Pest Control Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Identification_of_Food_Pantry_Damage
Identification of food pantry damage, as it pertains to pest control in your kitchen pantry, garage pantry, and basement pantry areas. This includes identifying food damage from insects, including Indian meal moths, meal worms, flour beetles, rice weevils, maize weevils and other grain weevils. Dry food pantry items can also be invaded by rodents, including mice, rats, and squirrels.

Profile_of_Cockroaches
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of all roaches and cockroaches, including; German cockroaches, American roaches, oriental roaches, brown banded roaches, water bugs, wood roaches and flying cockroaches.

The most common cockroaches of homes: German & Amercan
Two common and disgusting cockroaches of homes are the German that can get in through tiny cracks and American that can crawl or, yes, swim to get in.

DIY Pest Control and Prevention of Pantry Pests
Information on controlling and preventing pest problems from all pantry insects, including; Indian meal moths, meal worms, flour beetles, rice weevils, maize weevils, and other various weevils. Info on controlling and preventing pests from invading dry food pantry items by rodents, including mice, rats, and squirrels.

Profile_of_Pantry_Pests
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of all pantry pests, including; Indian meal moths, meal worms, flour beetles, rice weevils, maize weevils, and other various weevils.

10 Steps to Keep Weevils and Bugs Out of Food
Do you have pests in your pantry? Strange bugs in your food? Weird insects in the kitchen? They may be weevils! Learn how to keep pests out of your food.

DIY_Pest_Control_and_Prevention_of_Biting_Insects
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of biting insects. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest problems from various biting insects, including; fleas, bedbugs, biting spiders, mosquitoes, and chiggers.

Profile_of_Biting_Insects
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of various biting insects, including; fleas, bedbugs, biting spiders, mosquitoes, and chiggers.

A friend's home has bed bugs. What do you do?
What do you do if a friend's home has bedbugs? Find out what others would do -- and what you should and shouldn't do.

Carpenter ant identification, damage, and control
Carpenter ants are common across the U.S. But there are ways to control them. Learn about how to identify and control these wood-destroying ants.

What are Mystery Bugs and do they bite?
Have you ever been bitten by a

Keep mosquitoes away with repellents
There are many mosquito repellent products. What works? What doesn't? How do you protect yourself from those itching bites - and disease, such as Zika?

Prevent chigger and mosquito bites and prevention
A chigger bite can be very itchy and irritating, but how do you know if you were bitten by a chigger or a mosquito?

Invasive Bugs and Plants
Thousands and perhaps millions of non-native or invasive, biological and botanical species flourish due to rapid growth rates, lack of competition and predation, evolved methods of dispersal and tolerance for a wide range of environmental conditions and food sources. This category broadly examines their effect on like species and humans.

DIY_Pest_Control_and_Prevention_of_Ants
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of ants. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest problems from all ants, including; little black ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, acrobat and pharaoh ants, fire ants, pavement ants and Argentine ants.

Profile_of_Ants
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of all ants, including; little black ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, acrobat and pharaoh ants, fire ants, pavement ants and Argentine ants.

What REALLY Works to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
Even pest control experts can have pest problems from time to time. Here's a step-by-step guide on how About Pest Control's author got rid of fruit flies.

Pest Evidence and Signs
Pests can and do invade every aspect of our lives, whether they are insect, mammal, plant, bird. or pathogen. This category identifies pests through photos, examines their biology and behavior and guides the reader in deciding whether their home, garden, farm, school or workplace is infested.

Wasp ID and Control: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Wasps are found -- and feared - across the U.S., but they also can be beneficial creatures. Read about the good, the bad, and the ugly of wasps.

Pest Damage and Disease
Pests can spread disease and cause damage; these articles discuss these hazards, their prevention, and control of the pests that cause them.

11 Things to Know about Zika and Mosquito Control
With the Zika virus having spread to the U.S., here are 11 things you need to know to protect yourself from mosquitoes and the virus.

Rare Tick-Borne Disease Increasing in U.S.
The rare but deadly Powassan (POW) virus is being found in greater numbers of ticks, increasing potential of human infection.

You Cant Change the Weather but You Can Prevent the Pests
The warming trend of the U.S. is causing an increase in insect pests ... particularly in the summer. What can you do?

4 Destructive Things a Rat or Mouse Will Do in a House
Rats and mice like warmth and shelter of your home as much as you do. Find out how they get in and what they do once they are inside.

7 Signs that You Still Have Mice or Rats In Your Home
You had a previous problem with mice or rats. But are they gone now? How do you tell? Here are 7 signs of rodent presence.

Difference_Between_Rat_and_Mouse
Identification and differentiation between rodents, including the difference between and rat and a mouse. This includes differences in rodent size & appearance, habitat, and behavior.

DIY_Pest_Control_and_Prevention_of_Rodents
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of rodents. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest problems from all rodents, including; house mice, field mice, household rats, Norway rats, roof rats, chipmunks and ground squirrels, voles, moles and outdoor squirrels.

Profile_of_Rodents
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of all rodents, including; house mice, field mice, household rats, Norway rats, roof rats, chipmunks and ground squirrels, voles, moles and outdoor squirrels.

Zika Hits the US - How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
The Zika virus has been detected in Florida. Will it spread further in the U.S.? How to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

12 Critical Steps to Prepare for Cockroach Service
Prepare for cockroach control service -- professional or DIY -- by following these 12 steps.

Pest Control Methods
Homeowners can choose to control pests themselves using traps, chemicals or natural methods, or they can hire a licensed professional to provide the same or additional services. In addition, this category examines the safety issues facing the applicator, homeowner and pet.

DIY Control of Ants
Identification and control of ants

4 Sure-Fire Steps to Eliminate & Prevent Carpenter Ants
Getting rid of carpenter ants means first identifying them then taking steps for elimination and prevention.

Pest Control Product Reviews
Reviews of products related to Do It Yourself household pest control and pest prevention. This will include over the counter pesticide products and pest control products that are readily available to consumers.

DIY Pest Control and Prevention of Flies
How to get rid of large and small flies and keep them out

3 Interestingly Unique Ways to Catch and Kill Flies
To get rid of flies, try an electronic fly swatter, catch them in hand, or ... eat them?!

Mosquitoes' Sweet Tooth Offers New Tool for Control
Attracting mosquitoes with a sugar bait could be the best answer to control.

DIY Pest Control
DIY Do It Yourself pest control & prevention techniques. This includes controlling and preventing pests such as cockroaches, ants, mice and rats, termites, spiders, and silverfish. It will also include pest control & pest prevention techniques for pantry pest like meal moths and flour beetles, and gnats like fruit flies, drain flies and fungus gnats.

A Pest-Free Workplace
Employees may be subjected to certain health risks, such as rabies, Lyme Disease and parasites if they contact live or dead pests, or their waste products. This category is concerned with the effective control and elimination of rodents, birds and insects from the workplace.

11 Tips that Work to Keep Your Workplace Rodent-Free
Rodents in the workplace can transmit numerous diseases and parasites to people. Here's how to keep them out.

Control Little Black Ants with Liquid Ant Bait
A simple, step-by-step method for getting rid of little ants in the home with easily available, affordable liquid ant bait. Page 2.

Control Little Black Ants with Liquid Ant Bait
A simple, step-by-step method to get rid of little ants in your home with easily available, very affordable ant bait

12 Simple Ways to Control Little Ants
Having a problem with ants in your home? Here are 12 simple ways you can get rid of those annoying little pests in your home.

9 Simple Steps to Get Rid of Ants and Keep Ants Out
Follow this simple step-by-step guide to get rid of ants by using ant bait -- and then keep them out!

How to Tell the Difference between Ants and Termites
At first glance, winged ants and termites may seem to be the same, but a closer look will reveal many differences, Here's how to tell.

Why Do Ants Sometimes Have Wings?
When you see ants with wings, they are seeking a mate to breed. Find out more about flying ants and why accurate identification is important.

About the author Dr Onie Tsabari
About the Author: Dr. Onie Tsabari

Pest Prevention
Placing physical barriers to prevent access and pest proliferation, coupled to pro-active pest control protocols like vigilant monitoring, documentation, intervention and follow-up can be a highly effective means of pest exclusion in the home, workplace and school.

Pest Control and Spider Prevention Tips
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of spiders. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest control problems from all spiders, including; common house spiders, grass spiders, funnel-web spiders, garden spiders, brown recluse spiders, long-bodied cellar spiders, granddaddy longlegs, black widow and other poisonous spiders, jumping spiders, and wolf spiders.

Do-It-Yourself Pest Control In and Around Your Home
To control a pest, you need to know the pest. Join me at About Pest Control to learn how to think like a pest to keep it out of your home!

What Is that Spider
Called the sowbug spider, woodlouse hunter, or the dysderid, this spider is very common throughout the U.S. Although it lives outside to hunt its prey, it may come indoors in the fall for shelter.

Profile of Spiders
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of all spiders, including; common house spiders, grass spiders, funnel-web spiders, garden spiders, brown recluse spiders, long-bodied cellar spiders, granddaddy longlegs, black widow and other poisonous spiders, jumping spiders, and wolf spiders.

Nature's Spider Control: 9 Natural Spider Predators
When it comes to spiders, nature sometimes provides its own control. Here are 9 natural spider predators.

Mulching Tips to Prevent Pest Invasion to Your Home
Mulch can help control weeds, but it also can attract pests. Following are some tips and techniques for good mulch management.

Get Rid of Rats and Mice with Traps and Baits
What do you do if mice or rats get into your house? Get rid of the rodent with snap traps, live traps, glueboards, and/or rodent baits.

Profile of Pests
Profiles of pests related to pest control. Includes cockroaches, ants, rodents, termites, spiders, silverfish, pantry pests, gnats, biting and stinging insects, birds and squirrels, and occasional invaders like sow bugs and crickets.

Occasional Invaders
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of various occasional invader pests, including; crickets, roly polies, centipedes, ground beetles, birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums / possums, and bats.

Outdoor Pest Control
Pests in the garden can usually be controlled or eliminated by the gardener using Organic methods, apart from, or as a part of, an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Safety concerns for the applicator, and/or homeowner and those regarding edible produce are covered in detail by this category.

Lawn and Garden Pests
Pests damage trees, lumber, paper, food and agricultural products in addition to biting humans, livestock and pets, sometimes spreading disease. This category explores the economic, esthetic, medical and nuisance damages caused by pest infestation and suggests ways to reduce or eliminate further damage.

Lawn, Garden and Plant Pests
Insects and wildlife can be harmful to lawns, gardens and plants. Identify and control these pests.

Professional Pest Control
Advice for Do It Yourself pest control applicators on when to seek the assistance of a pest control company. This may include situations where it is more cost effective or safer to call a Pest Management Professional or a pest control company.

Integrated Pest Mgmt (IPM)
Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, uses little or no pesticides. These articles will include tips on pesticide-free pest control, and instructions on pest monitoring and inspection.

Home Damage from Pests
Helping you to identify the causes of home and structural damage related to household pests. This will include wood, soil and other structural damage, and paper and clothing damage. The causes of food pantry damage will also be covered.

How Much Do You Really Know about Bed Bugs?
If you were surveyed on what you know about bed bugs and what they look like, how would you rate? Find out what the average American knows.

Build Out Pests in the Summer to Keep Them Out in the Winter
Summer is the best time to build pests out of your house -- to keep pests out in the winter and the spring, summer and fall!

10 Top Tips for Control of Firewood Pests
A fireplace can make a house warm and homey -- if you are careful to not bring in pests as well! Here are 10 tips to prevent firewood pests

Take Control of Thrips
Thrips are a common plant pest that look like tiny worms with legs. They can be difficult to see, but they can be controlled. Here's how.

How to Get Rid of Flies Outdoors Step by Step
The best way to keep flies from getting into your home is by getting rid of them from around the outside. Here's how to reduce outdoor fly populations.

How Much Do You Know about Bugs?
Do you check hotel rooms for bedbugs? Did you know bedbugs can live in picture frames? Find out what Americans believe -- and what is really true.

Profile of Nuisance Wildlife
Identification, behavior and control of nuisance wildlife

Profile of Flying Insects
All about small and large flies. Pest Control.

Bed Bugs
All about bed bugs. Pest Control.

Is Your City on This Year's Bedbug List
An analysis of Orkin's Top 50 Bedbug Cities List - cities that have gotten better or worse and where your city sits.

11 Reasons You Can't Wait to Get Rid of Bedbugs
Bedbugs don't just bite, they breed abundantly and they can hitchhike their way into your home. Find out more reasons why you can't wait to eliminate bedbugs.

How to Get Rid of Stinky Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants are common pest of homes across the U.S. But don't crush them! Find out why and how to get rid of this and other small ants.

Control Carpenter Ants and Winged Ants in the Home
Is the flying ant a winged carpenter ant that can damage the wood in your home? Here's how to tell and what to do.

Identification of Pests
Articles related to the identification of common household pests related to pest control. These will include the difference between a rat and a mouse, and the difference between an ant and a termite. These will also include the identification of poisonous spiders and various stinging insects.

Identify Biting Pests
Information on pests that bite. Pest Control.

Pest Control Safety
Basic safety guidelines to follow when applying, handling and working around pesticides and pest control supplies. This applies to pesticides used to control cockroaches, ants, rats and mice, termites, spiders, silverfish, fruit flies, fleas, bedbugs, mosquitoes, bees, wasps and yellowjackets.

Nuisance Wildlife and Control
What to do when wildlife invades your space.

9 Answers to Squirrel Control
Squirrels can be cute, but they can also cause damage and scare away songbirds. Discover 9 answers to common questions on squirrel habits and control.

What to Do About Pillbugs and Sowbugs
Pillbugs and sowbugs both enter homes and buildings in search of moisture, but they are not the same. What these tiny

The Cicadas of 2016
Reminiscing on the cicada emergence of 2016 ... and when to expect the next brood. It's sooner than you may think!

All About Rodents: 10 Points for Rat and Mouse Control
What are the best ways to get rid of rats and mice in your home -- and how do you even know if you have rodents in your house?

10 Tips on How to Control Flying Ants
Identification, control, and prevention of winged carpenter ants and termites, why they fly, and how to get rid of them.

How to Know if You Have Rats in Your Home and Why Rats Are a Problem
How do you know if there are rats in your house ? And, more importantly, how do you get rid of rats and keep them out of your home?

Profile_of_Termites
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of all termites, including; subterranean termites, Formosan termites and drywood termites.

8 Important Prep Steps for Rodent Control Service
One mouse in your house can mean lots more in hiding. You can DIY or choose a rodent exterminator, but you'll still need to take some steps for prep.

The Tarantula: A Docile, Not Deadly, Spider
Although tarantulas rarely cause harm, they can strike fear into people. This article discusses tarantulas, their bite, and how to get rid of them.

Bed Bugs - Identification, Prevention and Extermination
Find answers to some of the most common questions about bed bug identification, prevention and elimination.

What Is IPM at Home, School, and the Workplace?
Preventing pests at home, school, and the workplace through Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

4 Different Ways to Control Squirrels Around Your Home
Squirrels become pests when they cause damage to homes and properties. You can control them - in 4 different ways.

Pests and Travel
Pests can be just as much a problem when you are traveling as at home.

Why Do States Have Restaurant Grading Systems?
How do you know if the restaurant at which you want to eat has pests or other health problems?

12 Prep Steps for Bed Bug Service Success
Bed bugs are a serious pest problem, usually requiring professional pest control. But taking steps to

Indoor Use of Pesticides: Safety First
When handled with care, according to all label directions, pesticides can help you eliminate insects or rodents in your home.

8 Effective Tips for Control of House Spiders
Non-chemical strategies and other tips for controlling indoor house spiders that are more effective than spraying pesticides.

Catch Spiders From 4 Feet Away - And Release Unharmed
Are you afraid of spiders? ... want to get rid of spiders without getting close? But don't want to harm them? A new way to catch and release bugs.

How to Identify, Prevent and Control German Cockroaches
Learn what German cockroaches look like, where they live, and how to get rid of them in this fact-filled

Why Do You Need Pest Control?
Some pests are just that - simply pests. But other insects, rodents, and wildlife pests can cause damage or spread disease.

When it's not a House Fly - It May Be a Cluster Fly. Here's What to Do
Cluster flies can get into your walls, then enter your home in search of warmth. Here's how to know if you have cluster flies - and what to do.

3 Ways to Keep Rabbits Out of the Garden
Rabbits can damage gardens and lawns, here are 3 good ways to keep rabbits away, and tips for long-term control.

Spring Bring Pests
What to look for to know if a pest infestation is developing in or around your home … and what you can you do for prevention.

10 Things Any Pest Control Company Should Do at Your Home
What should a pest control technician do when he or she arrives at your home? 10 Things to expect from any pest control professional.

20 Questions about Bed Bugs
Top 20 FAQs on everything you wanted to know about Bed Bugs, Bed Bug Bites, Bed Bugs in your home, avoiding Bed Bugs when you travel, and controlling Bed Bugs

Pantry Pests: Indianmeal Moths in Food
Ewww ... yuck!! What are those bugs, worms, and moths in your food? Indianmeal moths are a common pantry pest, but you can get rid of them yourself.

Why Do Some Ants Have Wings and 7 Other Questions about Flying Ants
Your questions answered on the differences between carpenter ants and termites - and how you can control them.

DIY Pest Control and Prevention of Gnats
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of gnats pests. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest problems from all distinctions of gnats, including; fruit flies, drain flies, fungus gnats, and moth flies.

Profile_of_Gnats
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of all distinctions of gnats, including; fruit flies, drain flies, fungus gnats, and moth flies.

Where Should I Put Rat Traps and 11 More Rat Q&As
How do rats get in the house? What is the best bait for rat traps? Answers to the most common questions about rats and rat control.

New Knowledge on Zika and Mosquito Control
Mosquito bites are always a pain, but with the ever-increasing spread disease, such as the Zika Virus, protection and control are even more important.

5 Steps for Indoor House Fly Control
You can whack flies with a fly swatter, but to really control flies in your home, you need to find and eliminate what is attracting them

The Difference Between Rats and Mice and Why It Matters
Rats and mice are really very different in behavior as well as size. It's important to understand these differences to successfully control them.

See a Mouse or Cockroach at a Restaurant? Report it!
If you see even one mouse or cockroach in a restaurant, it can mean more are living in the walls to contaminate food you eat next time you visit!

4 Good Ways to Get Rid of Chipmunks
4 ways to get rid of chipmunks, with humane suggestions for prevention and exclusion, and a recipe for a homemade chipmunk repellent.

7 Poison-Free Ways to Rodent-Proof Your Home
7 tips for rodent-proofing your home without chemicals or poisons - to keep rats and mice out of your house!

The Filthy House Fly
Why do people say house flies are filthy? Why can't I swat that fly? And other answers to common fly questions.

The Pavement Ant
What is that small ant? Identifying and controlling the pavement ant that gets into homes and kitchens.

Attract, Trap, and Zap Flying Insects
Bug zappers can get rid of flying insects, but if you put them too close to you, you will actually bring more mosquitoes, flies, and moths to you!

Handling Pesticide Emergencies and Spills
What do you do if you spill a pesticide? What if you get it on your skin? What should you do? Who can you call for information?

Top 5 Fall Pests
In the fall, pests enter homes to find shelter from the cold. To help keep your home pest-free this winter, take steps to control the top five pests ...

How to prepare for Pest Control Service
What do you need to do to prepare for pest control service? Whether service is for termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, ants, rats or mice, you will need to

What Damage Do Rats and Mice Cause
A mouse or rat that gets into your home can spread disease, and cause a lot of damage, and contaminate food - it is estimated that a mouse contaminates 10 times as much food as it eats!

3 Fool-Proof Ways to Get Rid of Stink Bugs in Your Home
Stink bugs getting into your home? Here are 3 methods to flush them, drown them, vacuum them away.

A Review of Reduced-Risk Bed Bug Products
Rutgers researchers test 11 alternative essential oil-based pesticides and detergents to see how they really work against bed bugs - and find interesting results.

Cockroaches Have Personality
Did you know ... each cockroach has a unique personality? And this fact can help in cockroach control.

Control Spiders Indoors & Outdoors
Spiders can be difficult to control, but these 7 steps to indoor spider control and 7 steps to outdoor spider control will help to keep the arachnids at bay.

10 Tips to Keep Fall and Winter Pests Out of Your Home
10 tips to help control stink bugs, lady beetles, boxelder bugs, mice, and other pests that enter homes in the fall for shelter through the winter.

Homeowners Try to Kill Spiders with Fire
Homeowners desperate to control spiders or their webs try to burn them out ... and often set the home in flames instead!

The "Cow Killer" velvet ant: a cow killer
The strange-looking red or orange velvet ant is sometimes called a

The Problem with Fruit Flies and their Control
Fresh fruits attract fruit flies, but they are not a reason to avoid fruit. Have fruits without fruit flies with these quick tips.

Do you have a Rat or Mouse Problem?
Is there a mouse in your house? A rat that your cat can't catch? How do you know and what do you do?

DIY_Animal_Pest_Control_and_Prevention
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of animals. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest problems from various larger pests, including; birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums / possums, and bats.

DIY_Pest_Control_and_Prevention_of_Cockroaches
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of cockroaches. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest problems from all roaches and cockroaches, including; German cockroaches, American roaches, oriental roaches, brown banded roaches, water bugs, wood roaches and flying cockroaches.

Difference_Between_an_Ant_and_a_Termite
Identification and differentiation between an ant a termite for pest control purposes. This includes differences in body shapes of ants and termites, wing appearance, color, and size.

How to Identify Poisonous Spiders
Identification and differentiation between poisonous and nonpoisonous spiders. This includes identification of poisonous spiders, including brown recluse spiders, black widow spiders, tarantulas, and hobo spiders.

Profile_of_Larger_Pests
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of various larger pests, including; birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums or possums, and bats.

Profile_of_Stinging_Insects
Profiles of pests related to pest control. This section includes detailed descriptions of various stinging insects, including; bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers.

DIY_Pest_Control_and_Prevention_of_Occasional_Invaders
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of occasional invaders. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest problems from various occasional invader pests, including; crickets, roly polies, centipedes, ground beetles, birds, squirrels, raccoons, opossums / possums, and bats.

DIY_Pest_Control_and_Prevention_of_Stinging_Insects
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of stinging insects. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest problems from various stinging insects, including; bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and mud daubers.

DIY_Termite_Control_and_Prevention
Do It Yourself pest control and pest prevention of termites. This section includes information on controlling and preventing pest control problems from all termites, including; subterranean termites, Formosan termites and drywood termites.

Identification_of_Clothing_Damage
Identification of home damage, specifically clothing damage, as it pertains to pest control. This includes identifying clothing damage from insects, including silverfish and moths. Clothes can also be damaged by rodents, including mice, rats, and squirrels.

Identification_of_Miscellaneous_Structural_Damage
Identification of miscellaneous structural home damage, including damage to drywall, Styrofoam, and insulation, as it pertains to pest control. This includes identifying structural damage from insects, including ants and termites. Structural damage to Styrofoam, drywall, and insulation around your home can also be caused by rodents, including mice, rats, and squirrels.

How_to_Identify_Stinging_Insects
Identification and differentiation between stinging insects. This includes a variety of flying insects, including bees, wasps, yellow jackets, paper wasps, ground hornets, and mud daubers.

Good and Bad Ladybugs
Most ladybugs are beneficial and good for the environment, but the Asian Lady Beetle can be a bad bug for certain plants and in the home.

7 Humane Ways to Get Squirrels Out of Your House
Has a squirrel gotten in your home? Here are 7 humane ways to get squirrels out of the house, attic, or chimney.

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Some People?
Your breathing, blood type, movement, and smelly feet can make you more attractive to mosquitoes than the person sitting next to you.

The Tarantula Hawk Wasp
It sounds scary, but the tarantula hawk wasp is only dangerous to tarantulas. Find more about this interesting insect.

Remove a Tick in 3 Easy Steps
What do you do if you are bitten by a tick, or you see one on your pet? How to remove the tick in 3 easy steps.

Cicadas Are Coming 14 Things You Need to Know
The 17-year cicada is coming to parts of the U.S. in 2016. What is this bug? Where will it be? And why is it here (again)?

Get Rid of Tiny Thief or Grease Ants in Your Home
Tiny ants trailing across your kitchen floor are likely to be common grease ants, also called a thief ants because they steal food from other ants.

5 Steps to Field Ant Control
Field ants are one of the most common outdoor ants. They can be beneficial, but when the ants become a problem, they can be controlled in 5 simple steps.

Controlling Citrus Mealybugs in the Garden & Greenhouse
Citrus mealybugs, first identified in the U.S. in 1879 can infest and destroy greenhouse and outdoor crops of plant hosts such as Tulips, Cannas, Begonias, Narcissus and Coleus. Although absolute control is difficult, beneficial insects such as Mealybug Destroyer beetles can devastate pest populations when released into greenhouses or outdoors in temperate areas or during the warm seasons in colder climate zones.

How to Control Carpenter Ants Without Pesticides
Although they are slow to cause harm, carpenter ants can do serious damage to a home if they are not adequately controlled.

Pest Rabbits - Control and Prevention [What Really Works]
How do you know if rabbits are eating your plants? How can you get rid of them and keep them from coming back? (What really works?)

Choosing a Pest Control, Management, Elimination Company
Is there a difference between pest control, pest management, and pest elimination companies? How do you choose the best one?

Why Are Common Insecticides Not Killing Bedbugs Anymore?
Insecticide resistance and bed bug feeding after treatment are causing failures in bed bug treatments.

10 Pest Control Tips - for Bugs, Insects and Rodents
Pests like mice, ants, flies, and other insects and bugs can get into your home through tiny cracks and gaps. Here are 10 tips to keep pests out.

How to Keep out Insect Pests, Rats and Mice in Winter
Although pests are less active in the winter, they don't go away completely. In fact, when it is cold outside, pests are more likely to come into your home.

How to Control Hobo Spider Infestations
The hobo spider is one of only three truly poisonous spiders that are common to the U.S. Find out more about this spider -- and how to prevent and control it.

Control Squash Bugs and Other Home and Garden Pests
Although the squash bug is primarily a garden pest, it can become a nuisance when it moves into the home seeking warmth and shelter as the weather turns cold.

Do Citronella Candles Work to Control Mosquitoes?
Products such as CItronella, CO2, Light Traps, Insecticides, and Ultrasonics are marketed as attracting, repelling, trapping or killing mosquitoes. But what are they and do they work?

What to do about flying ants in your home
Flying ants in the home are rarely a good sign, and this is especially true if they are seen indoors during the winter. Find out why and what to do.

What Can Be Done about Feral and Stray Cats
Feral and stray cats can be a big problem in neighborhoods. What is being done and what you can do to solve the problems.

7 Steps to Get Rid of Indianmeal Moths [and Weevils and Beetles]
Get rid of Indianmeal moths in food: Following 7 proven steps to rid your pantry of moths, beetles or weevils.

How to Get Rid of Termites with Orange Oil
This natural product extracted from orange peels is being marketed as a herbicide and insecticide, with particular effectiveness against drywood termites.

Identify and Control Scale Insects on Plants
Scale insects feed on the sap of plants and can cause the plant to brown and die. Learn how to identify scale insects and what to do if they are found.

The Wolf Spider: How Dangerous is its Bite?
How dangerous is the wolf spider and its bite? How do you know if you wolf spiders in your home. And how can you prevent and control this and other spiders?

100s of Small Flies Problem in Home Solved: Phorid Flies Identified
There were 100s of tiny flies swarming the kitchen. They look like fruit flies, but they don’t have red eyes and are not interested in vinegar. What are they?

How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes that Spread Zika Virus
Mosquitoes have brought the Zika virus to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Find out how to protect yourself against these biting insects.

How Long Does That Bug Spray Last
You want to apply a mosquito or tick repellent, but how do you know which one to choose? Or how long it will last? Check out EPA's new graphic.

7 Steps to Winter House Fly Elimination
Because house flies may be living within the home in the winter, winter control of house flies is different than that recommended during the warmer weather.

5 Reasons Bedbugs Are Hard to Kill
Why bedbugs are so hard to kill. And why people have tried to start fires to exterminate the bedbugs

Deer Mice and Other Disease-Carrying Mice Can Be Deadly
As cute as it appears to be, the gray to brown and white deer mouse is a deadly creature, carrying and transmitting disease.

Keep the House Mouse Out of Your House
How do you know if you have mice? And why are they a health problem? The following provides a guide to house mouse identification, behavior, disease and damage, and signs.

Keep Black and Red Boxelder Bugs Out of Your Home
Boxelder Bugs are primarily a nuisance pest because they do not bite, sting or breed indoors. But large numbers of these black and red bugs can be very annoying, and can stain surfaces in the home.

Identify and Control Stink Bugs
What is a stink bug, what damage does it cause, and how do I keep it out of my house?

Rats and Mice Spread Disease and Cause Illness
Mice and rats can carry disease and cause illness through contact, urine and feces, or even simply breathing in contaminated dust

Pest Birds Cause Damage and Disease
Pigeons, house sparrows and European starlings are pest birds that can cause a great deal of damage and disease if not controlled.

8 Steps to Prepare for Pest Ant Control Service
You've chosen to hire a pest control professional to get rid of ants in your home. What can you expect of the ant extermination process, and what do you need to do to prepare?

Pest Control Animals
Natural pest control can include encouraging natural predators to do the dirty work for you. Animals, such as cats and barn owls naturally prey on rodents, dogs can sniff out bugs such as bed bugs and termites, and birds prey on insects.

Does Your State Have A Bedbug Law
As bedbugs continue to surge across the country, states are enacting laws to aid in control -- and protect homeowners.

Bedbugs: Know Your Renter's Rights and Responsibilities
Bedbugs in your home: What rights do you have as a renter? What are your responsibilities?

8 Questions and Answers about Deer Ticks
What is a deer tick? How do I remove a tick from my skin? Are there deer ticks where I live?The answers to these and other frequently asked questions about ticks.

Why is it so hard to swat a fly?
That darn fly ... why is it so hard to swat?! It's not just that it's fast, has compound eyes, or that the fly swatter is an age-old invention.

Insect Zoos and Museums across the U.S.
Visit insect zoos and museums across the U.S. to learn about, see, and touch these creepy crawlers. And help your pest control efforts!

Prepare for Termite Service
Termite control is best conducted by professionals, but there are things the homeowner should know and can do to prepare for service.

Prepare for a Pest-Free Holiday
Five top pests of the home and how you can keep them out this holiday season.

How to Prepare for Tent Fumigation of Your Home
A tent fumigation can be used to termites from a home, but there are steps that homeowner must take to prepare.

Keep Deer Out of Your Yard and Garden
Deer can be beautiful (or a hunter's dream) but because they can carry spread disease, damage landscape, and cause accidents, here's how to control deer.

Protect Yourself, Children, and Pets from Cougars
Cougar populations are expanding eastward in the U.S. Why and how to protect yourself, your family and pets from cougars.

Reader Asks for Help on Flying Ant Problem in Home
A reader asks what to do about severe problem of winged, flying ants in the house.

Control the Orb Weaver Spider
Orb weavers are one of the most common spiders of the U.S. -- making the

The Top 3 Spiders: Hobo, Black Widow, Wolf Spider
What are the most common spiders ... and how do you control them? Read about the Black Widow, Hobo, and Wolf Spiders.

Black Widow Spiders
The black widow is one of only three truly poisonous spiders that are common to the U.S. Find out more about this spider -- and how to prevent and control it.

Fast Facts about Mice and their Control
Do you have mice or rats in your home? Get some fast facts, then read more about rodent damage and how to get rid of rats and mice.

Get Rid of Skunk Odor: What Really Works
Your dog got sprayed by a skunk! What can you do? How do you get rid of skunk odor? Does tomato juice work? Get the facts here.

El Nino Bringing More Ants, Rats, Mice, Mosquitoes, Ticks
As El Nino brings warm weather and rains, it also causes an increase in pests, such as ants, rats, mice, mosquitoes, ticks, stink bugs, centipedes, millipedes ...

Do Dryer Sheets Repel Mosquitoes, Spiders, or other Insects?
Do dryer sheets repel mosquitoes or other insects or bugs? Some studies have found that they do.

Tiny, Red-Eyed Fruit Flies Flit Around Fruit
The fruit fly is a very common pest of homes. But there are a number of ways you can control it

Have Termites? 15 Answers on Termites Control
What do you really know about termite control? What do you need to know. Find out 15 of the most common questions (and answers) about termite control.

How to Control Crickets That Get in Your Home
Some cultures may say crickets are good luck, but if their constant chirping annoys you, check out these steps for control and prevention.

Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home
Keep spiders out of your home and get rid of those that do come in by non-chemical or chemical methods.

Rodents on the Increase What You Can Do
Rodent infestations can be caused by wet, dry, cold, warm or mild weather, but it isn’t just their presence, it's the disease they carry that is a problem.

What Do I Do if I See a Winged, Flying Ant in my Home?
Why do some ants have wings? What does it mean if you see them in your home? Find out all about winged, flying ants and termites.

How to control Pharaoh Ants
Get rid of Pharaoh Ants - in 2 steps

How to control Red Imported Fire Ants
Get rid of Fire Ants - in 3 steps

How to control Carpenter Ants
Get rid of Carpenter Ants - Step by Step

How to control Odorous House Ants
Get rid of Odorous House Ants - in 4 steps

How to control Ghost Ants
Get rid of Ghost Ants - Step by Step

How to control Argentine Ants
Get rid of Argentine Ants - Step by Step

How to control Thief Ants / Grease Ants
Get rid of Thief Ants or Grease Ants - in 3 steps

How to control Pavement Ants
Get rid of Pavement Ants - in 4 steps

How to control Field Ants
Get rid of Field Ants - in 3 steps

How to Get Rid of the Ants In your Home Step by Step
Follow the pictures and descriptions to get rid of ants in your home - step by step

Reader Finds Mice: Can Containers Be Saved?
If you find evidence that a mouse has been in plastic food containers, can they still be used? Includes signs of mouse presence - and how to control rodents

How to Control Millipedes and Centipedes in your Home
How to get rid or millipedes or centipedes in your home -- and how to tell the difference between them.

Control Grasshopper Garden Damage
Grasshoppers can cause a lot of damage to gardens, but they can be controlled and killed by natural, organic, or chemical methods.

Some Wood Can Kill Termites
Termites eat wood. But did you know that there are some species of wood that can actually kill the termites that eat it?

4 Infuriating Winter Pests
Winter pests can be more infuriating than summer pests because we're closed in the house with them and don't know how they get in. Find out about winter stink bugs, rodents, firewood pests, and wildlife.

New Pest Management Handbook from University of Georgia
The University of Georgia has published two new 2015 Pest Management Handbooks - focused toward homeowners and commercial control.

Pest Control Trends and Impacts on You
Pest control customer demand for healthy, safe, eco-friendly products and services are changing the industry -- creating homeowner benefits and challenges.

How to identify Ghost Ants
Description and image of the Ghost Ant

How to identify Argentine Ants
Description and image of the Argentine Ant

How to identify the Pavement Ant
Description and image of a pavement ant

How to identify Thief Ants/Grease Ants
Description and image of Thief Ants, also called Grease Ants

How to identify Red Imported Fire Ants
Description and image of Red Imported Fire Ants

How to identify and Control Ants
Pictures and descriptions of the most common ants and how to control them.

How to identify Pharaoh Ants
Description and image of Pharaoh Ants

How to identify the Pavement Ant
Description and image of a pavement ant

How to identify Field Ants
Description and image of the Field Ant

How to identify Odorous House Ants
Description and image of the Odorous House Ant

How to Get Rid of the Kudzu Bug
Recently introduced to the U.S., the kudzu bug can damage crops and be an annoyance in homes. Though difficult to kill, invasion can be prevented.

Non-Chemical Control of Plant Pests: Spider Mites
Spider mites feed on plants and spin webs causing great damage, but they can be eliminated with non-chemical control.

How to Get Rid of Rats: The 2 Best Ways
Rats can be a big problem in the home. What are the best ways to effectively get rid of rats from the home?

20 Questions about Bed Bugs, Part 2
Use these FAQs about bed bugs and travel to learn how to identify these pesky insects and avoid taking them home with you after a hotel stay.

Protect Your Home from the Fall Crawl
Keep these bugs out of your home this winter and stay ahead of the fall crawl in 3 easy steps.

More Spiders Being Seen Across the U.S.
In the fall and winter, more spiders are being seen in and around the home across the United States. Why?

If a Friend's Home Had Bed Bugs - What to Do
Part 2 of poll response shows readers want information on bed bugs ... and this article provides just that.

Controlling Slugs in the Garden
Slugs are a formidable foe in the garden so control of slugs is an ongoing battle -- but it is very winnable with less toxic methods.

Get Rid of Snakes and Prevent Snake Bites
Although yard snakes can help control pests by eating them, most people do not want to have them in their home or property.

Get Rid of Common Houseplant Pests
There is a good chance that your houseplants will be invaded by a houseplant pest, but you can get rid of these bugs through least-toxic pest control measures.

EPA Make Pesticide Information Easier to FInd
EPA launched a new pesticide website to make information on pest control and pesticides easier to access for homeowners, schools, and professionals alike.

Keep Cabbageworms Out of Your Garden
Commonly called cabbageworms, these garden pest caterpillars will munch on and damage a vast array of plants in addition to cabbage.

Lizards Are Beneficial in the Garden
Many lizard species feed on destructive insects, slugs and snails, so encouraging lizards to live in your garden can be very beneficial. Here's how.

How Do Bugs Help Cure Disease?
In studies and research across the country, insects are being used to model human biology and help scientists discover more about human diseases -- and their cures.

Wildlife Control: Your Animal Control Service and More Resources
Who do you call when you have a concern or question about wildlife or you need to contact a professional in your area? Find out here!

Treat Head Lice - Get Rid of Head Lice Naturally
There are many ways to treat lice infestations, but the combing/shampooing method is the least invasive and safest. Here's how to do it.

Bat Proof Your House Before Winter in 5 Easy Steps
Bats look for warm places to wait out the winter. If your house is not well-sealed, bats may decide to camp in your attic, chimney or basement

DIY Pest Inspection and Identification Like a Professional
To control pests like a professional, start with the inspection. Here's how.

Expert Recommendations for Termite Prevention
Once termites invade your home, you will probably need professional treatment. But you can prevent termites and reduce the chance of termite infestation.

Identify and Control Webbing Clothes Moths
Moths that eat wool and natural fabrics can be very destructive. Learn to identify and control webbing clothes moths and casemaking clothes moths.

Review of Trapper T-Rex ST-2000 Rat Traps
Want to get rid of rats? Try the Trapper T-Rex trap - reviewed here by a pest control expert and recommended for homes without children or pets.

Why Women Should Consider a Career in Pest Control
People often ask: Why would you work around bugs? Find out what women have to say, and why you should consider a career in pest control.

Non-Chemical Control of Plant Pests: Thrips
Thrips can be damaging to plants, but they can be controlled through non-chemical means.

Keep Your Lawn and Garden Pest-Free Naturally
Natural and organic lawn and garden products are gaining in popularity, so it should become ever easier for homeowners to find these supplies.

Identify Insects by their Poop (or "frass")
Insect frass (their

What Is a Weevil and How Did That Bug Get in My Food?
Call them flour bugs, weevils, or long-snout bugs, you don't want them in your food! Learn about weevils and how to control them.

How to Get Rid of Rats from your Home and Property
Rats have poor vision, so they have to rely on their other senses to get around. So how do you get rid of rats using these key senses?

How to Tell the Difference Between Rats and Mice in pictures
Rats and mice may seem to be very much alike, but as pictures show, they are actually very different in both physical attributes and behavior. Because of this the methods needed for pest control are different for the different rodents.

Opening Windows; Will Not Eliminate Carpenter Ants
Carpenter ants can damage your home if they are not effectively eliminated. About Pest Control answers reader question.

Can Your Pet Bring Pests into Your Home
Pets, like people, can are susceptible to bug bites and stings, and even attract bugs to them when outdoors. But do those same pests carry bugs into the home or cause pest problems?

Spider Are Beneficial ... But Not in My Home
Although spiders can be very beneficial in feeding on insects that are pests of people, plants, and pets, that doesn’t mean that we want to see them in and around our homes. Thankfully, there are a number of things you can to do keep spiders from being attracted to your home

Control of Plant-Infesting Weevils
If you have weevils in your home, they may not get into your food, but they are still a nuisance. Find out how to get rid of these bugs and keep them out.

What to Do about Plant-Infesting Weevils
If you have weevils in your home, they may not get into your food, but they are still a nuisance. Find out what these are and how to control them.

Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus
Mosquitoes can carry West Nile Virus across the U.S. What you can do to reduce your risk.

Step 1: Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sources
Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sources - If mosquitoes can’t lay their eggs in your yard, they can’t hatch in your yard.

Step 2: Treat Water Sources
Treat Water Sources. Larvicides stop immature mosquitoes from developing into breeding adults.

Step 3: Treat Your Yard
Yard treatments can drastically reduce the number of adult biting mosquitoes in your yard or property.

Are Spiders Endangered by Insecticides
Studies are finding that agriculture insecticides may be more dangerous to valuable spider populations than previously thought. What does the research say ... and how to spiders capture their prey in nature?

Will Over-the-Counter Products Get Rid of Lice
Lice populations in 25 states are highly resistant to many over-the-counter products. Of the states tested, only Michigan mosquitoes show no resistance.

Scorpions on a Plane
Scorpions on planes bring cautions on keeping them out of your home ... and your shoes!

Does Catnip Really Work for Pest Control?
Catnip is said to provide a natural pest control alternative for some pests ... does it really work?

What Pesticides Are Used in Your Child's School?
Do you know the state requirements for pesticide use in schools in your state? Find out here.

DIY Pest Control Tips and Secrets
Want to know ... what

Mulch Color Can Impact Insect Control
Did you know that the color of mulch can attract or deter insects? Find out the best colors to use, and the best vegetable plants to use them with.

What is that Cockroach
Answers to a reader's question on cockroach identification, with tips on control.

Why Spiders Build Webs and More Fun Facts
Did you know ... spiders make the silk of their webs inside their bodies then spin it to capture insects and other prey for food. Read about this and more fun facts about spiders and their webs

What Would You Do?
When a unsolicited, self-proclaimed pest control technician knocks at your door ... do you let him (or her) in?

So You Want a Job in Pest Control? - Occupation Profile
What does a pest control worker do? How much does it pay? Am I qualified? Find out about the job of a pest control technician and see if it's something you may want to do.

Control Mosquitoes With Environmental Modification
Reducing standing water around your home can reduce mosquito populations. Find out how environmental modifications can help keep mosquitoes away.

Dont Get Scammed by Fake Pest Control Operators
While the vast majority of pest control operators truly are professional, licensed and certified, there are those who will scam potential customers or simply not do the job safely or professionally. How do you find a good pest control company?

What Ticks Carry Disease
Not all ticks carry diseases. Find out which ones do, what diseases they carry, and how to protect yourself from ticks.

All About Squirrels and Squirrel Control


Insectophobia and 25 Other Pest Phobias
Are you afraid of spiders ... or slugs ... or ants? You're not the only one. In fact there's a

Brown Recluse Spiders
The brown recluse is one of only three truly poisonous spiders that are common to the U.S. Find out more about this spider -- and how to prevent and control it.

The Huntsman Spider - Deadly but not Poisonous
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Top 20 Mosquito Cities Topped by Atlanta and Chicago
Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., Detroit, and Houston are the top five cities in Orkin’s list of Top Mosquito Cities, with Atlanta taking the top spot for the second year in a row.

Does Beer Get Rid of Skunk Smell?
A reader challenges the de-skunking solution, recommending beer instead. Does beer work?

Bugs in Your Home
What do Americans think about bugs in the home? Some fun, interesting, and shareable insights around bugs and bug products.

What to Do if You Are Bitten by a Fire Ant
How do you know if you've been bitten by a fire ant? What do you do if you are bitten or stung by a fire ant? How do you prevent fire ant bites?

Are there Bugs in Your Home
What bug would you least like to see in your home? Most Americans say yuck! to the cockroach.

Tips to Help Prevent Mosquito and Tick Bites
You can be bitten by mosquitoes or ticks in your own backyard. Here's how to keep your family safe.

Do Not Touch This Kitty Like Caterpillar
This caterpillar looks soft is even the slightest touch can cause intense pain.

New Long-Lasting Mosquito Control Product Now Available
A new mosquito control product that homeowners can use to collapse mosquito populations in their own yards has just been introduced to the market.

Bed Bugs Car Seats and Boyfriends
Will bringing a car seat with bed bugs into the home cause an infestation? Did a roommate bring bed bugs home from her boyfriend's place? Professional answers to bed bug questions.

How to Get Rid of Psocids
Tiny psocid bugs in moist areas can be eliminated through temperature and humidity controls.

Prevent and Control the Oriental Rat Flea
The Oriental rat flea can carry bubonic plague and other diseases in homes and businesses.

Insect-Eating Bats May Be Source of Ebola Outbreak
New studies suggest African insect-eating bat to have caused 2014 Ebola epidemic.

The Windscorpion Is Not Really A Scorpion
Windscorpions, or sun spiders, are common, unique pests of the Southwest.

Are Bedbug-Sniffing Dogs Right
Many pest control companies use bedbug-sniffing dogs ... but do these

Did Bats Bring Bedbugs to Humans
A new study suggests that human-biting bed bugs originated with bat-biting bedbugs -- and are continuing to adapt to human environments.

The Truth about Firewood Pests
Does carrying firewood into your home really carry in insects, bugs, spiders, and mice? What is true about firewood pests and how to keep them out of your home.

Buy Firewood Where You Burn It
Carrying firewood more than 50 miles can spread pests -- and be illegal. Instead ... buy it where you burn it.

Fire Ants Build Rafts in Floods
Floods can displace insects, rodents, and wildlife pests -- causing them to take refuge on our property and in our homes.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Reduce Bee and Mosquito Attraction to Swimming Pools
Bees and mosquitoes are attracted to standing water -- in pools, ponds, and buckets. Follow these hints and tips to help reduce the attraction and protect your family.

Bee Safe How to Protect Yourself from Bees
How can you protect bees for their benefits while preventing their natural defense to sting? 7 steps to avoiding bee stings - of yourself, family and pets.

Tomatoes: Saving Disease-Free Tomato Seeds for Next Year's Garden
Saving seeds from the garden is one way that a gardener can ensure that they have on-hand the plant varieties that grow well in their climate or that are their favorites for the vase, for attracting beneficial insects or for gracing the dinner table. The seeds of tomatoes and other soft-fruited plants, like squash, melons and cucumbers, can be saved easily, will be virtually no-cost, guaranteed fresh and should have a high germination rate that produces healthy, vigorous, disease-free seedlings.

Saving Tomato Seeds: Draining, Rinsing and Drying of Tomato Seeds
Use a spoon to dip-off the moldy cap along with any floating seeds and discard, rinsing the remaining (non-floating) seeds through a strainer several times.

Saving Tomato Seeds: Drying and Final Storage of Tomato Seeds
Tomato seeds will germinate and/or mold if they are not dried quickly so the damp seeds must be spread onto a sheet or window screen and laid in a well-ventilated, shaded area.

Identifying Tomato Diseases: Using a Five Step Method to Uncover Tomato Diseases
Tomatoes can be susceptible to a plethora of diseases, their symptoms visible as spottted, yellow, curled or wilted leaves, fruit with rotted ends, spots or covered in white mildew or stems that are stunted, cracked or filled with holes. Following a step-by-step method can lead to easy, early detection before the disease consumes the tomato plant or spreads throughout the garden.

Identifying Tomato Diseases: Using a Five Step Method to Uncover Tomato Diseases
Tomatoes can be susceptible to a plethora of diseases, their symptoms visible as spottted, yellow, curled or wilted leaves, fruit with rotted ends, spots or covered in white mildew or stems that are stunted, cracked or filled with holes. Following a step-by-step method can lead to easy, early detection before the disease consumes the tomato plant or spreads throughout the garden.

Identifying Tomato Diseases: Using a Five Step Method to Uncover Tomato Diseases
Tomatoes can be susceptible to a plethora of diseases, their symptoms visible as spottted, yellow, curled or wilted leaves, fruit with rotted ends, spots or covered in white mildew or stems that are stunted, cracked or filled with holes. Following a step-by-step method can lead to easy, early detection before the disease consumes the tomato plant or spreads throughout the garden.

Identifying Tomato Diseases: Using a Five Step Method to Uncover Tomato Diseases
Tomatoes can be susceptible to a plethora of diseases, their symptoms visible as spottted, yellow, curled or wilted leaves, fruit with rotted ends, spots or covered in white mildew or stems that are stunted, cracked or filled with holes. Following a step-by-step method can lead to easy, early detection before the disease consumes the tomato plant or spreads throughout the garden.

Bed Bug Encounters Have Increased 400% since 2000
In a 2015 survey by NPMA, nearly every pest control technician (99.6%) reported having treated for bed bugs over the last year. In 2000, that percentage was only 25%!

How to Control Carpenter Bees
Carpenter bees can damage the soft woods of homes, but control and prevention of this destructive insect are relatively simple.

How to Select a Pest Control Company: Online Reviews
96% of people surveyed use online reviews to select a pest control company. The sites they use and the qualities they seek can help you find a local pest control company

How to Keep Guests from Bringing Bed Bugs into Your Home
Don't let guests who have bed bugs in their home bring them into yours

Top 15 Bed Bug Articles
To raise awareness, and answer just about any question you may have, following are the Top 25 Bed Bug Articles of About Pest Control (as ranked by number of readers).

Bone-house Wasp
This Bone-house Wasp has a unique way to protect its offspring. Page 2.

Walking Stick
Even at nine inches, this new Walking Stick insect is not the longest in the world. Page 3.

Cartwheeling Spider
The Cartwheeling Spider is so named because it cartwheels itself out of danger!r.

New Species of Spider, Wasp, Walking Stick Discovered
The annual Top 10 New Species list of 2015, compiled by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), includes a new spider, a wasp, and a walking stick.

Spiders, Wasps and Walking Stick
The annual Top 10 New Species list of 2015, includes a new spider, a wasp, and a walking stick. But have no fear, these new species are not pests of the U.S.

Whiteflies Leave Sticky White Mess
Whiteflies can be a terrible nuisance pest, cause massive damage, and be difficult to control

Tick Facts and Tips
Ticks are spreading and so, too, are the diseases they pass to people. Following are some facts and tips about ticks, disease prevention, and tick removal.

Control Boxelder Bugs
Control Boxelder Bugs before they get in your home.

Control Asian Longhorned Beetles
Control Asian Longhorned Beetles that feed on and damage hardwood trees.

Control Lawn and Landscape Pests
How to control common lawn and landscape pests including slugs, grubs, Japanese beetles, Asian Longhorned beetls, boxelder bugs, and fire ants.

Control Fire Ants
Control Fire Ants that are harmful to both lawns and humans.

Control Japanese Beetles
Control Japanese Beetles through biological, cultural and chemical strategies.

Control Grubs
Control grubs: one of the most common and most damaging of all yard and garden pests.

Control Slugs
Control slugs: one of the most bothersome of all garden pests