How to Get Rid of Mud Daubers (Mud Wasps)

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Have you ever gone outside and noticed a strange mud structure on the side of your home or shed? These nests can be quite attractive or rather unsightly, depending on the species that made it, but they all contain critters that look very similar to wasps. These are mud dauber nests. There’s a lot to … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … 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 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 … Read more

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 … 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 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 … 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