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Why are insects flying around my Propane Tank?

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Why are insects flying around my Propane Tank?

Why are insects flying around my propane tank?

Insects are attracted to the chemical placed in your propane to give it that nasty smell.  When you see insects flying around your propane tank it may be an indicator of a propane leak and which should be investigated immediately. Insects may detect the leak long before you see, hear or smell the the propane leak so be sure to find the source and have a qualified gas technician fix the problem.

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