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

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How To Get Rid of Maggots In Your Home

Maggots have a serious ick factor, but the bigger problem is what they turn into. Here's how to stop the maggot-fly cycle in your home.

How To Get Rid of Groundhogs In a Humane Way

It's possible to amicably share space with groundhogs. But if they've become overbearing, here's how to evict them with kindness.

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What To Know About Insect Houses

Here's how to set yourself up for success with bee and other insect houses, plus which types aren't worth the...

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If You Want to Support Your Local Wildlife, Plant This

The humble milkweed feeds dozens of animals and insects, enriching your local ecosystem.

7 Diseases Mice Can Carry

Plus, tips on how to handle mice safely to prevent infection.

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6 Things that Attract Mice

Surprisingly, cheese is not on the list!

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Do You Still Need to Spray for Bugs in Winter?

No one likes unwanted house guests. Here's how to keep bugs from moving inside for the winter.

How to Protect Your Carved Pumpkins from Pests

Wildlife expert Meg Pearson shares her tips to keep critters away from your fresh jack-o-lanterns.

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How to Check for Bed Bugs in a Hotel

Follow these tips to ensure you don't bring unwanted guests home.

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Do Bats Carry Rabies?

You're more likely to contract leprosy than get rabies from a bat. But it's important to know when to worry...

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Should You Try This Hack To Prevent Tick Bites?

Worried about ticks? This hack claims to keep them at bay, but we asked the expert if it's actually sound...

Time to Remove Leaves? Ditch Your Rake for a Cardboard Box

This hack is quick, cheap and effective, but could lead to some painful consequences.

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7 Native Bees in Your Yard

Honey bees get all the buzz, but there are dozens of native bee species hard at work who could use...

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Should You Use Orange Oil to Treat Termites?

Discover if orange oil is the eco-friendly termite treatment you've been searching for, and what other options are available.

Here’s Why ‘Shark Tank’ Loves First Saturday Lime to Keep Bugs at Bay

Keep bugs away from your pets, yard and vegetables with First Saturday Lime.

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Does the Viral Paper Bag Wasp Deterrent Trick Really Work?

Here's what experts really think about the popular TikTok hack.

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Is Your Home Ready for the Fall Crawl?

Pest control is crucial for safeguarding your family's health, preventing property damage and maintaining food safety. Learn how to keep...

Do Mosquito Lawn Sprays Work?

Used properly, mosquito lawn sprays can be part of a targeted strategy to keep those flying pests away from your...

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What To Know About Garden Spiders

You might not see them, but they're all around you — and that's a good thing. Meet your garden spiders,...

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How to Safely Remove Ticks

There's a right way to remove a tick. (Hint: It doesn't involve any matches.)

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10 Wildlife Deterrents Debunked!

From mothballs to fake owls, bunnies to bats, here are a few wildlife deterrents not worth spending your time and...

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What Are Carpenter Bees and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

These big, fuzzy pollinators are usually amicable neighbors, but here's what to know if they've decided to move into your...

How Opossums Help Your Yard and Your Health

Opossums are helpful visitors for our yards and gardens. Here are some tips for enticing them into your life, plus...

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Can Coyotes Jump Fences?

Coyotes can get over fences, but not every kind. Fences also interfere with wildlife movement, so they aren't always the...

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Mosquito Repellent: Fact vs. Fiction

From citronella to DEET, essential oils to gadgets, here's what works, what's safe and what's baloney, according to science.

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What Is a Miller Moth?

Unruly miller moths fill Rocky Mountain homes every spring, but they're not useless pests. Here's what to know about these...

PIC Insect Killer Torch Review: Is It the Best Bug Zapper? (We Tried It!)

Enhance your backyard ambience and enjoy outdoor activities without being bugged (literally), thanks to the PIC insect killer...

7 Best Rabbit Repellents to Save Your Garden From the Adorable Creatures

Whether you have a large vegetable garden or small flower beds, keep them free of bunnies with the right rabbit...

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Make Your Own DIY Insect Repellent with Clove Oil

Our expert herbalist teaches you how to make a safe and effective natural insect repellent spray with three essential oils.

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What Are Mormon Crickets?

Squeamishness aside, masses of Mormon crickets can be fascinating. Here's what to know about them and how to keep them...

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This TikTok Hack Promises to Get Rid of Wasps, But Is It Actually Safe?

Before you go out to buy gasoline, read up on these safety guidelines.