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Home & Garden

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    Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites – microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin – is just plain gross, it's something most people can handle without worry.
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No saucers, please

Avoid placing saucers under outdoor containers: They cause waterlogging and plant decline, and can provide habitat for mosquitoes. Instead, keep the soil level an inch or two below the lip of the pot to permit efficient and thorough watering.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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