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

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Do Centipedes Bite?

Learn whether or not there's cause for concern, beyond a mild case of the creeps due to all those legs.

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8 Things Your Rodent Exterminator Wants You To Know

It's good to know what you're up against when rodents invade your home. Here's what pro exterminators say.


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7 Things Your Cockroach Exterminator Wants You To Know

What you need to know about cockroaches so you can get them out of your house for good.


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9 Things Your Ant Exterminator Wants You To Know

When the ants come marching in, here's what professional exterminators want you to know.


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7 Things Your Termite Exterminator Wants You To Know

Don't let termites take over your home. Exterminators share the things they most want you to know to protect what...

How to Keep Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders Using a Slinky

Hungry squirrels are no match for a Slinky. It's a simple, cost-efficient way to keep squirrels out of your bird...


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What Is a Woolly Bear Caterpillar?

Autumn ambassadors with astounding abilities, woolly bear caterpillars have wormed their way into our tool sheds, folklore, festivities and hearts.

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If You See This Pattern on Your Porch, This Is What It Means

This peculiar squiggly pattern is caused by a certain type of garden pest. Learn why they do it and how...


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Homeowner’s Guide To Flying Ants

Encountering a swarm of airborne arthropods in and around your home can be unsettling. Don't panic! Here's what you need...


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Mite Bites: What To Know

Break out the magnifying glass to get a better look at the microscopic mite, a parasitic organism that can make...


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Ant Bites: What To Know

Ant bites and stings are more common than you think. Learn which ants are relatively harmless and which you should...

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6 Plants That Attract Dragonflies

Some of the most beautiful of garden bugs, skimmer dragonflies eat pest insects, making them excellent bugs for your garden.


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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...


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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.


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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...


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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...

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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...


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What Are Lawn Grubs and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

A few grub worms are no problem. A lot of grubs spell trouble for your yard. Learn how to spot,...