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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.

What insect is this? will help you identify common insects found in Minnesota.

Found in and around homes and on humans

Found mostly outdoors

Resources from the Minnesota Department of Health

Yard and Garden News - pest management

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