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What is a safe way to get rid of ants and roaches?

Instead of using poison to control ant and roach infestations, try glue traps. Sticky traps contain pheromones that attract these crawling pests. And once the pests step onto the trap, they can’t get off.

Mechanical traps for getting rid of mice and rodents are also a better choice than using rodent poisons, which are very toxic to children.
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