Mosquitoes can detect changes in carbon dioxide

We all emit carbon dioxide when we breathe out. We also produce more when we’re active, such as during exercise. Mosquitoes can detect changes in carbon dioxide in their environment. Research has shown that different mosquito species may respond differently to carbon dioxide. An increase in... more
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Carpenter Ant Nest Location

Carpenter ants found inside a home may be coming from a nest (or nests) in the house or from the surrounding property. Workers may travel hundreds of feet from their nest in their search for food. Ants use foliage or branches contacting the house as skywalks to increase access to the house. Entry... more
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Blow fly facts

These flies are similar in size to house flies, but are metallic blue or green. Adults make a loud, droning buzz. They breed in dead animals, feces, and garbage. They are stronger fliers than the house fly; flight range is 3-10 miles. If a large number of these flies is found indoors, there is... more
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Quick Tip – How to avoid wasp stings

If a wasp lands on you, don’t flap at it or try to brush it off – it will sting you. Just stay still and let it fly off in its own time. A wasp trapped in clothing is more difficult to deal with because any slight movement can press garments against it. So, if you can bear it, stay very still... more
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What Cockroach Droppings Look Like

What does roach feces look like? Generally speaking, cockroach droppings are dark brown or black pellets. They’re either roundish chunks or oval-shaped, and much of what you find will simply appear as smears and stains on the surfaces that cockroaches have been crawling over. Of course,... more
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What Happens When a Mosquito Bites You

When a mosquito bites you, it pierces the skin using a special mouthpart (proboscis) to suck up blood. As the mosquito is feeding, it injects saliva into your skin. Your body reacts to the saliva resulting in a bump and itching. Some people have only a mild reaction to a bite or bites. Other... more
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Finding the source of where ants are coming in

Ants are generally going somewhere, and coming from somewhere. Instead of swiping them up, take your time to follow the train in both directions. Most likely, you’ll be able to find their food source — whether it’s a juice spill or a dirty spoon in the dishwasher — and where they’re... more
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Facts About Mosquitoes

Day and night Adult mosquitoes live indoors and outdoors. Mosquitoes can bite day and night. Adult mosquitoes live for about 2 to 4 weeks depending on the species, humidity, temperature, and other factors. Female mosquitoes often live longer than male mosquitoes. Only female... more
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Ants are super smart.

Ants are social animals — they touch each other, share food with each other, and communicate with each other — which means a lot of the home remedies people whip up aren’t going to do much for them. If you put something in front of them, like a chalk line or lemon peel, they’ll probably go... more
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Common Bedbug Locations

Some people believe that they are only found in developing nations, but that is not true. They are found all around the world, in Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Another common misconception is that they are only found in cluttered and/or filthy houses and motels. That is not... more
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