How many types of bugs live in your house right this minute? Science weighs in. - The Washington Post. In Florida, we consider cockroaches members of the family. So, we are probably desentized to the fact that there are thousands of insects living in our houses. If you are more sensitive, don't read this WaPo article about the types of bugs living in your house. Just remember, you are bigger than they are, and you can stomp them to death. That is, if you see them first.