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What Is a Bat Exclusion and Do You Need One?

You want bats in your neighborhood for mosquito control. But if you don't want them in your home, a bat...


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Can Mosquitoes Bite Through Clothes?

Avoid mosquito bites all summer long by wearing the right clothing.


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Should You Provide Drinking Water for Bees?

You're probably already providing a bird bath for your feathered friends, but did you know bees need water, too? Here's...


You Need This Easy DIY Spray to Keep Spiders Out of Your House

Spiders begone! Use this simple DIY spider spray to keep the critters out of your home.


This Easy DIY Hack Will Kill Wasps Quickly

That nest won't know what hit it!


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7 Best Spider Repellents

Arachnids in the house? No need to take revenge. These spider repellents humanely shoo away eight-legged intruders.


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Red Ants vs. Fire Ants: What’s the Difference?

Learn the differences between red and fire ants (color is not one of them). The big similarity? Both are headaches...


Amdro Ant Killer: How to Use, Reviews, Pros & Cons

Sick of ants bugging you? For a wallet-friendly price, you can protect the perimeter of your home with...

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What Are Mealybugs?

Mealybugs suck the life out of plants. If you find mealybugs on plants in your yard, garden or home, here's...


Should You Use Coca-Cola to Get Rid of Ants?

Got an ant problem? Some gardeners claim a bottle of coke is all you need to get rid of the...


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What Do Cockroach Eggs Look Like?

Cockroach eggs incubate in sacs that contain dozens of offspring. But what do cockroach eggs look like? Do you really...


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What’s the Best Indoor Mosquito Trap?

Thinking about buying an indoor mosquito trap? Not so fast. Here's what you need to know.


This Bait is Under $15 and Keeps Your Home Cockroach Free

Let the War of the Roaches begin—with Hot Shot Liquid Roach Bait. This product is the affordable and...


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Can People Smell Ants?

The ability to smell ants, like the aversion to cilantro, may be genetic. It's also possible that some people are...


The Best Bug & Mosquito Zapper To Keep Your Home Pest-Free

Want to eliminate the most annoying pests of summer? Here's what to look for in a bug zapper to make...


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What Smells Repel Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are universally unwelcome. Learn what smells deter cockroaches so you can keep them from darkening your door.


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8 Types of Venomous Snakes in Your Yard

Don't get bitten! Discover the types of venomous snakes that could be hiding in your yard and learn how to...

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8 Most Common Types of Centipedes You’ll Find in Your House

Centipedes are arthropods, not insects, and not all have 100 legs. Small ones can be helpful house guests, but not...


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Water Bugs vs. Cockroaches: What’s the Difference?

Water bugs look like big cockroaches, but they're a completely different species. And they bite. Here's how to tell these...


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Do Cockroaches Make Noise?

Cockroaches are a problem no one wants. If there are enough of them, can you hear them? Learn the signs...


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8 Most Common Types of Mice You’ll Find in Your House

Of the many mouse species that inhabit North America, only a few actually find their way into homes. Here's how...


The 10 Best Centipede Traps to Catch Pests in Their Hiding Places

Slinky and serpentine-like, centipedes are leggy crawlers that can cause the heebie-jeebies. Snare them without much fuss using the best...


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House Centipede vs. Silverfish: What’s the Difference?

Both insects are creepy with all those legs, but one is bigger and benefits your home while the other is...

Give Pests an Eviction Notice with These 10 Pest Control Solutions (and They’re on Sale!)

Use these 10 DIY solutions to get rid of bugs for good and save up to 70% on pest control.


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Homeowner’s Guide to Cockroach Pest Control

To an entomologist, cockroaches are wonders of nature. But to a homeowner, they're just pests. Here's how to get rid...


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8 Types of Mosquitoes

You can't avoid death, taxes or mosquitoes. We asked entomologist Ned Walker about the types of mosquitoes most likely to...


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Carpenter Ants vs. Black Ants: What’s the Difference?

Carpenter ants are twice as big as other types of black ants, which makes identification easy. If you have a...


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A Homeowner’s Guide to Ghost Ants

Tiny ghost ants are almost invisible, and they're especially attracted to sweets in the kitchen. Once they find something, you've...


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7 Best Mouse Traps of 2024

Searching for a way to rid your home of pesky mice or other rodents? We've rounded up the best mouse...