Keeping Garden Bugs At Bay

Stung by a Bee? Important Dos and Don'ts for Aftercare

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Being stung by a bee is never a pleasant experience; upon being stung, many people report feeling a sharp pain, accompanied by a burning sensation. Even hours or days after the sting, itchiness around the area, swelling, and soreness are common. Fortunately, by being aware of the important dos and don’ts to follow after being stung, you can recover from a bee (or wasp) sting much more smoothly. DO Remove the Stinger Carefully…

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4 Things You Need To Know About Box Elder Bugs

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Box elder bugs, also known as maple bugs or politician bugs, are a common nuisance pest in American homes and backyards. Here are four things you need to know about these unwanted visitors. What do box elder bugs look like? These pests are fairly easy to identify. They have flat, long bodies and usually reach lengths of about 12.7 mm (0.5 in). Their main color is either dark brown or black, but they have prominent red markings on their backs that help to distinguish them from other bugs.…

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Think You Have Bedbugs? What To Try Before You Call The Exterminator

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If someone in your home wakes up with bites on them, you might automatically think that you have bedbugs. These critters, thought to be eradicated several years ago, are making a comeback due to chemical regulations. These opportunistic bugs hang out around your bed because they seek your blood. But you can eradicate these tiny vampires yourself if you move quickly.   Strategic Application of Rubbing Alcohol Fill a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol.…

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