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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-It-Yourself Pest Control Strategies and Techniques

When it comes to pests, keeping them out of the house can make for a safe and comforting home. Take manners into your own hands with these do it yourself pest control techniques.


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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...

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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...