How Long Does it Take for Bed Bug Eggs to Hatch?

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned about infestations, it’s that pests are like icebergs – the part you see is only a tiny percentage of the whole. This is even more true of bed bugs, since it can be hard to spot even one bed bug without discovering their bites, their frass, or doing a … Read more

Can Bed Bugs Live in Carpet?

can bed bugs live in carpet

One of the biggest mistakes people make when exposed to bed bugs is to assume the infestation will be restricted to their bed. In reality, infestations can happen anywhere in the house. The only reason these pests tend to congregate in the bedroom is because that’s where the food is. But this can pose a … Read more

Hornet Nest vs Wasp Nest (How to Spot the Difference)

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Bees, wasps, and hornets – three stinging insect types that can pose a lot of problems when they set up home on your property. But while bees can certainly sting, it’s the wasps and hornets most people fear. However, when you find a nest on your property, it’s not always easy to tell just what … Read more

How to Get Rid of Porcupines

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Porcupines may seem like cute and fascinating creatures, but if they invade your property, they can wreak havoc on gardens, landscaping, and even wooden structures. With their sharp quills and destructive chewing habits, porcupines are definitely unwelcome guests that need to be evicted. Getting rid of these prickly pests from your yard, garden, or under … Read more

12 Different Types of Ant Mounds

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Ants are some of the oldest living fossils in the world, and one of the most abundant critters on the planet. But something that has perhaps fascinated people even more than the ants are their mounds. The term “ant mound” can have a few different meanings and not all ants build them. Those that do … Read more

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

You’ve heard the name countless times before. Perhaps you’ve even watched their lives play out on Ants Canada. But one thing’s for sure: there’s no real way to prepare for the first time you run into fire ants. With 20 known species, not all fire ants behave like you’d expect. Today, we’ll take a look … Read more

Can Fleas Live in Human Hair?

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In the pest world, one hears a lot of old wives’ tales about common critters that encourage a feeling of paranoia. Today, we’re going to look at one of the scariest of these critters: the blood-sucking flea. We all know bed bugs feed on human blood, but there’s a big debate on whether fleas will … Read more

Average Bed Bug Exterminator Cost (and 10 Questions to Ask)

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Of all the bedroom pests out there, bed bugs are one of the most feared. If caught early enough, you might try to tackle these pests on your own using bug bombs or home remedies (such as repellents, garlic, or rubbing alcohol). But these tend to only work if you’ve been recently exposed or are dealing with … Read more

11 Different Types of Ants in California

types of ants in California

There are more than 12,000 species of ants in the world, 700 of which are in the US. Thus, it should be of no surprise that there are a LOT of ant species in California alone. Let’s take a look at just a few of the more common ants in California, including some you may … Read more

How to Get Rid of Argentine Ants

how to get rid of argentine ants

There’s an old saying that goes “strength in numbers”, and some ant species take this to heart. Just as in any video game, ants have a boss-tier version – and no, it’s not the infamous fire ant. Instead, it’s a seemingly insignificant species known as the Argentine ant. Let’s discuss how to battle the unbeatable. … Read more