STATES CHRONICLE – Nobody wants to have uninvited guests in their house, especially tiny ones with multiple feet. Many people think keeping the house clean will keep bugs out of the house, but a new study revealed it doesn’t actually affect them. Insects have certain spots in our home that they prefer, and knowing where they usually hide might help you make your household unsuitable for them.
Bugs thrive in our homes
The number of bugs hidden inside your home usually depends on the area where it was built. However, there are still certain rooms and spaces where they enjoy nesting, so knowing them might help you get rid of the unwanted tenants.
The main favorite space of bugs are basements, which should come as no surprise. Since they are dark, damp, and closer to the ground, they make for the perfect environment where bugs can thrive. However, this is not the only place you should look out for. Those rooms with more doors and windows are an easy target, as they can get in with no effort.
Also, you should be careful with the rooms with carpets. They can store plenty of dust, which bugs seem to love. Even if you clean up regularly, dust still keeps accumulating. However, the most interesting finding was another one. Insects are immune to any activity undertaken by humans and pets living in the house. That is, they are not disturbed by anything.
Whatever we might do, insects will keep living in our houses
Houses are small ecosystems which can resist serious tidying, pesticide treatments, or curious pets. The study looked at 50 separate houses and the bugs living inside them. Even after accounting for their position, building structure, and cleanliness, the number of insects remained undisturbed.
There’s not much we can do to prevent the unwanted guests to enter our homes. This is why researchers keep looking at the effects they might have on people’s health. The research has been published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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