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Why Do Snails and Slugs Come Out After it Rains?

Why snails and slugs come out after it rains
Posted: 2020-03-09
If you have a garden, you might know the hassle of slugs and snails eating your precious plants. Whi...
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Are All Spiders Venomous?

Are All Spiders Venomous
Posted: 2020-03-18
When you think of dangerous spiders, you probably envision black widows and brown recluses. However,...
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Why Do Pests Sting?

Why Do Pests Sting
Posted: 2020-03-16
Many of us fear stinging insects (for good reason). Some species can have incredibly powerful and pa...
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Common Basement Bugs

Common basement bugs
Posted: 2020-03-23
Basements are already scary enough. An increase in basement bugs can make you never want to enter th...
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Are Silverfish Harmful to People?

Are Silverfish Harmful to People?
Posted: 2019-01-10
Silverfish, one of the oldest insects on the planet, look scary but aren't harmful to humans. They'r...
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How to Become a Pest Control Technician

How to Become a Pest Control Technician
Posted: 2019-12-23
Do you want to become a pest control technician? As great as this path of work is, it’s not always a...
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DIY vs. Professional Pest Control

DIY vs. Professional Pest Control
Posted: 2019-12-04
Not all bug problems in your home require the work of a professional exterminator. Spotting a few pe...
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A Guide to Commercial Rodent Control

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Posted: 2019-12-02
While business owners in the food and hospitality industries are prone to receiving the most backlas...
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How a Rodent Infestation Can Ruin Your Home

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Posted: 2020-03-25
Not only is a rodent infestation a health hazard, but it can cause thousands of dollars of damage to...
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Spring Yard Cleaning Checklist

Spring Yard Cleaning
Posted: 2020-03-11
Spring cleaning is common for inside the house, but what about your yard? After winter is over, many...
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How to Identify and Remove a Wasp Nest

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Posted: 2020-02-26
Wondering how to get rid of a wasp nest? Overall, professional removal is the safest choice. If you ...
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Identifying Common Pantry Pests

Identifying Common Pantry Pests
Posted: 2020-02-10
Finding bugs in your kitchen cabinets? Pantry pests occur in thousands of homes every year when infe...
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What is Eco-Friendly Pest Control?

Eco Friendly Pest Control
Posted: 2020-02-19
Recently, pesticides have been a common subject among Americans. While many worry about the dangers,...
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What to Do After a Wasp Sting?

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Posted: 2020-01-29
Wasps are a common stinging insect that can be found during warm months. These yellow and black flyi...
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Are Centipedes Venomous?

Are Centipedes Venomous?
Posted: 2020-01-27
If you thought spiders have a lot of legs, you’ll be blown away by centipedes! These crawlers can ha...
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What to Look For When Hiring a Pest Control Company

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Posted: 2020-01-22
When hiring a professional exterminator, there are plenty of options on the market. If you’re new to...
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What Attracts Ants to Your Home?

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Posted: 2020-01-20
Ants can be quite a nuisance. Often times, homeowners aren’t able to find the source of an ant infes...
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A Guide to Urban Desert Pests

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Posted: 2020-07-15
Although there are only four major deserts in the United States, there are many hot areas that peopl...
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Why Do Pill Bugs Roll Up?

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Posted: 2020-01-13
Do you remember discovering rollie pollie bugs while playing in the yard as a kid? These dark bugs d...
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Do You Need Pest Control in the Winter?

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Posted: 2020-01-08
Pest control is a successful way that millions of people reduce bugs in their homes or businesses. I...
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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies in the Kitchen

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Posted: 2020-01-06
Fruit flies in the house are incredibly annoying. Sometimes, you have no idea why they’re inside and...
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How to Keep Pests Away After Home Flood Damage

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Posted: 2019-12-25
Floods can be quite a disastrous event. Not only do you have to deal with potential home damages, bu...
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Firewood Storage Tips for Pest Prevention

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Posted: 2019-12-16
Finding bugs in your firewood isn’t an uncommon occurrence – there are a large variety of insects th...
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How to Control Earwigs

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Posted: 2019-12-11
An earwig infestation can be difficult to manage and get rid of. Because of their name, many believe...
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Important Places You’re Forgetting to Clean

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Posted: 2019-11-20
It’s no secret that a commitment to cleanliness can protect your home from being overrun by bugs. Cl...
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What to Do After a Pest Control Treatment by Aptive

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Posted: 2019-11-18
Most homeowners know the importance of receiving routine pest control treatments each quarter, but n...
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Getting a Pest Inspection for a New Home

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Posted: 2019-11-13
Before closing on a home, mortgage lenders require buyers to get several inspections performed by a ...
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Winter Home Safety Tips

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Posted: 2019-11-06
There’s no getting around it: the cold weather brings a long list of home maintenance responsibiliti...
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Child Friendly Pest Control

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Posted: 2019-10-30
Using pesticides around the home is a great way to avoid bug infestations, but these chemicals can c...
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Tips for Preventing Pests in Self-Storage

Tips for Preventing Pests in Self-Storage
Posted: 2019-10-28
No matter how much you pay to store your belongings, many self-storage facilities are unable to prev...
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How to Keep Pumpkins from Rotting

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Posted: 2019-10-09
Nothing says fall like newly-picked pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns. These festive vegetables provide t...
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How to Keep Rodents Out of Your Attic This Winter

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Posted: 2019-10-07
As the weather cools down, our homes become beacons for critters and pests searching for warmth. Rod...
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How to Prepare for a Pest Treatment from Aptive

How to Prepare for a Pest Treatment from Aptive
Posted: 2019-09-19
Cockroaches and spiders and rats, oh my! Having pests in your home or business is unsettling. Not to...
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Gardening Hacks to Prevent Pests

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Posted: 2019-09-12
After spending days tending to your garden, there's nothing more disheartening than waking up to pes...
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How Do You Know if You Have a Cricket Infestation?

How Do You Know if You Have a Cricket Infestation?
Posted: 2019-09-09
While crickets are one of the least menacing pests you can find in your home, a cricket infestation ...
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Does Boric Acid Kill Roaches?

Does Boric Acid Kill Roaches?
Posted: 2019-09-02
When applied correctly, boric acid is an effective method to kill cockroaches. However, if applied i...
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Common Swimming Pool Bugs

Common Swimming Pool Bugs
Posted: 2019-08-26
Picture this: It’s a hot summer day. You don’t have anywhere you need to be. You change into your sw...
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Do Mosquito Repellent Plants Prevent Bugs?

Do Mosquito Repellent Plants Prevent Bugs?
Posted: 2019-08-19
You don’t have to spray sticky, stinky insect repellent on your skin to stay bite-free while you’re ...
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Identifying Beneficial Garden Insects

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Posted: 2019-07-11
Here’s a fact that might surprise you: the right insects can benefit your garden in a few different ...
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Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Work?

Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Work?
Posted: 2019-06-24
Ultrasonic pest repellers sound like easy, straightforward ways to prevent pests. But do they work a...
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Why Bugs Come in the House When It Rains

Why Bugs Come in the House When It Rains
Posted: 2019-06-13
Some pests, especially those who build underground nests, run for cover when heavy rain floods their...
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Are Flea Bombs Safe for Pets?

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Posted: 2019-06-09
Flea bombs and foggers contain powerful insecticides to kill fleas but these chemicals are toxic to ...
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Identifying the Most Common Apartment Bugs

Identifying the Most Common Apartment Bugs
Posted: 2019-05-01
For the millions of people living in urban apartments across the U.S., pests might seem like an inev...
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Where Do Bugs Go in the Winter?

Where Do Bugs Go in the Winter?
Posted: 2019-04-26
Will the winter cold protect your home from bugs? While it might seem like there are less pests in t...
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How to Get Rid of Ground Wasps

How to Get Rid of Ground Wasps
Posted: 2019-04-18
Getting rid of ground wasps can be tricky. Ground wasp nests can be difficult to find, and if you ac...
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Mouse Proofing 101: How to Catch a House Mouse

Mouse Proofing 101: How to Catch a House Mouse
Posted: 2019-04-15
Catching a house mouse requires a bit of skill. You’ll need to place a number of traps with right ki...
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What Insect Stings Hurt Worse?

What Insect Stings Hurt Worse?
Posted: 2019-12-30
Stinging insects are the worst. Many of us have a strong negative childhood memory of unexpectedly b...
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What to Look for in a Good Bug Spray

What to Look for in a Good Bug Spray
Posted: 2019-09-16
Choosing the right bug spray depends on many different factors – the type of pest, surrounding envir...
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How to Protect Yourself from Ticks while Camping

How to Protect Yourself from Ticks while Camping
Posted: 2019-09-05
Ah, the great outdoors. Connecting with nature is a lot of fun and provides many people with a neces...
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What to do for a Scorpion Sting

What to do for a Scorpion Sting
Posted: 2019-08-12
For most people, scorpion stings are rarely fatal. However, they can certainly be painful. While hea...
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Can Humans Get Fleas?

Can Humans Get Fleas?
Posted: 2019-08-08
A common concern among pet owners is that their dogs or cats will pick up fleas. It's not just pets ...
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What do Tick Bites Look Like?

What do Tick Bites Look Like?
Posted: 2019-02-01
When you first think of ticks, you may think of them as a problem for dogs, cats, or deer. However, ...
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Do Wasps Pollinate Plants?

Do Wasps pollinate plants
Posted: 2020-03-04
Since wasps have a close resemblance to honeybees, many people assume they pollinate plants as well....
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Why Are Bugs Attracted to Water?

Why are bugs attracted to water
Posted: 2020-03-02
Like most other species, insects need water to survive. This is why they are often attracted to humi...
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Do Cockroaches Cause Allergies?

Do cockroaches cause allergy
Posted: 2020-02-17
Nobody likes cockroaches. Not only can they carry diseases and often live in dirty places, but cockr...
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Nocturnal Insects: Which Bugs Are Most Active at Night?

Nocturnal Insects: Which Bugs Are Most Active at Night?
Posted: 2020-02-12
Do you ever notice an increase in bugs when you’re out and about at night? It’s no surprise that the...
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Common Pests in the Northeast

Common Pests in the Northeast
Posted: 2020-02-05
Wondering what type of bugs you might find in the Northeast? Although it tends to be colder in this ...
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What Insects Are the Most Dangerous?

What Insects Are the Most Dangerous?
Posted: 2020-02-03
When you think of the most dangerous insects, you might imagine exotic scorpions and enormous spider...
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Do Stink Bugs Stink?

Do Stink Bugs Stink?
Posted: 2020-01-01
Stink bugs are native to China, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea – they were first discovered in the United ...
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Why Hire a Commercial Pest Control Company?

Why Hire a Commercial Pest Control Company?
Posted: 2019-12-18
Understandably, you might have reservations when it comes to hiring a commercial pest control profes...
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What Is Overwintering?

What Is Overwintering?
Posted: 2019-12-09
Have you ever wondered where bugs go in the winter? Do you notice an increase of insects in your hou...
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Common Christmas Tree Bugs

Common Christmas Tree Bugs
Posted: 2019-11-26
Have you ever brought a brand-new Christmas tree home, only to find it’s infested with bugs? Each ye...
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Can Roaches Survive in the Cold?

Can Roaches Survive in the Cold?
Posted: 2019-11-25
If you know anything about cockroaches, you likely know these pests prefer warm, humid climates. How...
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How to Pest-Proof Your Garbage Cans

How to Pest-Proof Your Garbage Cans
Posted: 2019-10-23
Homeowners living in heavily wooded areas are likely familiar with managing pest-ridden garbage cans...
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Why Does Your Clean House Have Roaches?

 Why Does Your Clean House Have Roaches?
Posted: 2019-10-21
Sometimes, no matter how much you clean, your efforts aren’t enough to keep pest infestations at bay...
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Preventing Pests in Your Houseplants

Preventing Pests in Your Houseplants
Posted: 2019-10-03
The recent revival of the houseplant trend has brought to light the many benefits homeowners can rea...
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Fact or Fiction: Do Dryer Sheets Keep Bugs Away

Fact or Fiction: Do Dryer Sheets Keep Bugs Away
Posted: 2019-09-30
For years, the claim that dryer sheets keep bugs away has been floating around home-related websites...
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Identifying Spider Webs Around Your House

Identifying Spider Webs Around Your House
Posted: 2019-09-26
One of the most common misconceptions about spiders is that they all spin webs to catch food – many ...
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How to Get Rid of Weevils in Your Pantry

How to Get Rid of Weevils in Your Pantry
Posted: 2019-09-23
At some point in your adult life, you’ll likely face a pantry weevil infestation. While these bugs c...
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How High Can a Flea Jump?

How High Can a Flea Jump?
Posted: 2019-08-29
When it comes to reaching new heights, it’s hard to find a creature that is as adept at jumping as a...
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What Diseases can Rats Spread to Humans?

What Diseases can Rats Spread to Humans?
Posted: 2019-08-21
Staying healthy can be difficult, especially when temperatures drop and the weather turns cold. Not ...
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Why are Bugs Attracted to Light?

Why are Bugs Attracted to Light?
Posted: 2019-08-15
There’s a good chance that you’ve heard the saying, “like a moth to a flame,” when someone finds som...
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What do Cockroach Eggs Look Like?

What do Cockroach Eggs Look Like?
Posted: 2019-08-05
When it comes to cockroach eggs, you really have to know what you are looking for, as well as where ...
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Does Peppermint Oil Repel Mice?

Does Peppermint Oil Repel Mice?
Posted: 2019-07-29
If you’ve been searching for a DIY way to get rid of mice, then you’ve probably come across using pe...
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Do Roach Bombs and Foggers Work?

Do Roach Bombs and Foggers Work?
Posted: 2019-07-25
Roach bombs and roach foggers are marketed as fast solutions to cockroach problems in homes. However...
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What’s the Difference Between a Rat and Mouse?

What’s the Difference Between a Rat and Mouse?
Posted: 2019-07-22
If a rodent were to cross your path, would you be able to tell whether it’s a rat or mouse? While th...
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What Do Aphids Eat?

What Do Aphids Eat?
Posted: 2019-07-18
Aphids are the tiny green insects that you might not even notice are crawling in your garden until y...
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Venomous vs. Poisonous: What’s the Difference?

Venomous vs. Poisonous: What’s the Difference?
Posted: 2019-07-15
The words "venomous" and "poisonous" may seem interchangeable, but the terms actually have different...
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Why Do Bug Bites Itch?

Why Do Bug Bites Itch?
Posted: 2019-07-08
You know the story: you’re having a great time outside on a beautiful summer evening when a bug bite...
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Why are Humans Scared of Bugs?

Why are Humans Scared of Bugs?
Posted: 2019-07-03
Have you ever screamed or run away in terror at the sight of a cockroach or spider? You don’t have t...
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Bug Brain: Are Insects Smart?

Bug Brain: Are Insects Smart?
Posted: 2019-06-01
You know what’s small? An insect. You know what’s even smaller? An insect’s brain. However, despite ...
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What Are Blue Mud Dauber Wasps?

What Are Blue Mud Dauber Wasps?
Posted: 2019-06-27
That metallic blue wasp you saw that made you wonder if a sting from it would turn you into Ant-Man’...
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Bug vs. Insect: Is there a Difference?

Bug vs. Insect: Is there a Difference?
Posted: 2019-06-20
While it is perfectly acceptable to refer to insects as bugs, there is actually a difference between...
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Do All Moths Eat Clothes?

Do All Moths Eat Clothes?
Posted: 2019-06-17
When you find holes in your clothing, it’s easy to blame all moths for your wardrobe misfortune. How...
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Is a Yellow Jacket a Bee?

Is a Yellow Jacket a Bee?
Posted: 2019-06-10
What insect is yellow and black, has wings, and stings? For some, a yellow jacket may come to mind. ...
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What Do Baby Cockroaches Look Like?

What Do Baby Cockroaches Look Like?
Posted: 2019-06-05
You’ve seen an unfortunate sight: tiny bugs in your home. What are they? Identifying them is the fir...
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Signs of a Mouse Infestation

Signs of a Mouse Infestation
Posted: 2019-05-20
House mice might not sound like the scariest pests around but they can do serious damage to your hom...
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How Long do Mosquitoes Live?

How Long do Mosquitoes Live?
Posted: 2019-05-15
Is there anything better than summer? The days are long and there are plenty of backyard barbecues, ...
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Water Bug vs. Cockroach - What is the Difference

Water Bug vs. Cockroach - What is the Difference
Posted: 2019-05-14
Many people confuse water bugs and cockroaches because they look similar. In fact, they’re different...
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Ants Marching - Why Do Ants Walk in a Line?

Ants Marching - Why Do Ants Walk in a Line?
Posted: 2019-05-09
When you were a kid you probably sang, “The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah,” but have y...
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Centipedes vs. Millipedes

Centipedes vs. Millipedes
Posted: 2019-05-06
Centipedes and millipedes occupy a special place in the pest world. Unlike other common household pe...
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Spiders that Look like Brown Recluses

Spiders that Look like Brown Recluses
Posted: 2019-04-30
Over 3,000 species of spiders have been identified in North America. However, of those spiders, not ...
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Facts about Queen Ants

Facts about Queen Ants
Posted: 2019-04-03
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live the life of a royal? Turns out you don’t have t...
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Are Daddy Longlegs Venomous?

Are Daddy Longlegs Venomous?
Posted: 2019-02-04
Have you heard that daddy longlegs are one of the most venomous types of spiders, and the only reaso...
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How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen

How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen
Posted: 2019-01-08
In the animal kingdom, it is hard to find an animal that is quite as tenacious as the ant. Even afte...
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Will My Cat Keep Mice Away?

Will my cats keep house mouse away
Posted: 2020-02-24
Will mice stay away if you have cats? It’s a common belief that cats will take out any mice in your...
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Which Pests Eat Pet Food?

Which Pests Eat Pet Food?
Posted: 2019-11-11
Indoor pests are known to infest bags of flour, pasta, cereal, seeds, tea, spices, and sweets, like ...
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Which Bug Sprays are Safe for Pets?

Which Bug Sprays are Safe for Pets?
Posted: 2019-11-04
When buying a pest repellant, it’s safe to assume it’s can be used in the home or on human skin with...
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How to Tell if Your Pet Has Fleas

How To Tell If Your Pet Has Fleas
Posted: 2019-10-16
While humans are not invincible to fleas, these pests are most likely to be brought indoors on the f...
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