How to Get Rid of a Dead Mouse Smell

how to get rid of dead mouse smell

There’s nothing worse than coming home to a foul odor and finding out it wasn’t the dog’s flatulence causing it. Narrowing down the possibilities, you remember seeing droppings and come to the terrifying conclusion that you’re dealing with a dead mouse or rat. Obviously, finding the corpse and getting rid of it is the best … Read more

Are Shrimp and Cockroaches Related?

are shrimp and cockroaches related?

Science has a very complicated way of classifying things. They will often group things together based upon physical similarities, only to later separate them based on minor differences. Even more confusing is the fact that there are multiple classification systems which can place a plant or animal on completely different locations on the evolutionary tree … Read more

Do Wasps Sleep at Night? (Can They Attack After Dark?)

do wasps sleep at night?

You’ve likely heard countless times that you should attack wasp nests at dusk. But are the wasps really all asleep in the nest at night, or are they secretly waiting to strike any invaders? Knowing when wasps are least active gives you the best chance of taking out an entire wasp nest when dealing with … Read more

If You See One Mouse… How Many Do You Have?

mice in wall

Let’s be honest, there are some critters we love more than others, even when they’re closely related. For example, we love bunnies, but tend to hate mice. While the most commonly voiced argument between these two is that bunnies are fluffy and cute while mice are small and have long, naked tails that make them … Read more

What Does Bed Bug Poop Look Like? (Identify Bed Bug Droppings)

bed bug droppings on mattress

Bed bugs are one of the most irritating pests to infest the homes of people or hotel rooms that they stay in. These little bugs can be extremely hard to eliminate. Therefore, it becomes essential to know about the infestation when they’re low in numbers. For that, finding bed bug poop is one of the … Read more

10 Different Types of Mice (a Chair-Stander’s Guide)


Love them or hate them, mice are quite common in nature. In fact, there are over 1,100 species worldwide. Of those, 200 call North America home. Many of these have adapted to living among humans and may even be nesting somewhere in your home. Don’t worry, these critters are far less likely to be hanging … Read more

What is Flea Dirt? (Identification, Concerns, and Treatment)

what is flea dirt?

If you’ve ever had a cat or dog in the family, there’s a good chance you’ve run into a particular pest that looks a lot like a poppy seed at a distance. These little nasties are, of course, fleas. But aside from being tiny terrors, fleas are also sometimes excellent little ninjas, skillfully evading detection … Read more

How to Get Rid of Mothball Smell

Mothballs are a common home remedy due to their pesticidal properties and ability to negate other bad smells. The problem is that mothballs are themselves rather unpleasant smelling and tend to leave that odor behind long after the balls themselves dissolve. Getting rid of that mothball smell can be difficult in many cases, but there … Read more

Termite Droppings But No Termites? (Here’s What it Means)

termite droppings

There are a lot of critters homeowners fear, but one of the most infamous is the termite. These tiny pests are often mistaken for ants despite actually being related to roaches. Even more importantly, there are three types of termite to be aware of, two of which are known to infest homes. Dampwood termites seek … Read more