How to Get Rid of Thrips

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There are a lot of common pests out there that have become notorious for infesting houseplants. Aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites, and whiteflies are some of the habitual offenders ones out there. But thrips don’t seem to get as much attention as the others, even though they’re one critter you definitely don’t want in … Read more

How to Get Rid of Pavement Ants

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There are 14,000 species of ants currently classified and possibly 8,000 more suspected species out there, so it’s no surprise we talk a lot about these critters. Pavement ants (AKA concrete ants) are an entire genus called Tetramorium that contains 520 species. Of these, you’ll most likely encounter Tetramorium caespitum and Tetramorium immigrans. Getting rid … Read more

How to Keep Spiders Away While Sleeping

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There are many creepy-crawlies that may choose to pay you a visit in the middle of the night. But there’s a good chance that bite wasn’t caused by bed bugs. In fact, one of the many late-night visitors can be found in almost any room and happens to be a major phobia. If you guessed … Read more

How to Get Rid of Grease Ants (Thief Ants)

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Ants may make for some interesting pets, but as pests, they’re a serious problem. One of the most frustrating species is the thief ant, better known as the grease ant. Once you identify a grease ant infestation, the question of how many satellite colonies there are can be just as important as that of how … Read more

How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants

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You’ve probably heard of people referring to sugar ants before and pictured tiny black ants running away with sugar crystals, but this is only the beginning of the story. In fact, once you get to know them, getting rid of sugar ants becomes fairly easy. How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants So you’ve identified … Read more

How to Get Rid of Earwigs

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They’re small yet iconic in their appearance to the point they were one of the critters featured in the popular Creepy Crawlers toy molding franchise. Yet these aren’t spiders or centipedes – they’re earwigs! While they prefer the great outdoors, they’re also known to invade homes. Let’s look at how to get rid of earwigs … Read more

11 Different Types of Silverfish

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The cockroach is perhaps first on your list of kitchen bugs to avoid. However, another species often makes the rounds in kitchens and can get entire restaurants shut down the moment one is spotted. We are, of course, talking about the silverfish. There are more than 120 species of silverfish in the Order Zygentoma, as … Read more

Does Rubbing Alcohol Kill Fleas? (Here’s the Truth)

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Here at RMC, we’re all about home remedies, but we’re also painfully aware that a lot of them have mixed results or won’t work at all. One such popular home remedy is rubbing alcohol. This common household product and its close relatives have often been touted as a way to kill all sorts of critters, … Read more

How to Get Rid of Weevils (and Keep Them Out of Your Pantry)

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There’s a hidden war in the insect world, a war of good and weevil, in which the pantry is often a battlefield. These tiny critters can pop up seemingly out of nowhere destroying garden crops or even the boxed goods in your pantry before you even open them. But how do they accomplish this terrible … Read more

How to Get Rid of Bird Mites

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We often talk about pests that affect humans, cats, and dogs, but a lot of us also have pet birds or invite them onto our property. These birds often bring their own problems, such as the slip-n-slide that was once your lawn when geese drop by, or sparrows, starlings, and other small birds gumming up … Read more