- Carpenter Ants
- Head Lice
- Stink Bugs
The first article I wrote on this topic was a "list of five", and does not have all the detail one would want. "5 Disgusting Bugs That Could Invade Your Home" discusses these potential invaders: Bedbugs; Carpenter Ants; Head Lice; Termites; and Wasps.
Bedbugs, the Tough Customer
"How to Fight an Infestation of Bed Bugs" has advice.
"Bedbugs - Symptoms, Signs and Solving the Problem" has more advice.
"A Quick Guide for the Paranoid Traveler on How to Avoid Bed Bugs" is aimed at people traveling on vacation or for business, but includes some tips for the return home.
Carpenter Ants are Destructive
"How to Avoid Hiring Carpenter Ants" really deals with recognizing and eradicating them
Earwigs Should Stay Outdoors
"The Earwig: A Best Friend to the Garden or a Health Hazard?" describes their dual nature and has some tips.
"The Secret Life of the Earwig" has more background on these insects, although my original title did include the word "pest".
Are Head Lice Scholarly?
"Itching to Get Rid of Head Lice" has my advice.
Stink Bugs are Shield Bugs
"The Stink Bug Inside and Out" describes them, and points out their "indoor pest" qualities.
"Stink Bugs or Shield Bug, Please Eliminate This Insect Pest!" takes a stern approach.
I was amazed at the passion people expressed about trying to remove shield bugs from their homes.
Termites, the Unsung Villains
If I ever feature them in an article, I should remember to update this blog entry.
Wasps who may Invade
"Convincing Social Wasps to Leave the Party" is the best article I've written to deal with removing wasps from your domain. However, it has more to say about outdoor parties.
"How a Social Wasp Queen Can Fight to become the Leader" and "How Can a Worker Wasp Become a Queen? By Face and Fight" tell the same story from different perspectives. There was a fascinating report on this in a science journal, so I dug deeper and produced these explanations.