Welcome to Rid My Critters

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This site is devoted to helping you get rid of those critters you don’t want, as well as how to keep the critters you do. Most pest control sites try to sell professional services and, while this is sometimes necessary, chemical methods are slowly breeding “superbugs” that are resistant to pesticides and insecticides.

Our goal is to show you how you can get rid of pests and their side effects (smells, damage, etc.) by yourself. When an exterminator is necessary, we’ll tell you what to expect and which questions to ask to ensure you get your money’s worth. We’ll also help you identify the critter so that you can know for certain what you’re dealing with.

We’re not professionals here, just experienced individuals. As a result, we have a down-to-earth approach to pest control. Many critters are actually beneficial to your garden or the environment, and some (such as skunks and rats) make great pets. In those cases, you’ll find not only articles on how to get rid of wild critters, but also how to raise food critters or keep critter pets (we don’t recommend adopting one out of your yard, however).

Finally, we’ll address health concerns and legal issues regarding endangered or protected species (such as the praying mantis). We want to help you protect your two (and four) legged family members from getting sick and show you how to treat bites and accidental exposure to harmful pesticidal chemicals.

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