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Do I Need a Termite Inspection? What To Know about Hiring an Inspector

Termites can pose grave dangers to our homes. Here's how to know when it's time to hire an inspector, and what to know about the process.

Does Scattering Soap in the Yard Work to Repel Bugs and Animals?

What are people doing to get rid of unwanted insects or wildlife in the garden or yard this summer?


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Does Irish Spring Soap Really Keep Mosquitoes Away? Experts Weigh In

This soap hack claims to keep flies and mosquitoes away. We asked four experts for their take on whether it's...


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14 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Keep everyone happy and free from mosquitoes all summer with the help of plants located in areas around the yard...


Will This Pine-Sol TikTok Hack Really Keep Flies Away From Your Porch?

Use Pine Sol to keep flies away for good (or at least a good while) with this viral TikTok hack.

Flying Joro Spiders Heading for the East Coast — Everything to Know

Large spiders that can parachute through the air are heading for the East Coast this summer, experts say. But are...


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How To Keep Cicadas from Taking Over Your Home Without Using Pesticide

A cicada emergence can feel like an invasion. Here's how to keep your home cicada-free, and why chemicals don't work.

Can WD-40 Keep Spiders and Ants Away? An Expert Weighs In

Can a familiar household product be the answer to help keep ants and spiders from getting inside your home?


Will the Cicadas Eat Your Plants?

Whether you find cicadas captivating or cringeworthy, there's usually one nagging question: Will my yard look the same once they've...


How to Get Rid of Houseplant Gnats

These annoying hitchhikers commonly find their way from nursery greenhouses into your home. Here's what to know to get rid...


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What To Know About Moles in Your Yard

Curious about moles? We've got the scoop on these little diggers.

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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Homeowner’s Guide to Brown Recluse Spiders

The brown recluse spider seldom bites, and the bite won't kill you. Nevertheless, this is a pest you want to...


Get Rid of Bed Bugs ASAP with the 7 Best Bed Bug Sprays

Send bed bugs packing with the best bed bug spray!


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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...


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Everything You Need To Know About Mold Mites

Mold mites! Yes, they're a thing. Minute and fast-producing, these little specks-of-a-bug "mite" surprise you. Here's what to know.

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Do Mothballs Keep Mice Away?

There are much better and safer ways to deal with mice.


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

How do you know if you have bat bugs or bed bugs? Both are closely related and look alike. We...


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How To Get Rid of Sugar Ants In Your Home

From baits to soap and caulk, here's what actually works to prevent these tiny, ambitious invaders from raiding your kitchen.


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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...


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.

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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...