Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Black Widows?

diatomaceous earth black widow

It might be true that black widow spiders aren’t as deadly as their reputations claim, but that’s not to say you want to risk getting bit by one. In fact, you won’t have much difficulty knowing what bit you when a black widow strikes. Even though they tend to be shy, it’s important to get … Read more

Can Fleas Drown in Water?

can cat fleas drown

Since Mankind first decided to take shelter from the elements, we have had to deal with other critters trying to take advantage of us. The rise of common pests became so bad that it led to the bubonic plague wiping out 1/3 of Europe. We now know the particular pest responsible, and they happen to … Read more

How Long Do Bed Bugs Live in a Plastic Bag?

how long do bed bugs live in a plastic bag

There are some critters we only speak briefly about and you have all the weapons you need. And yet there are some we keep coming back to because they’re so complicated to deal with. The real challenges in pest control are the tiny ones, which is why we find ourselves coming back to certain ones … Read more

Can Bed Bugs Climb? (8 Different Surfaces)

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It’s one of those announcements that everyone dreads – a place you recently visited was closed down due to the presence of bed bugs. You realize you might have been exposed and begin frantically inspecting your home for any signs of bed bugs. The good news is that there are no signs of bed bugs … 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

How to Get Rid of Boxelder Bugs (and Keep Them Away)

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Here are RMC, our members sometimes get called to deal with beneficial insects that have become nuisances. One perfect example of this is the boxelder (sometimes spelled box elder) bug.  While harmless, these bugs can congregate on your walls or car, leaving a mess behind. Here’s what you need to know to get rid of … Read more

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

how to get rid of fruit flies

They seem to pop up out of nowhere: tiny bugs the size of gnats that love landing on your food and flying wildly around your head. However, these tiny pests aren’t as mysterious as they first seem, and can be fairly easy to get rid of fruit flies once you know how. Be warned, their … Read more

How to Get Rid of Cluster Flies

how to get rid of cluster flies

You wouldn’t expect flies to be a problem in the winter, but here they are, a large number of flies hanging around in the house all of a sudden. It looks like something straight out of The Amityville Horror, with flies all over the window frames and blotting out the sunlight. But every time you … Read more

Keep Pests Out of Your Home:
Entry Points 101

While pests of various types are known to invade your house throughout the year, the problem tends to be at its most severe in the autumn. As we destroy more and more of the environment, critters begin to come into our homes and demand shelter. We then find ourselves struggling to get rid of these … Read more