Skunks are known for their ability to spray a liquid with a strong, unpleasant smell. Different species of skunk vary in appearance from black-and-white to brown, cream or ginger colored, but all have warning coloration.

3 Strategies for dealing with cockroaches

When you find cockroaches in your home or commercial space, the prospect of hiring a pest management professional may seem daunting. Do you need to use harsh chemicals to eradicate them? Here’s a breakdown of your options to help you make the right choice. 1. Home remedies Some folks fear insecticide chemicals will expose their…

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Insects that look like cockroaches but aren’t

Of all the creepy crawlies to strike fear in the hearts of homeowners, cockroaches top the list. Many other creatures that often get mistaken for cockroaches may be less harmful but no less disruptive to your peace of mind. To help you know the difference, here are a few less-harmful critters that often get confused…

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How to pest-proof your home for winter

Winter is the season for indoor entertaining and feasts of delectable foods. The last thing you want at this time of year is to spread your hospitality to unwelcome guests from the animal kingdom. You can make your home inviting to humans and clear of pests by taking a few precautions. As an extra bonus,…

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Diseases spread by cockroaches

Cockroaches live on food scraps, trash, and feces. Therefore, they can inevitably carry bacteria and pathogens that are dangerous to human health. Here’s an overview of adverse health conditions that cockroaches can activate or exacerbate in humans. Intestinal diseases Cockroaches carry harmful bacteria. When spread to your food or kitchen surfaces, these germs can include…

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