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11 Ways to Use Ordinary Pantry Items to Get Rid of Ants Dec. 02, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Most ant problems — especially those teeny tiny sugar ants that are attracted to the sweets in... Read More

Watch What You Eat Sep. 13, 2019

Neil Patel

As George Orwell once noted, "The worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents." According to ... Read More

Get Rid of Bugs and Crawling Insects Fast and Easy Without Poisons Aug. 14, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Got creepy bugs and crawling insects like ants, centipedes, cockroaches, silverfish or bedbugs tryin... Read More

Tick Trauma Jun. 01, 2019

Katiedid Langrock

"His name is Howell!" "OK, fine. Then I have to remove Howell," I said. My daughter has a love of na... Read More

Who Was That Masked Mantis? May. 22, 2019

The Word Guy

Picture a mosquito with a musket, a mantis with a crystal ball, and a larva wearing a mask. Entomolo... Read More

Other Uses for Ordinary Dryer Sheets Oct. 04, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Perhaps you've seen a list of uses for dryer sheets floating around the internet. Who knows where th... Read More

Readers in Search of Help with Ants and Sharks Sep. 29, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

The best part of my job as your humble columnist is the mail I get from my loyal readers. I had to l... Read More

Get Rid of Annoying Insects Fast and Easy Without Poisons Aug. 01, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

Got insects like ants, centipedes, cockroaches, silverfish, fleas, even — gasp! — bedbug... Read More

Fireflies and Blossom-End Rot May. 25, 2016

A Greener View

Q: I always chased fireflies as a kid. Nowadays I don't see them. Is there a way to increase the fir... Read More

Dealing with Tree Cavities Apr. 20, 2016

A Greener View

Q: We have a can of spray foam that says it can be used to fill cavities in tree trunks. There's a h... Read More

Cold vs. Insects Mar. 05, 2014

A Greener View

Q: I have heard that some weeds and insect pests have been wiped out by the record cold weather this... Read More

Chuckle Bros

Feb. 26, 2014