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TWIP: This Week in Pests – May 19th

Here is our weekly round-up of the latest and greatest from the world of pests and pest control this week.

Take some time to check out the blogs listed below:

1. Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

Green Pest Solutions, based in West Chester, PA put out an insightful article about the dangers of ticks as it relates to lyme disease. One piece of advice they offer is: “After you spend any time outdoors, examine all of the areas of exposed skin on your body. It’s sometimes very hard to avoid ticks, but there is a lot of evidence that the longer a tick stays on your body the more at risk you are for symptoms, so finding a tick and removing it quickly will keep you safer from Lyme Disease.”

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14 All-Natural Homemade Mosquito Repellents That Work

14 All-Natural Homemade Mosquito Repellents That Work


With spring and summer just around the corner, you know that those darn mosquitoes are already making plans to ruin your outdoor parties and activities.

To help you stay one step ahead of the game, we’re compiling our list of the best homemade mosquito repellents you’ll find. Most are very simple and affordable to make, so let’s dive right in:

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Best Mouse Bait – Easily Get Rid Of Mice In Your Basement

Best Mouse Bait – Easily Get Rid Of Mice In Your Basement

Finding out you have mice in your home can be horrifying. Luckily, several homeowners experience similar issues, sometimes year after year because of where they live. There are several reasons mice will enter your home, and most of them have nothing to do with the level of housekeeping you do or don’t do. After realizing you have an issue, you will need to fight it head on.

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Gnats – The Complete Guide To Gnat Bites and Prevention

Gnats – The Complete Guide To Gnat Bites and Prevention

Gnats are one of the most annoying pests you will probably ever encounter. Several questions like where do gnats come from and do gnats bite are often asked by homeowners and people who are dealing with them. If you have found yourself with a gnat issue, you will like want to know how to get rid of gnats the easiest and quickest way possible. Below you will learn everything you need to know about these pests from what they are to how to prevent them from coming back n the future. (more…)

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Do Water Bugs Bite?

Do Water Bugs Bite?

After seeing a water bug for the first time you may have some questions. Things like do water bugs bite and how to get rid of water bugs may be at the top of the list. While it is quite hard to see, these pests are more annoying than anything else. Below you will find all you will need to know about water bugs including where to look for them, if they bite, and how to get rid of them.

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Check out These Eyelash Mites – WARNING: You May Lose Sleep

Check out These Eyelash Mites – WARNING: You May Lose Sleep

Most people have never heard of eyelash mites, even if they have them. The entire thought of those pests crawling around on your lashes or face makes some people want to cringe and even vomit. Below you will find out everything there is to know about eyelash mites from what they are to how to get rid of them.

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Tiny Red Bugs On Concrete? What the heck are they?

Tiny Red Bugs On Concrete? What the heck are they?

After seeing tiny red bugs on concrete in front of or near your home, you may be wondering what they are. Because they are so little, you may not even notice their presence until there are hundreds of them. Kids who play on the sidewalk or in the driveway often alert their parents to these bugs because they see them moving around. Below you will find out what the tiny red bugs on concrete are, what you can do to get rid of them, and other information that may be important to the identification or removal of these pests.

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How Long Do Crickets Live? It Depends on the Cricket

How Long Do Crickets Live? It Depends on the Cricket

Crickets can be annoying and loud. When farmer or homeowners ask how long do crickets live, the answer isn’t as cut and dry as they would probably like. There are several different species of crickets and each of them have a different life expectancy, not to mention a number of variables that factor into life span as well.

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