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1. If your home becomes infested with fleas, vacuum rugs thoroughly before having your property professionally treated, and throw dust bag out at once.

2. Change the water in a birdbath every 3 days to help reduce the mosquito population.

3. The presence of carpenter ants indicated another problem. Because they're fond of damp wood, you should check your pipes, roof and windowsills for water leaks.

4. Centipedes prey on other bugs, so the presence of centipedes in your house may indicate the presence of other insects as well.