Does Gasoline Kill Termites? (How About Diesel, Motor Oil, or Petrol?)

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It’s amazing the lengths some people will go to when facing an infestation. Using gasoline or other oil-based products may be one of the craziest we’ve heard of. But will gasoline kill termites? And what about using motor oil or diesel for termites? Let’s take a look at various options starting with gasoline, whether they … Read more

Can Dettol Kill Cockroaches (and Other Pests)?


There are many products available that can be used against cockroaches and other pests. One of the more popular products is Dettol, but is it really that effective? Let’s look at how it works on several critters, beginning with roaches. We’ll also discuss some precautions that need to be taken when using this product. Does Dettol Kill … Read more

What Happens If My Cat Eats a Poisoned Cockroach?

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Cats are skilled hunters, but one day my cat ate a cockroach and it made me think: What if my cat eats a cockroach that’s been exposed to insecticide? The good news is they’ll probably be okay, but you should still watch for signs of poisoning. Let’s take a closer look at what happens if … Read more

9 Ways to Keep Flies Away From Your Horses

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Owning horses isn’t all fun and games. For example, you have to keep up with the dreaded horse fly, not to mention other fly species whose jobs seem to include bugging your equines. Mild winter weather from March to October, especially in the Northwest, can contribute to a serious fly season. Other regions can have … Read more

Do Spiders Actually Eat Roaches?

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The arachnid world is incredibly diverse, with over 100,000 known species, including spiders, scorpions, mites, ticks, and harvestmen (among others). Of these, a whopping 47,000 are spiders. But while this sounds like something out of a horror movie, just remember that monsters often duke it out, such as Freddie fighting Jason or Dracula vs the … Read more

Do Gophers Hibernate in Winter?

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Finding fresh gopher mounds in your yard even during the cold winter months? If you’re trying to eliminate these pesky rodents, you may be wondering if they ever hibernate to give you a break. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t straightforward. Gophers do not hibernate in the true sense, but they do have some periods of inactivity. … Read more

How to Keep Mice Out of Dresser Drawers

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Musophobia can leave even the bravest person on chairs, but what happens when you encounter mice in drawers while you’re grabbing clothes? But how do mice get in drawers in the first place? Here’s how to keep mice out of drawers in the bedroom or kitchen, as well as how they got there to begin with. … Read more

Found a Cockroach In Your Toilet Bowl? (Here’s What to Do)

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The first thought when you hear of finding cockroaches in toilet bowls is probably “Well just flush it!” Unfortunately, this doesn’t solve the actual problem of how a roach ended up there in the first place. Normally, roaches are associated with dirty dishes left in the dishwasher, the kitchen sink, or scavenging food crumbs from … Read more

Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer (Works for Roaches Too!)

Ortho Orthene

Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer is a popular fire ant killer that works great against roaches. Here’s a detailed breakdown on what this product is, as well as how to use it on both ants and roaches. What is Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer? Ortho Orthene is a powerful insecticide that can potentially kill a … Read more

What Do Earwigs Eat?

what do earwigs eat?

We’ve all heard the old wives’ tales of earwigs (AKA pincher bugs) creeping into ears so their larvae can feed on human brains, but that’s only true in Sci-fi. So if not brains, what do earwigs eat? Today we are going to discuss the varied earwig diet and what attracts them to our homes and … Read more