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Can I use a gecko to get rid of a cockroach infestation?

I am tired of having tons of dying cockroaches around my house from poison so I am thinking of letting a gecko loose in my house to help get rid of the infestation. I would stop using the poison and ...
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What are the pet health concerns with using diatomaceous earth as an insecticide?

A couple of answers (1, 2) on flea treatments have suggested the user of diatomaceous earth (DE) for flea control. I have heard there are possible health concerns for my pet. Is there any evidence ...
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How can cat owners protect cats from secondary poisoning from rodenticides?

Modern rodenticides are specially designed chemicals that cause vermin death by altering vermin's metabolism. One often used group of such chemicals is called anticoagulants. No symptoms are ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

We have been using Revolution on our house rabbits for years, and I always assumed it killed ticks as well. Recently, someone told me it is not effective against ticks. I know it effective against a ...
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How do I make sure my fish tank is safe after my apartment has been fumigated?

I just received notice that my apartment is getting bug-bombed this weekend. I'll have to move all my animals out of the apartment for the day while the gas dissipates, but my fish are in a 55 gallon (...
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Is there a way of getting rid of ants that's safe for my cats?

We had ants last summer. They came in through the kitchen and a wall near the kitchen. We caulked it up so they couldn't get in, and the problem was solved. This summer, we've had ants again. They ...
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Does bleach kill flea eggs?

Context: I'm having an issue with fleas in the apartment. I have three adult cats, which I bathe every 6 weeks more or less. Back 3 months ago, they got fleas from the outside. I used Frontline Plus ...
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Chemicals sprayed on balcony concerned it's harmful to my cat [duplicate]

I live in a 2nd floor apartment and I let my cat lounge on the balcony. I have had an insect infestation on the balcony that I treated with a permethrin spray. It's been 8 hrs since I sprayed the ...
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Will fleas get back in my home if I wash them down the drain?

I have researched drowning fleas. There is a lot of good data at Can dish soap really be used to kill ticks and fleas? the summary there suggests if you wash fleas away in the yard, your pet well get ...
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Blackworms and aquariums

I just started to study the topic of cold water aquariums. I ended up quite quickly to this site, offering some insight on how to grow blackworms as food for fish. The end of the story gave me mixed ...