Pests are flying creatures found throughout Hell. Pests resemble large wasp-like bugs, with a hooked stinger extending from behind. They also have the ability to shoot a burst of flame from their tails. Later in the game, Dante will encounter another variant of Pests, known as Fiends.
Pests don't pose much of a threat as they go down with just a few swings of the Scythe. However, using the cross at a distance is usually the best way to dispatch them, as they often fly outside of Dante's effective range. One grab from the scythe will kill them in one hit.