How to Get Rid of Boxelder Bugs (Indoors or Outdoors)

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Several boxelder bug on the ground.You probably never heard of boxelder bugs until you started seeing them skitter across the floor. And while these bugs aren’t damaging to your home, their feces can do some serious staining to your furniture and linens (gross).

Have no fear – we’re here to help you get rid of these unsightly bugs once and for all. But first, a little education on what these bugs are, where they nest, and their lifecycle.

What Do Boxelder Bugs Look Like?

Boxelder bugs are winged insects that are black in color with red lines that run along their sides and thorax. Their wings are red and flat, and most are between 11 and 14 mm in length.

Nymphs are a bright red color.

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Fruit Flies Vs Gnats: 4 Ways to Kill Gnats & 3 Ways to Kill Fruit Flies

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You’re seeing a small bug, or several small flying bugs, concentrated around the fruit in your home. Bananas are a common delicacy that will attract fruit flies. And while you’re sure you have a fruit fly problem, you’re also wondering if these flying pests may be gnats.

We’re going to compare fruit flies vs gnats, so you can easily tell which bug is invading your space.

Fruit Flies Vs GnatsClose up macro of small sand fly gnat on green leaf.

People have confused fruit flies and gnats for so long that some people question are fruit flies and gnats the same thing?

These little fliers are similar in the fact that they’re small and fly, but they come from different families of insects.

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4 Fast Ways to Treat Gnat Bites & How to Prevent Infection

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Gnats are a pain – literally. Some bite, others suck blood – and others just munch away on plants. What most people call “gnats” are actually fungus gnats or fruit flies, and some can be a serious nuisance.

If you’re bit by one of these tiny winged creatures, you’re dealing with gnats and not fruit flies.

What should you do if you get bit? What’s the best way to get rid of the bite? Here’s everything you need to know about gnat bites.

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Do Gnats Bite?

Gnats are tiny flies, and they’re sometimes called midges or blackflies. Similar to mosquitoes, these insects prefer warm, moist places where they can lay their eggs. They also need blood to survive.

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6 Powerful Easy Ways to Get Rid of Silverfish Completely

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If you have a silverfish infestation, the first thing you’ll want to know is how to get rid of silverfish bugs. These pests are not cute and cuddly, and just thinking of them is enough to give a person goosebumps.

Before we even go into silverfish treatment, we’re going to discuss preventative measures as well as the cause for your infestation.

How to Prevent Silverfish

Anyone that already has a full blown infestation didn’t do everything they could to prevent these bugs. And the truth is that there are so many bugs, you’ll never be able to prevent them all.

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How Long Can Fleas Live Without a Host? 17 More Flea Unnoticeable Facts

17 Flea Facts

If you have pets, you’ve probably gone toe-to-toe with an army of fleas at least once. In a matter of days, these pests can take over your home, taking no prisoners and making you their full-time buffet. But most people don’t realize that fleas can invade your home even if you don’t have any furry friends living with you. Tracking in just one or two from the outdoors can lead to an infestation quicker than you ever imagined.

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Armed with enough knowledge about your tiny foes, you can kick that flea infestation out of your home swiftly and without mercy. Continue reading to get the facts on fleas.

1. Are Fleas Insects?

Yes. Fleas are a part of the Siphonaptera order, and they’re considered external parasites. What many people don’t realize is that there are actually several species of fleas in the world – more than 2,000.

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Palmetto Bug (Florida Woods) 16 Surprising Facts

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Commonly found in the hot, humid state of Florida, the palmetto bug (pronounced as “palm meadow bug”) is a nuisance – to say the least. But what many people don’t realize is that the palmetto bug is actually just a common roach.

Whether you’re dealing with one or a major infestation of palmetto bugs, it helps to know the facts about these critters, so you can plan your attack wisely.American cockroach isolated on the white.

1. What Are Palmetto Bugs?

The term “palmetto bugs” is used to describe a number of species of roaches found in the southern U.S.

These bugs got their name because of where they like to hide: underneath the leaves of palmetto trees, which is a type of palm tree.

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Bug Bites 101: Flea Bite Vs. Mosquito Bite Vs. Spider Bite Vs. Chigger Bite

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After a long, fun day at the park, you come home feeling refreshed, a little tired and itchy all over. With each scratch, those bites on your legs and arms swell. What exactly bit you? Was it a flea? A mosquito? Chiggers? A spider? Your first instinct may be to assume that it was flea. …

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Get Rid of Palmetto Bugs in Home: 5 Easy Methods (That Work in 2018)

Get Rid of Palmetto Bugs

Sometimes mistakenly called American cockroach, the palmetto bug (pronounced “palm meadow bug”) can be found skittering around homes in areas where the climate is damp and humid. It’s not uncommon to see palmetto bugs in Florida, where the weather is usually hot and humid all summer. But you’ll also find these creepy-crawly critters in other areas of the southern U.S.

If you’ve spotted a palmetto bug or two crawling the walls in your home, there’s a good chance there’s more hiding somewhere nearby. While it will require some diligence and patience on your part, you can get rid of these pests without calling an exterminator – as long as the infestation hasn’t gotten out of control.

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What’s the Difference Between a Palmetto Bug and American Cockroach?

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Giant Water Bug 101: 6 Facts & How to Get Rid of Bugs?

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Giant water bugs are scientifically known as Belostomatidae. They’re hemipteran insects that many people also call “toe-biters.” These bugs are found across the world, with a concentration in Australia, and North and South America. East Asia also has a large population of the giant water bug.

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There are a lot of different species of this bug, and there are a lot of facts people don’t know about these insects:

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