Get Rid of Spiders

If you notice large numbers of insects you have around your home especially when you leave the outdoor light on then you probably have some spiders lingering around the home. If you have an infestation of spiders then there is something or a variety of things that are causing them to come into your home.…

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Dust Mite Bites? Are they Real? (Learn about Dust Mite Allergies)

Dust mites are microscopic and feed on a dead human and animal skin. As everyone sheds skin throughout the night while sleeping, the dust mites come along and eat. If you have several animals there will be dead skin lying around from your pets as well. They live in a home within furniture, beds, and…

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How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles from Your GARDEN & Yard

Japanese Beetles are small bugs that love to eat plant leaves and roots. They can destroy a garden within days with a large infestation. They are 3/8 inches long and are metallic green with copper brown wings and white hairy tufts. As they defoliate plants they have preferences of the type of plants they like…

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Learn the Difference Between Termites and Ants

With spring right around the corner, people across the country are dreading one of the most irritating and potentially costly times of the year- the resurgence of all manner of bugs, particularly the ones that want to inhabit your living and work spaces. There are many different kinds of household pests, from spiders in the…

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How to Get Rid of Ants (Top Ant Removal & Prevention Strategies)

Ants can become a problem for any household. Initially finding ants in your home is frustrating but getting rid of them can become even more frustrating. Generally, if ants are coming inside from the outdoors, they will be a seasonal problem if you live in the northern climes. If you live down in the more…

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How to get rid of cockroaches in an apartment building

Roaches can vary; they can be large, small, alone, or in groups. They are all incredibly quick and sneaky making them difficult to get rid of. They are one of the most adaptable and efficient insects and breed very fast. One huge problem of having a roach problem in an apartment complex is that you…

How to Get Rid of Phorid Flies – Best Removal Tips & Traps

The phorid fly is small like the fruit fly but comes from a different family of flies and is often confused for each other. They are both similar looking; however their management is quite different. The phorid fly can often be found in garbage, drains and contaminated soils. They are often called the sewer fly.…

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Termite Control Techniques & Prevention Strategies & Tips

Termites, the silent destroyer, often hide in your basement or walls and you can’t see any damage that is being done. There are over 2,300 species of termites and knowing which type is important in knowing how to get rid of it. It is very difficult to find and locate termites because they live inside…

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Think You Have Cockroach Bites? Here’s How To Tell for SURE.

Wondering if cockroaches can bite humans? Roaches can indeed bite people. But it is quite rare for a cockroach to bite a human because the cockroach’s food supply is extremely limited. Though cockroaches, being omnivores, will eat plants and meat, human flesh is not on the top of their list of preferable foods.  They will…

Water bug or cockroach? (EASY water bug identification tips)

Can’t figure out if you just saw a water bug or a cockroach? We will show you how to distinguish some differences between waterbugs versus roaches. Pest infestations are common in the summer when it’s hot and humid. You may find that these insects have found their way inside your house and are causing problems.…

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Fleas on Humans (Pulex Bites, Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment TIPS)

Fleas are not just annoying insects that cause damage to your house or garden. This kind of insects is really irritating and it carries a lot of diseases that could harm humans. Fleas are a serious danger to the human body. Well, maybe you are wondering now how a flea can live on a human…

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Argentine Ant Infestation Control & Prevention Tips

Not all ant species are the same. The small, black ants that march along your kitchen counter in early spring may be easily remedied with a few traps and natural pesticides. But look closely at the ant problem in your home or garden. You could be dealing with one of the most stubborn and annoying…

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Use Natural Spider Repellent to Prevent Spiders

Arachnophobia is one reason why you just might be looking for some natural ways to repel spiders from you home, but there might be other reasons too. Some of those reasons are you just do not want them in your house or garages, or it could be some in your area are potentially dangerous and…

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What is a Termite Bond? What are They Good For & are Bonds Worth the Cost?

You found termite damage to your house, went through the whole process of hiring an exterminator to inspect the damage, then had several treatments to take care of the problem. This shouldn’t be the end of your efforts to eradicate termites from your home, however, since a house with previous termite damage is likely to…

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Are there bugs in peanut butter? No, ONLY insect fragments.

Ever heard that there’s a certain number of bugs in a particular food? One of the more unusual claims along these lines is that there are bugs in peanut butter. Given the number of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (PB&Js) that many of us ate as kids, if this claim is accurate, we’ve likely eaten…

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What do Termites do to Humans? Can they Harm or Bite People?

With a highly evolved soldier caste, termites can do a lot of damage to your home, but will not bite humans. They are equipped to combat invading insects such as ants and other termites but unless they feel threatened by a human there is no reason to bite them. They have the ability to bite…

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Flea Eggs (What They Look Like & Flea Control TIPS)

If you have a flea infestation in your home, you’re probably most concerned with the full-grown fleas that can be seen in the fur of your pets or climbing on humans. These jumping insects leave painful, itchy bites behind and can make life a real hassle.  What you don’t see, however, can be even more…

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How to Get Rid of Bumble Bees – Control & Nest Removal

Chances are you’ve encountered a bumble bee at some point in your life. Because the very sight of them – combined with the potential of their sting – is enough to make most of us seek shelter, it’s easy to forget that they’re considered beneficial insects because they pollinate crops and plants. Nonetheless, if bumble…

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German Cockroaches (How to Identify & Control German Roaches)

German cockroaches are small residential cockroaches that have a length of about half an inch and that have colors like tan and almost black, with two dark streaks that are almost parallel. This species is the one that has made people have a generally bad impression of cockroaches. The insect has wings, but they are…

Easy Ant Traps & Baits (BEST DIY & Store Bought Traps & Baits)

A group of worker ants moving toward an ant trap

Ant control can be difficult but, for most ant infestations, you can use relatively simple tools like ant traps or baits. If you have been invaded by ants and have no idea of what to do, don’t worry because you can usually get rid of ant problems by yourself. Sometimes it seems like no amount…

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How to Get Rid of Wasps & Their Nests on Home & in the Yard

Wasps are one of the feared insects as their sting is incredibly painful. They do provide some benefits to us such as eating crop-destroying bugs, and this has led to some advising us not to try and destroy them. They also help to pollinate many plants which has gotten more attention with the declining bee…

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How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders in House Naturally

Arachnophobia may have been an underrated 90’s horror film, but it is also a very real fear for 9% of Americans. On the bright side, unless you live in Australia, this fear is largely unfounded since, of the roughly 34,000 discovered species of spider, only a dozen are harmful to humans. One such spider known…

How To Prevent Bed Bugs: Preventative & Deterrent Tips

Bed bug infestations are costly and very difficult to get rid of. These invasive insects are incredibly good at hiding and surprisingly resilient. This means that once they’re given the opportunity to set up camp, consumers are forced to invest lots of time and energy into eliminating them. If you want to learn how to…

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Get Rid of Ladybug Infestations Naturally – Inside & Outside

The newly imported lady bug, better known as Asian lady beetle has become quite a nuisance. Originally brought to the country to control predators like aphids, these little creatures have become extremely annoying as they take shelter in our homes for the winter. They generally shelter in natural cavities and hills in lower elevations and…

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Pavement Ants Control Guide (Identification, DIY Removal & Tips)

Pavement ants are native to Europe and were mostly brought over to the colonies in the 1700s when colonists were carrying soil on the ships for ballast. Once the ships reached the colonies the soil was offloaded, along with the ants living in it. Today these ants are spread over the East Coast and can…

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How to Get Rid of Crickets You Can’t Find (HINT: Use Your Vacuum.)

Crickets may be one of the better parts of a summer evening when their songs rise up from the grass, but they are less than welcome if they move into your house. Some species of crickets, like the cave cricket, live in colonies and can cause an outright infestation during warmer months. While mostly harmless,…

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How to Get Rid of Ticks From Your Body, Clothes, Pets & Yard (Tick Killers)

Disambiguation: this article covers how to remove ticks of the arachnid variety and does not cover the process required to remove the lovable blue hero and, Arthur, his moth-costumed sidekick from the 90’s animated series, The Tick, though low ratings seem capable of doing the job. With that out of the way, focus can now…

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Control Pharaoh Ants: Identification, Removal & Prevention Tips

Pharaoh ants, also sometimes called sugar ants, are a major issue across the United States. Many people think that these just infest tropical climates, but essentially any place that has heat, is where they can be found. Sugar ants, aren’t really a specific type of ant, but rather a kind of ant – one that…

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