Bugs in Your Home

A small group of entomologists from the NRC and UNSU in Raleigh are conducting a pretty amazing study of arthropods in people’s homes. I got a chance to join them for this weeks video, and was it ever an eye opener. As it turns out, it is not uncommon to find 100 species of bugs in any given house. The other major findings were that 1) every house has lice 2) almost every house also has carpet beetles and 3) the most diverse group of organisms in the house are flies!



More Information About This Video

  • Learn more about what these guys are doing at YourWildlife.org.
  • See more pictures by insect photographer and entomologist Matt Bertone.
  • Learn about the Citizen Science Research at the Nature Research Center in Raleigh.
  • For information about the different groups of bugs, go to our Untamed Science Insect section:

Written by Rob Nelson

Rob is an ecologist from the University of Hawaii. He is the co-creator and director of Untamed Science. His goal is to create videos and content that are entertaining, accurate, and educational. When he's not making science content, he races whitewater kayaks and works on Stone Age Man.

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