How to Get Rid of Wasps (and Keep Them Away)

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Popular throughout the 1980s, parents were usually mortified when they found a WASP infestation in their teenagers’ bedrooms. Unfortunately, more recent generations have only known the smaller, stingier type. But you might be surprised to learn that not all wasps are created equal. There are thousands of species (currently, the estimate is around 10,000) out … Read more

How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

You’ve heard the name countless times before, and perhaps you’ve even watched their lives play out on Ants Canada, but there’s no real way to prepare for the first time you run into fire ants. These little critters have a reputation for being red, having a painful bite, and swarming their prey. But these attributes … Read more

How to Get Rid of Argentine Ants

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There’s an old saying that goes “strength in numbers”, an this can certainly be true of pests, as well. In fact, ants tend to be one of the most prevalent pests out there, from pavement ants and carpenter ants to frequent indoor invaders such as grease ants and the umbrella term of sugar ants (which … Read more

How to Get Rid of Grease Ants (Thief Ants)

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Ants are one of the most prolific critters on the planet for a good reason. They’re organized, social, and able to solve simple problems by leaving scent trails for one another. But this also makes them one of the most frustrating household pests. Depending on the type or species, ants can have relatively small colonies … Read more

How to Get Rid of Mud Daubers (Mud Wasps)

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Have you ever gone outside and noticed a strange mud structure on the side of your home or shed? These nests can be quite attractive or rather unsightly, depending on the species that made it, but they all contain critters that look very similar to wasps. These are mud dauber nests. There’s a lot to … Read more

How to Get Rid of Flying Termites (and Regular Ones)

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They’re perhaps the single most dreaded home invader outside of bedbugs and cockroaches. In fact, the mere mention of termites can send homeowners into a panic due to this insect’s reputation for destruction. Yet there’s a type of termite even scarier than the ones you normally dread – the flying termite. Now, let’s get one … Read more

How to Get Rid of Bumble Bees

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Just about everyone’s seen them at some point – little black and yellow-striped balls with stubby wings that fly as gracefully as bricks don’t. They’re almost iconic of bees to the point where most depictions of bees, especially those geared towards kids, are actually the humble bumble bee. This is a highly misunderstood critter, so … Read more

How to Get Rid of Bagworms

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There are a lot of critters that can stealthily kill your plants, but one of the sneakiest – and most interesting – is the bagworm. Chances are, you’ll see the damage before you spot one, as they live in a camouflaged shelter that they carry with them, much like a hermit crab. However, once you … Read more

How to Get Rid of Palmetto Bugs (Florida Woods Roaches)

Across most of the country, the term “palmetto bug” means nothing, but in the southeastern states, it’s a term to be feared. These little pests can pose some health risks and are rather unpleasant to be around. Even worse, there’s a lot of false information about palmetto bugs out there, making it harder to diagnose … Read more

How to Get Rid of Asian Lady Beetles

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One evening, you happen to notice a ladybug in your home. After a few minutes, you spot another one, then another. They seem to be gathering on the windows and around the lights. Upon further inspection, you also notice they look a little more pale than normal. Contrary to what you might’ve been told, these … Read more