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Dena Haines

Dena Haines is a co-founder and writer at The Buginator. And is working to make it the best resource for taking back the outdoors from biting, stinging pests.

She also blogs about travel at Storyteller.Travel and photography at Click Like This. Dena is a partner at Storyteller Media, a publishing company she runs with her husband, Bryan.

12 Insect Predators: Beneficial Insects, Spiders, Other Arthropods

You may be surprised to learn that most bugs and other arthropods living in your yard do not feed on nor harm plants. Most insects pass by on a pilgrimage or simply have innocuous behaviors. Other insects will even eat and destroy whatever species of pest you have.  The are many insect predators. They include …

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How to Find Bed Bugs During the Day (6 Tactics) Get Rid of Them

Bed bugs are becoming an increasingly common issue and can be easily picked up from retail spots and spread through entire communities. Keep reading if you’re wondering how to spot and treat bed bug infestations. Here’s how to find bed bugs during the day. To find bed bugs during the day, you’ll need to look …

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Does Lysol Kill Bed Bugs? 6 Better Ways to Get Rid of Them

Bed bugs are a big problem. And infestations can quickly spread from second-hand stores to apartment complexes and neighborhoods. Does Lysol kill bed bugs? What about other disinfectant sprays? It’s essential to know how to kill bed bugs and manage these infestations effectively to make your home healthy and comfortable again. While Lysol can kill …

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What Eats Mosquitoes? 15 Predators (Insects, Plants, Birds)

Mosquitoes are plentiful and annoying. Curious what eats mosquitoes? In this post, you’ll learn about the animals, insects, and plants that commonly eat mosquitoes. Insects that eat mosquitoes include dragonflies (and their larvae), spiders, and ants. Other animals that feed on mosquitos are bats, turtles, and many birds. Some fish species have a specialized ability …

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How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants (12 Ways) Kill & Prevent

While a vacuum might cure some ant problems, carpenter ants are different. They are like termites and can damage your home. If you find carpenter ants in your home, you’ll need to learn how to get rid of carpenter ants. Here are natural, chemical, and preventative methods to get rid of and kill carpenter ants. …

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Sugar Ants Guide (4 Types) How to Get Rid of Sugar Ants

Ants can be a real headache for homeowners, especially when they’re sugar ants. To get rid of sugar ants, you’ll need to know what they are, how they scavenge, and which extermination methods are most effective against their species. Here’s how to get rid of sugar ants. Consider this your all-purpose guide to identifying and …

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17 Spider Beetle Facts (Is This a 6-Legged Spider?)

Is it a spider? Is it a beetle? This is the question posed by people who see the spider beetle creeping around their kitchen, and to be sure, it’s a funny little critter. Let’s talk about spider beetles and how to identity, locate, and exterminate them. Spider Beetle Facts Scientific name: Mezium americanum Common name: …

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