Your house is full of creepy-crawlies, and thatís probably good

Credit: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesNew research finds that the number and variety of bugs in our living space depends on several hard-to-control factors, none of which have to do with how tidy we are.    Researchers from the California Academy of Sciences, North Carolina State University, and Rutgers University surveyed 50 urban homes in Raleigh, North Carolina to study the arthropod communities living inside. The findings, published in the journal Scientific Reports, conclude that bugs prefer high-traffic, carpeted areas of first floor homes that have many windows and doors.   The survey is part of a seven-continent study of household insects and the effects they have on our health. The study will also include surveys of homes in Sweden, the Peruvian Amazon, Japan, Tanzania, Australia, Antarctica, and one other US city ó San Francisco.   While indoor pests like termites and bed bugs have been studied extensively, little research has been conducted on

Your house is full of creepy-crawlies, and thatís probably good

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Wed 15 Nov 17 from Cosmos Magazine

A study of home interiors found that the environment rather than residentsí lifestyles seems to determine where bugs are likely to thrive.

Credit: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesNew research finds that the number and variety of bugs in our living space depends on several hard-to-control factors, ...

Fri 17 Nov 17 from Discovery News

Different houses and rooms host more types of bugs than others

Can you guess which room in the house has the most diverse bug community?

Mon 13 Nov 17 from ZME Science

Which room of your house has the most bugs?

Our houses are comfortable enough for the bugs that creep through our basements, scuttle across our kitchen floors, and crawl across our carpets, according to a team of entomologists ...

Sun 12 Nov 17 from The Verge

5 ways to prevent bugs from invading your home

Experts from North Carolina State University surveyed 50 homes to see what it is about a house that can lead to an influx of bugs, identifying a variety of factors that affect which bugs live ...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from Daily Mail

How Different Houses, Lifestyles Affect Which Bugs Live with Us

NewsHumans have lived under the same roof with bugs since we first began building shelters 20,000 years ago. Now, scientists are studying how physical factors of our homes may play a role in ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Laboratory Equipment

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