pests

Comedy
Next door neighbor complains they have ants in their kitchen and asks if we've been experiencing the same. I go home feeling smug and praise my housekeeping skills, noting that our counters are wiped to a sheen, no crumbs or anything that could be an attraction for... huh... um, what?
Wellness
4. Maintain Your Yard Keep your landscaping maintained to avoid overgrowth that is perfect for pests and their nests. Trim
Environment
Wasp traps work by luring the insects inside a container with some tempting treat, like sugar water, and then preventing
Los Angeles
Eagle Rock, it's as far east as you can go without leaving the city of Los Angeles, but when you're there, all the possibility that rings through the streets of Tinseltown, has certainly dissipated.
Parenting
Summer is that time of year when I open my home unwittingly to all kinds of unwelcome guests. No, I'm not talking about my kids' friends; I'm talking about bugs. Lots of bugs. Squishy bugs, flying bugs, crunchy bugs, angry bugs, bugs with agendas.
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'There's one successful way to deal with ants in the car,' he said. 'All the sites say DON'T EAT IN THE CAR.' That was it.
Home & Living
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Home & Living
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.
Comedy
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.
Environment
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.
Environment
A little-understood but devastating beetle is infesting trees in commercial avocado groves, botanical gardens and backyards in Southern California.
Wellness
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.
Weird News
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.
Environment
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.
Home & Living
Flickr photo by jlucier Q: What are beneficial nematodes? A: Beneficial nematodes are the good guys. They are living microscopic