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Common Garden Pests in Illinois Most novice gardeners think that all bugs in their gardens pose a risk to their plants. While it is true that many varieties of insects do in fact kill plants, other insects are quite beneficial. Before they spray their entire garden down with chemicals and insecticides, gardeners can benefit by knowing which bugs to keep and which ones to kill in their gardens. A gardener can find a true ally in the common garden spider. This spider is the size of a half dollar coin and is typically black and yellow, although some orange and black varieties can also be found....
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How to tell if a Beehive is Active As people work around their homes and properties, they may come across beehives hidden in their attics, in their porch overhangs, inside sheds or barns, and even sometimes inside old cars that are parked in the driveway. While the general rule of thumb would be to avoid touching the hive, sometimes necessity makes it necessary for people to figure out whether or not the hive is still active. They can know for sure and take the right steps by looking for these clues. The most obvious way to tell if a hive is still being is if there are any bees...
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How Do Ants Enter a Home? Ants are very tiny creatures, so they can find their way into your home through small cracks in the concrete, walls or foundation. However, they build their nests on the outside, so they will only come inside the house if they are welcomed by the presence of food.  What Damage Can Ants Cause? Ants do not necessarily cause damage in a home. Some species are only nuisances, but the nuisance can be very serious if there are hundreds of ants trampling in and out of your home at will. Other ants are more dangerous because they tend to forage within the...
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Sealing screen doors and windows Springtime is here, and there are several invasive and rapidly multiplying pests that will try to enter your home this season. Sealing your screen doors and windows might sound like a simple task, but this preventative step can defend your home from some infestations. A tiny hole or crack might not seem like a major problem, but one bug can open the door for an invasion. This is particularly true for social insects that will plant trails for others to follow. Pests will enter your home to search for warmth, food sources, and breeding space. Some of the most common home...
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What Happens When Pests Die in Your Home? While doing your spring cleaning before the temperatures heat up in the coming months, one of the most unpleasant discoveries that you can make is finding large numbers of dead animals or insects. These may include mice, cockroaches and ants. Of course, if the size or number of these dead pests is large, you likely smelled them before you discovered them.  One important thing to realize is that this discovery is usually just a sign of a much larger problem. This is because finding a number of dead animals or insects usually means that there is a considerable number of them...
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