Pepé Le Pew is Back! How to Keep Skunks Out of Your Yard

Few backyard pests bring the same level of anxiety and dread as catching a whiff of skunk. Whether you’ve been noticing an unpleasant musky smell coming from under your porch or deck or have seen telltale signs of skunks foraging in your garden or digging for grubs in your lawn, you’ll want to take action. … Read more

23 Different Types of Ants in Texas

types of ants in Texas

Ants are among the most common macroscopic (i.e. visible) life forms in the world. They’re found in every continent except Antarctica, and are so old that we may yet find fossils of ants even in that remote place. Texas is no exception to this rule and is home to hundreds (if not more) species, many … Read more

Found a Snake In Your Basement? (Here’s What To Do)

snake in basement

After getting to the bottom of your basement stairs, being greeted by a slithering snake is not something you’d ever expect happening. But in some areas, it can. While your instinct may be to flee, take caution before reacting. Should you discover a snake slinking around the depths of your home, don’t automatically assume burning … Read more

Skunk Den Identification and How to Get Rid of One

skunk habitat

Skunks are non-aggressive animals famous for their unique self-defense mechanism. Their smelly spray has a distinct, easily recognizable odor. If you often catch a whiff of this smell around your home, a skunk may have made a den nearby. Let’s learn more about where skunks live, how to identify a skunk den, and how to … Read more

What Do Fleas Look Like? (6 Common Types)


Unlike roaches and termites, bed bugs, fleas, and lice are three indoor pests that can transmit disease by drinking blood. Of these three, fleas are perhaps the most misunderstood – and dangerous. Fleas breed quickly and can even kill kittens or endanger babies, so identifying an infestation quickly is vital. But there’s more than one type … Read more

How to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Bugs and Spiders

how to get rid of christmas tree bugs

Jolly old Saint Nicholas Send some help our way We bought a live tree for this year Now we’ve got to spray Johnny found some black aphids Sally found mites too The cat chased down a small mantis Please tell us what to do! Ahh, Christmas! The time when people around the world celebrate a … Read more

What Temperature Kills Mosquitoes?

frozen mosquito

Mosquitoes are the source of a major phobia for many people, and for good reason. They can spread disease, chase you away during a picnic, and are generally a nuisance. But then they seem to suddenly vanish between fall and spring. Today we’re going to take a look at the role temperature plays in mosquito … Read more

Can Bed Bugs Survive in Water?

can bed bugs survive in water?

Bed bugs are one of the most feared critters in the Western World. While not as terrifying as roaches, they’re resistant to many chemicals and leave nasty bites. Your first instinct may be to squish or drown one when you see it, since these are usually effective. But can bed bugs drown in water or … Read more

Flea Bites on Kids (Risks and How to Treat)

flea bites on kids

Nobody wants to deal with fleas outside of the circus. Thus it’s a bad day when you find fleas in the house. What’s even worse is when you find bite marks on your kids. But aren’t fleas only supposed to attack pets? Let’s look at this matter from various angles and give you some honest … Read more

What Happens If My Cat Eats a Poisoned Cockroach?

cat eats poisoned cockroach

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