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Do decoy wasp nests work?

Some people put up fake wasp nests in an attempt to deter real wasps from building nests nearby. According to Do Wasp Nest Decoys Work?: Wasps are unlikely to be deterred by fake nests. Although not ...
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Does switching the lights off help avoiding mosquitoes?

This Travel Stack Exchange answer states something I long considered for granted (probably because my parents told me so): if you want to avoid mosquitoes, switch off the light. Opening the window ...
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Do bedbugs spread disease?

The CDC (the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) asserts that: Bed bugs should not be considered as a medical or public health hazard. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease. Can the ...
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Is Tehran suffering from a plague of mutant cat-sized rats?

Today, the local newspaper breathlessly reported on an unusual development in Tehran: TEHRAN has deployed snipers to fight an invasion of hyper-evolved "mutant rats", which officials say grew ...
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