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Sue Sorenson

Earwigs: The Facts and Truths

Many people believe earwigs can hurt you. The old wives tales talk about the earwig crawling into your ear and burrowing into your brain. But, that old wife’s tale is not true. The most that this pest can do is destroy your plants and gardens. Earwigs are a pest that are just annoying and a nuisance to humans. Earwig Characteristics The earwig is an intimidating looking insect. The intimidation factor comes from the long pincers. An earwig has distinct character traits: Their color is reddish-brown. It grows to approximately three quarters of an inch. It has six legs. Earwigs have two antennas. They have pincers near their tail. The food source is other dead and live insects and plants. Earwigs do not burrow. They live in clusters in damp and cluttered places. Earwigs are nocturnal pests. Causes Harm? Although the earwig has pincers, it is not poisonous. When an earwig pinches,...
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How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

Spiders are one of the most unsettling types of pests you see crawling across your bathroom wall. Between their eight, needle-like legs, their macabre hunting methods, and the speed at which they scurry under the couch and out of sight, there’s more than enough about them to send shivers down your spine. While spiders are usually not one of the more harmful pests and can actually be a bit of an asset around the house, it’s fair if you don’t want them strutting through your living room while you’re entertaining guests. Therefore, here are three ways to prevent spiders in your house, or if you prefer, relocate them. Use Natural Deterrents You don’t need to invest in expensive and harmful pest treatments to handle a spider infestation. Instead, there are numerous natural ways to keep them out. One of these is vinegar. Just combine vinegar and water in a spray bottle...
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Hiring a Professional To Get Rid of Pests In Your Home

Never try to deal with pests on your own. You may think you would be saving money by purchasing goods yourself, however, your efforts might take a long time or it might not even work at all. Compared to pest control services, trying to handle pest problems yourself can be a challenge, unless you have experience in pest control, yourself. Pest control services are considered worth the money for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s the best method to help you remove pests from your home, and it is the only method that requires next to no effort on your end. Many homeowners do not wish to deal with pests up close and personal, and hiring pest control services will help with this. Why Professional Pest Control Is Worth It Only pest control experts are able to identify the certain pest you are dealing with in addition to what is...
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What to do About Fleas in Your Home

Fleas are nasty pests to have in your home, and you can easily be susceptible to them, even if you are not a pet owner. But, you can easily control and eliminate fleas in your home with a little work. Keep reading to learn what to do if you have fleas in your house. Determine Where They got In Your first step in eliminating a flea infestation is to find out how they got into your house. If you have an animal, there is a good chance they are the culprit. But, that is not the only way fleas can get into the house. They could have attached themselves to you if you have been in contact with another animal who had fleas. Wild animals like raccoons have also been known to take refuge in a house and leave fleas there in the process. The way the fleas got in will...
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Fire Ants - Don’t Get Burned

Living in California has plenty of perks: beautiful weather, access to world-class beaches, and some of the best cities in the world. However, as with any state, California has its share of problems, both human-made and natural. While most people are concerned over elements like wildfires and earthquakes, we want to talk about another plague upon the Golden State: fire ants. Unfortunately, these vicious critters have been making their way through California like an invading army. Attempts to beat them back have failed, meaning that many Californians have to deal with them regularly. If you’re worried about a nest of fire ants in your yard, or you want better solutions to deal with the ants that are already there, we’ve compiled some of the best methods for preventing these bugs from ruining your life Also, because there are many different so-called remedies out there, we’ve also decided to dispel some of...
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