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Container gardens can dress up a porch or bring life to a deck, but beware—they might bring some life of the insect kind! Saucers, those little dishes that sit beneath pots to catch water that drains from the soil, are large enough to attract a few mosquitoes. Although it's fine—and in some cases best—to let these drip trays sit after a heavy rain or watering session, you should empty them periodically. Bear in mind that eggs hatch in two to three days, and adults emerge within a week—so don’t let those saucers sit for long.
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