Pest Control

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

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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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • How to Keep Pests Out of Your House

  • Use these pest-fighting strategies to eliminate mice, ants, spiders and other critters. Each is easy to complete in less than an hour, at almost…

  • How to Get Rid of Ants

  • Put an end to most ant problems with inexpensive products from the home center or hardware store, and save the expense of hiring an exterminator.

  • 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…

  • 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…

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