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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...

USDA Works To Stop Import, Sale Of Illegal Giant African Snails

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collec...

8 Homemade Pest Control Remedies That Really Work

Hometalk | Posted 08.14.2014 | 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.

Stink Bugs: A Bad Rap?

Joel Sucher | Posted 07.05.2014 | Comedy
Joel Sucher

Yes, I think these creatures -- officially known as the brown marmorated stink bug -- have gotten a bad rap. I've been living with them for more than a year and in my experience, they don't stink.

Fumigating? Four Easy Steps to Take Before You Tent

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Chances are, at least one house in your 'hood is being treated for termites right now. And despite the festive clown-and-circus themed tent, the chemicals that go into the fumigation process simply aren't funny.

Huntington Botanical Gardens Warns of Super-Pest: Is Anybody Listening?

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Stephanie Woodard

A little-understood but devastating beetle is infesting trees in commercial avocado groves, botanical gardens and backyards in Southern California.

You'll Never Believe What This Rifle Does

Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business

The housefly has met its match: table salt, shot out of a fake assault rifle. That's the gimmick behind the Bug-A-Salt, an "insect eradication devi...

Why Are Women So Afraid of Mice?

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly Robinson

I am not afraid of much. I have hiked through the Andes and the Himalayas, zip-lined through a Mexican jungle, driven on motorcycles far too fast. I have given birth to three children and beaten off two separate muggers intent on grabbing my purse.

Why Are Lovebugs Flying Around My Car?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 07.14.2012 | Weird News
Mark Hostetler

If you live in Florida or in the Southeast, you are currently being inundated by swarms of lovebugs flying around your vehicle. You may be thinking, "Do these critters have a death wish?" Well, there is a reason for everything.

Food Safety and Terrorism

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Welcome to the wacky, dysfunctional world of the "war on terrorism" -- American division -- post 9/11 -- where inaction on food safety could threaten both the economy and our security.

The Problem With Shifting Scientists From Invasive Species To Anti-Terrorism

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. — Dozens of foreign insects and plant diseases slipped undetected into the United States in the years after 9/11, when authoritie...

How To Beat This Common Garden Pest

Tara Heibel | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Tara Heibel

Q: I have these flying bugs hanging out around my indoor plants and its driving me crazy. It is as if they are just coming from the soil but i do no...

Dangerous Beetle Intercepted At O'Hare

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

A beetle ranked among "one of the top 100 most feared pests in the world" was recently found in a bag of rice and intercepted at the O'Hare Airport be...

Lynne Peeples

Battling Agricultural Pests With Natural Weapons

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.12.2011 | San Francisco

The 15 million wasp eggs scattered across neighborhoods in Sacramento and San Luis Obispo counties represent a rare return to historical methods of pe...

The Good Side of Bad Breath

David Mizejewski | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Before you reach for pesticides at the first sight of an insect pest in your garden, you might try breathing on it first and see what happens.

Invasion of the Stink Bugs

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

The brown marmorated stink bug, accidentally introduced to North America a decade ago, has spread like wildfire, becoming a new agricultural pest and invading people's homes, where they spend the winter dormant.

Uninvited Pest Crashes Dinner At Jean-Georges

nytimes.com | SAM SIFTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Until the scream punctured the air at roughly 9 p.m., patrons and executives of the restaurant said, Monday night was quiet and glittery as usual at J...

Rats & Land Mines: Colombia Teaches Rodents To Sniff Out Explosives

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Early next year, anti-narcotics police will begin deploying squads of rats to sniff out land mines in remote areas of Colombia where leftist rebels an...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

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nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CRUISER made four house calls on a recent rain-soaked Tuesday. There were two happy endings and two unhappy ones, a fairly typical outcome for a typic...

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...

5 Humane Ways To Catch Mice

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

However effective, sending them the way of a rodent guillotine of glue trap isn't for everyone, particularly animal lovers and the easily grossed out....

Farmer Kills 83,000 Rats And Wins Color TV

Telegraph | Ben Leach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mokhairul Islam, 40, won a first prize of a colour television for killing some 83,450 rats in the past nine months in Gazipur district near the South ...

Roaches On Buses Causing Pesty Problem

am New York | Heather Haddon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's a cockroach's paradise: a warm nook with fresh food and freedom to roam. But to the disgust of many commuters, this roach motel is the city bus....

Shock And Caw: Pesky Starlings Sill Overwhelm

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SALT LAKE CITY — The next time the sky darkens with a flock of noisy unwelcome starlings, blame Shakespeare – or, better yet, a few of his...