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Pests are a part of the prepping world that we hardly address. We are in a time and place where waste management is at the most efficient level of all time. After a collapse this will not be the situation. In fact, it will be just the opposite. Look around you. Do you think that everyone is going to stay on top of their waste? It will have to be buried or burned and that is just a reality that some people will not undertake. Instead, they will allow it to pile up.
Once the waste piles up the pests will come. This article is about dealing with fruit flies. They are a nuisance for us today but they will be much worse in the future. You will struggle to deal with these creatures when things like rats and roaches become prolific.