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Noisy wall

What are the possible causes of this noise in my wall? [more inside]
posted by skinnydipp on Aug 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Buzz buzz, your blood is delicious!

We have a mosquito/fly problem, but we live in the city. Help! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Will carpet beetle eggs survive the move?

Exactly how fragile are black carpet beetle eggs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 - 4 answers

You win, roaches

I just moved into an apartment which I now think had an existing roach problem. Should/can I break my lease now and recover my money, or should I try to fight the roaches? I'm in PA. [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Aug 8, 2010 - 12 answers

What is this insect on my flower?

What is this insect sitting on my flower? There are four of them that I can see on the plant. I have a cat that goes in the backyard, can these infest him?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jul 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Help get rid of flies off shrub

How do I get rid of an infestation of flies from my euonymus (kiautschovicus/manhattan?) shrub? [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Jul 5, 2010 - 1 answer

Help us get rid of this infestation.

[BugFilter] Something is biting the everloving hell out of us -- help! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Jun 4, 2010 - 24 answers

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)?

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on May 13, 2010 - 1 answer

Man vs. wasp

[Waspfilter] Where can I get my hands on some diazon (aka diazinon, aka Knox-Out) insecticide? Failing that, what can I do to get rid of all these wasps? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Apr 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Indoors is mine, they can have the rest.

Strategies for dispatching the eight-legged bastards that have the audacity to enter my home? [more inside]
posted by mireille on Apr 7, 2010 - 21 answers

How to keep the raccoons away from the pool party?

Are there any plants that will keep raccoons away from the kiddie pool? Any other advice for keeping them out of my yard? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Mar 9, 2010 - 16 answers

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I can hear mice in the walls of my apartment building. Is there anything I can do to make them go away? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 26, 2010 - 14 answers

Tough on mosquitoes, and tough on the causes of mosquitoes.

I've spent quite a bit of time and money on making the mosquitoes in my home leave us alone when we sleep. But it now occurs to me to ask -- where exactly are the mosquitoes in my house coming from? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Feb 21, 2010 - 11 answers

I need to kill one pest while protecting another.

We have spiders and pill bugs in our basement. I want to spray for them, but I also have pet rats that I like to let wander around on occasion, and don't want them to get sick. Is there a natural bug spray that is rodent safe? (I know, our basement sounds like a fun place) [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Is there a rat in my kitchen?

Something strange is going on in the kitchen...What has done this to the label on top of my recycle bin? Went to the recycle bin under the sink. in the picture you can see the lid with the label on it. Is it a mouse, a rat....something else? picture here No human in the house has done this!
posted by razzman on Aug 13, 2009 - 13 answers

I didn't know plants could shed!

I've got a couple cherry tomato plants on my windowsill that have been growing like gangbusters -- there's even one little tomato that's JUST starting to turn red. But -- they're also dropping stems off the main plants at an alarming rate. What's happening, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jul 15, 2009 - 29 answers


What animal has made a den in my barn? [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Jul 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Amazonian ants in the mail!

The book I just received from Amazon is covered in ants, which have now infested my mailbox (and my nightmares). What to do, whom to contact? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Jun 24, 2009 - 34 answers

Garden bugs

I have some questions about pest control in the garden, coupled with mysteriously disappearing plants. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jun 23, 2009 - 16 answers

I have bats in my belfry! How can I inspire action from my condo association?

Bats are living (and excreting) in the attic of my condo unit. I first noticed them in Sept 08, and immediately contacted my property management company for removal and cleaning. Since then, I've called every 2-3 weeks and attended two HOA meetings to bring up the issue. I keep getting excuses or brushed off. How can I motivate them to ACTUALLY remove the bats, protect my unit from further infestation and clean the insulation? [more inside]
posted by steeb2er on Jun 22, 2009 - 8 answers

the bunny will be reassigned to an undisclosed location

how do I utilize my have-a-heart trap to get the bunnies out of my garden? [more inside]
posted by genmonster on May 25, 2009 - 12 answers

yes, I've seen caddyshack.

I live on the edge of a huge canyon. Gophers are tearing up my yard. How can I keep them out, when an inexhaustible supply lives just outside my property? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Apr 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Something is in my attic... Help me figure out what it is and how to get it out! (SLYT...)

We've been hearing rustling overhead. There is a narrow crawlspace up there. I made an opening, stuck my camera up and recorded a video. [more inside]
posted by cosmac on Apr 5, 2009 - 24 answers

How do I get these mourning dove squatters off my air conditioner?

This weekend I learned that two mourning doves are building or have built a nest on top of my master bedroom air conditioner (the only air conditioner in the house). This is not a good situation, as we will need to run the a/c come summer, and I do not want the blood of baby doves on my hands. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Mar 31, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me defeat a spider infestation!

I live in a 15th floor condo. We get tons and tons of spiders on our balconies, windows, everything. Right now it's winter, so there are no spiders, only their little cocoons, which are everywhere. How can I get rid of these cocoons before they hatch, and hopefully disuade the spiders from coming back? [more inside]
posted by zachawry on Feb 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Planning victory for my victory garden

I am completely overwhelmed with all the information online about starting a vegetable garden. Looking for personal anecdotes about what works and what doesn't; bonus points if you started on extremely clay-based soil. [more inside]
posted by thecaddy on Feb 8, 2009 - 36 answers

How do we get rid of nesting squirrel?

A squirrel is nesting in my friend's car and it keeps coming back. Does anyone have a (non-cruel, non-lethal) way to convince squirrels to find another warm spot? [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Jan 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Ninja fleas can't be killed?

Yet another flea question. I know it's been asked many times before, but nothing has worked. We've tried bombing, professionals, borax, buying a new vacuum, capstar, frontline, flea shampoo, but they keep coming back. How can we rid ourselves of these pests for good? [more inside]
posted by slactoid on Nov 11, 2008 - 22 answers

How can I stop whatever is chewing my basil plants?

My outdoor basil plants are being chewed away by something that leaves behind tiny black grains. Who is the culprit, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by teem on Oct 31, 2008 - 5 answers

They take a lickin' and keep on tickin (unfortunately)

How long did it take for Terro to exterminate the ant population in your apartment/house? I started using Terro's liquid-filled ant baits on Wednesday, September 17. Now, four days later I am still seeing ants trickle in - not as many as before, but enough to make me grit my teeth, and wonder if they're just waiting for the next set of eggs to hatch before they come in droves again. How fast did Terro work for you? Did it take you a few days, a week, etc?
posted by Esther Festers on Sep 21, 2008 - 11 answers

Mice don't pay rent, so they can't live here any more.

How do I choose an exterminator who will make this episode of Tom and Jerry end once and for all? [more inside]
posted by brina on Sep 7, 2008 - 3 answers


How to get rid of Cicada Wasps? [more inside]
posted by timsteil on Aug 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Identify my plant and its pest

What is this plant? And what is eating it? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Jul 24, 2008 - 7 answers

There are rats in the kitchen, what am I gonna do?

Several questions about rat infestations, including this one: If I use poison on the giant rats who are suddenly infesting my house, what are the chances of a poisoned rat deciding to die where my dogs can get it and then, if they do get it, will they die too? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Jul 3, 2008 - 13 answers


Have you every used an electronic cat deterrent? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on May 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Recommend me an effective Austin company that will get rid of attic squirrels.

I think I have squirrels in my attic. They make scratching noises, fighting noises, and noises that sound like something is galloping around up there. If you have had a similar experience, can you recommend a good pest control company? I am in Austin, TX. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Jan 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Insect brownian motion

Why do these flies zig zag around the middle of my room in the afternoons if I leave the window open, and how do I get rid of them?
posted by randomstriker on Jul 24, 2007 - 13 answers

How to treat soft scales infested conservatory plants?

Strelitzia reginae and other conservatory plants seem to suffer with soft scales...more inside [more inside]
posted by koahiatamadl on Feb 24, 2007 - 11 answers

keep bugs away from my balcony

i've just moved into an apartment with a large tree right next to the balcony--i could touch the branches. what are good ways to keep the bugs away? i was thinking about a bird feeder...
posted by thinkingwoman on Feb 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Are mosquito lamps effective and do they pose any health risks to pregnant humans ?

Are mosquito lamps effective and do they pose any health risks to pregnant humans ? [more inside]
posted by matholio on Feb 5, 2007 - 9 answers

help me get rid of flying squirrels

how do i get rid of flying squirrels? [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Jan 13, 2007 - 10 answers

How to kill January mosquitoes in Brooklyn?

How do I rid my Brooklyn apartment of mosquitoes--in JANUARY?! [more inside]
posted by tk on Jan 11, 2007 - 26 answers

Who made this dirt pile in our dining room?

This small pile of dirt appeared under our windowsill in our dining room. Can anyone ID the culprit from the crimescene?
posted by copystar on Sep 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Biological Warfare: Destroy All Caterpillars!

Any recommendations about the use of Bacillus thuringiensis? I've got some nasturtiums that are being devoured by caterpillars, and I'd like an option that's a little simpler than "pick them off by hand".
posted by Guy Smiley on Jul 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Taking the mickey (mouse)

Rats/mice. I seem to have a new friend living in my flat. It's small, brown and furry and I'd like to dispose of it (them?) quickly and effectively. I have absolutely no intention of giving it the humane treatment as I simply don't have any way of removing a living creature from my flat in london to somewhere else (no car etc.). How can I kill it? Kill it up good. [more inside]
posted by iamcrispy on Jul 25, 2006 - 33 answers

How do I learn to identify and deal with garden pests?

How do I identify garden pests? And what do I do about them once I've identified them? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone on May 15, 2006 - 7 answers


How do I get rid of all of these fruit flies?? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Nov 19, 2005 - 16 answers

What's Eating My House?

Something has been nibbling on the window sashes in my attic. Do you know what it is?
posted by alms on Oct 29, 2005 - 16 answers

Drywood termites: fume or spot treat?

Drywood termites: fumigation or liquid injection? [more inside]
posted by ldenneau on Oct 12, 2005 - 1 answer

Do Sonic Pest Chasers work?

Do Ultrasonic Pest Control devices really work for mice and rats? When we moved into our current house there apparently was a bad problem with rats that we only found out about by one dying in the walls. We have since gotten rid of them but I have this fear that they will find a way back in. So, if I set a couple of these devices up in our crawlspace and attic would that work to deter them? And will they really not bother my dogs?
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Oct 7, 2005 - 12 answers

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