Ultimate Bed Bug Inspection Guide (How to Find Them)

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One day you wake up to find little red dots which seem to form little trails. Immediately, you realize this is one of the telltale signs of bedbugs. But do you really have an infestation? It might surprise you to know that you can have bed bug bites without bed bugs and vice versa. Of …

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When Bed Bugs Bite (Symptoms and Prevention Tips)

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It’s never pleasant to wake up in the morning to discover red, itchy spots on your body. Even worse, after some examination to find out what bit you, you discover it was bed bugs. These nasty little critters strike quietly, and often the only signs you’ve encountered one is the trail of red marks or …

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Using Borax to Kill Ants (Does It Work?)

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Ants are one of those little pests that seem to appear out of nowhere, only to suddenly swarm a spot you likely thought they’d never get to. They can get into your food, march in an endless line along your countertops, and protect aphids and other plant and garden pests from natural predators. Suffice it …

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11 Bugs That Look Like Bed Bugs

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It’s a common problem. You see tiny brown bugs in your bed and immediately begin panicking. Bed bugs are one of the most difficult parasitic bugs to get rid of and wreak all sorts of havoc. But before you go burning the house down, take a deep breath and try to get a closer look …

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Can Mice Climb Walls? (and Other Surfaces)

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Mice are an extremely adaptable and intelligent race. This has allowed them to study humans for millennia. But a mouse’s body is far more agile than you may give them credit for, and humans are often surprised to see a mouse bolting up vertical surfaces with surprising grace. Just because we owe our planet’s existence …

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How to Get Rid of Relatives (and Unwanted House Guests)

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A great number of critters are known to be active during certain times of year, and the infamous relative is no exception. These large mammals can seem cute at first, but will quickly prove otherwise, creating an infestation that can be really difficult to take care of once a colony has become established. Thankfully, these …

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How to Get Rid of Spider Webs (and Cobwebs)

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It can happen for any number of reasons. Perhaps you’ve been busy and haven’t had a chance to clean. Or perhaps an arachnid snuck into the room and set up home. Whatever the reason, you now have webs decorating bits of furniture or ceiling corners. Getting rid of a spider web can be easier than …

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Garlic: It Fights More than Vampires

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Garlic has a very long history. In folklore, the pungent smell of garlic repelled demons who hunted by scent. The Catholic Church later applied the remedy as a means to ward off a wampyr (vampire) as they began to adapt folklore to fit in with Christian beliefs. But all myths have a basis in fact, …

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13 Interesting Grasshopper Facts

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Grasshoppers are an interesting lot. They can be a pest in gardens or even a threat to farms, so getting rid of grasshoppers is often necessary. However, they also hold a high place in world cultures. There’s a lot to talk about with these critters, so let’s pull up some of the most fascinating facts …

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