You Probably Share Your Home With at Least 100 Kinds of Bugs

(via Atlas Obscura) The average household has around 100 species of arthropod, happily passing their days: centipedes in your storage area, booklice in your books, etc. But it’s only recently that scientists have begun to understand how the physical attributes of your home can make it more, or less, hospitable to unwanted roomates. Basically, if you live in a ground floor apartment, with carpet and windows, and you wear shoes inside, you might as well have invited them in.


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