We a know how bugs and insects love to invade our houses and every room seems like a battlefield when we are trying to get rid of them. It seems that bugs simply feel comfortable in certain places of our house, especially in those that have an outdoor access. And science has proved that through a new study which Scientific Reports published on Friday.
In order to reach this conclusion, the experts from the California Academy of Sciences and North Carolina State University picked up over 10,000 living and dead bugs from about 50 North Carolina houses. They were amazed to find about 47 harmless bug families in those houses. The types of bugs included book lice, ladybugs, fruit flies and silverfish. Fleas, termites and bedbugs appeared much rarer inside those houses. However, it’s important to note that the study focused more on the various types of bugs in the houses, not on their number.
Bugs are everywhere inside our houses
According to the same study, it seems like bugs prefer carpeted living rooms that have outdoor access. In all of the houses, the experts found more type of bugs in living rooms than in any other rooms. But why is that? Well, the windows and doors that offer outside access make it easier for bugs to enter this kind of living room. Also, those are usually big rooms with more places for the bugs to hide in.
Also, if you think that by frequently cleaning your house you will avoid the crawling visitors, you are wrong. According to the experts, if a family had pets, the likelihood of also having more bugs increased. However, it also depends on the pet. Houses with dogs had more bugs, while houses with cats had fewer. This could be because cats usually like to chase and eat the bugs.
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