Keeping Garden Bugs At Bay

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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How Bedbugs Follow You Home

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Bedbugs are sneaky by nature, slipping into your home when you least expect it. They can hide in walls, along your bed and in your blankets. By knowing how a bedbug infestation begins you can work to prevent bringing bedbugs into your home and know how to stop an infestation before it gets out of hand.  What Attracts Bedbugs To You Every time you exhale you emit carbon dioxide. Bedbugs are able to sense your breath and are also attracted to your body heat.…

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