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Author's Note: Insects 5 Things Renters Should Look Out For
In my time in apartments, I've dealt with every creature on this list with the exception of bed bugs (and I hope to keep it that way.) Honestly, the worst pests I've experienced weren't insects -- they were mice. Those little jokers are notoriously hard to get rid of once they get in the walls. One summer, I caught more than 10 of them with glue traps. It was truly awful.
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