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How to locate hornet nest?

I live in semi-detached house and since some time I have encountered some wasps in my bedroom. It is placed on 1st floor (house has 2.5 floors) and I have encountered them only at night/late evening. ...
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insect eating holes in concrete

My sister has an infestation of winged insects eating through the cinderblocks of her basement. Needless to say, this is terrifying. What are they and how do you control them? These insects bored ...
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House Centipede

The number of insects shown in the image below is growing in my home. In order to know how to fight with their growth, I need to know its name, so I search for the rest. What is the name if this ...
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Should I get rid of a small wasp nest?

My girlfriend has been offered an insect hotel and we decided to hang it on our balcony (we live in an apartment close to the forest in Denmark). It has attracted wasps and they have started building ...
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American cockroach. Can it climb on the water pipes to the apartment(flat) at fourth floor?

We have recently this ugly and very disgusting thing at home - american cockroach, and I have no idea where they may come from. I don't have any holes at walls of my apartment, and all our windows are ...
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Non toxic Pest control

My wife and I are facing quite a bad situation with pests in our apartment. My wife is pregnant and I do not want to go with traditional pest control, which might be toxic. Are there any options ...
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Is there a peaceful way to handle this bird slowly destroying my car?

There is a pest of a bird doing everything it can to damage my car. Its actions are best described by watching it in a YouTube video, though I'm not certain how or if SE allows embedding, so here is ...
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Rat mite infestation

Symptoms: Location is suburban Long Beach, CA. 5 miles from the beach. I started getting bit two weeks ago. I've got 12+ bites. They're very itchy red welts up to 1/2". The house has three broken ...
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What is an effective duck repellent for a swimming pool?

The novelty of seeing a pair of ducks descend on my swimming pool is wearing out. I'm not sure how they will leave the place, but after every two-hour visit, the surface of the water ceases to be ...
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Is this an abandoned wasp's nest?

I found a small wasp nest this morning that's about 3" in diameter tucked into the railing of my deck stairs. It's unfortunately facing the side of my house, which is about 6 or 7 feet away, so I'd ...
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How to keep rats away from wires?

I live in a shop house, my below unit is rented to a restaurant, and hence rats are not uncommon in my house or my ceiling. But for the purpose of this question, I just want to know how can I keep ...
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How to best fill in rat holes outside?

We have a rental in a neighborhood with a serious rat problem. Per the county, we can only hope to battle and contain the issue. To that end, we've been paying for rat poison services for a while, ...
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Identifying insect of old egg pod

Can anyone tell me what insect this old egg pod would belong to? Found it in cavity of exterior wall, want to see if I should investigate further
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Remove/Kill Wasps When You Cannot Get to the Nest

Advice on how to get rid of wasps now in the cold months. Last Summer I had a terrible infestation of wasps underneath a plastic utility shed with a wooden foundation. They were getting in from a hole ...
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Method to catch multiple mice?

I have a mouse problem in my house. I have put out mouse traps and they have been mostly successful. Five mice have been caught within a week. My predicament is that there are still mice and I would ...
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How to fill a hole in the living room?

There is the circular hole in the floor in my living room near radiator which leads to a relatively big space underground! If I want to judge using my eyes,I think the size is around 50cm/1.5feet ...
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Prevent dead animals in basement window wells

How can I prevent animals from dying in my basement window wells? The wells are about two feet deep and have a clear plastic covers over them. The covers don't fit tightly and critters seem to ...
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How To Get Rid Of Acrobat Ants [duplicate]

Recently my house has been invaded by acrobat ants. They are everywhere. On our tables, in our plates, in our glasses. They tend to be menace and have caused us a lot of trouble.
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Do I still have a mouse problem?

Last saturday I was prepping some food when I see this little creature dash across the floor past me carrying a tiny piece of cardboard, on further inspection around the house I found a couple of very ...
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How to get squirrels out of inaccessible attic before plugging their entry hole?

I have a low pitch roof that has an attic between it and the ceiling which is low enough to be useless for storage and access. I have had a problem with squirrels entering for a while and I finally ...
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Uh oh. I've just noticed flying termites around my new outdoor office. What is a cost-efficient way to protect it?

I recently finished building an outdoor shed/office: The porch is redwood. The structure itself is "nordic spruce" I have not painted the outside yet (I'm planning to do that soon) but I've ...
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Where are these flies coming from?

We recently had a sewer fly infestation caused by having a cracked mortar collar on the rest bend of the soil stack which runs through the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. I removed a good portion ...
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How to find where the slugs are coming from?

Every morning in our newly bought house we are finding fresh dried tracks of slugs in our kitchen. I would like to know how to find where they are coming from and how to stop them from entering the ...
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How do i kill off the termite inside the wood beam indoor?

How do i kill off the termite inside the wood beam indoor as a effective way? After quite a long while to search youtube i don't find anything useful and hopefully the answer will be just to spray ...
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How can I thicken a fluid? And sticky

The particular fluid is ant bait. I'm not sure of its ingredients. It's gel like but too watery. I want to smear gobs of it onto a vertical surface.
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French Doors - sealing and bug proofing

We've got some french doors and I'd like to seal them as well as possible. There is a gap where I can see light in the middle. The left door has a sliding lock/post that goes down into the ground. ...
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What is more effective - mold control spray or the fogger?

Concrobium sells mold control spray and the fogger. Which one has more lasting effect on the mold? Does the $135 cost of fogger justify the effect it has on the mold?
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Sudden black fly infestation!! HELP

I woke up to over 20 black flies flying by the window in my kitchen and about 5 in my bedroom. I killed most of them and then cleaned quite a bit. I found about 7 dead maggot rolly pollie looking ...
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What are the small white ants in my apartment and how do I get rid of them?

I have an ant problem in my apartment. I have had several pest control professionals visit and spray but the ants keep reappearing. They could not identify the type of ants as they are very small ...
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getting home heat treated for bedbugs - what could be damaged?

So I was thinking about getting my home heat treated for bed bugs. That involves bringing the temperature up to 125 degrees per https://www.abchomeandcommercial.com/austin/pest-control/bed-bugs . My ...
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Will I get more pests/insects if my neighbor sprays and I don't?

Had a pest control company come by today. To be honest this is about the 5th one, and I am tired of them trying to sell me their services. In all actuality we don't have that many pests/bugs. They ...
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How to protect wood against carpenter ants?

I have a small two-step 2 deck that comes off my sunroom, and due to the location, the deck never gets any sunlight so it's almost perpetually damp/wet during rainy spring and summer, making it the ...
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Diatomaceous earth use for bed bugs [closed]

I saw a post about using diatomaceous earth on here from 2013.... Did it ever work? Having issues that have me in tears here. Have tried bombs. .. sprays. .. feel like I am slowly killing us with ...
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Could someone help identify this bug?

My wife just found these bugs crawling all over a box in spare room. There were a bunch of them and they are tiny - almost invisible to the human eye. I can get some detail with my camera however. ...
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How do I make carbon dioxide for a mosquito trap?

I have an insect/mosquito zapper. I want to attract the mosquitoes to this zapper to kill them. The best way to do this is by producing carbon dioxide next to it. I'm thinking that if I put a jar or ...
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Does mouse poison attract mice?

This may seem like a silly question, but... The scenario is that I'm adding a bit of storage underneath the bottom half of our stairs. Up until now it was just a closed in space that was being wasted....
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Which type of termite control is the most efficient in term of price in my case

Which type of termite control is the most efficient in term of price in my case? All the wood flooring and pillar had termite colony in my case...
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How to exterminate/identify these insects?

A week ago, insect bite marks started showing up on my arms, and I couldn't sleep in my bed. I tried to find the culprit but was unsuccessful. Today I opened up my lamp cover and found these: I ...
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Flies in the house every spring

Is it possible that the flies are entering the house through the cold air returns and/or the heating/air conditioning vents?? We have a crawlspace for the basement and have determined that's where ...
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How to prevent squirrels from damaging pipe boots?

I have a few pipe boots on my roof that squirrels like to munch on. I'm not sure why but it creates a lot of work for me. How can I prevent this from happening again once I fix the boot? This is ...
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How should I fill the holes in my floor to prevent mice from getting in?

I live an old apartment building and discovered a month into my lease that my apartment has a mouse problem. No matter how may times I bait or trap, I have no luck. It it appears that this might be ...
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Could mice be escaping traps because the traps are being reused?

We've caught 6 or so mice using the classic snap traps. Being frugal, we tried washing and re-using the traps. We're getting mixed results. The mice are clearly nibbling the food (peanut butter, ...
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What (animal?) made a 0.75" diameter hole through my asphalt shingles?

Something made a tidy 3/4" diameter hole through my 8-year old 3-tab composite roof shingles. (~45 deg pitch, if it matters) I suspect it was a woodpecker (they used to go at the side of the house, ...
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What I do about mouse droppings in basement ceiling where I can't reach?

I had a mouse infestation a while ago - they were coming in from dryer and exhaust vents too close to the ground. I trapped the mice and fixed the vent/exhaust situation to prevent more from entering....
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How do I prevent critters from burrowing under house?

A critter that I have not been able to identify is getting under the house. When I hear it I run out & either it hides very well or takes off before I get there. I am thinking its a cat, raccoon ...
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Weapon for scorpion hunting? [closed]

I'm a new homeowner, and I purchased in a low-price area in East Mesa, Arizona. It is a great house and I got a great deal, but I discovered some scorpions outside the house (see photo) while I was ...
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Are mice dying in my loft?

I have a downstairs toilet that protrudes from the side of the house. As a result, it has a loft area that is not accessible without cutting into the plasterboard ceiling. Mice are fairly common in ...
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What kind of bug is this?

I apologize for the poor photos but if anyone can figure out what type of bug this is that would be a great help! I was sweeping the other night and when I looked down at my pile I realized some ...
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How to get rid of cockroaches?

How can we get rid of cockroaches in our house? Things we already do and have failed in keeping the roaches away: No uncovered food left outside ever. The house and bathroom are cleaned everyday ...
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Eliminate bed bugs from flat

How to eliminate bed bugs from flat? I have tried pest control etc. After a few days they come back due to moisture.