Do Gophers Hibernate in Winter?

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This is a question we get fairly often as the temperatures start dipping and homeowners are finding what appear to be fresh gopher mounds. Don’t gophers hibernate in winter 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

9 Ways to Keep Flies Away From Your Horses

fly spray for horses

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

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

Do Foxes Eat Cats?

do foxes eat cats

Everyone knows, the sly fox jumped over the lazy dog to get to the chicken coop. But when chickens aren’t around, do foxes eat cats? Let’s take a look at whether your cats (and other pets) are safe from these curious canines – or if they’re seen as just another meal ticket. Do Foxes Eat … Read more

How to Get Roaches Out of Your Microwave

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It’s bad enough to discover a cockroach infestation in your kitchen, but what happens when they infest your kitchen appliances? Few things are scarier than spotting dead roaches in or under the microwave, and the combination of smell and sanitation nightmare might make you want to trash this popular appliance. But before you throw it … Read more

4 Best Fire Ant Killers For Your Lawn

We cover a lot of invasive species here at RMC, but fire ants are among the more dangerous. When you find one of their mounds in your garden or lawn, it’s important to get rid of the fire ant hill ASAP before the fire ants can wander into your house or start biting your family. … Read more

Wasp Exterminator Cost (How Much Do Exterminators Charge?)

wasp exterminator cost

We all like DIY solutions when possible, but sometimes an infestation can be too dangerous to tackle alone. Depending on the type of wasp, this is especially true. While there are peaceful solitary species such as paper wasps and mud wasps, communal wasps (including bald-faced hornets and yellow jackets) can cover you in painful stings … Read more

Best Spider Bombs & Foggers (7 Steps for Effective Use)

best spider bomb

It seems no matter how much you clean and vacuum, these creepy critters always try to make your home theirs. Traditional methods such as direct contact sprays, or even home remedies like lavender, eucalyptus, etc. may work in the short term to remove these unwanted guests. Still, if you can’t get to the source of … Read more