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Different Ways to Keep Pests Away

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Block Their Way

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What is a Pest?

What do ants, aphids, mice and mealy bugs have in common? They are sometimes called pests! A pest is an insect, animal or plant that is out of place or not where it naturally belongs. For instance, ants have a place in nature when they dig tunnels underground. This brings oxygen to soil so plants can grow. When a stream of ants is crawling on our kitchen counter however, they are out of place.