Snails and slugs are fascinating to learn about in a biology class or interesting to observe from afar. Put them in your garden though, and they become more of an annoying nuisance than a fun and unique creature. To help you deal with them accordingly, here are 17 different helpful ways to get rid of these snails and slugs. Some
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There are many ways to repel birds including the use of homemade sprays, commercially-made sprays, visual repellents, shiny objects, and obstacles. How do you keep birds away? Placing objects that distract or scare the birds are some of the most effective solutions. Setting up a predator decoy near your garden should keep birds from perching or nesting in the area.
Birds landing on your fence and roof can be a massive nuisance. Their droppings look obscene and can carry parasites. Birds make a lot of noise throughout the day and especially in the early morning while you are trying to sleep. Every day, I get emails from desperate homeowners who feel like they have no idea how to get birds
Ever wondered why dealing with ant bait is somehow worse than dealing with the ants? Me, too! When I noticed that I had a small ant problem in my house, I decided to take care of it myself. Before I bought anything, I wanted to be sure if ant bait was toxic or not so everyone in my house would
Some people try to use bed bug traps to treat a flea infestation, but it’s a bad idea. While they’re both small and incredibly annoying pests to have in the home, bed bugs and fleas must be treated in completely different ways. Bed bug traps don’t work for fleas because fleas can hop out of traditional pitfall bed bug traps,
If you’ve ever had squirrels eat through your garage roof and chew through your belongings, you know how much damage they can do – and how long it takes to get rid of them. If they’re around long enough to nest, it can be a real problem. It’s best to evict them as soon as possible! How to get rid
If you’ve ever taken a subway in New York, you’ve probably seen mice and rats lurking around the subway tracks and ignored them. But when it comes to seeing mice in your home – or on your bed – that changes things. These cute-looking creatures are dangerous and can carry diseases. So, it’s important to keep them away from your
People who are thinking of using ultrasonic mouse repellers may wonder if it will affect their cats, dogs, and other pets. These electronic devices are designed to repel rodents by emitting high-pitched noises that such pests would find disagreeable. However, most pets can also hear sounds that are too high for human ears and they may be impacted by these
I have always had an issue with bugs whether they are spiders, silverfish, and the most disgusting of them all cockroaches. From the kitchen to the bathroom, no matter how many are killed, they just keep coming back. So, I started looking for solutions other than a bug spray. Do cockroach gel baits work? Yes, as long as you know
Bed bugs can come back even after an infestation has been professionally treated. In fact, one pregnant female bed bug left behind can result in a re-infestation of 300 adults and 1,000 new eggs in just three months. Though bed bugs aren’t known to spread any disease, even a rumor of their presence can cause a public health crisis and
Many people wonder whether caterpillars are beneficial or not. It’s hard to imagine anyone categorizing such a seemingly docile creature as harmful. Yet caterpillars can cause serious damage to vegetation, particularly for gardeners and farmers. Though many of them become beautiful butterflies, they can create ugly situations before the transition. So, are caterpillars beneficial or not? In general, caterpillars are
From Daddy Long Legs to the Black Widows, there are such a wide variety of spiders in our world, but only a tiny fraction of them are dangerous to us. I want to try to separate fact from fiction in the spider world and help you learn to appreciate them just a bit better since spiders can actually be very