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What are some common household bugs?

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Some common household bugs are ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas and termites. Reduce the likelihood of bug infestations in the home by storing all food, taking out trash and quickly recycling all old newspaper and cardboard. Additional household bugs include spiders, flies, mosquitoes and mites.

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Bed bugs are reddish-brown insects that feed on blood. They are typically found in places such as electrical outlet plates, mattresses, seams and sheets. In good conditions, a bed bug can survive up to a year.

Cockroaches have two antennae, six legs and wings. Cockroaches often carry disease because they hang around waste. Spiders feed on insects and any other prey the can restrain. They have two body regions and eight legs.

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