Gap Fill - Household Bugs - Level 6


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Scientists have discovered where bugs like to live in your . There is a rich of insects and other creepy-crawlies we share our with and they all have particular regarding accommodation. Researchers from universities in the USA and Denmark studied physical factors in 50 houses to find out what affected where bugs lived. They discovered that the number of bugs generally reside in ground-level, carpeted rooms that have many . Lead author of the research, Dr Misha Leong, said: "We are just beginning to realize and study how the home we create for also builds a complex, indoor habitat for bugs and other ."

The researchers found that every in a house offered differing ecological for bugs. They found that booklice, fruit flies and ladybugs preferred rooms. Spiders, ants, and beetles were more likely to live in darker, damper places like . The researchers said there were many benefits for sharing our homes with insects and other bugs. They said many were for ensuring microbes we need to stay healthy are present in our homes. They also play an essential in cleaning up microscopic waste we create. Dr Leong said: "We're hoping to understand this age-old , and how it may impact our physical and mental well-."

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