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

  1. How to Keep Pests Out of Your House

    Three pest-fighting strategies to eliminate mice, ants, spiders and other critters. Each is easy to complete in less than an hour, at almost no cost! First, we'll show you how to close the entryways, then eliminate the moisture that sustains them and the clutter that provides a cozy habitat.

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