How to Get Rid of No-See-Ums (Biting Midges)

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It seems like something out of Tales from the Dark Side or some other horror series. One moment you’re out and about, minding your own business, and the next you’re itchy and sore for apparently no reason. This almost phantasmal attack feels a lot like a series of mosquito bites, but hurts worse and there …

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How to Get Rid of Ant Hills (15 Easy Methods)

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It’s Sod’s Law that no matter how well-kept your lawn and walkway are, something will invariably ruin the view. One of the most common of these foils is the ant mound. They seem to pop up along cracks in your driveway or sidewalk, in the garden, or poking through your carefully manicured lawn. While you …

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How to Get Rid of Mealybugs

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It can happen to anyone. You’re tending to your garden or a prized indoor plant and notice a bit of cottony fuzz on one of the leaves. When you go to brush it off, the bit of cotton suddenly moves on its own. And then it hits you – you’ve got mealybugs. These critters are …

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How to Get Rid of Springtails

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One of the most notorious legends in Victorian England was a manlike creature called Spring-Heeled Jack. This creature resembled a tall, thin human with clawed hands and terrorized the countryside for more than 60 years. But what gave Jack his name was the ability to leap impossible heights to evade capture. In the insect world, …

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How to Get Rid of Ghost Ants

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Ants are one of the most common infestations in modern homes, and can appear for a number of reasons. The vast majority are black, red, or occasionally albino ants. However, some species may catch you off-guard with their unique appearance. One of these unusual species is the ghost ant. These little gals are quick and …

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How to Get Rid of Lovebugs

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Every spring and autumn, southerners begin looking to the skies with dread. But it’s not some large bird they’re watching for, it’s the lovebug. These little bugs are black with a red thorax and an insatiable sexual appetite that causes entire swarms to hover along highways and invade homes. They squish easily, and their bodies …

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How to Get Rid of Hoverflies

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We usually talk about critters that cause damage to your home or garden, but sometimes even beneficial critters can be considered a pest. Enter the hoverfly, an important species that’s often misunderstood and sometimes even feared. Let’s take a closer look at these critters, what they do, and how to get rid of them when …

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

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They seem to pop up out of nowhere: tiny bugs the size of gnats that love landing on your food and flying wildly around your head. However, fruit flies aren’t as mysterious as they first seem, and can be fairly easy to get rid of once you know how. Be warned, their presence isn’t simply …

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How to Get Rid of Bed Worms

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Imagine, pulling down the sheets for a good night’s rest only to discover tiny little worm-like critters in your bed! While this sounds like the stuff of nightmares (and many who’ve encountered bed worms will say it was), these tiny pests are one of the creepiest things you’ll find hiding in the bed beyond a …

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