Questions tagged [pest-control]

Hacks related to the control and elimination of pests.

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How to stop lizards entering through windows

The very sight of lizards makes me take a stick and drive them out of the windows. I heard if we place egg shells near the windows they repel. But is there any other way we could accomplish this? Due ...
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How to get rid of bandicoot around house

How to get rid of badicoot around the house. There are many bandicoots along the border of our house creating holes and every night they dig lot of mud out around the house. Using poison to kill ...
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How can I prevent spiders coming into my house?

I live in an apartment in a first floor, and in the last few days we noticed two spiders through the hallway. The problem is that these spiders are of a really poisonous kind called Araña de rincón (...
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How can I make squirrels leave my roof without poisoning them?

Some squirrels make noise at night under my roof. How can I make them leave, without resorting to using poison or hurting them?
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Pest Control - Natural Method of Ant Control - Howto

Destroy the Ant We have some ants ramping up their annual activity here in beautiful Arizona. I want to control them without using any pesticides. In the past I have just destroyed their nests ...
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What are the effective ways to repel mosquitoes without using commercial products?

Are there any life hacks or natural ways of repelling mosquitoes without using commercial products which may contain harmful chemicals? I've already tried few iPhone apps which generates supposedly ...
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How to eliminate rats from kitchen?

There are few rats in the kitchen and they destroy kitchen equipment and food items. They are coming form window louvers at night. Can you please propose a solution except closing the louvers??
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How to get mice out of the ceiling

Late at night, not a creature is stirring, except for the mice scratching away in the ceiling - as I am a renter, I can not access the ceiling, nor do any damage to the property. The real estate agent ...
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How to naturally keep bugs away?

I hate bugs and do not want them entering my room. I tried various products but none of them performed as expected. There is gotta be a way to naturally, without also damaging me or my items keep the ...
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Is there any way to kill a fly without a flyswatter?

Fact: Flies move fast. Very fast. That's why you need something that moves even faster – like a fly swatter – to kill a fly. But what if you don't have a flyswatter handy? Then, how can you catch and ...
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Keeping raccoons out of a dumpster

What is the best way to keep raccoons out of a dumpster? At work we have a simple, split lid, top load dumpster like this one: And we have a pretty large population of raccoons that seem to be ...