Pest Control

Keep pests out of your home with these do-it-yourself tips and advice from professional pest control specialists.

How to Get Rid of Mice

Has your family mouser retired and is no longer interested in catching mice? The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, shares some of his best tips for catching mice without a cat. He will show you where to place mousetraps to catch the most mice. Can you beat 41 catches in three weeks?

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  • Do Your Own Pest Control

    Are annoying bugs and outdoor critters invading your home? You can control most common pests on your own, without spending big bucks on an…

  • 11 Strategies for Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

    Effective ways to get rid of your nastiest pests!

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Get Rid of Pests

    From raccoons to carpenter ants, mosquitos to ticks, these tips from Family Handyman Field Editors and experts show you how to get rid of…

  • Fall Pest Prevention Tips

    If unwanted critters are waging war on your house, it’s time to fight back. Here are some effective pest-fighting strategies. We’ll…

  • Control Bugs

    Too many bugs hanging around your house and yard? Here's a DIY guide to the most common ones, with information on what they are and how to get…

  • Raccoons: How to Keep Them Out of Your Yard

    Raccoons are cute and furry, but they can destroy gardens and fish ponds and wreak havoc inside your house. Use these common sense solutions to…

  • Get Rid of Wasps, Woodpeckers and Flies

    Got pests? We've got solutions. We'll show you how to get rid of three common household pests; house flies, wasps and woodpeckers.

  • How to Trap Moles

    Either live trap or use a spring trap to keep moles from ruining your yard. Both methods are effective and easy.Photo courtesy of Fotosearch.

  • 7 Mosquito Repellent Tips

    Try these seven simple ways to reduce mosquitoes in your backyard, both for the short term and long term. They include pruning, treating ponds,…

  • How to Have a Mouse-Free House

    This article will show you how to critter-proof your house. Follow this advice to get rid of pests once they find a way into your home. You'll…

  • How to Get Rid of Bugs

    Wait! Don't step on that ant! Stomping on every ant you see in your kitchen won't solve your insect problem. And that ant scurrying…