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Family Handyman Approved: Ranger Ready Repellent

Check out the buzz surrounding this DEET-free, Family Handyman Approved insect repellent.

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...


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...


12 Misunderstood Animal Pests in Your Yard

Four experts defend their favorite animal pests, and explain why these helpful neighbors deserve to be a part of your...


10 Misunderstood Insect Pests in Your Yard

Three experts reveal their favorite insect pests, explaining why they like them and why you should, too.

Homeowner’s Guide to the Kudzu Bug

Their name makes them sound cute, but for homeowners and soybean farmers, the kudzu bug can be a downright nuisance.


How To Make and Use Insecticidal Soap

A gallon of insecticidal soap costs as little as $5 to make, and it's easy! Here's how to make and...


What To Know About Assassin Bugs

A lot of insects feed on other pests, so what earns the assassin bug such a sinister name?


Homeowner’s Guide To Garden Pest Control

From bugs to bunnies, here's what to know about garden pests, how to prevent them and what to do if...


7 Invasive Insects and What To Do About Them

Invasive insects are more than just annoying. They're a threat to trees, commercial crops and your house, yard and gardens.


What Are Blue Bees and Where Do You Find Them?

To spot a blue orchard bee, head to Florida.


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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.


Cities With the Worst Bed Bug Infestations

An inglorious list, indeed. Here's how to prevent bringing bed bugs home to yours.


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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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Does Hanging Pennies in a Bag of Water Really Keep Flies Away?

Not a fan of loose change? In the South, some people swear by using change in a bag of water...


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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...


How to Stack and Store Firewood

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


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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...