2Jan

The Most Frequently Asked Questions on Earwigs

Pest News

Earwigs are common and unpleasant pests, surrounded in mystery and myth. There are so many urban legends about this disgusting creatures, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. If you've spotted earwigs in your home, or are afraid of an infestation, you want straight answers. Luckily for you, we've got them.

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27Dec

What’s the Difference between Mice and Rats?

Mice Control

The two most common rodent pests are undoubtedly rats and mice. These mammals are feared and reviled around the world as disgusting and dangerous animals. You probably have an idea of what the rodents look like, and you've probably noticed that they closely resemble each other. Can you tell the difference between mice and rats?

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21Dec

The Week in Pests for December 21, 2012

Pest News

Here's what the web was bugging out about this week.

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21Dec

Where Do Fleas Live?

Pest News

Fleas are tiny, nearly invisible insects. In order to find and get rid of them, you need to learn where they live and hide.

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18Dec

Do Mice Carry Rabies?

Mice Control

Mice (and rodents in general) are notorious for spreading diseases of all kinds. It’s just one of the many reasons they’re considered vermin. But can mice spread rabies?

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13Dec

The Week in Pests for December 14, 2012

Pest News

Here's what the web was bugging out about this week.

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13Dec

How Does a Spider Decide Where to Spin a Web?

Spiders

To Spin or Not to Spin: How Spiders Choose Their Webmaking Sites

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11Dec

How to Make a Bucket Mouse Trap

DIY-Do It Yourself

So you’ve got a mouse or two infesting your home, hiding in your walls, sneaking through your kitchen, and generally being a nuisance. What do you do? One quick and easy option for dealing with mice is to create your own homemade mouse trap. A simple mouse trap only needs a bucket, string, duct tape, an empty soda can, and some bait such as peanut butter. This particular trap is a great option for several reasons:

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6Dec

The Peacock Spider: Beautiful or Creepy?

Spiders

In certain remote areas of East Australia, you can encounter a rare and unusual creature. Look carefully enough and you may spot Maratus volans—the peacock spider.

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5Dec

What do Cockroaches Eat?

Cockroach Control

There’s a running joke about that, after a disastrous apocalyptic event wipes out all life on Earth, cockroaches will still be crawling over the ruins of civilization. The insects are famously resilient: hard to kill, resistant to pesticides, and adaptive to almost any environment.

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4Dec

The Week in Pests for December 3, 2012

Pest News

Here's what the web is bugging out about this week.
Can Taking A Pill Before Bed Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?

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1Dec

The Basics of Do It Yourself Pest Control

DIY-Do It Yourself

Insects invading your home create a mess, carry disease and can make your life very uncomfortable.  The droppings left behind by even tiny invaders like fleas and roaches can cause serious respiratory problems for family members with allergies.  Others, like bedbugs, actively bite your family and leave uncomfortable wounds that may become infected.  Still others, like mice and rats, can cause serious damage to the structure of your home.  There may come a point when you have to call in the professionals, but there are some do it yourself pest control steps you can take to get some relief from the invasion.

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29Nov

How to Get Rid of Whiteflies

DIY-Do It Yourself

Whiteflies are quite different from the more famous common house fly, but they are no less of a pest. In fact, while most flies can at worse peskily buzz around your picnic, white flies are responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to garden plants and crops. These bugs could quickly ruin your garden or farm, so if you see any sign of them you should take action to control them.

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28Nov

The World’s Largest Rat Species

Rat Control

Rats are one of the world’s most ubiquitous pests. They are widely reviled for carrying disease, destroying property, and generally being a nuisance. In addition to being gross and scary, the rodents can get terrifyingly large, especially in certain conditions. Here are a few of the world’s largest rats.

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27Nov

What Bugs do Spiders Eat?

Spiders

Spiders are interesting and mysterious creatures. People are consistently terrified and fascinated by them. Let’s clear up some of the mystery and find out what spiders eat—and why it matters to you.

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21Nov

The Other, Other, Other White Meat

Pest News

When you see a creepy crawling insect or annoying buzzing bug nearby, the last thing you probably think of is putting it in your mouth. In reality, you can eat almost any bug that’s sterile and not poisonous. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should just go snacking on any you happen across. You don’t know where it’s been, after all, and it probably won’t taste very good.

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21Nov

How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths

DIY-Do It Yourself

Pantry moths are a scourge on kitchens all across the country. The insects are small, winged, and generally harmless to people, but they can still ruin your nice clean home.

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15Nov

Can Your Pets Spread Bed Bugs?

Bed Bugs

You probably know that your furry friends are vulnerable to various pests like fleas, ticks, and worms. These parasites love to prey on well-fed animals. With the recent resurgence of bed bugs, you might be wondering if your pet might be falling victim to another breed of bloodsucking bugs.

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14Nov

Getting Rid of Squirrels in the Attic

Rodent Control

Squirrels are generally harmless and can even be considered cute and pleasant addition to your backyard. However, they can be considered pests—especially if they start invading your home.

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12Nov

Nature’s 10 Best Spider Webs

Ants

  • Spider webs: nature’s most beautiful deathtraps. Spiders weave these intricate structures with their own silk to provide a home and collect food. Webs are incredibly strong for their size and are often made with a delicate beauty and geometry that would rival the greatest architect or artist. Here are some of nature’s most impressive spider webs.

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8Nov

5 Things You Can Do to Prevent Silverfish

Pest News

Silverfish are one of the most dreaded of all insect pests. They breed quickly, destroy property, and can be found almost everywhere. To top it off, they’re incredibly gross!

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7Nov

Home Remedies for Spider Bites

DIY-Do It Yourself

Try as you might to avoid them, spiders are crafty creatures and have a knack for making their way into even the most secure areas. Though few spiders are especially dangerous to people, many of them are venomous. If a spider feels threatened, it won’t hesitate to bite you.

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6Nov

Lab Mice: The Hidden Casualties of Hurricane Sandy

Pest News

Hurricane Sandy disrupted the lives of millions as it swept through the eastern U.S. last week. Cities were flooded, power was cut, and billions in damage were done. We’ve already told you about the pests that thrive after a massive storm or flood.

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1Nov

How to Get Rid of Squirrels in the Yard

Rodent Control

Squirrels can be a real nuisance. These chittering, feisty rodents are common across the U.S. Though they’re generally harmless, you might want to get them out of your yard for a variety of reasons:

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31Oct

The Halloween Bug: Boxelders

Pest News

How better to celebrate the season than to talk about the Halloween bug? So called because of its increased presence this time of year and its orange-black coloring, these insects are largely harmless but can be considered pests.

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30Oct

Top 5 Scariest Pests

Pest News

It’s Halloween season again; the time for witches, ghouls, and goblins. This holiday is famous for its spooky and creepy creatures and spirits. However, you don’t need to wait for ghost stories and horror movies for your yearly dose of terrifying characters. Sometimes reality is stranger—and scarier—than fiction. In fact, Mother Nature has provided us with several peculiar pests that are sure to give you nightmares. Don’t say we didn't warn you; here are the top 5 scariest pests.

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25Oct

Where do Silverfish Come From?

Pest News

Silverfish, one of the most common and notorious of all insect pests, can be incredibly difficult to get rid of. This is partly because they can seemingly appear out of thin air. No matter how many you stomp or spray with pesticides, there always seem to be more. In order to get rid of silverfish, you first have to figure out where they’re coming from. Here are a few of the most common hiding spots.

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24Oct

Top 4 Bug Villains in Movies

Pest News

Bugs are often reviled as the villains of our everyday life. They bite and sting, infest our homes, and destroy our property. This disfavor has carried over into our popular culture, where bugs are frequently portrayed as antagonists. Here are our top 4 buggy movie villains:

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23Oct

Your Guide to DIY Stink Bug Control

DIY-Do It Yourself

It’s stink bug season again, and that spells—and smells—trouble for homeowners everywhere.

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18Oct

How To Keep Rodents Out Of Your Car

Rodent Control

It’s difficult enough to keep pesky rodents out of your home. Your task only becomes more difficult when the pests decide to start moving in to your vehicle.

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17Oct

Are You Allergic to Cockroaches?

Cockroach Control

Roaches are everywhere. They can find their way into even the cleanest and best defended homes. Not only are they gross and creepy to be around; they also carry disease and, in some instances, activate your allergies.

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16Oct

Where do Roaches Hide?

Cockroach Control

We all know roaches are incredibly hard to get rid of. Not only are they adaptable and nearly indestructible; they’re also sneaky and masters of stealth. In order to have full roach control in your home, you need to know where roaches hide. Here are some of the more common places:

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11Oct

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Mice

Mice Control

Mice are one of the world’s most common pests. Some people might find them to be cute, cuddly creatures or even potential pets. Most people, however, find them an unwelcome nuisance—and for good reason. Mice spread disease and destroy property. If you’re worried about a mice infestation, but you don’t want to use harsh chemicals or dangerous poisons, try these natural ways to get rid of mice.

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10Oct

China’s Maggot Factories: Dinner Is Served

Pest News

Insects are almost universally considered pests. Some entrepreneurs in China, however, want to turn them into a useful food source.

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9Oct

DIY Spider Control Made Easy

Spiders

Spiders are one of the most beneficial creatures to humans, eating plenty of pesky bugs like mosquitoes, crickets, and flies. That’s a small consolation when the eight-legged creeps are found in or near your home, however.

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4Oct

How to Prevent a Roach Infestation

Cockroach Control

Cockroaches are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Creepy and nearly indestructible, the bugs are present almost anywhere in the world. Try as you might to keep them out, you've probably seen the occasional roach crawling around your home.

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3Oct

Why Are Bed Bugs Difficult to Treat?

Bed Bugs

The stuff of nightmares for many people, bed bugs gain their infamy in large part because of how hard they are to get rid of. Though rarely larger than a pinhead, the tiny bugs are incredibly resilient and notoriously hard to eradicate. Once they develop a foothold in your house, you can count on a long battle before they’re finally eliminated.

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2Oct

Will Pest Control Products Harm My Pets?

Pest News

A common concern people have when enacting pest control is the effect it could have on pets. Everyone wants to get rid of pests—but not at the expense of Socks and Fido.

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27Sep

A Flood of Bugs: The Insects After the Storm

Pest News

If you’ve ever experienced a flood, you know how destructive it can be to property and the environment. A flood washes away roads, ruins homes, and soaks everything. Unfortunately, the problems don’t stop when the waters recede. After a flood, insects are suddenly everywhere.

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26Sep

Tips for Catching Rodents with Snap Traps

Rodent Control

A well-placed snap trap will put an abrupt stop to a rodent’s romp through your home. If you know you’ve got a rat, mouse, or squirrel, snap traps are a great option to get rid of it.

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25Sep

Zombie Bees Reported in Washington

Pest News

The Seattle Times has reported that zombie bees have been found in Washington State. Novice beekeeper Mark Hohn first spotted the infected bees after returning home from vacation. After confirming the infection Hohn said, “I joke with my kids that the zombie apocalypse is starting at my house.”

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25Sep

Invasion of the Rasberry Crazy Ant

Ants

No, it’s not a fruit-flavored gummy snack or exotic cocktail. The raspberry crazy ant is a real insect, and it is quickly becoming a threat to large regions of the U.S.

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20Sep

What Attracts Roaches to Your Home?

Cockroach Control

Few things gross us out more than roaches. The thought of them skittering across the floor, in cabinets, or along walls and ceilings is enough to make anyone shudder.

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18Sep

Why are Spiders in my House?

Spiders

Spiders give everyone the creepy crawlies. Typically, the arachnids are content to stay outside, out of the site of humans. Occasionally, though, they’ll find their way into your home and other inhabited areas. Sometimes a stray spider will sneak into your house by accident. However, if you’re regularly noticing spiders, it’s probably not a coincidence. Just like any other animal, there are two primary reasons and animal will come into your house: food and shelter.

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13Sep

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Yourself

DIY-Do It Yourself

Fruit flies are common insects that are quick to ruin a picnic or invade a kitchen. Though not particularly resilient, the bugs are difficult to smack one by one. If you encounter several fruit flies, you’re probably in for a prolonged battled if you only arm yourself with a swatter or rolled up newspaper.

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11Sep

What You Need to Know about Fall Pest Control

Pest News

The air is getting cooler, the days shorter, and the leaves beginning to change colors. That can only mean one thing; autumn is just around the corner! With the change in the weather, now is a great time to talk about the steps you need to take for fall pest control.

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7Sep

Top 5 Bed Bug Myths

Bed Bugs

To many people, bed bugs are mysterious creatures that inhabit the nightmares of children. Bed bugs skirt the line between urban legend and reality, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction. In truth, bed bugs are legitimate concerns that are well understood and combatable. You’ve probably heard some falsehoods and myths about bed bugs. Here are some of the most common.

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4Sep

Hantavirus Outbreak in Yosemite

Rodent Control

Hantavirus, a deadly disease with a very high mortality rate, has recently broken out among visitors to Yosemite National Park. The virus, which is transmitted by rodents, has claimed two lives already. More deaths may be on the way as other visitors near the end of the virus’s hibernation period.

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30Aug

Not Just Homework: The Bugs Your Kids are Bringing Home

Pest News

Kids are notorious for playing with all sorts of nasty critters from the playground, from toads and lizards to beetles and crickets. As gross as these can be, they’re a lot less of a threat than the unseen bugs they could be picking up at school.

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28Aug

Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes Naturally

Pest News

Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying pests; they can be direct hazards to your health, too. In addition to buzzing around and leaving itchy bites, the insects also carry deadly diseases. At the height of mosquito season with viruses like West Nile Virus on the rise again, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from their dangerous bites.

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23Aug

Top 5 Places Bed Bugs Hide

Bed Bugs

Bud bugs are on the rise again in much of America, especially in urban centers. In addition to being annoying, disease-ridden bloodsuckers, they’re also notoriously difficult to get rid of. Their natural resiliency to chemical and physical extermination methods makes them as tough to kill as cockroaches. What’s more, their tiny size makes them invisible to all but the most meticulous searches.

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21Aug

Mutant Mosquitos in the Florida Keys?

Pest News

Mutant mosquitoes may soon be populating the Florida Keys by the thousands—on purpose.

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14Aug

Honeybees Are Buzzing In Pittsburgh

Pest News

The Pittsburgh International Airport is abuzz with talk of honeybees. A swarm of bees attached themselves to the wing of a Delta commuter flight, delaying takeoff. Fortunately for the passengers, these bees aren’t aggressive. Apparently, they just wanted a free ride to New York.

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7Aug

Record Pests Ride Heat Wave

Ants

Though this summer’s record heat is making life miserable for many Americans, there’s one demographic that is loving the weather: bugs.

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7Aug

Bed Bugs Biting in the Motor City

Bed Bugs

Detroit’s being beset by a particularly unpleasant guest—bed bugs. They’ve infested homes, beds, and, most recently, public transportation.

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20Jul

Brown Widow Spiders Invade Southern California

Spiders

The Black Widow’s Cousin is Coming to Town.

In a new study, researchers have discovered that brown widows could be taking over the black widow’s territory in Southern California. These spiders started appearing in west American territory in the early 2000s and have exploded onto the SoCal scene. Entomologists are now speculating that the spider could be making its way north into Central California.

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20Jul

Summer’s Worst Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

Ants

Summertime means pool parties, cookouts, outdoor projects, and bugs. Summer pests can wreck a picnic. Before you can sit down to enjoy a meal with friends and family, yellow jackets are swarming soda cans, ants are moving in on the watermelon, and flies are buzzing around the burgers. These are just some of summer’s worst pests, but they don’t have to wreck your activities. Here are the top 5 pests and how you can get rid of them.

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20Jul

Welcome to “The Pest Place!”

DIY-Do It Yourself

Hello, and welcome to “The Pest Place” the blog for PestControlExperts.com.

We’ll be providing weekly posts sharing pest control tips and tricks to help you control and eradicate pests from your home. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or a seasoned property veteran, we’re here to answer those frequently asked questions that you don’t want to ask your neighbors.

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