Your Home Is Home to Thousands of Bugs... And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

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Whether we like it or not, our houses are also home to a variety of insects and other little critters. Although arthropods (invertebrates complete with a segmented body, an exoskeleton, and jointed legs) have been living in human dwellings since the dawn of time, we actually don’t know a lot about which ones live with us and why they do so. A study published in Scientific Reports explains what draws insects into homes and which rooms of a house host more bug species.

Guest: Michelle Trautwein - Entomologist and evolutionary biologist at the California Academy of Sciences & Senior author of the paper

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