I hardly see any bugs, except for the dreaded cockroaches, which I've warded off with my evil vibes (flour, cocoa, borax) for a few years now. And I keep hearing there are black widows and scorpions but so far so good. I think I saw one japanese beetle in all my years in west LA - or maybe it wasn't one. Oh, yeah, fire ants here, but not at my house yet, knock on wood. And rattlers... haven't seen one of those either, nor pumas.