How to Get Rid of Egyptian Cockroaches

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What looks like a beetle, is scientifically named after a beetle, can sometimes fly, but isn’t a beetle? It’s the Egyptian sand cockroach (Polyphaga aegyptiaca), a popular food for pet lizards. While not a common pest in the US, escapees from breeders and pet owners can result in an infestation. Let’s take a look at … Read more

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

You’ve heard the name countless times before. Perhaps you’ve even watched their lives play out on Ants Canada. But one thing’s for sure: there’s no real way to prepare for the first time you run into fire ants. With 20 known species, not all fire ants behave like you’d expect. Today, we’ll take a look … Read more

How to Get Rid of Argentine Ants

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There’s an old saying that goes “strength in numbers”, and some ant species take this to heart. Just as in any video game, ants have a boss-tier version – and no, it’s not the infamous fire ant. Instead, it’s a seemingly insignificant species known as the Argentine ant. Let’s discuss how to battle the unbeatable. … Read more

How to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Bugs and Spiders

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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

How to Get Rid of Lanternflies

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Say the word fly and the only two groups of people getting excited are scientists and people wielding their Bug-A-Salt. But the spotted lanternfly is only exciting for the latter and dreaded by everyone else. Let’s take a look as to why it’s so disliked at how to get rid of lanternflies when they invade … Read more

How to Get Rid of Thrips

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There are a lot of common pests out there that have become notorious for infesting houseplants. Aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites, and whiteflies are some of the habitual offenders ones out there. But thrips don’t seem to get as much attention as the others, even though they’re one critter you definitely don’t want in … Read more

How to Get Rid of Pavement Ants

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There are 14,000 species of ants currently classified and possibly 8,000 more suspected species out there, so it’s no surprise we talk a lot about these critters. Pavement ants (AKA concrete ants) are an entire genus called Tetramorium that contains 520 species. Of these, you’ll most likely encounter Tetramorium caespitum and Tetramorium immigrans. Getting rid … Read more

How to Get Rid of Grease Ants (Thief Ants)

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Ants may make for some interesting pets, but as pests, they’re a serious problem. One of the most frustrating species is the thief ant, better known as the grease ant. Once you identify a grease ant infestation, the question of how many satellite colonies there are can be just as important as that of how … Read more

How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants

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You’ve probably heard of people referring to sugar ants before and pictured tiny black ants running away with sugar crystals, but this is only the beginning of the story. In fact, once you get to know them, getting rid of sugar ants becomes fairly easy. How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants So you’ve identified … Read more

How to Get Rid of Earwigs

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They’re small yet iconic in their appearance to the point they were one of the critters featured in the popular Creepy Crawlers toy molding franchise. Yet these aren’t spiders or centipedes – they’re earwigs! While they prefer the great outdoors, they’re also known to invade homes. Let’s look at how to get rid of earwigs … Read more