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Here's how to take control of your cricket problem

Those tan and yellow, inch-long crickets inside your walls can be annoying with their incessant chirps, but thats not the biggest problem with these insects.

They will eat everything: paper, clothing, leafy vegetables, fungi, dead bugs and fellow crickets. They also attract other more serious visitors scorpions and spiders that use crickets as a food source.

You can get rid of crickets when you find them, but here are steps to prevent them from finding your home in the first place.

Start by removing tempting nesting spots outside your home such as rock piles, accessible composting areas, piles of wood and leaf litter.Cut back landscaping and vegetation located six inches from your home, including bushes and ground covers. Crickets particularly seem to love nesting under lantana.Clean up all outdoor clutter as well. Crickets love to nest under cardboard boxes left in the yard, under tarps and under pool toys. They prefer damp moist areas where they can hide by day to avoid the Arizona heat.Seal cracks and crevices to prevent crickets from entering your home. Caulk around windows and door frames, cracks in walls or foundations and cover vents with fine mesh screens.Seal gaps in your foundation wall especially the area between the stem wall in the soil and the place where stucco begins. You can use a home seal, a spray-on foam that serves as a sealing agent against insects of all kinds.Once you find a nest and spray it with pest spray, dont be surprised to watch hundreds of crickets pour out of the nest. You may have to fill gaps left behind with soil if its in your yard or with expansion foam if its in your walls.

In order to control crickets that have already made inroads in your yard and home, you might wish to hire an extermination service.

Technicians are experts at finding nesting sites, which can also include meter boxes and block walls that surround your home. They can use a flushing agent to eliminate nests and apply a barrier around your home to keep crickets away, according to Curtis Whalen of Rosie-certifiedBlue Sky Pest Control.

For the most up-to-date information on pest control (as well as hundreds of other topics), visit our DIY Q&A section at Rosie on the House.

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4 weeks ago

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Insect bites often cause one or more red bumps that are usually itchy and often tender. Bee and wasp stings are much more likely to cause allergic reactions than other kinds of insect bites. If you would like your iguana and house to stay in a piece, you will need to "iguana-proof" your home.

This article was posted on December 06, 2005. Your job would be to merely check that there's no pus, foul smell, or discharges abnormally coming out of their ears. Aside from scratching, he could also bite at his rear end especially around his tail or the inside or outside of his thighs.

All this sounds much harder than it really is. Don't wear perfume or scented lotions. If you google King diet, you'll think it is within the top returns associated with skin parasites.

Privacy Policy. You can dab some petroleum jelly about the comb to the fleas follow its teeth. The nursing kit usually includes a bottle, several extra nipples, plus a cleaning brush. It's best that they're not around the other person at all. << Back to "Pets And Animals" Index.

With age, a dog's teeth lose their brilliant whiteness of youth. But this doesn't mean that it doesn't just work at repelling mosquitoes as well as other bugs like the cabbage worm as well as the Japanese beetle. Dog allergies may be the result of seasonal conditions, environmental factors or symptoms of food allergies. And a few perfectly healthy dogs always have warm dry noses. Though, it has to be kept in your mind that solutions that are employed in flea control should be safe to the dogs.

The most common bacteria that cause conjunctivitis are streptococci and staphylococci. Your job would be to merely check that there's no pus, foul smell, or discharges abnormally taken from their ears. Aside from scratching, he may also bite at his rear end especially around his tail or the inside or outside of his thighs.

veterinarian. If you are doing allow them to around each other, you have to watch them very closely. You do not need to become hapless victim within this game of man against beast. veterinarian.

4 weeks ago

Brad Pitt Takes Voluntary Drug Test As Family Falls Apart

Brad Pitt Takes Voluntary Drug Test As Family Falls Apart

In the brouhaha surrounding what was once America's sweetheart couple and their perfect family, and the drastic turn it has taken in which allegations of infidelity, alcoholism, and even child abuse have come to light, Angelia Jolie has filed for divorce and in the midst of a child abuse investigation, Brad Pitt has voluntarily agreed to take a drug test as a preemptive measure in what promises to be a messy split and child custody dispute. He was not required to take one by any authority, but went ahead and submitted to one on his own volition.

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