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Why cities can’t get rid of rats

Chances are, if you live in a city, you've encountered one or two rats on your way home. Here's the reason why it's so hard to get rid of rats in cities.
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Why ticks are so hard to kill

Ticks are on the rise. Several species like the Asian longhorned tick are spreading in the US, and so are the dangerous diseases they carry.
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Why ticks are so hard to kill

Once ticks find a secluded spot on your skin, they use two hook-like structures to tear into your flesh. Then they insert a barbed straw and get to work. Ticks transmit as many as 16 diseases, including Lyme disease, which is more than any other insect including the mosquito. Some […]
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Why groundhogs are hard to get rid of

Groundhogs, also known as woodchucks, are found all over central and eastern US. They dig burrows in grassy areas and are known to eat through gardens. They’re hard to get rid of because they are aggressive animals, and can have rabies. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is […]
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How to effectively get rid of fruit flies

The most common fruit flies in kitchens are Drosophila melanogaster – and while they don’t pose much of a health threat, they’re very annoying. Simple DIY apple cider vinegar traps, in which flies find their way in, then drown when they can’t get out, work well. To prevent fruit flies, […]
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12 things that don’t actually get rid of bedbugs

When it comes to getting rid of a troublesome bedbug infestation, it’s easy to become frustrated enough that you’re willing to try anything. Unfortunately, a lot of things simply won’t work against this particular pest – and will only serve to prolong the agony. Getting a trained and qualified pest […]
12 things that don’t actually get rid of bedbugs