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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
Hometalk

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Bedbugs Are Back: How To Protect Yourself

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With concern about the bedbug resurgence reaching a fever pitch across the country, Chicago's own battle with the pests continues, with almost double ...

Hiring a 'Green' Pest Control Company

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

If you can't seem to conquer a severe infestation on your own, it's time to consider hiring a professional company. If so, you'll want to hire a company that chooses to use less-toxic chemicals.

Mice Infest UK Parliament: House Of Lords Considers Cats For Westminster Palace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The House of Lords has a momentous decision to make: Should it get cats to chase the mice that have infested one of Britain's most famo...

Rats Cleared From Alaska's Rat Island

McClatchy | Erika Bolstad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After two centuries of an epic infestation, Alaska's Rat Island finally may merit a name change. The island, part of a national wildlife refuge in the...

18 To Green Your Pest Control

WebEcoist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are many eco-friendly ways to approach pest control, whether the problem is slugs on your patio or a snake in the pool. We no longer have to rel...