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Nuisance insects

Some insects enter homes in the fall to stay over the winter. You may see them feeding on plants and trees in the summer. And in the fall, they may be seen on the outside of buildings or indoors.

These insects enter homes to look for shelter and do not infest food, furniture or clothing. They generally do not damage property or harm people or pets. 

They may enter through cracks or openings around foundations, doors and windows. Some of them are found in large numbers and become a noticeable nuisance.

The best way to manage most nuisance insects is to prevent them from entering your home. 

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

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