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Category Archives: DIY / All-Natural

When it comes to pest management and control, it’s paramount to stay up-to-date on environmental discoveries, extermination innovations and the changing dynamics of the world around us. We think it’s important to share these findings with you, along with the new discoveries and any new topics we uncover in our own day-to-day work as your hometown professionals.

  1. Can You DIY Mosquito Repellent?

    Now that summer is in full swing, it’s peak mosquito season! If you spend any time at all outdoors—especially if you’re one of those people that mosquitoes love—you’re probably looking for a good mosquito repellent. You might even be wondering if you can DIY mosquito repellent. There’s a lot of information out there about mosquito…

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  2. Can You DIY with Pesticides?

    We’ve talked extensively on this blog about DIY pest control. We’ve talked about the problems with do-it-yourself pest control (namely, that it’s ineffective and can be dangerous) and debunked so-called “home remedies” for cockroaches, ants, termites, bed bugs, and more. (We recommend reading those posts if you haven’t already.) Instead of home remedies, effective pest…

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  3. What Smells Do Mice Hate?

    What smells do mice hate? And can you keep mice out of your home using scent alone? We get these questions a lot! They’re understandable: a lot of homeowners (and renters) are looking for a quick, simple, inexpensive way to solve their mouse problem or avoid a mouse problem entirely. Today, we’re exploring this topic…

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  4. How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

    Fruit flies can be more than just an annoyance – from spreading bacteria to contaminating food, learn how to get rid of these produce-loving pests.

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  5. Don’t Use Essential Oils for Roaches

    As tempting as it may be to take the all-natural route, using essential oils for roaches isn’t the best of ideas. In fact, the reality is that you should steer clear completely. While the Internet would have you believe there’s an essential oil cure for any pest—including roaches—homeowners notoriously waste time and money with an…

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