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10 Prevention and Maintenance Tips for Insects


While pretty in color, you don't really want too many of these creeping around.
While pretty in color, you don't really want too many of these creeping around.
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The rich and fertile soils of the United States are great for providing good homes for a host of crops. The downside of being such a fruitful land is that there are roughly 91,000 species of insects in the ground, the air, on your plants, and in all of the nooks and crannies of your home. Many are beneficial; others creepy and crawly, and can destroy areas of your home or yard. They're everywhere, especially in wooded regions, although city dwellers have their own insect issues to worry about -- bedbugs and giant cockroaches anyone? Read on to find our 10 tips to help with insect prevention and maintenance.


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