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Cicadas have elaborate, veiny, translucent wings.
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How to Get Rid of Cicadas

Think crickets are annoying? Cicadas produce a dirge-like song that can go on for hours. How to get rid of cicadas (the annual variety) is easy, but hordes of these bugs come up from the ground and plague regions of the country every 13 or 17 years. These periodic cicadas are […]

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4 Bugs That Look Like Termites

Are you so sure the flying bug you just saw isn’t a termite that you’re willing to bet $3,000? That’s the average cost of termite damage repair. There are four bugs that look like termites, or cause damage that looks like the work of termites, and maybe that flying insect […]

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Types of Termites: How They Differ

That winged bug you saw by the windowsill this morning that you thought was a flying ant? Think again. Chances are good that it is a termite. Signs of termites include left-behind wings, swarming termites, fecal pellets, and small holes in the wood. If you’ve seen signs of termites or […]

Closeup of a worker fire ant, which looks ferocious.
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How to Get Rid of Fire Ants

You can put out a fire by dousing it with water. To get rid of fire ants, you need boiling water. And sometimes even that’s not enough to force these biting ants from your yard and home. Other methods include insecticides. Fire ants have a bite that can kill small […]

japanese beetles on skeletonized leaves
Pest control

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

How can you get rid of Japanese beetles in your yard? Say sayonara in various ways, including hand picking, exclusion, habitat modification, or pesticides. If your infestation is more than you can handle on your own, enlist the help of a pest control pro. What are Japanese Beetles? Native to […]

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How To Get Rid of Bees

Don’t let that menacing stinger fool you. Bees aren’t looking to attack; they just want to go about their business collecting nectar, making honey, and pollinating plants. But if they build a hive too close to your home, you need to know how to get rid of bees. It’s especially […]

aphid on leaf
Home and Garden, Pest control

How to Get Rid of Aphids

With varieties all across the country, aphids are probably the pest you didn’t even know you had. They’re teeny-tiny but can create a great big mess. That’s why it’s important to know how to get rid of aphids. From DIY sprays and companion plants to essential oils and store-bought solutions, […]

Cockroach Nymphs
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8 Types of Cockroaches Found in the Home

When a cockroach scurries across your kitchen floor, you probably don’t ask, “What type of roach was that?” But knowing the eight most common types of cockroaches can help you determine what control method to use. Identifying the type of cockroach can also help you address health risks and figure […]

house mouse
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How to Get Rid of Mice

“Burn not your house to get rid of the mouse,” as the saying goes. Instead, focus on reducing their numbers. How to get rid of mice? Trap them, use repellents or poison the rodents. Before you have a mouse infestation, prevent their entry by keeping your home clean and sealing […]