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! Steeped in myths and surprisingly common in literature under a variety of nicknames, earwigs can be both friend and foe to … 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, sugar ants are a very complicated topic, so we’ll dispense with the usual introductions and jump right in. Getting to Know Sugar Ants  Sugar … 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. They can pose a lot of problems for homes and gardens, while also being quite beneficial in many instances. Today, we’re taking a brief look at the pavement … 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 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 Roaches

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Us humans tend to have a lot of fears, such as: Socially programmed (fearing others who look or think differently) Phobias (an irrational fear) Experiential (ex: the fear of loss) But one fear that tends to be well-founded and buried deep in the human psyche is the fear of cockroaches. Cockroaches are living fossils dating … Read more

How to Get Rid of Water Bugs

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There are plenty of different shapes and sizes in the insect world, but certain designs tend to be so successful that unrelated species can easily be mistaken for one another. It gets even more confusing when a bug becomes the generic name for any but with similar behaviors. Such is the case with water bugs … Read more

How to Get Rid of Caterpillars (in Your House or Garden)

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There is plenty of creepy crawlies out there in the insect world, but one in particular can be a far bigger nuisance than you might think. Moths and butterflies have a common larval stage in caterpillars, despite their other stages being different. These little critters can be cute and fluffy, but most are pests that … Read more