Protect Your Car Wiring From Rats, Squirrels and Other Rodents

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WHAT'S BUZZING

Squirrel Damage Control

With their big fluffy tails and perky ears, squirrels might seem like they’re too cute to be rodents. In fact, squirrels are part of the scientific order Rodentia, just as rats and mice are. And just like rats and mice, squirrels can cause plenty of damage and mess—especially since squirrels are particularly prone to chewing through things

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DIY

What Home Remedies Will Kill Bed Bugs?

Before diving into home remedies for bed bugs, it's important to point out that bed bugs are extremely difficult to get rid of. Despite best intentions and efforts, bed bug control is very complex, and not taking the thorough steps for control will likely result in an unresolved problem.

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EDUCATION

SCIENCE & NATURE

How Are Scorpions and Spiders Similar?

As an experienced homeowner (or renter), you likely don’t have any trouble telling common types of household pests apart. Two of the most well-known household pests, scorpions and spiders, have striking physical appearances that often allow these pests to be identified within several seconds of observation. However, these two pests may have more in common than you think. The following are some of the major anatomical, reproductive, and behavioral similarities of scorpions and spiders.

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BUG FACTS

Interesting Facts: Do Spiders Eat Their Webs?

If you’ve ever wandered through a forested area or searched through a dusty, cluttered attic, odds are you’ve run straight into a spider web. These sticky traps are meant to help some spiders catch the small prey that make up a spider’s diet, like flies, moths and mosquitoes; but the open, transparent nature of spider webs also makes them an easy obstacle for preoccupied homeowners. Whether you’re terrified of spider webs or fascinated by them, how spiders build their webs is just one of many interesting facts about these pests.

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HOME & GARDEN

Plants that Eat Insects

You’ve surely heard of different kinds of insects that eat plants like aphids and caterpillars. But what about plants that eat insects? There’s the famous Venus flytrap, of course. But did you know that there are several other plant species that are also considered carnivorous because of their appetite for insects? Keep reading to learn about a few different kinds of plants that eat insects.

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