Researchers find 93 insect specials in average suburban homes (VIDEO).

Meet Some of the 93 Insect Species That May Already Live in Your Home (Video)

Meet Some of the 93 Insect Species That May Already Live in Your Home (Video)

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Feb. 1 2016 10:30 AM

The Bug Census

The 62 different arthropod families found in the average Raleigh, North Carolina, home.

Entomologists publishing in the journal PeerJ assessed 50 houses in the vicinity of Raleigh, North Carolina, and found each house hosted an average of 62 different arthropod families with an average of 93 different species per home. They found mostly ants, flies, beetles, and spiders, which isn’t too big of a surprise, but there are still plenty of others.

The good news is that most of the bugs they found were benign.

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The insect spread.

PeerJ.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.