How to Get Rid of Possums (or Is It Opossums?)

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There are quite a few woodland critters that make it into American pop culture, even though you may never meet one in person. Skunks, raccoons, deer, and opossums are great examples of this. But of these, the opossum is one that suffers from an identity crisis which can often lead to the wrong information in … Read more

How to Get Rid of Millipedes

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Few pests create a sense of pure disgust as millipedes. Known for having multiple legs per body segment, these critters seem to have crawled right out of your worst nightmares and into your home. But are these tiny terrors really so evil? Why are they hanging out in your home? And what can you do … Read more

How to Get Rid of Rabbits (and Keep Them Away)

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Rabbits, bunnies, hares, jackalopes… It doesn’t matter what you call them; these cuddly critters are both wonderful pets and garden pests. In fact, of all the critters out there, they’re among the most beloved and dreaded at the same time. So what do you do when you have a bunch of rabbits invading your yard … Read more

How to Get Rid of Black Widows

There aren’t many spiders in the US that are considered deadly, and the most notorious among these is the black widow. However, most of what you’ve been told about black widows is actually wrong. This is a very complicated topic, so grab some snacks, sit back, and let’s take a look at all three species … Read more

What Bit Me?!? (Identifying Bug and Spider Bites)

There’s nothing worse than a friend telling you there have been some local bed bug reports, only to wake up the next morning and discover strange red marks on your skin. Of course, the first thing that goes through your mind is a panicked “Oh, no! We have bed bugs!”. But that might not actually … Read more

Bed Bug Infestation in the Bedroom? (Here’s What To Do)

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We talk a lot about certain critters on this site, some far more than others due to the many types or difficulty in removal. A perfect example of this is the infamous bed bug. What do you do if you suspect a bed bug infestation in the bedroom? Let’s look at how to verify and … Read more

How Much Does an Exterminator Cost? (Average Prices for 20+ Pests)

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One of the most confusing topics any pest control site can cover is that of exterminator costs. We’ll be perfectly honest here – we’d been sitting on this guide for a good two years before initially publishing it in 2002. We were determined that if we make it, we’re going to make it right. What … Read more

How to Get Rid of Scorpions

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Scorpions are a strange lot, being both feared and revered throughout history. In Ancient Egypt, two kings were named Scorpion and became the figures we know today as Osiris and Horus. Another deity, which Isis worshippers adopted as an incarnation of their goddess, was a trickster that was often associated with the two kinds of … Read more

How to Get Rid of Flying Termites (and Regular Ones)

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They’re perhaps the single most dreaded home invader outside of bedbugs and cockroaches. In fact, the mere mention of termites can send homeowners into a panic due to this insect’s reputation for destruction. Yet there’s a type of termite even scarier than the ones you normally dread – the winged termite. Now, let’s get one … Read more