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Pest Control

18 Nontoxic Ways To Keep Pests At Bay This Summer

Trulia | Posted 07.19.2016 | HuffPost Home

Insects have their place in the natural world, but when the weather warms up, they occasionally take residence in the most inconvenient of places -- our homes and gardens.

10 Pest Control Tips to Keep Pests Away This Summer

William Morrow | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
William Morrow

Image Source Nothing ruins a picnic like a line of ants. Nothing ruins a barbecue like a swarm of mosquitoes. And nothing ruins a morning like spottin...

4 All-Natural Ways To Keep Ants Out Of Your House

PureWow | Posted 04.07.2016 | HuffPost Home

Stop those critters in their tiny tracks.

Kitchen Table Commerce: The Way Business Works for Women in Sub-Saharan Africa

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Kari Warberg Block

It's hard to believe how different things were, here in the United States, just 27 years ago -- or how different things would be, had our government not invested in women. A healthy economy, void of corruption and injustice, is one that leads to an environment where nobody is left behind.

6 Super Successful Ways to Get Rid of Bugs in Your Home and Garden

Hometalk | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Home

Between the warmer weather and the nighttime cookouts, spring is a constant struggle between wanting to spend time outside and wanting to protect yourself from pesky bugs.

Pest Company Says Chicago Has the Most Rats of Any City

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.22.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Keep an eye out, Chicago. The Windy City was the most rat-infested city in the country in 2013, according to pest-control company Orkin. The company based its rankings on the number of rat-eradication service requests it received in specific cities.

You Can Stop Freaking Out About That Ant Infestation Now

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.11.2014 | HuffPost Home

If there were ever a more unwelcomed house guest, it would be a mouse... or a colony of ants... or a cockroach. Eek! Who are we kidding? House pests o...

8 Homemade Pest Control Remedies That Really Work

Hometalk | Posted 10.14.2014 | HuffPost Home

Unwanted pesky critters and pests can put a damper on the joy you get from your home and garden. Try combining some of your household products and get your own homemade pest solution.

Little Fire Ant Problem? Coquis to the Rescue!

Sydney Ross Singer | Posted 04.21.2014 | Hawaii
Sydney Ross Singer

It's great news that the Hawaii legislature is taking the little fire ant problem seriously. This noxious species is a real pest that deserves attenti...

Lynne Peeples

The Desperate, Dangerous Measures To Beat Back Bedbugs | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

About 40 used bedbug bombs greeted Mike Deutsch when he entered a small home in Hempstead, N.Y., last year. "The first thing I thought was, 'Is eve...

A Batty Business in Boston

Martha Lufkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Martha Lufkin

This is a tale of flying critters. Of fear, bold acts and forgiveness. All of it in my kitchen. What happened? I was expecting guests. Two Canadians...

Vigilante Pigeon Strangler?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.06.2013 | Weird News

One British citizen reportedly has begun a solo pest-control initiative. A local news site claims that an elderly woman fashioned herself into som...

How Rush Limbaugh Made Me Feel Safe In My Home

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

"This is a single family dwelling," I said. "Not Wild Kingdom. How do I get rid of them?"

Metro Battles Pesky Blood Suckers

Posted 11.19.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The news that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has been battling bedbugs in a section of its downtown headquarters is ...

Peet's Coffee & Tea and the Next DDT

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Maggie Sergio

Peet's Coffee & Tea has announced to the world that it intends to be acquired by Joh A. Benckiser, a major stakeholder in Reckitt-Benckiser. Reckitt-Benckiser is the company that manufactures and markets the most widely distributed rat poison on the market, d-CON.

'Gator Boys' Save Starving Gator Abused By Man

Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

The "Gator Boys" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on Discovery) are usually called on to use their expertise to protect people from the potentially deadly animals. Bu...

Lynne Peeples

Dreading Dread Skeeter: Is Expanding Pest Control Business Exposing Kids To Toxic Pesticides? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.26.2012 | Green

Dread Skeeter poses on the cover of the coloring book, a backpack-mounted pesticide spray gun in his hand and muscles bulging under his T-shirt. A few...

Man's Best Friend Has Become a Bedbug's Worst Enemy

Michael Colongione | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

Since the pesky little critters known as bedbugs are infesting homes, offices, and hotels from New York to California, detection has become more and more difficult. However, there are alternative solutions to bedbug detection, including using man's best friend.

7 Weird Ways To Bug-Proof Your Picnic

The Huffington Post | Nicole Guzzardi | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's officially outdoor entertaining season, if the firing up of all the grills around us is any indication. Whether you're hosting a Memorial Day bar...

Transit Workers: Budget Cuts Causing A Rat Epidemic

Posted 11.22.2011 | New York

MTA workers protested Wednesday in front of Jamaica Central Terminal demanding that the city address what they say is a terrible rodent problem in the...

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies: Testing 8 Odd Methods

Stylelist Home/ The Huffington Post | By Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you've ever accidentally let a bowl of fresh-picked fruit get a little too ripe, then you have one question on your mind: How do you get rid of fru...

Why We Still Can't Stop Bed Bugs

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

Why are these little bloodsucking critters not going away? It would seem that with all the news stories, we as a public would know the precautions needed in place so that we don't find ourselves battling a case of the bedbugs.

Testing: 8 Odd Ways To Get Rid Of Ants

Stylelist Home/The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

The summer months can often mean an influx of unwelcome guests. No, we're not talking about visiting relatives...we're talking about ants. And if you'...

Bedbug Sleuths: Why Dogs Best Detect the Pests

Dave Ungrady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Ungrady

Dogs have been trained to detect lots of different things, from melanoma cancer to bombs and drugs.

The Most Commonly Asked Bedbug Questions ANSWERED (PHOTOS)

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

The most common issue with over-the-counter use vs. professional is misuse of the product.