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Instead of using harmful chemicals to kill bugs and insects that get into your house, simply trap and release them. Don't forget to look around and identify reasons why you are getting them in your house (rotten food, holes in walls/windows, lights left on, cleanliness, etc).

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There is a "circle of life" that you may be interrupting. Spiders, for example, help reduce pests like flies, mites, and mosquitoes, and in turn play dinner for birds, wasps, and other animals.

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