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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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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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How To Get Rid of Moles in Your Yard

Has a mole moved into your yard? You'll know it if one has. Here's how to get moles to take...

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Everything to Know About House Mice

House mice are pests in every part of the world. We asked a biologist for tips on identifying and handling...

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How To Attract Bats To a Bat House

Bats make great neighbors. Here's how to entice them into your bat house, and your life.

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How to Dust Your Home the Right Way

There's no way to prevent dust from accumulating in your home, but you can control it with a regular cleaning...

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Is Your Christmas Tree Infested with Bugs?

Yes, there are several kinds of insects that you might find in a real Christmas tree. Luckily, they're easy to...

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How To Build a Bat Box

Learn how to build a bat box to limit voracious mosquito eaters. Bats are on the decline, but bat boxes...

8 Ways To Keep Squirrels Out of Your Yard

Clever squirrels entertain and enrage, depending on your perspective. Here's how to keep these confounding creatures out of your yard.

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The Most Rat-Infested Cities in America

Does your city have the worst rodent problem? Plus, tips on how to get rid of rats and mice.



How To Keep Salamanders Out of Your House

Bright, slimy salamanders are beneficial and harmless. But, you don't want a salamander invasion in your basement. Keep them outside...

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6 Ways To Stop Birds From Nesting Around Your Home

It's troublesome and possibly illegal to remove bird nests from your home. It's a better strategy to prevent birds from...

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Control Summer Wasps by Eliminating the Queen in the Spring

Early spring might not be the time of year you think of these stinging pests, but it should be.

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How To Get Rid of Chipmunks

Cute and a little mischievous, we take a closer look at chipmunks and why you may want to get rid...

How to Stack and Store Firewood

Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.

Tips for Hiring a Termite Exterminator

They'll crunch and they'll munch and they'll chew your house down! Here's how to work with an exterminator to battle...

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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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Here’s How to Keep Ticks Out of Your Home

One expert predicts widespread tick activity this summer. Follow these tips to keep ticks out of your home.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Prevent a Bat Problem

Knowing how to prevent a bat infestation is pretty simple, just follow these tips!

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Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...

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Fact or Fiction: Is Cheese the Best Bait for Mice?

It may seem natural to bait mouse traps with cheese, but experts say you'll have better luck luring your resident...

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How to Get Rid of Bats in the Attic

Because they can cause structural damage, among other things, it's important to learn how to get rid of bats.

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Identifying Bug Bites: How to Figure Out What Bit You

What are all those mysterious red itchy spots that turn up in summer? We asked dermatologists for a guide on...

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How to Keep Snakes Away from Your Yard and House

Learn how to keep snakes away from your yard and home, and what to do if one slithers in anyway.

Here Is How to Remove a Tick (And What Not to Do)

Ticks are disgusting little blood suckers. When they bite you, they can make you sick. Here's how to avoid being...

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How to Get Rid of the 10 Worst Garden Pests

As if weeds and weird weather weren't bad enough, gardeners also have to face insect pests. Here's a look at...

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How to Make Natural Mosquito Repellent

Here's how to create an inexpensive mosquito repellent that will keep the bugs at bay and your bank account happy.

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How to Keep Birds from Becoming Pests

Deter nuisance birds safely with reflectors, sounds and other things that spook them and prevent window collisions.