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The closest match I could find is the Toe-winged Beetle. 2-16 mm in size. Large antennae, mainly a tropical, outdoor beetle. Your example looks to be about 2 mm. http://bugguide.net/node/view/13057


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Eliminate any sources of water. You might have a leak or a place where water doesn't drain away completely and the roaches are attracted to that. Also, use weatherstripping and caulk to make sure you don't have any gaps around windows and doors, baseboards, etc.


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@Mazura is right... you will NEVER get rid of the cockroaches in an apartment. The best you can hope for is to control them and minimize their presence. Some years ago, a friend was in your situation and she was unable to move out (the ONLY solution). So, she packed every nook and cranny she could find with powdered boric acid. That actually did an ...


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Diatomaceous earth is basically caltrops for cockroaches. Diatomaceous earth kills all bugs with an exoskeleton. It has been reported to be the most effective solution when fighting pests like fleas, ants and bed bugs. You have to keep it dry, though. Even morning dew can make diatomaceous earth ineffective. -richsoil.com To the best of my ...


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Glad to hear the can worked for you. Two years ago we had 3 wasps nests on the house. All three were in the cavity of the wall behind the brick. I take it from the above your nest was external to the house. I must have spent $200 on cans trying to attack these guys as they were a threat to us, coming into the living space and generally owning the property. ...


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We had a raccoon in the attic and hired a pest company to remove it. He sealed 3 entries and caged the 4th with a one way door. We got lucky the racoon didn't have a family in our attic. What they do in this case is get the adults out with the one way door and then go into the attic to fetch the babies. The important thing is to put the babies at the last ...


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Without seeing your home it's hard to give an accurate reply. You mentioned the soffit and facia: we had an ever so small but big enough gap for both mice and bats to get in where the soffit and wall meet. We caulked all the way around the house on two levels. It was a lot of tubes but worth it. If you have had bats in the attic and you get them out you ...


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I have a few questions but rather than ask I can only assume that you live in a home that is open to the elements (as you can not close windows/doors or use screens. if you have standing water under your home, mosquitoes are very good at coming up through the floor through cracks etc. This brings up another list of concerns as well, but screening under the ...


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There are a few approaches to preventing mosquitoes from showing up. Remove/reduce sources of mosquito habitat, like standing water or areas of high moisture. If you are like me and near woods and water you cannot really do anything about this. Encourage mosquito predators bats, dragonflies and purple martins (type of bird). They will work for you and at ...


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Thanks for the info. Got the wantrn lamp 5 days back. Keep it on between 6 and 11pm. It has killed 5 mosquitoes so far. Not great but better than nothing. Besides this what works for me: I like the mosquito bats - well the old 2 AA battery powered ones. The new rechargeable are too damn heavy for prolonged hunting Clapping them out with your hands works, ...


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I work with an extermination company. The pictures aren't that clear, but the first one seems to be a Confused Flour Beetle and I would imagine the second one is the same. The Confused Flour Beetle feeds on flour and grains but do not bite. The best way to eliminate them is to go through your pantry and throw out any infested items. The remaining items ...


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There are conflicting reports about the health risks involved with burning citronella indoors and I do not encourage it. If you plan to use a candle indoors as a device I strongly suggest using an inclosed candle box. Fire is a guest in your house and sometimes gets hungry. Also, citronella repels mosquitoes, it doesn't kill them. I suppose this would make ...



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