Bugs in the Attic
What bugs will you find in the attic? Flies, termites, wasps, silverfish, moths
If you’ve got flies swirling around, it’s more than annoying. Here’s how to get rid of flies and how to get rid of fruit flies. Ever heard of cluster flies? Here’s how you can get rid of cluster flies, too.
Termites are especially troublesome because of the damage that they can cause to your home.Get rid of termites with these 13 must-know termite control tips.
Got bees buzzing around? Here’s how to tell the difference between wasps and bees, along with how to get rid of wasps and bees.
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Bugs in the Bedroom
What bugs will you find in the bedroom? Bedbugs, fleas, ants, cockroaches, spiders
The last thing you want to deal with is any kind of bug in your bedroom, let alone bedbugs. But should you have bedbugs, here’s our guide to getting rid of bedbugs ASAP.
Fleas are commonly found in the bedroom, especially if you’ve got pets you sleep in the bedroom with you. Got fleas in the house? Get rid of fleas with these tips.
Ants are a general nuisance, especially if they’re hanging around inside the house. Here’s how to get rid of ants in your house and around your yard. Try these 13 simple solutions to kill ants as well.
Spiders in the house are creepy, especially if they’re weaving webs all over the place. Here’s how to get rid of spiders and a simple hack that will keep spiders out of your home.
Bugs in the Bathroom
What bugs will you find in the bathroom? Ants, cockroaches, silverfish, spiders, centipedes, drain flies
You can find all sorts of creepy crawling things in the bathroom when it comes to bugs. If you’ve ever had drain flies in the bathroom, you know how tough it can be to get rid of them. But this is how you can get rid of drain flies.
Bugs in the Basement
What bugs will you find in the basement? Termites, cockroaches, earwigs, centipedes, spiders, crickets, pillbugs, millipedes
You might not like having bugs around in the house but some bugs are beneficial to the ecosystem. You may not want to kill a centipede. Here’s why.
Here’s what you need to know about crickets
Some species of crickets, such as the Jerusalem cricket, are capable of biting humans if provoked. Still, it’s rare for these critters to bite. “The cricket species kids run into in North America are basically harmless,” says Joseph Spagna, PhD, William Paterson University associate professor of biology. “I handle the common ‘house cricket’ Acheta domesticus in my behavior classes regularly, with bare hands, and they have never bitten me.” Try these techniques to keep the worst bugs away and how to kill bugs.
Here’s what you need to know about millipedes
“It’s not an insect, but millipedes, the friendly, docile relative of the centipedes, can hurt humans when they’re threatened,” Ricci says. “The yellow-spotted millipede will curl into a ball when threatened, and leak hydrogen cyanide, a strong poison, onto the person holding it. This isn’t usually enough to kill a human, but you definitely should wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your face or eating food immediately after!” Plus: Check out these 26 tips for controlling pests in and around your home.
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Bugs in the Living Room
What bugs will you find in the living room? Ants, flies, bedbugs, ladybugs, stinkbugs, beetles
Here’s what you need to know about beetles
“Larger beetles, like large stag beetles, can do some damage with their massive mouthparts, usually when they feel threatened or if they’re trying to steady themselves,” James Daniel Ricci, an entomologist, and the co-founder and CTO of Ovipost, a company that produces automation equipment for rearing insects. “Usually this is pretty mild, barely more than a stubbed toe or a pinprick. Ice the area if it’s at all bruised and use a bandage if necessary.” Try these secrets to avoid bug bites and how to get rid of beetles in the house.
Here’s what you need to know about stinkbugs
Stinkbugs are on the rise in many areas and causing serious damage to fruits and vegetables. They don’t bite or cause structural damage, but in the fall they seek shelter indoors.
According to the University of Maryland extension experts, sealing your home is the best control: caulking, foundation sealing, weather stripping, door sweeps and other measures. If they do get inside, experts recommend vacuuming them up (although your vacuum may stink for a few days afterward).
Bugs in the Kitchen
What bugs will you find in the kitchen? Ants, cockroaches, flies, meal moths
How to Get Rid of Meal Moths
Meal moths, often known as pantry moths, love to get into food such as flour, beans and dried fruit. They also eat through pet food and even your Christmas ornaments. These moths don’t carry disease, so you can eat the food after you pick out the dead bodies and freeze the food for at least four days. Or, just pitch it! This is how to keep bugs out of your house, use sturdy containers with sealed lids and try these 11 no-pantry solutions on a budget.
Bugs in the Garage
What bugs will you find in the garage? Silverfish, crickets, spiders, pillbugs, flies
Crickets keeping you up at night? Here’s how to get rid of crickets.
Check out our ultimate guide on how to get rid of bugs for good. Pick up any of these 15 essential products made for people who hate bugs.