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 Bed Worms

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Imagine pulling down the sheets for a good night’s rest only to discover tiny little worm-like critters in your bed! While this sounds like the stuff of nightmares (and many who’ve encountered bed worms will say it was), these tiny pests are one of the creepiest things you’ll find hiding in the bed beyond a … Read more

How to Get Rid of Spider Eggs (Before They Hatch!)

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You might already know how to get rid of spiders in the house, but what about the tiny spider egg sacs they leave behind? Come spring, you could be dealing with a sudden spider population numbering in the hundreds. Thankfully, most of these baby spiders will die or move on, but plenty will stick around. … Read more

How to Get Rid of June Bugs

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June is a beautiful month for garden enthusiasts, but it’s also a horrible time for pests, with a selection of bugs appearing throughout the month that can drive you absolutely bonkers. Of these, the most notorious are cicadas and June bugs, which are often confused. Like a plague of locusts, June bugs sweep in, do … Read more

How to Get Rid of Egyptian Cockroaches

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What looks like a beetle, is scientifically named after a beetle, can sometimes fly, but isn’t a beetle? It’s the Egyptian sand cockroach (Polyphaga aegyptiaca), a popular food for pet lizards. While not a common pest in the US, escapees from breeders and pet owners can result in an infestation. Let’s take a look at … Read more

How to Get Rid of Boxelder Bugs (and Keep Them Away)

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Here are RMC, our members sometimes get called to deal with beneficial insects that have become nuisances. One perfect example of this is the boxelder (sometimes spelled box elder) bug.  While harmless, these bugs can congregate on your walls or car, leaving a mess behind. Here’s what you need to know to get rid of … Read more

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, these tiny pests aren’t as mysterious as they first seem, and can be fairly easy to get rid of fruit flies once you know how. Be warned, their … Read more

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. It looks like something straight out of The Amityville Horror, with flies all over the window frames and blotting out the sunlight. But every time you … Read more