How Long Can Cockroaches Live Without Food or Water?

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There’s an old saying: The only things that will survive a nuclear winter are cockroaches and Twinkies. Well, Family Guy already proved that Twinkies can last forever, but what about roaches? Just how long can cockroaches survive without food or water, and how long can they live overall? Let’s take a moment to look at … Read more

How to Prevent Frogs From Entering Your Home

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There are many pros and cons to having frogs on your property. But sometimes the frog population begins to get too big for the insect population to provide adequate food. Knowing how to prevent frogs from entering house and home isn’t some well-kept secret. However, it can seem like an uphill battle if you aren’t … Read more

9 Bugs That Look Like Termites

bugs look like termites

Many critters can spark phobias in people, such as crane flies or cockroaches. However, many pests deserve to be feared, especially if you find them in your home. A prime example of this is the termite. Most termites prefer to live outdoors, but there are many species that can invade your home. Once there, they’ll … Read more

Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Black Widows?

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It might be true that black widow spiders aren’t as deadly as their reputations claim, but that’s not to say you want to risk getting bit by one. In fact, you won’t have much difficulty knowing what bit you when a black widow strikes. Even though they tend to be shy, it’s important to get … Read more

Are Frogs Harmful to Have Around Your Home?

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Frogs are a popular addition to aquariums and are often welcome as garden protectors, but are they really safe to have around? There are many species out there that release dangerous toxins when threatened. So how do you know if you’re dealing with poisonous frog species or safe ones, and what other potential problems could they … Read more

Can Fleas Drown in Water?

can cat fleas drown

Since Mankind first decided to take shelter from the elements, we have had to deal with other critters trying to take advantage of us. The rise of common pests became so bad that it led to the bubonic plague wiping out 1/3 of Europe. We now know the particular pest responsible, and they happen to … Read more

How Long Do Bed Bugs Live in a Plastic Bag?

how long do bed bugs live in a plastic bag

There are some critters we only speak briefly about and you have all the weapons you need. And yet there are some we keep coming back to because they’re so complicated to deal with. The real challenges in pest control are the tiny ones, which is why we find ourselves coming back to certain ones … Read more

Can Bed Bugs Climb? (8 Different Surfaces)

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It’s one of those announcements that everyone dreads – a place you recently visited was closed down due to the presence of bed bugs. You realize you might have been exposed and begin frantically inspecting your home for any signs of bed bugs. The good news is that there are no signs of bed bugs … Read more

Can Bed Bugs Live in Carpet?

can bed bugs live in carpet

One of the biggest mistakes people make when exposed to bed bugs is to assume the infestation will be restricted to their bed. In reality, infestations can happen anywhere in the house. The only reason these pests tend to congregate in the bedroom is because that’s where the food is. But this can pose a … Read more