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Use This Type Of Light Bulb To Combat Hordes Of Insects This Summer

If you don’t want your home invaded this summer, you’ll want to learn the results of a summer-long experiment meant to test whether different light bulbs attract different amounts of bugs. It turns out that incandescent bulbs attract the most insects, while yellow-orange LEDs attract the least. Every night for an entire summer, Mike and Teresa Justice, two behavioural ecologists with PhDs from the University of North Carolina, Greenboro, set up a bug trap and turned on a single bulb inside. The type of bulb changed from night to night.

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