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Toni DeBella

location-pin Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

School: San Jose State University

Expertise: painting and drywall, landscaping and garden, pest control ,cleaning and organization, decor and design, pets, outdoors and camping crocheting, decorative painting

Toni DeBella

  • Published in outlets including The Telegraph, Fodor’s, Italy Magazine, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, and Orvieto or Bust.
  • Owned a successful faux finishing, mural, and furniture-painting business.

Experience

Toni DeBella is a culture and lifestyle writer, reviews expert and DIYer covering everything from pest control to pool cabanas to painting to container gardening. For over a decade, Toni was the owner of a successful faux finishing, mural and children’s furniture business before moving to a career in writing. She lives in a medieval hill town in Italy, where her bicycle “Raoul” serves as her primary mode of transportation.

Education

San Jose State University BS, Human Performance California Secondary Teaching Credential Activities and Societies

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Articles

10 Best Home Remedies for Ants (Plus One to Stop Using)

When pesky ants invade your house and garden, repel and eliminate them with 10 simple home remedies. (Plus one you're better off skipping.)

Everything You Need To Know About Mold Mites

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Bat Bugs vs. Bed Bugs: What’s the Difference?

How do you know if you have bat bugs vs. bed bugs? Both are closely related and look alike. We explain ways to tell these little "suckers" apart.