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.

What to do if bed bugs hitchhike to school: A guide for parents and teachers

Bed bugs are opportunistic pests that can “hitchhike” their way into schools on clothing, blankets, lunch boxes, stuffed toys, and other personal belongings. Education and preparation are crucial to tackling bed bugs in schools and at home. Tips for educators Here are a few things you can do to keep your classroom free of bed…

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Why you shouldn’t use home remedies to get rid of cockroaches

Home remedies are often the first solution people look to after discovering traces of cockroaches in their homes. However, there’s a reason pest control professionals don’t use them. Here are four home remedies you should avoid: 1. Tea tree oil. Unless you spray a ton of tea tree oil on a roach, you won’t kill…

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Do bed bugs hibernate in winter?

Bed bugs are nasty critters that can quickly infest your home if not dealt with immediately and thoroughly. You may think that these pests will freeze and die once winter comes. However, that isn’t entirely true. Bed bugs don’t hibernate. However, they can enter a dormant state called diapause if they get cold enough. What…

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Are German cockroaches indestructible?

If you’re trying to eradicate cockroaches from your home or business, it may seem as though these creepy crawlies are indestructible. Although they’re highly adaptable, cockroaches do have vulnerabilities. Here’s an overview of what you need to know. Cockroach facts Here are some reasons why it may seem like cockroaches are immortal. 1. They breed…

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