How To: Get rid of spiders and cobwebs

Are cobwebs taking over the lesser used areas of your home? Do you hate bumping into a big, uninvited spider guest in your doorways? Well, look no further. Springtime brings pollen, dust and pests, all of which contribute to those annoying webs, and this tutorial will provide you with professional tips for eliminating them from your space. Not only will you learn how to get rid of the webs, you will also learn how to prevent them so hopefully you won't have to worry anymore. So, check out thi...

How To: Stay away from bedbugs while on the road

There's nothing worse than finding a few bedbugs on your body. These gross little creatures are starting to appear all over the United States and are popping up in hotels all over. These little insects can be an big problem for people, but can easily be avoided. So check out the tutorial above on how to stay away from bedbugs while on the road. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Kill a cockroach humanely

Dealing with a cockroach problem? Maybe you want to get rid them but you don't want to feel guilty about killing them. Kill them the humane way and sleep easy knowing you caused them no harm on your path to a cleaner apartment. This video offers some helpful tips to taking of your cockroach problem the humane way.

How To: Are There Bedbugs in Your Library Books? Here's How to Spot and Destroy Those Bloodsuckers!

Of all the places you'd think to check for bed bugs, I doubt that library books would be at the top of your list. As odd as it sounds, though, libraries and library books are some of the most common places for bed bug infestations. Libraries all over the country have reported bed bug problems this summer, and some have even had to temporarily close to take care of the problem. But before you vow to never set foot inside a library again, here's a little primer on how to check your books for be...

How To: Get rid of fleas using no chemicals

In this video tutorial, we learn how to get rid of fleas at home without using chemicals. One way to do this is to chop up 6-8 lemons and let them sit in hot water overnight. After the evening, pour the juice into a spray bottle and spray it onto your pet's fur, which will keep fleas away. You can also take cedar bedding and spread it around their bedding area, which will repel fleas as well. Also, on your carpet you can make a mixture of 4 parts borax and 1 part salt and spread into your car...

How To: Mark a queen honey bee

Marking a queen bee will allow the beekeeper to locate her easily by the now distinguishing spot on her back. Specialty markers can be purchased from a beekeeping supplier, but similar ink can be found more easily at a local arts and crafts store. Just make sure to let the ink dry before releasing her, otherwise her colony will clean it right off. Watch this video beekeeping tutorial and learn how to mark the queen honey bee.

How To: Get rid of fleas using household products

To get rid of fleas take a pan and put some water in it. Float a tea light candle in the water and light it. Take some dish soap and pour it into the water. Mix the soap into the water. You are not trying to make a lot of bubbles but the soap in the water catches the fleas. Put the pan in the flea infested area and the fleas will be drawn by the candle light. They will leap into the pan to get to the light. The soap will hold them in the water. Another way to get rid of fleas is to take 6-8 l...

How To: Care for your tarantula

They're creepy. They're hairy. But they still make great pets. For some of us, at least. Watch and learn how to care for your tarantula. Created by our favorite British imports over at videojug.com, this informative tutorial gives you all you need to begin your loving relationship with your pet spider. Care for your tarantula.

How To: Spot the queen bee in the beehive and split the hive

If you're getting started in the beekeeping business, or as a hobby, the first thing that you will want to know is how to spot the queen bee of the hive. And also, a technique called "Splitting the Hive" so you can begin an entirely new hive out of the one you already have. In this video you will get a full tutorial on how to do all these things to get you started with beekeeping!

How To: Get rid of chiggers

With summer just around the corner and the family spending more time outside insects such as chiggers can become an annoying hindrance to outdoor activities. Luckily, there are ways to deal with the little buggers with a little effort and some key items.

How To: Extract honeybee honey from backyard harvesting beehives

If you already have the skills for amateur beekeeping, as outlined in Mary Reilly's previous video, then it's time to start harvesting the honey from those honeybees. Mary shows the fruits of her busy hive and demonstrates honey extraction techniques. Mary and Kelsey Clark suit up in heavy-duty garb to sweep irritated bees from the hive frames. The comb on each frame is then raked to expose the honey. Then the frames are placed in an extractor that spins out the liquid gold using centrifugal ...

How To: Raise bees on a farm

This video beekeeping tutorial series shows how to raise bees. Bees can do a number of things for farming self sufficiency. They can help pollinate crops. Of course, they make honey and also a little bit of wax. Watch this video and learn how to start beekeeping.

News: Everything You Need to Know About Bed Bugs

If you've ever had even the slightest encounter with bed bugs, you know they are the most feared, nastiest vermin in New York City, as well as other closely populated spaces (re: college dorms). The latest nasty bit of news on the topic concerns clothing retailer Hollister- their flagship Soho store was shut down for three days for infestation.

How To: Get rid of fleas

In this video the instructor shows how to get rid of fleas. He starts telling about how infectious the fleas can be and how much trouble they can cause. He gives a step by step procedure on how to get rid of them. He says that you should eliminate the threat first by removing eggs, larvae and other germs from the area. He shows how to quarantine the infected area and how to wash them in warm water to kill them. He shows how to use vacuum cleaner to clean all the carpets and other furniture. N...

How To: Deal with yellow jackets

Nothing ruins a romantic fresh air picnic like the buzzing of angry yellow jackets—especially since, unlike the useful honey bee, they can use their stingers over and over again... Learn how to deal with bees without getting stung. This instructional video from Howcast offers tips on handling yellow jackets.

How To: Care for bees and practice beekeeping

A Northern CA beekeeper introduces the honeybee, shows slides of her small operation, and shares lots of personal beekeeping tips on things like hive placement and discouraging bears. Beekeeping can be a rewarding way to get your own fresh honey and beeswax. Watch this video insect farming tutorial and learn how to care for bees and practice beekeeping.

How To: Raise a chaco golden knee tarantula

In this series of pet care videos, our spider expert will introduce you to the dangerous world of the Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula. However, their lives may not be dangerous in the way you are used to thinking of tarantulas: as a horror movie nemesis that threatens to off the hero with just one bite.

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