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Disturbing Facts You Don’t Want to Know About Rats

Rats are one of the “amazing” pests and you will agree to this when you find out the following little-known facts about them; some of these facts, however, can be pretty disturbing. (i) Rats love to bite humans when they … Continue reading

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Tips on Getting Rid of Silverfish (Part 2 of 2)

(iv) Diatomite is an irritant that can severely dehydrate silverfish once they come into contact with the powder. Spread some diatomaceous earth at places where silverfish lurk. Remember to wear mask and gloves when applying diatomite. (v) Make a simple … Continue reading

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Tips on Getting Rid of Silverfish (Part 1 of 2)

Silverfish, one of the nuisances in pest family, measures about half inch in length, ranges in color from dark silver-blue for adult to pale silver for adolescent, has a scaly appearance with two antennae on the head and two to … Continue reading

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Auspicious Pests

In Chinese culture, there are a number of animals (both real and mythical), insects and even pests that are believed to bring good luck, health and fortune to people. Let us look at some of these portentous pests. (I) Bat … Continue reading

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Tips on Deterring Flies

Ever wondered what it feels like when you enjoy a good meal and a fly suddenly disrupts your feasting pleasure? Well, it certainly feels annoying not just by the sight of such pesky insect, hearing its buzzing sound around you … Continue reading

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Tips on Getting Rid of Booklice

Booklice, though harmless to humans and they aren’t major pests compared to others like rats, ants, roaches, mosquitoes, and termites, these lice love to feast on the binding materials of books as well as the mold present in old books.  … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Kitchen Away from Pests

Which part of your house or a commercial building has the highest chance of getting infested with various kinds of pest?  Kitchen, no doubt, as it is the main area for storing food that can attract the critters; to them, … Continue reading

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What Attracts Mosquitoes to Bite You?

Have you ever wondered why sometimes you are easily susceptible to mosquito bites?  The general consensus is that mosquitoes are attracted to individuals who are “sweeter”, but what causes you to emit the sweet scents that are perfume to these … Continue reading

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Methods to Ward off Fire Ants

Fire ants are a major nuisance to both humans and animals.  Not only do they inflict one of the most painful stings in flesh, the pain is highly intolerable and seemingly everlasting; well, once bitten, some people will have to … Continue reading

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Unbelievable Facts About Cockroaches

Despite your basic knowledge of cockroaches as uncomely, disease-ridden and vexatious, there are a number of awe-inspiring facts to learn more about these six-legged freaks. (i) Cockroaches are cold-blooded in nature and have been in existence for 359 million years, … Continue reading

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