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8 Ways to Store and Care For Pesticides Safely

If you use home and garden pesticides for weed and pest control, here’s what you need to know to store them safely. It may seem like a lot of rules, but these products pose significant risks.

What to Know About Indoor Allergens

Allergies come from more than just outdoor pollen. The dust inside your home can contribute just as much to allergy...


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Here’s Why You Need To Be Aware of the LDD Moth This Spring

The name may have changed but the damage it does to trees remains the same. The LDD (or European spongy...


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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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An Invasive Spider Species Is Spreading Across the U.S.

Sure, the jorō spider looks big and scary, but its broadening existence in the U.S. may not be as bad...

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What Is a Hammerhead Worm?

If you come across a hammerhead worm in your home or garden, read this before taking action.


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

The leafhopper. Never has an insect been so copiously prevalent yet rudely ignored by lawn enthusiasts. Here's why they require...

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What Homeowners Need To Know About Skunks

It's not all that hard to coexist with skunks. Here's how to keep them from moving in, and how to...


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What Are Sod Webworms and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

Sod webworms are a common nuisance in residential lawns. Sometimes they're just pesky and can be easily ignored. But they...


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Boric Acid Pesticides: What To Know Before You Buy

Is boric acid for you? Learn how it works, and whether it's safe for your family and pets.


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12 Ways To Keep Mice Out of Your Cabin During Winter

From sealing entry points to herbal deterrents, here's how to keep mice from moving into your vacation cabin while you're...

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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...


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How To Use Expanding Foam at Your Cabin

Thinking about using expanding foam for pest control at your cabin? Learn all about spray foam and whether it's the...


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8 Best Products to Get Rid of Stink Bugs and Keep Them Away

What's that unpleasant smell? It may be an infestation of stink bugs. We round up the best stink bug repellents...


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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...