Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Bed Bugs? Silica Gel is Better.

diatomaceous earth and killing bed bugs

When you’re struggling with bed bugs, you’re willing to try just about anything to get rid of them. If you’ve searched for home remedies to kill bed bugs yourself, you’ve probably been pointed toward diatomaceous earth, a popular natural remedy for treating all types of pests. Most people recommending it have never tested it with … Read more

House Centipede vs Silverfish (How to Tell the Difference)


In this article, we will discuss the differences between house centipedes and silverfish. These are two very common household pests that many people confuse. Once you have identified which one is in your home, I recommend checking out my silverfish guide or house centipede guide to learn how to rid your home of these pests. … Read more

How to Get Rid of Groundhogs – 13 Best Ways in 2020


Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are unique animals known for burrowing. These large rodents can reach up to 12 pounds and they’re found across the eastern and central U.S. and into Canada. Unlike some rodents, you can have a groundhog problem without ever seeing the animals as woodchucks spend most of their time in their … Read more

11 Best Ways to Get Rid of Cats in 2020


Aside from freshwater fish, cats are the most common household pets in the United States. Current research suggests there are around 90 million domestic cats and another 60 to 100 million feral cats nationwide. Domestic cats typically make great pets and are often purchased by homeowners to reduce mice and rodent populations in and around … Read more

7 Bugs that Look Like Cockroaches


If you’re on this page, you probably saw a bug that looks like a cockroach. If that’s the case, this page will hopefully identify what type of bug you’re dealing with. Once identified, you’ll know if the bug is one you need to be concerned about. However not every bug or insect that has six … Read more

How to Keep Birds Away from Homes, Gardens, and Cars


Birds may be cute when they’re visiting your birdbath or bird feeders, but pesky birds definitely aren’t something you want around your home or business. Most people think of cockroaches and rodents when they think of pests but birds can be just as much of a nuisance and potential health threat when left unchecked. The … Read more

5 Best Rat Trap Baits and Tips on Bait Placement


If there is a pest that has literally plagued the human race for thousands of years, it is rats. Here in the 21st Century, we are still beset by the rat menace. Rats leave droppings, chew furniture, carry disease, steal food, and more. No bones about it, rats are pests. We’re all about pest solutions … Read more

12 Best Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders in 2020 Review (with Videos)


Working as a pest control technician, one common question I’m asked by homeowners is how to keep squirrels away from bird feeders. The truth is there are a number of viable ways to keep squirrels off bird feeders, but the simplest and most effective way is with a squirrel proof bird feeder. The problem is … Read more

11 Best Roach Killers on the Market in 2020


Roaches are without a doubt one of the toughest animals on the planet. In one evolutionary form or another, cockroaches have been around since the time of the dinosaurs (approximately 350 million years). That’s a lot of time to practice your survival skills. A cockroach can hold its breath for over 30 minutes, survive for … Read more

12 Best Rat Poisons in 2020 Review (With Buying Guide)


Throughout this website, we’ve talked extensively about rat control techniques and what traps are available but we haven’t yet talked too much about using rat poison, which is one of the main avenues to take when ridding your home of its invasive rat population. Don’t get me wrong, trapping mice using either live or lethal … Read more