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Home biodiversity

Some of the life in our homes, such as dogs, cats and potlants, is there by our own choice while other forms of life, such as cockroaches, dust mites and mold, are unwelcome residents.



No matter how clean you keep your home, you can be assured that bacteria are everywhere. This is not something to worry about as our bodies can cope with most of them.


Insects and other invertebrates

Cockroaches, fleas, ants, wood boring beetles, scorpions, spiders, and many more - these creepy crawlies share your home, whether you like it or not. This guide will help you in understanding them better and to distinguish between the harmful and the harmless species.

Bird tampan


After we have accounted for ourselves (Homo sapiens), the cat, the dog and other pets (fish, birds), there are the other vertebrates in the house that we usually don't want, such as geckoes, rats, mice, and bats in the attic


Fungi are typically found in damp places so the bathroom is one of the main places you find them (mainly mould).

Mould on rye bread

Pot plants

A wide variety of plants from all over the world are grown as pot plants in homes. Many of them are tropical in origin because the home presents a relatively warm, humid environment.



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