Does Growing Vegetables Indoors Attract Insects?

Does growing vegetables indoors attract insects? The answer is: not entirely. Although sometimes it seems like they do. The distinction, however, is that indoor plants or vegetables don’t typically send out signals that attract bugs that are just passing by like flowers that attract butterflies and bees for pollination purposes. The bugs you see or…

Top 15 Worst Cities For Roaches

Pests To Watch Out For In The Fall

When summer comes to a close and fall begins to set in, there are numerous changes to account for. From the dips in temperature to preparing your home and family for the string of holidays, autumn is pretty much the definition of change. And that goes for the critters of the world too, because there’s…

The Link Between Pests And Foodborne Illness

The Center of Disease Control reports that more than 48 million Americans—roughly one-sixth of the population—are infected with a foodborne illness every year. Of these, more than 125,000 are hospitalized and about 3,000 people die every year because of a foodborne illness. The CDC also discovered that nearly 70 percent of foodborne illnesses and more…

Indoor Pest Control

How to Get Rid of Roaches

Cockroaches have the dirtiest habits of all their cousins. They spend time in sewers and consume feces and garbage. More importantly, they have been implicated in the transmission of a number of diseases. The good news is that of more than 4,500 identified species of cockroaches, only about 30 actually…

Gone Fishin’: DIY and Professional Solutions to Get Rid of Silverfish

Bristletail, tasseltail, fringetail –  sounds kind of like a cute little trio of furry creatures in a Disney movie, doesn’t it? But as adorable as they sound, they’re actually all names for the same tiny creature you know by its more common name—silverfish. Silverfish derive their more familiar name from their silvery scales and fishlike…

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

The stink bug is a brown or green pest that has found its way to the North American continent from its indigenous homelands of China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. The first known instance of the Brown marmorated stink bug in the U.S. was recorded in eastern Pennsylvania in 1998, meaning that…

How to Get Rid of Mice

But if you see one or two mice in your home, you can bet that you’ve got entire families of mice in walls, in the attic, and in other hidden places.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

You’ve heard it a million times: Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite! But while this common refrain harks back to most Americans’ childhoods, many of us don’t realize just how common these insects are—even upscale hotels and condominiums have been infested by blood-sucking bed bugs. If this pest is affecting your…