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How To Keep Bats Away From Your Home

Bats are beneficial to the environment and help control mosquito populations, but they sometimes get too close for comfort.

Where Do Squirrels Nest In Winter?

Squirrel hibernation varies in length depending on climate and species.

How Long Do House Flies Live For?

The reproductive cycle of a house fly depends on environmental conditions such as temperature – the warmer the temperature, the shorter the cycle.

Guide To Bed Bug Life Stages

The life span of a bedbug most commonly ranges from four to six months. Some bedbugs may live for years and can go months without feeding.

What To Do When Bitten By A Bat

Due to literary comparisons between bats and vampires, some people expect a bat bite to resemble fang marks. In truth, bat teeth are so sharp and so tiny, they might not leave any mark at all.

What Sounds Do Skunks Make?

While homeowners are often alerted to a skunk’s presence by the smell, these pests do make noticeable sounds.

How To Distinguish Red Ants From Black Ants

Most people are familiar with ants through coloration, with black and red at the forefront of many homeowners’ minds.

How To Identify Skunk Dens

While they prefer to use the abandoned holes of other burrowing pests, skunks may also opt to make their dens under decks, porches, and sheds.

What Do Baby Cockroaches Look Like

Just like the adults, baby cockroaches can carry bacteria on their bodies. They transfer these pathogens through contact with food and utensils.

Can Bed Bugs Be Killed By Freezing?

These tough pests are able to breed quickly, hide well, and survive all but the most extreme conditions.

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