Diversity of indoor insects, spiders adds to life’s luxuries in high-income neighborhoods

More than 100 kinds of arthropods live inside an average home


CREEPY-CRAWLY ROOMIES  Mostly unnoticed by people, about a hundred kinds of insects and spiders live in an average house, with more in posh places. These arthropods (clockwise from top left: false bombardier beetle, cellar spider, dark-winged fungus gnat, spitting spider, little black ants, house centipede) were found in a survey of Raleigh, N.C., homes.

M.A. Bertone

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