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7 Ways to Avoid Bug Bites

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Battle plan

1. Don’t let skeeters multiply

2. Don’t let the bugs inside

3. Keep your lawn tidy

4. Stick to the trails

5. Be smart about what you wear

6. Spray on repellent

7. Check yourself—and Fido, too



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