The diversity of arthropods in homes across the United States as determined by environmental DNA analyses

  title={The diversity of arthropods in homes across the United States as determined by environmental DNA analyses},
  author={Anne A. Madden and Albert Barber{\'a}n and Matthew A. Bertone and Holly L. Menninger and Robert R. Dunn and Noah Fierer},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
We spend most of our lives inside homes, surrounded by arthropods that impact our property as pests and our health as disease vectors and producers of sensitizing allergens. Despite their relevance to human health and well‐being, we know relatively little about the arthropods that exist in our homes and the factors structuring their diversity. As previous work has been limited in scale by the costs and time associated with collecting arthropods and the subsequent morphological identification… 
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