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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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How to Get Rid of Locusts

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You’ve probably never given much thought to the Biblical plagues or how a little locust can be so devastating – until you walk outside one day to find your plants covered in the little green pests. Locusts are a lot more common than you might think, and we’re here to give you the lowdown on what …

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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 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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