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 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 … 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

How to Get Rid of Springtails

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One of the most notorious legends in Victorian England was a manlike creature called Spring-Heeled Jack. This creature resembled a tall, thin human with clawed hands and terrorized the countryside for more than 60 years. But what gave Jack his name was the ability to leap impossible heights to evade capture. In the insect world, … Read more

How to Get Rid of Ghost Ants

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Ants are one of the most common infestations in modern homes, and can appear for a number of reasons. The vast majority are black, red, or occasionally albino ants. However, some species may catch you off-guard with their unique appearance. One of these unusual species is the ghost ant. These little gals are quick and … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

How to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Bugs and Spiders

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Jolly old Saint Nicholas Send some help our way We bought a live tree for this year Now we’ve got to spray Johnny found some black aphids Sally found mites too The cat chased down a small mantis Please tell us what to do! Ahh, Christmas, the time when people around the world celebrate a … Read more