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Living & Working in Ishikawa, Japan
It is a cruel fact of life in Japan that the more you want to open all the windows in your apartment, the more the bugs want to come inside. This is a field guide to insects you may encounter, what to do when you encounter them, and how to encounter them less often in the future.
For convenience’s sake, we’ve sorted them into generic home pests, bugs you may see while out and about, and three that might land you in the hospital.
Throughout the article we also have pictures of helpful products and bug specimens. If you happen to have your own product recommendations or stories of creepy crawly terror, do share in the comments.
So, grab some bug spray and let’s dive on in!