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Earwig Problem

Help! We just purchased our home and have found it to be infested with earwigs.

Jo,

Thank you for listening to the Inside Outside Guys – we appreciate you.

An earwig infestation is not a pleasant thing to deal with – although the old myth that these insects actually take up residence in our ears has been proven false.

It is most common to see these critters in homes that are slab-on-grade construction where there is not crawl space or basement and they are ..read more

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Hornets in My House

I have hornets (or yellow jackets) on the outside, getting inside my house through a small hole where the aluminum siding butts up against the chimney.

George,

Thank you. We can understand your dilemma. It sounds as though you have correctly figured out where the wasps are getting in.

A lot of homeowners are experiencing similar issues Рespecially with older homes that offer a lot of small gaps and cracks as entrance points for insects and other critters. As the outside air gets ..read more

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The Carpenter Ants Go Marching…

How can I get rid of carpenter ants?

Martin,

Thank you for the inquiry – we appreciate your issue.

Contrary to popular belief, carpenter ants do not actually eat wood. They do, however, hollow it out and undermine its structural integrity. (Even termites cannot digest the wood they “eat.” Instead, they depend on another “bug” in their stomachs which can digest and process wood.)

Carpenter ants may show up in the home as hitchhikers to a person or dog, as visitors simply stealing food ..read more

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