Natural Flea Treatments for Dogs

flea treatment for dogsThe health of your dog is crucial. Undoubtedly, you want the best for your animal, but those fleas seem to always put up a fight! They always come back, don’t they? Treating your dog for fleas is a constant battle; it’s not something done on a single or few occurrences and then forgotten. 

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What are Kissing Bugs?

Commonly known as conenose bugs or chinch, kissing bugs feed on blood from mammals and even humans at night. They acquired the name kissing bugs because they prefer to bite humans around the mouth or eyes. Their bites are painless initially but result in an insatiable itch that will last for weeks and may develop an infection if not properly tended to. Some species of kissing bugs are known to carry the T. Cruzi parasite that causes Chagas disease which can be lethal to humans if infected.

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What are Pillbugs

Anyone who has ever turned over a rock or piece of rotting wood might come across these small hard-shelled creatures that resemble miniature armadillos. These armored creatures belong to the animal group armadillidium vulgare, and the kind that rolls up into a ball is commonly called pillbugs. Technically, pillbugs are known as isopods.

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What are No See Ums?

Frequently mistaken for sandflies, no see ums are tiny flies that are considered to be one of the most annoying pests one could possibly imagine. These biting midges belong to the family of flies called Ceratopogonidae that includes more than 4,000 species all around the world.

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What are Bats?

Bats range in size across various species; they tend to average about 5.5 to 19 cm in length (tip to tail) with a wingspread of around 15 to 38 cm. Most weigh between 3.5 and 60 grams (in the U.S.). Bats’ bodies are concealed with hair differing in color from tan to black. Their wings stretch across elongated arm and finger bones. 

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cockroaches

For the typical homeowner, cockroaches are repugnant pests. They are impossible to subdue, as they hide in dark crevices and difficult to reach places. In fact, on seeing them, many people are disgusted. These pests are at the top of the pests list and should not be underestimated. As a homeowner, how much do you know about cockroaches? Let’s test that knowledge of yours.

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How to effectively get rid of lizards in the home

The common lizards that are often seen in homes are not a serious threat to human health but, when you have lizards in your home it can be a bit unsettling. Since they are a little bigger than bugs, it means that there are large enough openings somewhere in your home that they use to enter. It is very important to note where these openings are and fix them.

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How to Get Rid of Garbage Flies

Garbage flies are extremely unsanitary, as they feed on dead matter and other decaying organic material. There are several methods to getting rid of garbage flies, such as luring them into a canister with vinegar or a similar concoction, and also bating them with other decaying matter. Above everything else, it is extremely important to clean up any messes or decaying food matter that could harbor the infestation. It is possible to make a trap as well as clean with vinegar. The apple cider vinegar can be used to lure the flies into a trap, while regular white vinegar with a bit of water can be mixed to make a cleaning solution that strips away food or odor that is attracting the garbage flies.

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How to Use Diatomaceous Earth to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Diatomaceous Earth is an all natural, non-resistant treatment that is slow acting but long lasting in killing bed bugs. DE is non-toxic and is safe to handle, and it can also be used in conjunction with heat treating. DE works by disrupting the waxy shell on the bed bugs, and makes them more prone to dehydration and then eventual death. There are no dangerous compounds or pesticides found in this product, because it is made from fossilized sea creatures known as diatoms. The diatoms’ bodies were made primarily of silicon dioxide. Bed bugs will not develop a resistance to Diatomaceous Earth, as is the case with some other pesticides. The right product will be pesticide grade, meaning the compound acts as a pesticide, not containing pesticides.

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