Recent Humane Pest Control Articles


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8 Natural Ways To Get Rid of House Flies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

Shoo, fly! Don't bother me! When they manage to make their way into your home, house flies are unpleasant and annoying to have around, with their incessant movement and relentless buzzing....


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Birds and Bats: Helpful or Harmful?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 05, 2015

Bats and birds have a complex relationship with us human beings. There are many ways that these animals benefit us. However, they have been implicated in the spread of several dangerous...


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How to Control Pests *Without* Chemicals

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 01, 2015

Cockroaches, mosquitoes, pantry moths, rats, and mice all have their place in the grand scheme of things. However, that place should not be inside your house. But how do you keep these...


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4 Bizarre Bee Problems You Should Learn to Fix

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 12, 2014

Bees are an amazingly diverse insect species, comprising some 20,000 different varieties. These flying creatures live wherever they have access to their food source -- flowering plants...


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Ugh, House Mice!

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Dec 05, 2013

'twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse...We've all read the poem, but really, who wants mice stirring in their house...


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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Oct 07, 2013

Feeling a little under the weather lately? One potential source of your illness could be your own home, thanks to the smorgasbord of toxins that tend to lurk inside, causing issues...


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Invasive Species in Sweden Threatens Men

Posted by s.e. smith | G+ | Aug 12, 2013

Fishermen are often the first line of defense when it comes to invasive aquatic species, because their daily hauls create a sort of ongoing survey of what's going on in the water. Bycatch,...


Four Ways to Keep Pets Safe on July Fourth

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | Jun 28, 2013

It's so easy to forget the whereabouts of a pet on July 4th. Between manning the grill, watching over the kiddies, and enjoying a copious number of cold brewskies, it is entirely easy,...