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Bed Bug Powder: How to Use It Effectively to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed Bug Powder: How to Use It Effectively to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Bed bug powders are a very effective way to kill bed bugs and get rid of them from your home for good. Most bed bug powders contain diatomaceous earth (DE) which is non-toxic and generally safe to use around the home. Many people use natural powders for killing bed bugs because they last for a long time and can help deal with recurrent or persistent bed bug infestations.



How to Get Rid of Termites Naturally: Effective Ways that Really Work

How to Get Rid of Termites Naturally

Getting rid of termites quickly is a must for homeowners who suspect that they have an infestation of these tiny creatures. Termites can quietly do extensive damage to wooden structures of homes and buildings and because of this they are termed “silent destroyers.” These little insects gorge on cellulose and can also eat through wooden furniture, books, and even drywall. However, it’s the threat of damage to the house structure that causes most people to look for effective termite control methods.

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Using Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

How to Effectively Kill Bed Bugs Using Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

Food grade diatomaceous earth is a natural non-toxic method to kill bed bugs and prevent them from invading your home. Diatomaceous earth (DE) powder is a naturally forming substance that helps to get rid of bugs quickly and effectively. One of the benefits of using this white powder for killing bed bugs is that it won’t harm humans or pets. Bed bugs can be difficult to eradicate from your home and you can use diatomaceous earth together with other bed bug extermination methods to get rid of the critters for good.

How to Keep Snakes Away: Effective Snake Repellents

How to Keep Snakes Away: Effective Snake Repellents

Depending on where you live in the world, you may need to use effective snake repellents to keep snakes away from your home. Many people have tried all different kinds of repellents to get rid of snakes with mixed results. Some methods to repel snakes contain chemicals that can be harmful to humans and the environment, while some snake control methods using natural ingredients don’t always give 100% protection against snakes.

Wolf Spider Bite: Effective Treatment Options and Identification

wolf spider bite

Most people have a strong aversion to spiders, but seeing a wolf spider scurrying along the floor can be especially frightening. Wolf spiders can grow to just over an inch and look like small tarantulas, and if they get up close, can give you a nasty bite. A wolf spider’s bite on a human can leave a swollen red bump on the skin that can be quite painful.

How to Naturally Get Rid of Drain Flies: Effective Ways that Really Work

How to Naturally Get Rid of Drain Flies: Effective Ways that Really Work

Drain flies are annoying flying pests that you might notice around your sink or shower drains. Drain flies are sometimes called moth flies, sewer flies, sink flies, or sewer gnats (Psychodidae) and they inhabit the dark, damp conditions in drains. You will most likely notice these tiny flies in kitchens and bathrooms where they feed on decaying organic matter in drains.

How to Get Rid of German Roaches: 6 Natural Ways That Really Work

How to Get Rid of German Roaches: 6 Natural Ways That Really Work

German roaches (Blattella germanica) are a small species of cockroach that are one of the most common types of roaches found in homes. German cockroaches (like most cockroaches) love to live and colonize warm, dark places. If you have an infestation of German roaches, you can often see them scurrying away when you turn on a light or open a cupboard door. Because cockroaches can spread germs and cause allergic reactions, it’s important to get rid of them as quickly as possible.

Cockroach Bites: Facts, Prevention and Simple Treatment Options

Cockroach Bites: Facts, Prevention and Simple Treatment Options

Cockroaches are omnivores that love to feed on anything. Unfortunately, cockroaches are also known to bite humans, and cockroach bites can leave you with a nasty, red swollen lump on your skin. Cockroaches carry around bacteria and germs and if one bites you, you could also develop an allergic reaction or skin infection.

Waterbug: What it is and How to Effectively Get Rid of it

waterbug vs cockroach

Waterbugs or water bugs are often called roaches, however, true waterbugs are from a different order of insects called Nepomorpha. Even though there is a difference between cockroaches and waterbugs, no one likes to see either insect scurrying across the floor. Some common types of waterbugs are the giant water bug, back swimmer, water scorpion, and water boatman. Some species of waterbug can even grow up to 4 inches (10cm) in length.

How to Grow Garlic: a Step by Step Guide (and Why You Should Eat More Garlic)

How to Grow Garlic Step by Step Guide

Growing your own garlic at home is healthier and cheaper than buying garlic from the supermarket. Garlic is very easy to grow yourself and it thrives outdoors or indoors with plenty of sun and a little care and attention. Planting and growing garlic can give you an endless supply of this health-boosting plant to use in cooking and home remedies.