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Does Rosemary repel mosquitoes from home?

Setting out the mosquito repellent plants in your home is the best option to keep mosquitos away. Plants not only avoid mosquitoes away but also provide you fresh air to breathe.
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How to prevent cockroaches climbing onto something?

Not much info I could find on what surfaces do cockroaches are unable to climb - nor I have read much into their precise methods of how do they climb stuff, however on this website: https://www....
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How to get rid of mosquitos at my front door?

I don't why but in spring and summer time outside the main door of the house, there are usually 15 to 20 mosquitos just lying around. It is so bad to the point we have to avoid using the main door and ...
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Indoor ant control: Caulk up baseboard and counter/wall junction?

Background I rent a 1-bedroom apartment on the 9th floor of a highrise. I've been trying to solve an ant problem over the past two months, including three bouts of commercial bait that is suppose to ...
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What is this insect and how to kill it?

What is the name of insect in linked photo and how we can kill it in easy way
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Where are the flies in my Toronto condo coming from?

My new 2-bedroom condominium, built in 2010, lies on the 9th floor and near Eglinton TTC station. I got no plants. My kitchen sink has no garbage disposal. I keep all food or produce in the ...
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Tiny White Insects Under Peeling Stucco

I'm having trouble identifying some insects I came across crawling around my foundation outdoors. This is in southwest Ontario. On two sides of my house the foundation concrete is covered with a ...
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What are these black bugs and how do I get rid of them?

These bugs keep appearing from under my baseboard. The ones laying out are never moving but when I vacuumed them up, I sucked whatever would come out from under the baseboard which made some lives ...
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What critter (insect?) removes sand from between paving bricks?

Something is excavating sand/mortar from between paving bricks, as seen here. I thought it was ants, but I've placed ant traps and bait and there seems to be no effect. Also, when the mounds are ...
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Drain Fly Infestation

After having a bathroom toilet drain clog cleared by a plumber by using a snake, we have experienced an infestation of drain moths. How may we eliminate the infestation?
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source of flies

Ive started to find big black house flies in my house that I haven't seen before. Initially I suspected that they came in when the door was open but we have been keeping the door shut all the time now ...
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Identify and exterminate bug

Please help me identify and exterminate this insect:
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How to get rid of cockroaches using natural products?

They come from open junction box on kitchen wall, and they spotted around fridge. Recently been seeing one or two in bedrooms. I think its because I sprayed Raid in the kitchen. This been going around ...
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What is this bug? And should I be concerned?

I live in a high-rise condo. I have noticed a few bugs flying or crawling around in the room lately. They look harmless, but I am not sure where they come from. They have a unique trapezoid shape. ...
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Can flies get in the house from the septic tank?

I recently bought a house which is completely empty, no food or anything, but a constant source of dead house flies is found on the floors. How can they be getting in? I checked all the windows and ...
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How to get rid of ants on ceiling?

I tried Borax with sugar as bait but these ants are not taking it. They wonder aimlessly on ceiling, they come from an electrical junction box in kitchen. There is no visible path it's just circling ...
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Is this a wood destroying insect?

I live in Austin, TX, USA. Just looked under a wooden table in my dining room (shares wall with outside of house) and saw this little tubes hanging underneath. A few still had live worm-like guys ...
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Is this a drain fly? [closed]

The fly/moths have been increasing in my apartment. All my windows are closed. All summer there would occasionally be a few in my bathroom, and in the past week I sometimes come home to find tens of ...
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Can anyone help me figure out what type of bug this is?

In the past weeks I've had these bugs show up. First on my dinner table and now on a book shelf. I've sprayed bug spray and then vinegar on the table itself. But it doesn't seem to deter them.
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Can anyone tell me what type of woodworm this is, and what to use to kill it?

There's a video here of a woodworm beetle poking it's head out of a hole, that i filmed on my phone with a little macro lens. I'd already treated the wood with this water-based woodworm killer, and ...
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What screen to use to keep flies and gnats out at night?

Every Summer, I like having the windows open in my house. The problem is that if there is a light on, small flies and gnats always come in through the window screen as they are drawn to the light. I ...
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Things to keep all manner of bugs away from home?

This seemed like a decent place to ask this question. I have incredible amounts of wasps, bees spiders around my home (specifically on my porch and around my workout station outside). I also have a ...
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Insect pods on walls…how to eradicate?

Our house and detached garage (in Los Angeles) was fumigated before we moved in. After a year or so, these pods (~0.5") started showing up in some exterior walls and interior walls. Here are two ...
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Woodlouse that already infesting applied plywood floor

I'm building a server room that is using plywood as its flooring, which unfortunately is infested by woodlouse, wood beetle, or some kind. I realize it just after the floor is finished being installed....
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Insects on Hem-Fir/SPF lumber?

What are these insects and should I be concerned? They're about 1/8" in length and don't look like termites or pine beetles. I don't see any insect-related damage to the wood but they seem to have a ...
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Damp Drywall: Insects

A recently detected dishwasher leak (2nd floor) has been feeding water to the drywall in the bedroom underneath. There are water stains on the ceiling and the wall's paint show traces of water ...
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Flies in my apartment

I been seeing a lot of flies in my apartment this week. I been trying to figure out how they get in and if they have layed eggs somewhere. I only been having one window open and it have a screen but ...
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Are these signs of bed bugs?

I find these bugs crawling from under the bed : I don't know what they are. I haven't seen them on top of the bed just on the floor. But I've been getting rashes all over my body even though I didn't ...
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Natural ant/insect repellent [closed]

Please suggest some natural ant/insect repellent that I can use to get rid of the ants/ticks/insects. I started using clorox but I would prefer something natural. Thank you so much
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Is this 'Ant Killer' effective to kill carpet moth? [closed]

I've noticed a few moth flying around a carpeted area as well as some possibly larvae. I already have this ant killer powder and wondering if it would be effective for the moth and other insects? The ...
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What insect left this?

This appeared in our home beneath a window, on top of a baseboard, over the last two days. Any idea what this could be? Would we need an exterminator? We are new homeowners in the Northeast. Thanks! ...
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Insect net on outward opening window

Like all british windows, mine also open to the outside making fitting insect nets quite difficult. Has anyone managed to find a way to fit nets on these kind of windows? The only way that I can see ...
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How do I deter drain flies?

I have a small garden and beside it there is a small toilet. There are always many drain flies stuck on the door and inside the toilet walls. Somebody gave me a suggestion to make soap water and spray ...
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What are these thing in my fridge and how to get ride of them?

I found these bugs and i dont know how to get ride of them or what they are. First time it was near the eggs, cleaned everything. But 3 weekd after i found them again. Dont know what to do. If this ...
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Potential water damage issues with siding being in contact with patio

I bought a house last year and when I was buying it, I did not register the fact that on the back side of the house the siding is in contact with the ground/stone patio. Because of the slope of the ...
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Is this a cockroach that I just found in my basement?

Upstate NY USA here. For the last few days I have been finding several of these bugs in my basement: Top-side: Bottom-side: Is this a cockroach?!? If so, what species/subspecies/type is it? And if ...
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Is this Termite or Carpenter Ant Damage?

I'm renovating a bathroom in my home in Maryland. I found this insect activity when I removed the drywall. Was it made by termites or carpenter ants, or hopefully, some benign insect? It doesn't look ...
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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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Dealing with woodworms

I am dealing with woodworms at home and I am looking for an effective method to contain their spreading and eliminate them from my furniture. I would just like that they chose another place to build ...
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What's the best way to keep insects from coming in Jalousie windows?

My house has an attached sunroom with old Jalousie windows. They're great for a breeze, but I'd like to find a way to keep insects from coming through. What are my options (other than replacing them)?...
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How to get rid of these bugs?

We have newly got these bugs at home and want to get rid of them. They are about 1 cm long. They live under a laminated "floating" floor and they are only active at night - they run around our ...
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What is this bug and should I be concerned?

I see these guys crawling around. What are they and are they here to destroy my house and cost me money and waste my time?
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Checking for insects in the home?

We are about to move into our new home and it looks like the carpet had never been cleaned so we decided a new one would be best. I took up the carpet yesterday, and today I have a few bug bites on ...
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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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Something burrowing into cedar planks

I am no landscaper or entomologist, but I pulled apart an old garage (1920s-1930s) and discovered parasites had burrowed into the cedar planks of the garage, as well as the regular pine wood planks ...
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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 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 think ...
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How can I prevent cobwebs in my house?

So we were away from our home for 6 weeks and when we came back, we had cobwebs at a number of places in the house like the shower cabinets, ceilings, corners, closets, behind toilet seats etc. Is ...
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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.