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 Cluster Flies

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You wouldn’t expect flies to be a problem in the winter, but here they are, a large number of flies hanging around in the house all of a sudden. These large pests are just as genetically unable to fly out an open window as their cousins, the house fly, and love to amass on your …

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How to Get Rid of Camel Crickets

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Chances are, you’ve run into a camel cricket while exploring the great outdoors, especially when exploring caves. Unfortunately, when they get into your home, they can wreak far more havoc than a true cricket. Here’s all you need to know about these critters, as well as several ways to get rid of camel crickets and …

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How to Get Rid of Sweat Bees

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Summer is one of the most annoying times of the year when it comes to insects. From June bugs and mosquitoes to gnats and midgees, bugs seem determined to frustrate you all summer long. Sweat bees are no exception, and these particular pests can become a literal pain when attracted. Let’s take a look at …

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How to Get Rid of June Bugs

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June is a beautiful month for garden enthusiasts, but it’s also a horrible time for pests, with a selection of bugs appearing throughout the month that can drive you absolutely bonkers. Of these, the most notorious are cicadas and June bugs, which are often confused. Like a plague of locusts, June bugs sweep in, do …

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How to Get Rid of Horse Flies

While some people might say I overreact towards flies, I doubt anyone could fault me when it comes to the horse fly. These pests live up to the phrase “vicious bloodsuckers” despite being related to regular houseflies. Unfortunately, these pests have some environmental benefit and often breed in protected areas, making it impossibly to completely …

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How to Get Rid of Bees

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Bees are heralded as the only species to produce food consumed by humans, although they have a lot of other qualities. Unfortunately, some of these qualities also make them problematic. Depending upon the species, they can be aggressive or even cause damage to your home. The worst part is that other stinging insects can be …

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