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This page contains information and tips on getting rid of a variety of insects around your home.
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Getting Rid of Invisible Biting Bugs
When you are having trouble identifying what insect is biting you, they can be difficult to get rid of. This is a page about getting rid of invisible biting bugs.
Identifying Small Black Bugs
Having unidentified insects infesting your home can be annoying. It helps to know what kind they are when determining the best way to be rid of them. This is a page about identifying small black bugs.
Identifying Flying Insects
There are a variety of small insects that can be bothersome around the house and yard. Use these tips to help identify and mitigate common tiny insects. This is a page about identifying flying insects.
Worms in the Rice and Moths in the Cupboard
I discovered many moth like flies in my cupboard. Later I went to cook rice and we had worms in all our rice packages. They were not even opened yet. I washed all the shelves, sprayed them with insecticide and threw away all the rice.
Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees will attack the wood trim and porches around your home making holes and tunnels for nesting. This is a page about getting rid of carpenter bees.
What is Whiting?
I am using boric acid to get rid of silverfish. I've read online that it is good to mix it with the inert substance, 'whiting'. What is whiting and where can I find it? The local hardware store does not carry it. Any suggestions?
Homemade Insecticide Recipes
This is a page about homemade insecticide recipes. Many gardeners prefer to make their own insecticide rather than buying products from the nursery or garden store.
Killing Spiders With Hairspray
This is a page about killing spiders with hairspray. Any kind of this common household beauty product is toxic to spiders.
Getting Rid Of Spider Mites
Spider mites can damage and even kill garden and houseplants. Remove the infected leaves and stems and discard. A mixture or rubbing alcohol and water in equal parts can be sprayed on plants to kill the mites. There are additional methods offered on this page.
Identifying Tiny Flying Insects
I've been infested by these. Can anyone help me please?
Identifying Insect Eggs
This cluster was on my wall in Virginia. The individuals are so small it was hard to get a good focus, but this was the best I got. It looks to me like tiny roaches around more eggs, but I'm stumped.
Diatomaceous Earth for Insect Control
To safely kill bugs you can use food grade diatomaceous earth. It is a powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. It is sharp, and cuts the insects. This is a page about diatomaceous earth for insect control.
Using Hairspray to Kill Insects
Hairspray will immobilize the insect by coating its wings, so you can safely kill it. This is a page about using hairspray to kill insects.
Getting Rid of Millipedes
We have what we think are millipedes in the garden, when it gets dark they climb up the walls and around the patio door. Then they disappear when daylight comes .I have read all the facts about them, but am unsure of how to get rid of them. We are afraid to use an insecticide as we have 4 doggies.
Fruit Flies and Summer Gnats
This is a page about fruit flies and summer gnats. There are a number of ways to reduce the invasion of gnats and fruit flies.
Tiny Brown Flying Insects
Are you having trouble with tiny brown flying insects? This page has tips for identifying and getting rid of flying insects.
Getting Rid of Mites
I feel these bugs most often at night. I will be using my laptop and the light shining against my face might have something to do with them being jumping on my skin at this time. I sometimes feel a small puff of air against my skin and a small point of pressure; I am guessing this is when they jump.
Tiny Flying Biting Insects
I am having trouble with these very tiny little flying pests and think they might be no see ums. I am using a product with 40% Deet and am still getting bitten. I can't afford to pay for a pest control. Why might this Deet not be working and might I be dealing with some sort of other pest?
Making Bug Catchers
This is a page about making bug catchers. It doesn't have to cost anything to make containers that attract and trap many insect pests.
What is This Insect?
This is a page about "What is this insect?". Whether you are trying to identify an insect in order to get rid of it or are simply curious, identifying insects can be fun and challenging.
Insect Repellents Safe for Use Around Pets
This page is about insect repellents safe for use around pets. Use a safe product to keep the mosquitoes or flies away that will not harm your pets. :)
Identifying and Controlling Leafhoppers
This is a page about identifying and controlling leafhoppers. Leafhoppers belong to one of the largest families of plant eating insects. Identification is the first step in controlling them in your garden.
Using Soaps and Detergents for Insect...
This page is about using soaps and detergents for insect control on plants. Keeping insects from consuming your plants can sometimes be a challenge.
Homemade Bug Spray
This page is about homemade bug spray. Making a spray to deal with insects can take care of the problem.
This is a page about controlling earwigs. If the earwigs have already infested an area they can be difficult to get rid of.
Biting Insect Indoors
How can one tell if there are dust mites in the house and on the furniture? We have been having a problem with something that feels like it is crawling all over your skin. I don't even have any red marks on my skin. What in heaven's name is biting on me?
Getting Rid of Rollie Pollie Bugs
To get rid of green small grasshoppers and rolly-pollies, put habanero peppers or Jalapeno peppers into a blender, add water, liquefy it, and strain into a sprayer. No more bug problems.
Black Bugs in Rice Products
How harmful is it to cook/use rice products that are infected. Must I throw all boxed items away? Can I open first and only dispose of those where little black bugs are visible? Will cooking destroy any harmful effects.
Tiny Reddish Brown Bugs
I have a bookcase in my room and a few of the shelves have some old papers and magazines on them. I just was going through the papers and I noticed there were a lot of tiny tiny reddish brown bugs on them.
Getting Rid of Maggots in Garage Wall
Maggots from a garbage can that is cracked on the bottom have made their way into the wall between garage and basement. They came out of the wall when strong cleaner was used on floor and trim.
Earwigs in Packaged Foods?
Will earwigs get into my food, like chip bags and cereal boxes?
Earwig Syrup for Pest Control
Environmentally friendly. Mix all ingredients together and place in shallow dishes such as jar lids in areas where earwigs collect.
Keeping Bugs Away from Garbage Cans
How do you keep bugs away from your garbage cans?
Locust Making Holes in Window Screens
Small holes appeared in window screens all around the house. They were replaced about a month ago. The holes began appearing again and the culbret was caught in the act! A locust was actually seen cutting away. I have searched the web and can only find where they destroy crops/trees etc. Why window screens and how can this be stopped?
Millipedes in My House
Millipedes in My House. I need to know how to get rid of all the "thousand leggers" in the house, they just creep me out!
Bluish Black Flying Insects on My Roof
On the roof of my home I thought I had an infestation of bees. Upon closer examination I don't know what these insects are.
Frugal Spray For Flying Pests
Spray flying pests with a solution of 1/3 rubbing alcohol, 1/3 vinegar and 1/3 water. This is the same solution I use to clean my hard floors. Spraying flying creatures with windex or hairspray also works. By Lynn
Identifying Tiny Flying Black Insects
I found these insectson my bed recently. They are very tiny like specks of dust, a black colour, and able to fly. And, I think I might have got bitten by them. The bite feels like sharp, piercing pain.
Identifying Flying Insects in the House
I keep finding these bugs in my room. I have cleaned my whole room, but they keep reappearing. They're able to fly.
Ridding My House of Tiny Non-flying Insects
How do I kill tiny bugs that I keep finding everywhere? They look like fruit flies, but don't fly. They seem to be around the house in food areas, but also in non-food areas. They are easy to catch. They don't jump and they don't bite me.
Identifying Insect Eggs
Do you perhaps know what this is? It looks egg-like. It wasn't there a few days ago. I just noticed it under my lamp and on the alarm clock under my lamp.
Identifying Tiny Flying Insects Inside
I have super tiny bugs flying around my house. They are primarily in the kitchen, but I also see them in our living room. They are so small you can barely see them. I can catch them pretty easily, they look to be a copper/light brown bug. You can only see the color after you kill them and they are still. Any ideas?
Identifying an Insect Egg
Does anyone know what type of egg this is? That's my index finger as a size reference. It is flat now, and it feels a little bit like a spider's web.
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