Pest Control

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

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    Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Strategies and Techniques

    When it comes to pests, keeping them out of the house can make for a safe and comforting home. Take manners into your own hands with these do it yourself pest control techniques.


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    What to Know About Mites

    While many harmless species of mites live in our homes and on our bodies, there are a few types that...

    50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

    You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home


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    We Tried It: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

    If you're looking to keep mosquitoes away from your campsite or a backyard gathering, the Thermacell has you covered.


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    25 Crazy Attempts at Preventing Squirrels From Reaching Bird Feeders

    Maybe you can pick up a new trick to keep squirrels from reaching bird feeders.


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    What Are Fire Ants and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

    Our hot take on fire ants: Here's what you need to know to protect yourself, your children and your pets.

    This is What Happens When You Ignore Pest Problems

    Don’t do what these homeowners did. If you find signs of pests, deal with them immediately—before they can wreak havoc...


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    How To Identify and Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

    Carpenter ants may not eat the wood they chew, but they can still cause a lot of damage to your...


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    These Are The Most Annoying Pests In Every State

    If you search Google to learn how to deal with pests, you aren't alone. Based on Google Trends data, here...


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    How to Avoid Deer Ticks

    Annually, at least 30,000 Americans get Lyme disease from deer tick bites. This is how to avoid ticks and minimize...


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    What Are Spider Mites and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

    Often hard to detected, tiny plant-corrosive spider mites are pests you don't want in your garden, window box or home.

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    What To Know About Giant Centipedes

    Get the scoop on giant (desert) centipedes: What they are, where they can be found, if they're dangerous and what...


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    What Are Cutworms and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

    These insatiable pests munch your grass, leaving unsightly bald patches. Here's how to spot them and eliminate them.


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    Can You Repair Termite Damage To Your Home?

    If you suspect termites are lurking in and around your home, act fast! These nightmare bugs can inflict heavy damage...


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    Termites 101: Everything You Need To Know

    Termites can be the bane of a property owner's existence. Learn how to keep these wood-munchers from eating you out...


    10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

    Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


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    What Is the Spotted Lanternfly?

    Don't be deceived by the spotted lanternfly's pretty speckled wings. The presence of this bug spells trouble for several important...


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    7 Signs You Might Have a Termite Infestation

    As small as these insects are, they can make an awfully big mess. Know what to look for and what...


    5 Best Cockroach Traps

    Don't waste time on inferior products to get rid of cockroaches. We talked to pros about what to use, and...

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    If You See a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox, This Is What It Means

    There's actually a really good reason for it...


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    How to Get Rid of Armyworms in Your Yard

    Destructive and tenacious, armyworm invaders devour everything in their path — including your lawn. Here's how to mount a counterattack.


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    7 Best Tick Removal Products

    When you find a tick on your pet or yourself, these tick removal products come in handy.


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    How to Get Rid of Leaf Beetles in Your Garden

    Leaf beetles are destructive pests for food crops and home gardens. Find out how to get rid of leaf beetles...


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    How to Identify and Get Rid of Aphids on Outdoor Plants

    Fast-multiplying aphids spell nothing but trouble for your home garden. Here are our tips for identifying and ridding your plants...


    Best Tick Repellents For Your Yard

    Worried about ticks? Don't be! Here are the best ways to get those tiny intrusive pests out of your yard.