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Step by step guide to cleaning a home that has been damaged by flood waters.

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The housefly, Musca domestica , is found worldwide and lives in close proximity to humans. Because houseflies can carry many diseases of humans and domestic animals, it is important to keep their populations low. Understanding their habits and life cycle can help you eliminate the most flies at the lowest cost to you and the environment.

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Mold can damage materials and your health. The longer you allow mold to grow, the greater the risk and the harder the cleanup. So as soon as it is safe to return home, begin cleanup and drying.

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During severe thunderstorms or hurricanes, homes may be damaged or destroyed by high winds. Debris flying through the air can break windows and doors, allowing high winds inside the home. In extreme wind storms, the force of the wind alone can cause weak places in your home to fail. Experts who study the durability of homes have found four areas that should be checked for weakness—windows, doors, the roof, and if you have one, the garage door. In this fact sheet, we discuss some things you can do to help make your home stronger before the next storm strikes.

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