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

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs (Ultimate DIY Guide)

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“Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” You’ve probably heard this little mantra countless times during your life, but have you ever stopped to consider just how unique it is? It’s been proven fleas were responsible for the Bubonic Plague, but there’s no bedtime mantra about them. Or what about ticks which … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more