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Biting insects and insect relatives

Some insects and their relatives, such as mosquitoes and ticks, feed on the blood of humans and animals. 

Learn how to defend yourself against creatures that might hurt you or carry diseases.

Don't know what insect you have?

What insect is this? will help you identify hundreds of common and uncommon pests found in Minnesota.

Biting insects found in and around homes

Biting insects and relatives found mostly outdoors

Resources from the Minnesota Department of Health

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