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Rita Stadler

Rita lives in Central Florida and has been a member of Team EarthKind since 2010. When not writing about ways to preserve the good and prevent the rest, her 4 children keep her busy. She can be found sharing mouse jokes on Twitter @EarthKind and answering to calls of "MOM!" from any kid within a 25 foot radius.

Recent Posts

Mosquito Life Cycle & Lifespan – Exploring the Stages

How long do mosquitoes live? The mosquito life cycle is short under the best circumstances. Very few mosquitoes live a long life, and very few people feel bad about that….

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Do Spiders Bite? Identifying & Treating Spider Bites

How many times have you noticed a red bump on your skin and assumed it was a spider bite without knowing where it came from? Maybe you saw a spider…

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Mouse Sounds – Do Mice Make Noise & What Their Squeaks Mean

Has anyone ever said you’re ‘quiet as a mouse’? They were lying. You may have heard that mice squeak, but you’d probably be surprised to learn that mice are actually…

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Can Mice Climb & Where Exactly Can They Fit & Go?

Short answer? Yes, mice can climb. If that’s all you needed to know, thanks for stopping by and have a nice day! If you wanted to know more about the…

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Things Mice Don’t Like – What Scares & Repels Them

A surefire way to get rid of mice is to make sure your home is not filled with their favorite things. Doing so can be tricky since mice like a…

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What do Spiders Eat – The Diet of a Common House Spider

Would you ever set the table for a spider? Of course not! But you might be surprised to find out you’ve been inviting spiders inside your home without even knowing…

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What are Spiders Scared Of – Help Keep Them Outside

We could act philosophical and say, “The only thing to fear is fear itself.” Or we could share the same trite advice you’ve heard before, “They’re more afraid of you…

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How Long Do Spiders Live – Exploring the Spider Life Cycle

What do you do if you see a spider in your house? You may try to smash it with a shoe, flush it down the toilet, or kindly relocate the…

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What Do Ants Eat Outside & In Your Home?

Finding ants in the kitchen is super annoying, but not too surprising. It happens so frequently that many people use the term “kitchen ants” or “sugar ants” to refer to…

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Types of Ants: How to Identify Common House Ants

The earth is populated by about 7 billion people, and an estimated 10,000 trillion ants! Sure, a lone little ant can’t compare to an adult human (or even a child…

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