How to Get Rid of Thrips

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There are a lot of common pests out there that have become notorious for infesting houseplants. Aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites, and whiteflies are some of the habitual offenders ones out there. But one common pest doesn’t seem to get as much attention as the others. These pests are tiny little insects known as … Read more

How to Get Rid of Clover Mites (and Keep Them Away!)

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There’s a good chance you’ve seen them – tiny red bugs on concrete sidewalks or covering your plants in late spring. These miniscule critters can be quite the nuisance, but just what are they and are they harmful? Welcome to the curious world of the clover mite, a tiny arachnid with some very unusual traits … Read more

How to Get Rid of Crane Flies (Mosquito Eaters)

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Summer can be a great time for vacations or enjoying the great outdoors, but it also comes with some serious problems. Ants, bees, wasps, mosquitoes, and many other critters are far more active during this time of year. But there’s one that seems to generate a lot more fear in some people: crane flies. But … Read more

How to Get Rid of Weevils (and Keep Them Out of Your Pantry)

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There’s a hidden war in the insect world, a war of good and weevil, in which the pantry is often a battlefield. These tiny critters can pop up seemingly out of nowhere and can destroy entire crops or flower gardens as well as feasting on the boxed goods in your pantry before you even open … Read more

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 Millipedes

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There are some common pests that get only a minor reaction, such as ants or cluster flies. Others, such as bed bugs or termites evoke a more severe reaction. However, few create a sense of pure disgust as millipedes. Known for having multiple legs per body segment, these critters seem to have crawled right out … 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 Rabbits (and Keep Them Away)

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Rabbits, bunnies, hares, jackalopes… It doesn’t matter what you call them; these cuddly critters are both wonderful pets and garden pests. In fact, of all the critters out there, they’re perhaps the most beloved, yet they can be as destructive as gophers. So what do you do when you have a bunch of rabbits invading … Read more

How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles

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There are a lot of critters that invade our homes, and many are often the targets of mistaken identity. One in particular is a tiny group of beetles that are often mistaken for roaches. These beetles are quite common, yet few people know their true identity beyond the nickname carpet beetle. These critters are a … 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