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Yearly Archives: 2021

Aphid Spray with Dish Soap

Aphids are a gardener’s worst nightmare. They are tiny plant lice that could go unnoticed unless you stalk your garden as I do. As you...

No See Um Bite Treatment: 10 Tips to Consider + Related Questions

When dealing with a no see um situation, what is your first line of defense? What do you do to soothe the inflammation that...

What is the Ugliest Bug in The World?

It’s not polite to go around calling people ugly. If you aren’t careful, you might receive a proper beatdown for it (a well-deserved one...

Insects that Look Like Bees

What’s that insect flying through your garden and perching on your precious plants? Not sure? Plenty of people aren’t. Many are aware that these insects look...

How to Keep Cockroaches Out of Cupboards

They eat whatever their nasty mouths come in contact with. No wonder, with this multifaceted diet, cockroaches are transmitters of food-borne pathogens, including gastroenteritis...

6 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Are you interested in using natural ways to get rid of cockroaches from your home?

There are a plethora of options to dabble with, and this article explores some of the natural selections you have at your disposal.

How to Get Rid of Cockroaches at Home

How would you feel if someone called you a “cockroach”? I’d be irked and, probably, incensed. Why? It all boils down to what we connect cockroaches with.

We find them nasty, obnoxious, repulsive, and downright dirty. No one wants to be a cockroach.

With that said, if you wouldn’t react well to being called a cockroach, you most certainly wouldn’t want an actual cockroach, or hundreds of cockroaches, for that matter, living in your space.

Unfortunately, those sly, filthy insects have made their way into your home, and you’re looking for ways to get rid of them, and in record time.

You’re in the right place. In this article, I look at the nuts and bolts of how to get rid of cockroaches at home quickly, so that you can stop being housemates.

Insect Defense Mechanisms: How Do Insects Protect Themselves from Predators

One morning, my gorgeous furry feline had an unpleasant encounter with what appeared to be a beetle. She fiddled with it momentarily, but after...

All-Natural Tick Repellent for Dogs

Humans aren’t the only ones susceptible to tick attacks. Dogs also face common assaults. If you’re looking to keep your loyal furry friend safe,...

Does Neem Oil Kill Aphids? A Research-Based Approach

Traditionally used as a form of alternative medicine, the neem tree is known for treating multiple conditions, even before written records became available. In the same breath, a derivative of the neem tree—neem oil—has found its way into many households as a pesticide for several insects and bugs. The sulfuric-smelling oil is not only effective against cockroaches. Many claims hold that it can be used agriculturally to decimate aphids. Is there a basis for such a claim? Are there any studies or research available to substantiate neem oil’s presumed effectiveness against plant lice (another name for aphids)? Whatever doubts you have about using neem oil in your garden to fight against the formidable aphid, this article will lay them to rest. Let’s answer the question of ‘does neem oil kill aphids?’

Does Camphor Kill Cockroaches?

Camphor is an aromatic phytochemical found in various essential oils. The camphor laurel tree (Cinnamomum camphora) is a prime candidate for extracting the chemical....

How to Get Rid of Aphids Permanently

As a backyard and container gardener, I’ve always contended with aphids. Some months they back off and give me a well-needed break, but on...

What are Those Bugs that Make Noise In The Summer?

If you’ve been listening to the summer orchestra all evening and staying awake the whole night due to constant buzzing, whirring, and chirping, remember...

5 Homemade Ant Killer Safe for Pets

Tired of watching those intrusive, disrespectful tiny insects ­stream into your home as if they own the place? It’s a common sighting for ants to...

No See Ums in the House: Tips to Oust Them and Sleep in Peace

You may have no see ums in the house because you’re close in proximity to a breeding site. While male no see ums typically remain close to their emergence site after maturing from the larval stage, female biting midges tend to travel some kilometers away in search of a blood meal.

Essential Oils Bugs Hate: 10 Essential Oils to Repel Bugs and Insects(Backed by Science)

Contrary to what many people think, essential oils are more than mere fragrances to scent and beautify the aroma of a home. Many companies specializing in bug repellent products are using these natural plant extracts to help homeowners solve their bug problems. If you’re looking to use essential oils to repel bugs, whether at home or while you’re up and about, this article features 10 essential oils bugs hate.

Insect Odors: 8 Insects and Bugs that Smell Bad and Pungent

he Asian lady beetle is another bug that smells bad. When threatened or squashed, the lady beetle (ladybird) will emit a stinky odor that lingers.

Beetle Bugs and Insect Word Search Puzzle Books for Learning and Recreation

For many, word search puzzles are nothing more than a way to kill time and entertain during moments of boredom. However, after shining a...

No See Um Bites: All You Need to Know

No see ums bites are notorious around the world. Punkies, sandflies, the Scotland midge, biting gnats–you name them—they are problematic wherever they are. For such insignificant insects, they create a large problem for people who love chilling outside. If they are common aggressors and turnoffs in your life, this article explores no see ums bites, including what you can do to prevent and treat them. Before delving into treatment and prevention, let’s consider the question: why do no see ums bite?

Edible Crickets: Nutritional Benefits, Safety, and Preparation Tips

Edible crickets are popular in places like Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In some of these areas, crickets are seen as delicacies and are more enjoyed than poultry meat.

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