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A small black bug.

Biting Bugs Everywhere?I have these little black bugs are see-through white bugs. They are in my hair, they bite me everywhere. They are in my eyelashes, eyelids. Nobody believes me, please help!


A shell or casing from an insect.

What Is This?Is it a bed bug shell. I find them all the time on the floor. It looks like it has small eggs inside. Creepy


A carpet beetle with brown and white markings.

What Kind of Bug Is This? (Carpet Beetle)Please help me figure out what kind of bug this is and what kind of treatment is used?


Insect eggs on a window.

Insect Eggs?What insect do these eggs belong to?


Getting Rid of Bugs in Garage - small brown bugs

Getting Rid of Bugs In Your GarageI swept them up last week and there are more now in my garage.


Identifying Spiders? - spider with legs towards front and back of body

Identifying Spiders?I would like help identifying these spiders. The first picture is of one found on a bed. The second one was found in the bathroom. Is it a false widow?


Preventing Pests Around House
 Foundation - bark along the foundation

Preventing Pests Around House FoundationOn a recent visit from our pest company, they mentioned that we really need a plant free border around our house. Plants that touch the side of your house allow bugs to get past the pest spray. We removed almost all of our plants and cut away the grass, creating a 2ft wide border around the house.


A vacuum cleaner being used in a car.

Using a Wet/Dry VacuumWet/Dry or shop vacuums are useful for cleaning up any kind of mess in your home, garage or even outdoors. It can also be used for pest control by sucking up unwanted insects.


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Ultimate Trapping Method for GnatsMy plan was to add information to my existing post on trapping gnats. I decided the information was good enough to warrant a post of its own.


Caterpillar larva growing on a bush.

Larva PhotosI went on a family vacation to Idaho this summer. My family and I went on a hike together. As we were walking on the trail, we moved the tree branches out of our path. We discovered the larva cocoon.


An egg sac on wood.

What is this Egg Sac?What type of spider makes this egg sac? I've searched google for an hour including doing a reverse image search but have not found an answer.


A light with many bugs surrounding it.

Energy Saving Bug LightsI don't like bug buildup around exterior lighting. In the past years, I've been through many different types of LED lights. This year, I've enjoyed one I found that works great and actually has kept most of the insects away. Not al, but most, for southern Florida that's big!


Identifying Bugs on the Windowsill? - two tone bugs with wings

Identifying Bugs on the Windowsill?Can anyone identify these tiny bugs for me? They have recently appeared on a couple of my PVC windowsills; the apartment has been rented out for the last couple of years; and I never saw these previously. There have never been carpets in the apartment (laminate floors) and there is no furniture in the place now (getting ready for sale). There are however silk curtains on the windows in question.


A yellow-brown winged insect on a black surface.

What is this Insect?I live in the South-Eastern US and found this in the bedroom on the carpet. Google lens is saying cicada or in that family or glassy winged sharpshooter or maybe springtail. To me it looks like a moth variety. Additionally, my wife is getting bitten quite often by something we can't seem to see so it is important to ID anything we can find. Oh, yeah. This thing is maybe 1/8-1/4 in. Thoughts?


Identifying Tiny Black Bugs?  - bug on light floor

Identifying Tiny Black Bugs?Keep finding these bugs all over my house. What are these bugs and do they bite?



Identifying a Tiny Flying Hard Shell Bug? - closeup of bug

Identifying a Tiny Flying Hard Shell Bug?It is not a flea, but is about as tiny. It has a hard shell, wings, and can fly. It wiggles around, doesn't bite, and is mostly outside. It gets inside the house and likes the television screen light. I live in Pennsylvania.


Identifying Tiny Reddish Brown Flying Bugs?

Identifying Tiny Reddish Brown Flying Bugs?Most of the time I find them on my TV or window and curtains. They're in one of the bedrooms. They fly around like mosquitos.


A close up of a small bug.

Need Help Identifying Small BugHelp! As I was leaving my house this afternoon, a small black and reddish bug I hadn't seen before was crawling quickly along the edge of my porch. I attempted to catch it to see what it was and squished it instead. I'm VERY concerned it could be an early German cockroach nymph and would greatly appreciate help in IDing this!


A small bug on a white background.

What Kind of Bug Is This?Anyone know what kind of bug is this? I have seen a few crawling on my wall next to the window. It's the same bug in all these pics with different zooms.


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Homemade Snake Repellant Using Mothballs?I have read that a snake will not come anywhere near if they can smell moth balls. I had a poisonous snake come into my kitchen thru the open door of my garage. And I would like to know if it would be any help to hang a bag of moth balls by my kitchen door?


An oval black bug on a red background.

Identifying an Oval Shaped Black Bug?I found this on my comforter this morning and am not sure what kind of bug this is and whether this is harmful or just a normal bug due to the summer. Any suggestions would be helpful.


A bug under a magnifying glass.

Identifying a Tiny Black and Reddish Bug?What is this tiny black and reddish bug from my cat?


Is This a Bed Bug? - light brown bug on painted wood surface

Is This a Bed Bug?Is this a bed bug? It was on my window seal. There were a few actually.


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Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees in a Deck Stringer?I am trying to get rid of carpenter bees in a deck stringer. I was reading the article on carpenter bees, and wonder should WD40 be used as soon as a carpenter bee hole is noticed in decking? How will I know when there are no more bees in the wood? Also when can the holes be covered with steel wool or calking?


Bugs in cashews on a white background.

Identifying Bugs in the KitchenYour kitchen can be quite attractive to a variety of household pests. Common ones include cockroaches, ants, weevils, and pantry pests (beetles). Once identified you can use the best practice to get rid of them.


Identifying a Household Bug?

Identifying a Biting Household Bug?What might be this? It keeps on jumping, and even if you smash it, it doesn't die. It sucks blood.


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Identifying Black Bugs?I have this bug in my bedroom he is about the size of a half dollar, but when he is threatened he goes to a small bug. They are all black and resemble the shape of a sand tick. I watched one come down from the ceiling he had a web letting him come down.


An unwanted rodent in a trap.

Health Hazards of Rodent Urine?Rodents can invade your home coming in through very small openings. Once inside they urinate in many areas of your home. This urine can be the cause of diseases such as those in the hantavirus family. In order to avoid exposure to rodent urine, you will need to keep them out of your home and clean very well if they have been inside.


A cat with a dead mouse on the ground.

Cats Catching MiceDepending on how a cat is raised, they can be helpful in controlling mice. Cats are natural predators. Many will help catch some mice, but it is important to do other prevention as well.


A man spraying a plant for spider mites.

Getting Rid Of Spider MitesSpider mites can damage and even kill garden and houseplants. Remove the infected leaves and stems and discard. A mixture or rubbing alcohol and water in equal parts can be sprayed on plants to kill the mites. There are additional methods offered on this page.



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Apartment Neighbor's Dog Pooping Near Cars?I have upstairs neighbors that let their dogs poop in the driveway along the side and behind the cars. I told the landlord and he won't not do anything. I called the dog warden and they would do nothing because it is in the yard not on the side. I called legal aid and told landlord what they said and still he still did nothing. What can I do now?


Identifying Bug Bites - largish dark pink bite mark above ankle

Identifying Bug Bites?Can anyone be of help and tell me what these bites could be? I keep getting bitten at night when I sleep it seems. They itch, swell. They seem like different bites, but Im not sure. I've vacuumed my room multiple times and washed my bedding multiple times. I don't see any spiders or bugs around my mattress or anywhere. I wear sweats to sleep in and put spray on my leg, but it is still happening.


A carpenter bee burrowing in wood.

Identifying a Flying Burrowing Insect?When identifying a flying burrowing insect, you may have a bee, hornet or a wasp. Some are very beneficial. There are some good sites online to find out what kind you have.


Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs - bug on skin

Identifying Little Black Biting Bugs?I've been having itching problems for a while. At first I didn't know what it was. I was itching so badly that I started seeing scars on my skin and one day I noticed this small black bug, I'm not sure what it is.


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Remedy for Invisible Bugs Crawling on My Skin?I have a problem with invisible crawling bugs on my skin after a cockroach was crawling on me, what is the cause of invisible crawling bugs? How can I treat those invisible crawling bugs?


Identifying Small Brown Bugs - bug on mattress

Identifying Small Brown Bugs?I have found these skinny brown/black bugs with wings crawling on my bed the past few days. They crawl pretty fast. I was searching around the floor board where my bed is and I found another bug it might be the baby version? They are super small and are stuck to the white floor board and one was on my bed. It looks white, brown, and yellow striped and is kinda fuzzy.


Several Dead Squirrels Found in Yard - dead grey squirrel

Cause of Dead Squirrels in Your Yard?It can be a mystery what is causing squirrels to die in your yard. It may be poison or disease when there are no visible markings.


Identifying a Small Hard Shell Jumping Bug - squashed bug on a piece of lined paper

Identifying a Small Hard Shell Jumping Bug?I am finding these in bed hanging over the side, on my phone with all lights out. Out of nowhere there is this little jumping bug, and then another. I couldn't catch them without trapping with finger. Then I squished it. Can anyone tell from this picture? I do have dogs and they were on my bed today.


Identifying a Small Black Bug - shiny black bug

Identifying a Small Black Bug?I found this bug dead on my sheets tonight. Does anyone know what this is? I do have cats, but nobody is itching. I haven't seen any others.


Getting Rid of Small Grey Bugs - appears to be a sow bug

Getting Rid of Small Grey Bugs?I have these tiny bugs around the window in the bedroom. They seem grey, but under light they can be translucent. They are slow and they do not jump or fly. The small ones are as small as a speck with no features that the eye can distinguish. The larger ones are pictured here.


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Using Instant Potatoes as Mouse Bait?The info I looked up only spoke of rats. Will this work the American way for mice too?


Getting Rid of Tiny Brown Bugs - bug on the wall

Getting Rid of Tiny Brown Bugs?I find these bugs in the morning and some are dead and others are alive. How I do I get rid of them?


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Getting Rid of Tiny Black Flying Insects?I have black flying insects they look like tiny gnats. There are 100s of them mainly in the bedroom, bathroom, and living room. My partner can't see them?What are they and how do I get rid of them?


Identifying Insect Eggs

Identifying Insect Eggs?This cluster was on my wall in Virginia. The individuals are so small it was hard to get a good focus, but this was the best I got. It looks to me like tiny roaches around more eggs, but I'm stumped.



Pests Attacking Crepe Myrtle Trees?While you can use commercial pesticides to rid you tree of pests, there are also more environmental friendly methods you might want to try. This is a page about solutions for pests attacking crepe myrtle trees.


A raccoon getting into a hummingbird feeder.

Keeping Raccoons Out of Hummingbird FeedersRaccoons can stand upright, so it is important to hang your hummingbird feeder out of reach from porch railings or other surfaces that they could stand on. This is a page about keeping raccoons out of hummingbird feeders.


Identifying Bugs that Hatched in the Bathroom - bugs on sink counter top

Identifying Bugs that Hatched in the Bathroom?I recently noticed what looked like a line of dirt in the wall in the corner of the bathroom. I was doing some cleaning and scrubbed the wall only to see that the wall had dust rows behind where the line was. Thinking it was just dirt I didn't pay a lot of attention to it. I few hours later I saw that the dirthad hatched. What are these bugs?


A spider beetle on the trunk of a tree.

Getting Rid of Spider Beetles (Ptinidae)?This is a page about getting rid of spider beetles. Here are some tips for safely getting rid of spider beetles in your home.


Pigeon nesting in a box.

Getting Rid of a Nesting Pigeon?Pigeons can sometimes choose a nesting spot that is inconvenient or worrisome for a home owner or apartment dweller. If she has already laid eggs you can read on to see some ideas on what to do about a nesting pigeon and discouraging future nests. This is a page about getting rid of a nesting pigeon.


A bowl of diatomaceous earth (DE).

Diatomaceous Earth for Insect ControlTo safely kill bugs you can use food grade diatomaceous earth. It is a powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. It is sharp, and cuts the insects. This is a page about diatomaceous earth for insect control.


Getting Rid of Little Brown Biting Bugs - small brown bug on countertop

Getting Rid of Little Brown Biting Bugs?What kind of bug is this, where do they come from, and how can I get rid of them?


Larvae Identification - larvae

Larvae Identification?I keep finding what looks like small pieces of rug padding. A closer look shows that it is not foam, but a cluster of larvae looking things. My 7 year old son, 2 year old dog, and myself are all having health issues.


Hand spraying hairspray.

Using Hairspray to Kill InsectsHairspray will immobilize the insect by coating its wings, so you can safely kill it. This is a page about using hairspray to kill insects.


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Preventing Bug Bites with Brewer's Yeast?How many mgs of Brewer's yeast tablets can I safely take daily to help keep from getting bitten by fleas, mosquitos, and no see umms?


Swarm of little flying bugs outdoors.

Solutions for Flying GnatsFinding the source of the gnats, be they fungus gnats or fruit flies. is the first step to eliminating them in your home or apartment. This is a page about solutions for flying gnats.


Rat in a garden bed.

Getting Rid of Rats In My Yard?Unfortunately rats are frequent backyard visitors. They are attracted to any area that provides a good food source, so be sure to clean up dog poop, fallen fruit, and scattered bird seed. If more extreme measures are needed check this page for suggestions. This is a page about getting rid of rats in my yard.


Identifying a Household Bug - sow bug

Identifying a Household Bug?I am trying to identify this bug. It was found on carpet, a bed, and inside a wood dollhouse.


Closeup of an ant.

Use Fabric Softener Sheets to Deter AntsFresh dryer sheets to soften clothes and linens are an effective fragrant deterrent for a variety of insects. This is a page about use fabric softener sheets to deter ants.


Ants on a tile floor.

Getting Rid of Little Black Bugs?It can be difficult to identify small black bugs but many natural remedies can be used to deter or kill them. This is a page about getting rid of little black bugs.


Getting Rid of Bugs in the Kitchen - dark

Getting Rid of Bugs in the Kitchen?Does anyone know what kind of bug this is? Hundreds of them are living behind my oven. And they are living under a unit near my dog's bowl. I rarely see them unless I pull something out to clean. They grow up to about 2cm long and are a brownish colour. They look kind of like a small version of a centipede.


Identifying Little Brown Flying Bugs - small oval bug

Identifying Little Brown Flying Bugs?There's this tiny brown bug that flies that I usually see at night. I just don't know what it is.



Using Citronella Soap as Mosquito RepellentSoaps containing citronella and herbs such as cinnamon leaf or eucalyptus oil can help to repel mosquitoes. This is a page about using citronella soap as a mosquito repellent.


A dog with a thinking bubble containing fleas and ticks.

Getting Rid of Fleas and TicksAdding a little vinegar to your pet's water will deter ticks and fleas from being on your dog or cat. This is a page about getting rid of fleas and ticks.


Mealybugs on a plant.

Remedies for Mealybugs on PlantsMealybugs can quickly infest your garden or household plants. You will notice white powdery clumps or larger affected areas. Insecticidal soap is a good choice for a large area. Individual bugs can be killed by using a swab dipped in alcohol. This page contains remedies for mealybugs on plants.


Identifying Biting Bugs

Identifying Biting Bugs?I have another bug that is biting me at night. I'm 80% sure I know what it is, but need to be 100%.


Close up of a can of Off! insect repellent.

OFF! Clip-On Mosquito Repellent ReviewsWithout using chemicals on your skin, you may have some relief from mosquitoes using the clip-on version. This page contains OFF! clip-on mosquito repellent reviews.


Magpies on white background.

Getting Rid of MagpiesMagpies are deterred by certain smells and can be trapped and released somewhere else. They can bully other birds from your yard or bird feeder. This is a page about getting rid of magpies.


Getting Rid of Annoying Flies/Bugs - tiny flying insect

Getting Rid of Annoying Flies/Bugs?I just moved into an apartment and can't seem to get comfortable because of these annoying flies. Can anyone identify what type of insect this is so I can research where they may come from and how to get rid of them. They show up out of nowhere. I've killed about 10 in less than 24 hours. They are driving me crazy.


Identifying a Tiny Dark Brown Bug - bug on bedspread

Identifying a Tiny Dark Brown Bug?It is tiny and dark brown. It looks like some type of tiny beetle. I found it crawling right on top of my blanket on my bed. I've googled images of bed bugs and it doesn't look like one, but I would like find out what it is for peace of mind.


Identifying a Bathroom Bug - tiny black bug on the floor

Identifying a Bathroom Bug?Can anyone help me identify this bug? I only see them in the bathroom on the floor. I have lived in this apartment for the last 20 years and this is the very first time I have seen a bug. I will call an exterminator, but I wanted to try a DIY solution first.


Identifying Small Brown Bugs

Identifying Small Brown Bugs?Does anyone know what kind of bug this is and if so, how do I get rid of them? I'm always finding them in my bathroom on the floor or in the sink. Recently I found some in my bed. They don't fly.


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Getting Rid of Aphids on Milkweed?Will the soap solution used to kill aphids on milkweed harm the monarch eggs or the little catepillars?


What Kind of Bug Is This? - long dark bug

What Kind of Bug Is This?What kind of bug is this? It's very hard and was on floor not flying and is 1/2 to 3/4 inches long.


What Is This Bug? - small brown bug

What Is This Bug?Can anyone please help me identify this type of bug? It was found in my living room. I'm in the country in Victoria, Australia. The house had a wood burner so lots of wood is carried through the area. This bug in particular was very small, about a millimeter in length.


Meal worms

Keeping Worms out of Flour and OatmealThis is a page about keeping worms out of flour and oatmeal. Briefly storing flour and oatmeal in the freezer can help kill any bugs or larvae that might be present. Then storing everything in well sealed containers is the best way to keep any new bugs out.


Liquid Ant bait package

Liquid Bait Ant Killer ReviewsIf you are dealing with an ant infestation, using liquid bait is often the best solution. This is a page about liquid bait ant killer reviews.


Coffee filter with coffee grounds on a painted wood backdrop.

Use Coffee to Keep Away MosquitoesSprinkle aged coffee grounds into standing water to kill mosquito larvae. This is a page about how to use coffee to keep away mosquitoes.


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Adjusting Pneumatic Cabinet Doors?My pneumatic cabinet doors don't open up far enough. Is there any way to adjust them?


Cleaning the inside of a freezer.

Getting Rid of Maggots in a Freezer?There is nothing yuckier than finding maggots in your freezer after a power failure. You can use boiling water and bleach to kill and clean your freezer. Get more tips on how to get rid of maggots in a freezer on this page.


Close up of a slice of lemon, with one drop coming down.

Using Lemon Juice to Get Rid of AntsAnts don't like the smell of lemons. You can use lemon juice to deter ants in your home. This is a page about Using Lemon Juice to Get Rid of Ants.


Group of ants on a white background

Using Vinegar to Get Rid of AntsVinegar deters and can kill ants. It is antibacterial, but not toxic to children or pets. This is a page about using vinegar to get rid of ants.


Mosquito larvae in water

Do Mosquitoes Breed in Moving Water?Mosquitoes only breed in stagnant water. This page asks do mosquitoes breed in moving water?


Colorful pieces of chalk on white background

Use Chalk to Deter AntsRegular chalk can be used to temporarily deter ants. A chalk line will discourage ants from crossing and can disrupt the scent line they follow back to food sources discovered by their scouts. They will seek or take advantage of a break in the line so it is not foolproof. This is a page about using chalk to deter ants.


Cucumber Beetle on a leaf

Getting Rid of Cucumber BeetlesYou can use a commercial powder product Sevin or you can use an homemade less toxic spray concoction to help control this beetle. This is a page about getting rid of cucumber beetles.


A coyote standing in a field.

How to Get Rid of Coyotes in Your YardCoyotes can be problematic even in surburban areas. Keep these pests out of your space to protect your pets and property. This is a page about how to get rid of coyotes in your yard.


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Getting Rid of Millipedes?We have what we think are millipedes in the garden, when it gets dark they climb up the walls and around the patio door. Then they disappear when daylight comes .I have read all the facts about them, but am unsure of how to get rid of them. We are afraid to use an insecticide as we have 4 doggies.


Close-up of ant on white background.

Can Ants Smell?Ants have an extraordinary ability to smell, using the odor receptors on their antennae. They can smell food and they lay down chemical trails to and from their nest for other colony members to follow. This is a page about, "Can ants smell?".


Eastern Tent Caterpillars in a tree

Eastern Tent Caterpillar Photos and InformationThis is a page about the Eastern tent caterpillar. The sure sign that you have an infestation of tent caterpillars is their silky webbed nests covering your trees. While it can make for an interesting photo, the caterpillars are quite destructive and can easily eat all of the leaves off of your trees.


Many Flea Beetles on a branch

Getting Rid of Flea Beetles?If you have a vegetable garden, you will want to discourage this jumping pest from eating your crops. This is a page about getting rid of flea beetles.


Ants climbing on borax.

Using Borax to Rid Your House of PestsBorax is a relatively natural and non-toxic way to rid your home of unwanted pests like cockroaches and ants. This is a page about using borax to rid your house of pests.


Mosquito Larvae in water

Killing Mosquito Larvae in Rain Barrel?Using a rain barrel is a great way to conserve water but it can also become a breeding ground for mosquitos. This is a page about killing mosquito larvae in a rain barrel.


Woman spraying her arm with insect repellent.

Skin So Soft as an Insect RepellentThis is a page about using Skin So Soft as an insect repellent. While many claim to find this product helpful in keeping mosquitoes away there are also a large number of reviews that report there being no positive effect.


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Identifying and Getting Rid of Bugs in Firewood?We are seeing what I think are bed bugs on my husband's overalls after he works on our firewood. I was wondering how to get rid of them?


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Getting Rid of Sand Fleas in Daughter's Hair?I have never had this problem before. We moved to a new house and after living here for a few months we found out we had sand fleas in our yard. This has become a huge problem because they are now in my daughter's hair. I have used lice spray, tea tree oil, and Dawn dish soap. I have also used fine tooth combs.


Three ants on a white background

Using Sweet N' Low for AntsThis is a page about using Sweet N' Low for ants. Some homeowners have been very successful getting rid of ants inside their home as well as clearing hills in the yard, using Sweet N' Low or a generic of this artificial sweetener.


Cockroach on a bathroom counter by sink

How to Prevent Roaches from Traveling Home With You?When visiting other places when traveling, you might get some unwanted hitchhikers in the form of cockroaches or other pests. This is a page about how to prevent roaches from traveling home with you.


Young boy looking at a kitten scratching itself.

Child Safe Remedies for FleasIf you are struggling with fleas when you have young children, be sure to use a product that will not be toxic. This is a page about child safe remedies for fleas.


Identifying Head Lice

Identifying Head Lice?I found three of these on my scalp. It felt like there was a scab and I picked and this came up. Is it lice?


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Red Cedar Balls for Repelling Roaches?I am planning to move to Florida. In packing large boxes, is using Cedar Essence red cedar balls a great way to keep out cockroaches? Amazon sells quarter size cedar balls. If these keep out roaches as I pack, how many quarter-size balls should I use to keep out roaches to keep in storage until I find a home.


Caterpillar on a a green leaf

Identifying Caterpillars?Being able to identify the caterpillars found around your home and garden can help you differentiate between those that morph into useful pollinators and those that are more destructive. This knowledge will enable you to decide what to do about them. This is a page about identifying caterpillars.


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