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How to get rid of thrips
How to get rid of thrips

The simplest way to detect a thrips population is to conduct a thorough visual inspection of the area. Another method is to hang (or lay) sticky paper in and around your potted plants. As the thrips move about, they’ll get stuck on the paper, and you’ll be cleaning up the population at the same time! […]

How long does it take to get rid of bed bugs?
How long does it take to get rid of bed bugs?

It’s hard to give a number on DIY treatments, but let’s give it a shot. Let’s take a look at some basic facts about bed bugs and see if we can figure out a rough timeline: Bed bugs live for 2-6 months on average (though some can survive up to a year without a meal) […]

How long do bed bugs live?
How long do bed bugs live?

First, we should begin by saying that it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to get rid of bed bugs by waiting for them to die off. Females lay anywhere from 1-7 eggs per day — and most of them are going to hatch (97+% in most home environments). However, it is certainly possible, given enough […]

How do you get bed bugs?
How do you get bed bugs?

Nearly everyone who discovers they have bed bugs has the same first question: “How did I get bed bugs?” The short answer is that you probably brought them home. Do you have any new furniture or clothing that you purchased secondhand at a resale shop? Have you just returned from a long summer abroad? As […]

How to check for bed bugs
How to check for bed bugs

In just a couple of minutes, you can sleep soundly, knowing that the bed bugs won’t bite. To spot bed bugs, it helps to learn a little about their behavior. Bed bugs hide during the day Unless an infestation is particularly bad, you probably won’t walk into a hotel room and see them crawling on […]