also New Zealand, by introduction. There are seventeen known species, which are divided into five genera, and out of all of these there are no native species to Australia and the Americas anymore, as the ones from the Americas have become extinct.
Wasps are insects that belong to the order Hymenoptera, suborder Apocrita. The term “wasp” is sometimes used in a narrower sense, to refer solely to the family Vespidae. This is because the most commonly known species of wasps, the yellow jackets and the hornets (genera Vespa), belong to this family.
The wild pig, also known as the wild boar, the wild swine, or, scientifically, as Sus scrofa, is a large mammal, belonging to the family Suidae. The term ‘boar’ may also be used to refer to male domesticated pigs, especially those that have not been castrated. They have strong, bulky bodies and short, relatively thin legs, of which the middle hooves are larger than the lateral ones, allowing the pig to move quickly.
Woodlice are members of the suborder Oniscidea from the order Isopoda. Depending on the species, the region where they live, as well as other criteria, woodlice have many different common names, some of which include: armadillo bug, doodlebug, granny grey, pill bug, potato bug, roll up bug, roly-poly, sow bug, slater, or wood bug.
Vinegar flies, also known as fruit flies, pomace flies, or wine flies (all references to the attraction to overripe or rotting fruit that these species demonstrate), are a species of small flies that belong to the family Drosophilidae of the genus Drosophilia. The most common time of the year that people report encountering problems with vinegar flies is the end of summer, when ripe fruits and vegetables are abundant.
Weasels are mammals of the genus Mustela, family Mustelidae, which is often aptly referred to as the “weasel family”. There are 17 known species of weasels, the most widespread of which is the common weasel (also known as the European weasel, the least weasel, and, scientifically, as Mustela nivalis).
Tobacco beetles are also known as cigarette beetles, cigar beetles, or, scientifically, as Lasioderma serricorne and belong to the order Coleoptera of the family Anobiidae. As indicated by their name, they are a pest of tobacco, whether it is in the shape of cigarettes or just stored leaves. However, it can also affect oilcake, oilseeds, cereals, dried fruit, sage or flour.
Ticks are arachnids that live off the blood of hosts, they are parasites that plague animals in general, they will be found on dogs, cats, birds and even reptiles sometimes. Ticks are related to scorpions and spiders. They are hematophagous parasites, that feed on the blood of a live host and they will live on that host for a few days if they are not removed.