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According to the Minchas Elazar, the Baal Shem Tov evicted the Sheidim from where humans live. Does that mean that they are still located in the wilderness areas and one must be "choshesh" for them there?

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That is what the word "Yishuv" would imply. –  eramm Oct 26 at 14:21

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The Baal Shem Tov evicted most of the shedim. They are not allowed to be near people. But, just to be on the safe side, it's good not to go to an abandoned house or building, other than getting hurt by something falling, "wild animals" seem to inhabit such places. Also, where a tragedy happened in a home, you should sell the house or not buy the house if you find out there was a murder, suicide, etc. Even the goyim are careful against such things.

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Hi Rochel. We don't know you and hence have no reason to trust that you have any idea what you are talking about. Please edit in some sources to justify your claims. –  Double AA Oct 26 at 3:11
And welcome to Mi Yodeya! –  YeZ Oct 26 at 3:22
My sources are from a very good, learned Chabad rabbi and a very good, learned Yeshivish rabbi who went to the Mir Yeshiva and learned from R. Noach Weinberg and R. Moshe Feinstein. –  Rochel Miller Oct 26 at 5:27

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