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What's the Difference Between Rats and Mice?
Besides their physical differences, there are a number ways in which mice and rats and different. Understanding the characteristics of each is important to successful rodent control.
How Dangerous is the Wolf Spider?
The wolf spider is considered by some to be among the most dangerous of spiders. How dangerous is it and its bit -- and how can it be controlled?
How to Identify a Mouse Infestation in Your Home
All about the common house mouse and why it is a problem.
Pest Control: The Pros and Cons of Using Liquid...
Here is a simple, step-by-step method for successfully getting rid of those pesky little black ants that take over your kitchen, bathroom, and anywhere you keep sweets. We outline how to use easily available, very affordable ant bait, and the advantages of using a bait vs. just spraying for ants.
Why Indoor Flying Ants in Winter Are Not a Good...
Flying ants in the home are rarely a good sign, and this is particularly true if they are seen indoors during the winter. Find out why and what to do.
How to Tell If You Still Have Mice or Rats
You had a previous problem with mice or rats. But are they gone now? How do you tell?
What really works to get rid of skunk odor!
How do you get rid of skunk odor? Does tomato juice really work? Is there anything better? Find out what is myth and what is fact from the experts.
What REALLY Works to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
How do you get rid of fruit flies? What works and what doesn't? Real-world experience provides the answer.
Getting Rid of the Fruit Flies that Fly In Your...
How do you get rid of fruit flies? What works and what doesn't? Real-world experience provides the answer.
Questions and Answers About Mice
How do I know if I have mice? And other frequently asked questions.
How to Get Rid of Cluster Flies
Cluster flies can invade your home in the winter. What they are and what you can do.
Questions and Answers About Rats
A few of the most commonly asked questions -- and answers -- about rats.
Use snap traps, live traps, glueboards, or bait...
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.
How to Identify 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.
The Differences Between Good and Bad Ladybugs
Most ladybugs are beneficial and good for the environment, but the Asian Lady Beetle can be a nuisance and cause harm.
Get Rid of Fleas with These Non-toxic Methods
Fleas, although a very small insect can bedevil rodents, skunks, cats, dogs and humans and are a carrier of the Bubonic Plague. In addition, flea saliva causes dermatitis on Fido and Fluffy's coats while their feces can harbor tapeworms which are passed onto pets. So, pest control of fleas in the yard, home and on pets is very important and easily accomplished by frequent vacuuming, clearing the yard of litter and debris and by establishing a regular bathing and grooming schedule for pets.
How Can I Get Rid of Spiders in My House?
Article detailing strategies for pest control for indoor house spiders. This includes non-chemical or pest control ideas that work more effectively than spraying pesticide for spiders.
7 Tips and Tricks for a Rodent-Proof Home
Seven tips for rodent-proofing your home without chemicals or poisons. Keeping your home free from rats and mice can greatly reduce the transmission of diseases such as the Hantavirus and Lyme disease.
The Difference Between Ants and Termites
An overview of the differences between ants and termites, and some tips on how to get rid of ants and termites.
How to Get Rid of Mice in a Home, Business, or...
Because mice produce large litters in a short period of time, an infestation can equal big trouble for any home, school or business owner. Rodent experts say that the infestation of mice will continue to grow as long as competing species, shelter and food will allow. Fortunately for humans, most mice in the wild do not survive three months due to heavy predation.
Identification, Prevention and Pest Control of...
Learn how to identify cockroaches or “German roaches”, how to keep German cockroaches out of your house, and how to get rid of them from this primer.
12 Steps to Prepare for Cockroach Control Service
Prepare for cockroach control service by following these 12 steps.
Using Physical and Chemical Means to Get Rid of...
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12 Steps to Prepare for Bed Bug Service
Bed bugs are a serious pest problem and generally require the services of a pest control operator for control. Read about what you need to do to prepare for this service
Get Squirrels Out of Your House
Has a squirrel ever gotten in your home? What should you do if one does? There are humane ways to get squirrels out of the house, attic, or chimney.
How To Keeping Firewood Pests Out of Stored...
Management of the firewood itself is the best way to control pests either living in the wood when the tree was cut or those that have moved into the wood since it has been stored.
Why Do Ants Have Wings?
When you see ants with wings, they are seeking a mate to breed. Find out more about flying ants.
Using Orange Oil to Treat Drywood Termites
This natural product extracted from orange peels is being marketed as a herbicide and insecticide, with particular effectiveness against drywood termites.
8 Steps to Prepare for Rodent Control Service
A single mouse in your home can mean lots more are in hiding. If you choose to use the services of a pest control company, there are some things you will need to do to prepare.
Identifying and Controlling Stink Bugs
What is a stink bug and how do I keep it out of my house?
All About Rats and Mice
Rats and mice are year round pests. They can be incredibly frustrating to understand and control. But they can be both understood and controlled. These articles on rats and mice can help you in your efforts.
The Problem With Rats
Rats in or around the home can cause damage and spread disease. What is the difference between the common rat species and how do you know if they are in your home?
Is there a mouse in your house?
Rats and mice both like warmth and shelter as much as people do - and these rodents are very happy to find that warmth and shelter in your home!
Find out what really works to get rid of...
A vast array of devices are marketed as attracting, repelling, trapping or killing mosquitoes, but what are they and do they work?
Get Rid of Spiders in Your Home
Control spiders in your home with this How To Get Rid of Spiders.
How to Get Rid of Rats
Rats can be a big problem in the home. They can cause damage, contaminate food, and transmit disease, but they can be controlled. Find out how.
The Carpenter Ant
If you've ever seen a winged ant in or around your home, here is information on how to tell if it is a carpenter ant.
How to Control Crickets in the Home
Crickets are thought to be good luck in some cultures, but constantly chirping, hide-and-seek-playing crickets can be a great annoyance in the home.
How to Identify and Control Thrips Indoors, in...
Thrips are tiny insects, seen as slightly animated lines that run with veins on the underside of plant leaves. Plant damage caused by the thrip's scraping of the leaves and their fecal spots are usually more visible to the naked eye, than the insect.Thrips are often seen in the same areas as aphids and whiteflies so are often killed with their fellow pest insects when insecticides are used. So, because of that, thrips indoors may often go completely unnoticed.
10 Top Tips for Control of Firewood Insects
A wood-burning stove or fireplace can bring a great deal of warmth, comfort and pleasing aesthetics into a home. But the firewood brought in for that fire can also bring with it bugs and other pests.
Do Dryer Sheets Repel Pests?
Dryer sheets have been said to keep flying insect pests away. Do they work? Find out
Learning About the Pest - Important Facts About...
Rats may be associated with squalor and poverty but the truth is that they can flourish as well in a penthouse as they can in an outhouse. Some scientists speculate that mice evolved from rats to fit situations that did not require ferocity or large size, but instead offered shelter entered through small holes.
How to Get Rid of Ants
A guide to getting rid of the ants that trail into your home and kitchen using ant baits.
How To Prepare for Tent Fumigation of Your Home
Every year, thousands of homes, schools and commercial structures are tent-fumigated to control dry wood termite infestations. Perparations must be taken prior by the homeowner, landlord and tenants to protect personal property, foodstuffs, pets and landscaping in addition to ensuring the effectiveness of this expensive periodic treatment.
Insects that Heal
Insects have been used to cure a variety of illnesses since ancient times, and today's scientists are finding that bugs may be just cure that's missing.
How you can get rid of ants, mice, flies and...
Get rid of ants step by step. Pest Control.
Top 10 Tips to Keep Bugs, Insects and Mice Out...
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 them out.
Identify and Control Clothes Moths
Moths that eat wool and other natural fabrics can be very destructive. Learn to identify and get rid of clothes moths.
Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to Certain People?
Mosquitoes are attracted to some people more than others. Find out why and how you can reduce that attraction ... sometimes.
What to Do About Pillbugs and Sowbugs
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22 Tips for Controlling Indoor House Flies
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
What is that ant? Find out here with images and...
Description and image of a pavement ant
Cockroaches: See How to Control Them
Five videos showing a variety of methods of cockroach control – from organic to drowning to manufacturer recommendations.
Winter Bugs, Rats and Mice
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.
Warmer Weather Increases Termite Movement
Termites move faster at warmer temperatures, which means that termite damage can escalate faster as summer arrives and temperatures rise. Research was
20 Questions about Bed Bugs, Part 2
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
Mice, Rats and Cockroaches in Restaurants
What are the rules for pests in food service facilities? Who regulates them? And what do you do if you do see a cockroach, rat, mouse or other pest while you are eating out?
How to Get Squirrels Out of the Attic
All about squirrels in the attic: How do squirrels get into the attic? Why are squirrels attracted to attics? And … How do you get rid of squirrels?
How to control different ants step by step
Get rid of Pavement Ants - in 4 steps
Tips for Ridding Your Home of Those Pesky...
Boxelder Bugs are primarily a nuisance pest because they do not bite, sting or cause damage. But large numerous can be very intrusive and annoying, and can stain surfaces in the home.
The Most Common Cockroach Pests
Cockroaches are one of the most common -- and most disgusting of all insects. Two of the most common are the German cockroach and the American cockroach
Controlling Cockroaches
Cockroaches may be disgusting! But they can be controlled. Following are some tips for control ...
12 Things to Know about Boxelder Bugs
12 questions and answers about boxelder bugs and their control
Got a Carpenter Ant Infestation? Here's What to...
Carpenter ants are common across the U.S. But there are ways to control them yourself. Read how.
Three Steps to Flea Control
Fleas that come in on your pets can cause intense irritation, can transmit disease, and can even hop onto and feed on humans. But they can be controlled. Learn how.
What You Would Do If a Friend's Home Had Bed Bugs
Poll response shows readers want information on bed bugs ... and this article provides just that.
Identification, Prevention and Extermination of...
The basic on bed bugs: what they look like, how to detect bed bugs in furniture, prevent tips, and how to kill them.
Termite Facts
Did you know that termites cause more than a billion dollar in damage every year ... and other facts about this infamous, destructive pest.
Natural Spider Control: 9 Notable Spider...
When it comes to spiders, nature provides its own system of natural control, with a number of predators feeding on these often-feared creatures.
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
The Cute but Deadly Deer Mouse
As cute as it appears to be, the deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) is in actuality a very deadly creature.
Simple Answers to Common Fly Questions
Why do people say house flies are filthy? Why can't I swat that fly? And other answers to common fly questions.
What You Should (and Shouldn't) Do When You...
As tiny as they are, bed bugsare one of the most troublesome and difficult-to-control pests. But they can be controlled.
Simple, Effective Pantry Pest Control:...
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.
Tiny, Red-Eyed Flies Flitting Around Your Fruit?
The fruit fly (often called a gnat) is one of the most common, and one of the smallest flies found in the home. Find out what attracts it and how to control it.
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
How to Hire a Pest Control Technician
Sometimes it is better to hire a pest control professional than to try to do it yourself. This guide provides 12 things to consider in selecting a technician.
Control Clothes Moths
Clothes moths can cause serious damage to wool and other fabrics. Learn how to get rid of clothes moths and prevent infestations.
Safety When Using Indoor Pesticides
Safety tips when using indoor pesticides, insecticides, and rodenticides without hiring an exterminator. Regarding indoor pesticides, safety is the combination of how toxic a particular compound is and the amount of exposure non-target organisms to it. You can limit the amount of exposure you have to pesticides and insecticides. It is also important to read all instructions and labels on foggers and other indoor pesticides.
Something Is Stealing My Mouse Bait!
Had you ever set a mousetrap and had the bait disappear without the trap going off? It could be a rat, a cricket, or even a slug stealing your bait!
How to Prevent and What to Do if You are Bitten...
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?
12 Steps to Prepare for Flea Control Service
Fleas may get onto your pets and into your home from the outdoors or from other animals that have fleas. If you choose to work with a pest control company for service, there are steps you will need to take to prepare.
Rats and Mice Spread Disease
Rodents can carry and spread numerous diseases and viruses. Find out what these and and how to control mice and rats.
Get Rid of Stinky Odorous House Ants
Odorous house ants are very 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.
How to Keep Thrips Out of Your Garden
Found in a rainbow of North American plants from avocadoes to beans, onions, citrus trees and market flowers, thrips are tiny insects,(fringed-winged individuals are hard to see without a magnifying glass)and those species that are plant feeders can scar leaf, flower or fruit surfaces with silvery speckling when they puncture and suck out the cell's content.
Control Squirrels Around Your Home
Squirrels are a natural part of the environment, but they can become pests when they cause damage to residential structures, homes, or plant life. But there are ways to control them.
8 Questions and Answers about Deer Mice
Deer mice and known to carry and transmit hantavirus to humans. Find out more FAQs about this cute but deadly mouse.
9 Tips for Squirrel Control
Squirrels can be cute, but they can also cause damage and scare away songbirds. Discover 9 answers to squirrel habits and control.
Control of Food-Infesting Weevils
Call them flour bugs, weevils, or long-snout bugs, you don't want them in your food! Learn how to control these bugs in your food.
How to Prevent and Control a Bed Bug Infestation
Using EPA recommendations to prevent and control bed bugs.
Mosquitoes Spread Disease in the Caribbean
Traveling to the Caribbean? Prepare to protect yourself against disease-bearing mosquitoes
Simple ways to rid of ants in the house
Having a problem with ants in your home? This article explains how to prevent, exclude, and control them!
Understand the Signs of Termite Infestation and...
Although nearly 4,000 species of termites exist, with 400 of these classified as Pests, the primary termite species affecting humans are Subterranean and Drywood. The primary difference between the two types of termite is that the Drywood species can live with only the moisture inherent or trapped in wood, while Subterranean termites require added moisture from the soil or from water leaks.
Mosquitoes Bite Men More Often Than Woman
Mosquitoes bite males more often than they bite females. Why? How does this knowledge help reduce diseases that are passed by mosquitoes?
Food-Infesting Weevils and Their Control
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.
Outdoor House Fly Control
Eliminate flies outdoors to keep them from coming indoors.
How to Keep Pests Out of Your Pantry
Prevention and control techniques for pantry and stored product pest infestations.
The Tarantula Hawk Wasp
The tarantula hawk is not really a hawk, it is a wasp that preys on and paralyzes tarantulas to feed them to their young.
All About Raccoons
Raccoons are very common across the U.S. that can become aggressive and spread disease to people and pets. Learn more about raccoons.
Get Rid of Chipmunks
Chipmunks can be a nuisance and cause damage to your plants and the foundation of your home. Learn more about this wildlife creature -- and how to control and get rid of chipmunks. (Part 2)
So You Want a Job in Pest Control?
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.
Removing Wasp and Yellow Jacket Nests
Wasps and Yellow Jackets can be as beneficial as well as pesky pests. So if they are just hanging around and not bothering anyone, let them be. They can help pollinate and rid the garden of other pests. If however, they have located their nest too close for human comfort, leave the toxic chemicals on the market's shelf and follow the non-toxic tip you will read here.
How To Using Natural Methods to Get Rid of Head...
Treatment for lice infestations runs the gamut from shaving the victim's head to spraying insecticides on the victim's scalp to combing out eggs and adult lice with a very fine-toothed comb. Although all of these methods have their drawbacks, combing and shampooing the victim's head is by far the least invasive, safest and the method to be explored in this article.
A friend has bed bugs! What do you do?
Part 2 of poll response shows readers want information on bed bugs ... and this article provides just that.
Non-Chemical Control of Plant Pests: Spider Mites
Spider mites are damaging plant pests, but they can be controlled through non-chemical means.
Keep Rabbits Out of the Garden
Rabbits eating your trees, plants, or vegetables? Keep them out with these tips.
Rodents Transmit Hantavirus
Hantavirus is a potentially deadly disease that can be passed from certain mice species to humans. It is important to take precautions against contact and contamination.
Did You Know - Some Cockroaches Can Fly?!
The Asian cockroach looks a lot like the German cockroach but has one significant difference: The Asian cockroach can fly! Read more about the recently introduced pest.
Skunks warn you before they spray
What skunks look like, what skunks do, and why skunks spray noxious odors. And what you can and can't do about them in your state.
More Common Cockroaches
Cockroaches are one of the most common -- and the most disgusting pests. Two common cockroaches are the oriental cockroach and the brownbanded cockroach.
Your Top 10 Pest Control Articles of 2013
Ants? Rats? Spiders? Mice? What were the Top 10 Pest Control articles that drew the most attention in 2013?
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.
Ugly Bugs in Your Home?
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.
Hobo Spiders
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.
Controlling Pests that Pester You. Part 6:...
Our survey showed that termites and carpenter ants are among the top pests that invade homes. Learn about these winged ants, their behaviors and control of termites and carpenter ants.
What Do Insects Do in Winter?
Many insects survive the winter by overwintering in various ways. Find out how and why insects do this and what problems can be caused when they emerge.
Pantry Pests: Indianmeal Moths in Food
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.
Managing 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.
Professional Bed Bug Prevention Tips for...
Whether you are in or traveling to a top bed bug city-- or any other city, these tips will help to prevent bed bugs in your home.
How to keep skunks away
How to control skunks and prevent them from seeking shelter in and around your home.
It's Fall - The Stink Bugs are Back!
What are stink bugs? Why are they called that? What damage do they cause? Find out all about stink bugs in this Stink Bug FAQ.
Why Cockroaches Survive
Cockroaches are considered to be one of the hardiest groups of animals. And this resilience can make their control a homeowner's nightmare. Learn more about why cockroaches have survived and why we can't simply live together in peace.
Manage Carpenter Ants with Least-toxic Methods
Look for two distinct characteristics when you look at the Carpenter Ant in profile. First, carpenter ants have a smooth, rounded back with no humps and secondly, carpenter ants have a tiny pyramid or pedicel at their waist. You may be wondering how to catch such a quick insect and get it to hold still while you examine it. Flick the ant into a small plastic or glass container with a lid and place it in the freezer for a few minutes.
Detect Tomato Diseases by Using This Step by...
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.
Control of the Destructive Gypsy Moth
Gypsy moths are one of the most destructive of plant pests. Find out how to control them.
Managing the Moth Fly
A common household pest, moth flies are most often seen buzzing around drains - thus their common name: drain fly. Though they can become quite a nuisance, they can be managed.
Everything You Need to Know About Bed Bugs
Steps to take to help prevent bed bugs from coming into your home - and what to do if they already have.
Poisonous Spiders
Most spiders of the U.S. are harmless, but the hobo spider, black widow spider, and brown recluse spider can be dangerous - but their bite can be prevented.
8 Things to Do Now to Keep Pests Out of Your...
8 steps to keep pests that live outdoors from taking making your house their home this winter
What's the Difference Between Millipedes and...
What are centipedes and millipedes? How do I tell the difference? What do I do if they are in my home?
Wildlife Safety Tips: Raccoons
Raccoons are not just nuisance wildlife, they can also cause a great deal of damage to homes and harm people. Protect yourself and your family with these tips.
Selecting Pesticides
When you have a pest problem, what do you do? How do you select a product? How can you find out more about that product?
Placing Rat Traps to Best Get Rid of Rats
Spring operated rat traps are widely available to rid a house, school, or workplace of rats, however proper placement of the rat traps ensures that more rats and mice will be caught. For best results, bait the rat traps with pieces of hot dog, bacon, liver or a trail mix of fruit, raisins, marshmallows or peanut butter rolled in oats. Or bait the rat trap with whatever the mice or rats have been gnawing on in the cupboard or attic, since you are probably going to destroy it anyway.
Getting Rid of Rats in the Community is the...
The three most important urban rodents - Norway rats, roof rats and house mice are highlighted and treatment options are discussed that if followed by every homeonwer will help make their communities rat-free.
11 Questions and Answers on Pesticides and...
Some common questions and answers about pesticides, their hazards, and their use.
Get Flying Ants Under Control with These 10 Tips
This article provides 10 important resources that provide information on carpenter ants and termites -- from why they fly to how to get rid of them.
Everything You Want to Know about Ticks
Ticks are active throughout the spring, summer, and fall, and their bite. They are an annoyance, but worse, their bite can cause disease. Read more about ticks and protecting against their bite.
Eliminate Bed Bugs Step-by-Step
Step-by-step bed bug guides to inspect, identify, prevent, and control bedbugs from New York State IPM Program at Cornell University.
Cockroaches: See How They Run
Five videos about the history and actions of, new discoveries about, and even a bit of fun with cockroaches.
What Is Integrated Pest Management?
IPM is today's term for responsible pest control. But what is it and how do you apply it in your home?
Bed Bug Facts
Bed bugs were cave dwellers until humans helped them hitchhike across the universe. Today bed bugs that find a ride into your home cause a social stigma that is difficult to overcome. Read more bed bug facts.
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.
10 Challenges of Cockroach Control
Cockroaches are a disgusting but complex pest, which makes them difficult to control. Find out why.
Keep Squirrels From Stealing Bird Seed from...
Squirrels often steal food from bird feeders. Here are 10 Tips on keeping them out of yours.
Preventing Scale Insects from Infesting Plants
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Controlling Pest Rabbits
With noses that twitch and tails gone fuzzy, rabbits can be adorable as pets or as one of the gathering at backyard feeders. However, they can wreak havoc on landscaping and gardens, feasting on a range of plants from young trees and broccoli to tree nuts, berries and herbs. Step inside in read more about rabbits as pests, their identification, prevention and control.
Getting Rid of Snakes by Cleaning Up the Yard...
Snakes have been either worshipped or reviled for centuries and usually do not bite unless cornered, handled or stepped-on. Despite the fact that snakes are predators of rodents, lizards and frogs, many persons consider snakes to be pests and do not want them in the garden or yard. For them, this article outlines a few simple yard maintenance ideas to limit the local snake population.
Some Pests Are Attracted to Mulch
Mulches may attract pests depending on the specific pest infestation, the specific type of mulch used and the specific location(s) where the mulch is applied.
Control Grasshopper Garden Damage
Grasshoppers are very mobile, so the best way to control grasshopper damage is to prevent the growth of populations.
Controlling Citrus Mealybugs in the Garden and...
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.
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