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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.

11 Pictures That Will Change How You See Bugs

Never think of bugs as creepy or crawly again! These pictures of bugs show how amazing (and beautiful) these creatures...


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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...


Can You Use Mothballs to Keep Out Pests?

Pest infestations can be nasty. Could mothballs help?

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...

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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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...

50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home


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We Tried It: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

If you're looking to keep mosquitoes away from your campsite or a backyard gathering, the Thermacell has you covered.


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25 Crazy Attempts at Preventing Squirrels From Reaching Bird Feeders

Maybe you can pick up a new trick to keep squirrels from reaching bird feeders.


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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.


This is What Happens When You Ignore Pest Problems

Don’t do what these homeowners did. If you find signs of pests, deal with them immediately—before they can wreak havoc...


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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...


10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!