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14 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Keep everyone happy and free from mosquitoes all summer with the help of plants located in areas around the yard and patio.

Flying Joro Spiders Heading for the East Coast — Everything to Know

Large spiders that can parachute through the air are heading for the East Coast this summer, experts say. But are...


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Should You Try This Hack To Prevent Tick Bites?

Worried about ticks? This hack claims to keep them at bay, but we asked the expert if it's actually sound...


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Does the Viral Paper Bag Wasp Deterrent Trick Really Work?

Here's what experts really think about the popular TikTok hack.


Do Mosquito Lawn Sprays Work?

Used properly, mosquito lawn sprays can be part of a targeted strategy to keep those flying pests away from your...

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What Are Carpenter Bees and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

These big, fuzzy pollinators are usually amicable neighbors, but here's what to know if they've decided to move into your...


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Mosquito Repellent: Fact vs. Fiction

From citronella to DEET, essential oils to gadgets, here's what works, what's safe and what's baloney, according to science.

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This TikTok Hack Promises to Get Rid of Wasps, But Is It Actually Safe?

Before you go out to buy gasoline, read up on these safety guidelines.


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Where Do Wasps Go in the Winter?

Hint: You won't find them flying south.


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19 Pests That Are Dangerous to Your Pets

Is your pet safe from these common pests? Check for these warning signs and see what preventative measures you can...


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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...

This Easy DIY Hack Will Kill Wasps Quickly

That nest won't know what hit it!


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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 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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How To Get Rid of a Wasp Nest Inside Your Wall

Don't mess around with wasps. If you have a nest in one of your walls, get rid of it —...


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What to Do if You See a Bald-Faced Hornet Nest

Here's how to identify a bald-faced hornet nest, and how to proceed if you find one in your yard.

Does the Skeeter Hawk Fly Trap Work? Tested & Reviewed

We tried this chemical-free flying insect trap to limit the number of irritating mosquito bites we endured. Here's what we...


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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.


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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10 Natural Pest Control Remedies for Your Home

These common household products make great insect-control solutions. Keep those pests away with these natural remedies.


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11 Natural Bug Repellents Worth Trying

Looking for a natural, DIY way to create bug repellents? These home bug repellent formulas use simple, organic ingredients. Try...


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7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Ants Away From Hummingbird Feeders

Pests be gone! Discover seven smart ways to keep bees, wasps and ants away from your hummingbird feeders.


10 Bee Friendly Plants to Have in Your Yard

Even if you aren't a beekeeper, there are still plenty of reasons to encourage bees to inhabit your garden or...


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What Are the Red and Black Bugs on My House?

Boxelder bugs invade homes each year, making them some of the most annoying fall pests. But they aren’t the only...


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When Is the Best Time to Spray a Wasp Nest?

Most of the time wasps are a harmless part of summer, but when they decide to make your home their...

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What to Do When a Wasp Stings You

If you spend time outside, you’ll likely encounter wasps. In the event that you get stung, this is what you...


6 Key Differences Between Bees and Wasps

Use this handy guide to know whether it's a bee or wasp buzzing through your backyard.


15 Pest Control Horror Stories That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Rats and roaches are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the most terrifying pest control stories...


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10 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Bees

Think you know everything there is to know about bees? Guess again.


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Kill Bees in Your Yard

They may seem pesky, but you’re going to want to have them around!


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How to Build a Beehive

Start your beekeeping hobby by building this Langstroth beehive. It is much easier than you think.