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  1. Pest Control
    Hello everyone. This morning while making breakfast I found this (see attached images please). I live in a small studio apartment in Montreal. Is this dirt or something not to worry about or is it droppings? Please help me out!
  2. Pest Control
    I own a split level home in Maryland, USA. Just today, I noticed that in the downstairs level of my home, there were thousands of tiny pepper grain sized insects dead along the baseboard of the wall. They were mostly within about 8 inches of the wall, by the thousands, but they were all...
  3. Pest Control
    I live in the Northeast. I saw one adult roach in my kitchen. Then I saw a series of german nymphs of varying sizes, one or two per day for about 5 days. I put out boric acid and now I haven't seen anything in 3 days. All roaches were seen in the same area. There is no plumbing in the area...
  4. Pest Control
    Last week I began noticing carpet beetles in my bedroom- thought they might be bed bugs but did some image searching online (plus I haven't been bitten). I haven't seen any larvae, nor have I noticed holes in my clothes, but I've seen about 5-10 adult beetles a day since. I cleaned, sprayed some...
  5. Painting
    Hi. I have newly painted trim on my house. I used the best Sherwin Williams has. I started noticing "chipping" on the edges and bottom of the vertical pieces. I thought maybe the rain had knocked off/washed off some before it completely dried. The old color was showing through. So yesterday, I...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    Any idea what these items are? I was checking a house for investment purposes, and it was on a wall in the kitchen. I thought it was some smashed bugs, but up close, it doesn't look like bugs.
  7. Pest Control
    I recently purchased a old house to flip. The house is stick frame with shingle siding. Somewhere down the line they decided to run a chain wall around exterior and put a brick veneer over original house, without removing the shingles. The underside of house is low to ground and is pretty...
  8. Pest Control
    Is there a forum of pesticide and the like?
  9. Pest Control
    I've just moved into a flat and the kitchen is infested with these tiny flies. They're so small and float around in no particular direction. They're so small and light that when you try to catch them, the movement of air blows them away and they disappear! I'm so sick of them and I'm sure...
  10. Pest Control
    I found an excellent ant repellent! I had small black ants coming in through a kitchen window and I tried everything to get rid of them. I read online that Lemon Pledge (the dusting spray!) will deter them and they will not come back! I sprayed it all around my window, windowsill, etc. and they...
  11. Pest Control
    I am in desperate need of advice. My husband is neither handy or helpful with this problem and I'm going batty with anxietiy over these nasty buggers. Our house is only 5 years old. We are bordered by woods on two sides. I am seeing winged ants IN the house now - I've read that means an...
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