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A person placing a termite bait station into the lawn.

Best Termite Bait Stations: Natural, Effective, and DIY

Termite bait stations are the preferred form of termite control for many people. The bait draws termites away from your home and eventually kills them.  For those who choose not to employ the services of termite control companies, bait stations are a valid and affordable choice. What are the best termite bait stations? The best …

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Several small, pale termites working on an old piece of wood.

How To Get Rid of Termites For Good (and prevent their return)

Termites are little doomsday critters for homeowners. They chew through wood and build nests in it that cause structural damage to homes. They’re one of the last insects you want to see. How do you get rid of termites? For small or new infestations, natural methods, such as orange oil, vinegar, or nematodes, may be …

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A single termite perched on top of a rock.

Does One Termite Mean Infestation? What to check first

Termites cost home owners billions of dollars every year in damage costs. These little creatures like feasting on anything from wood to insulation and can get it away with it for months and even years as they rarely reveal themselves. So, how do you know if your house has termites? Does spotting one termite mean …

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A close-up photo of a house cricket on a green leaf.

How Do You Make a Cricket Trap? Simple Bait and Container Trap

There are several reasons to trap crickets. They’re great to use as fishing bait or food for reptiles and chickens. If they’re a nuisance around your home, traps are an efficient way to get rid of them. How do you make a cricket trap? DIY live cricket traps can be made by putting carb-rich, sugary …

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A cricket munching on a green leaf.

What Do Crickets Eat? List of Their Preferred Foods

When you spot crickets gathering in or around your home, it may make you wonder what’s attracting them. Critters don’t just show up for no reason. There’s usually some kind of food that’s attracting them. What do crickets eat? Crickets will eat almost anything, although they prefer plants. They’ll eat freshly planted seeds, sprouting seedlings, …

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A light brown camel cricket perched on a leafy stem.

Spider Crickets vs. Camel Crickets vs. Cave Crickets – What’s the Difference?

It’s difficult to tell insects apart since they’re so small, and there usually isn’t much difference between species. If you point to a cricket and say it’s a camel cricket, someone else might say it’s a spider cricket, and another person may say it’s a cave cricket. It can get confusing and makes it difficult …

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Swarming drywood termites on the left; swarming black ants on the right.

Termites vs. Flying Ants – What Is the Difference?

Termites and flying ants are two household pests that can be easily confused.  Because both termites and flying ants have wings, antennae, and other similar features, figuring out which pest you’re dealing with can be tricky unless you are aware of the subtle differences. What is the difference between termites and flying ants? Termites are …

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A group of soldier and worker termites.

Do Termites Bite? Can They Hurt Humans By Biting?

Termites might be small, but don’t underestimate these little guys; they can inflict significant damage. If you’ve ever seen the trunk of a tree eaten away by termites, you know their ultimate potential. But what happens when that potential is turned on humans? Do termites bite? Termites do not typically bite unless food deprived or …

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