Jumanji Blog

Have you ever read the book or seen the movie Jumanji? It’s a story about these kids who find a mysterious jungle-themed board game and each time they roll the dice and land on a new square, whatever is written … Continued

Brown Recluse Spiders Invading Homes By Dozens and…Hundreds?

(image credit:http://www.brownreclusespider.biz/bites.htm) With the recent hot and dry spell, brown recluse spiders are becoming not so reclusive. Those living in areas where brown recluse spiders are common may find themselves with dozens of the dangerous invaders this summer, due to … Continued

Spider Control Kit

Spiders are a friend in the garden, but inside your home? Not so much.   Now you don’t need to call an exterminator to rid your home of creepy eight-legged arachnids. All you need is a the Spider Control Kit … Continued

Are you keeping up with your quarterly pest control?

Many of the calls we get here at Do My Own Pest Control are from customers who don’t necessarily have any specific bug problem.  Instead they are looking for a good preventative chemical that can be applied periodically for year … Continued

The Misunderstood House Spider

Haha! Oh, poor spider.  There is a hilarious post over at runt-of-the-web.com about The Sad World of the Misundertstood House Spider.  Go check it out for a chuckle and more funny house spider sentiments.  It might just make you think … Continued

The Wrong Way To Rescue A Spider

Last week I contrasted the two preferred methods of spider removal at my house. To summarize, my husband goes for the more humane trapping-and-setting-free method while I tend to follow scream-and-squish methodology. To advocates of the former method, I urge … Continued

Product Snapshot: Cy-Kick Aerosol

CyKick Aerosol (buy now) is a Crack & Crevice Residual insecticide that offers easy application, 6 week residual, and fast knockdown of insect pests. This product is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. Target pests include: Ants, Booklice, Boxelder … Continued

To Squish or Not to Squish?

(illustration by: hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com) There is an ongoing debate at my house about whether it is ethical to kill/squish a spider.  My husband would prefer that upon finding a spider in our home, we find a way to trap it humanely … Continued

Glue Trap Goodness

I recently ordered some insect glue traps from Do My Own Pest Control to monitor potential bug problems in my new apartment.  I am convinced that when it comes to apartments, there is always going to be something to exterminate. … Continued