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16 Chemical-Free Ways to Get Rid of Household Pests

You don't need to Napalm your home to get rid of ants, flies, cockroaches, mice and other pests. Try these environmentally friendly ideas first.

This City Has the Worst Bed Bug Infestation in America

In 2021, a new city has overtaken the previous three-year-running title holder. Is it yours?


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6 Pictures That Will Change the Way You Look At Moths

Butterflies may get all the glory, but these reader pictures of moths prove that some are just as beautiful and...


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This Woman Almost Lost Her Leg Due to an Ant Bite

After an ant bite, a woman with type 1 diabetes was told she needed an amputation. Here's how doctors were...


Here’s How to Get Rid of the Most Common Pantry Pests

Pantry pests are exactly what they sound like: pesky little bugs that like to set up camp where you store...

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We Found a Homemade Fruit Fly Trap That Actually Works

After my first fruit fly sighting of summer, I was determined to get rid of them for good. I turned...


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Here’s Why You Should Never Kill a House Centipede

Centipedes may be creepy looking, but you may want to think twice before squishing that bug to bits.

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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...


What Is the Deadly Kissing Bug?

Don't let the cutesy name fool you—these bugs can cause serious harm.


10 Products That Keep Bugs Away From Your Outdoor Eats

Whether you're looking for mosquito repellent or wasp traps, we found the best way to keep your outdoor gathering bug-free.


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This Is the Most Termite-Infested City in America

This city has an especially hard time keeping these insects out.

13 of the Best Bug Zappers for Summer 2020

Looking to avoid mosquito bites and flies on your food this summer? Here’s how to get rid of annoying pests...


If You Live in These Cities, Pest Populations Are About to Spike

April showers bring May flowers, but abnormal fall and winter weather can bring cockroaches, rats, and mosquitoes. Yikes! If you...


Here’s What Really Kills Cockroaches—And What Doesn’t

Looking to get rid of cockroaches lurking in your house? If you can't wait for the exterminator to get to...


11 Pest-Control Plants You Need in Your Yard

Not everyone is comfortable spraying or sprinkling pest repellents in their yard. If you're in this camp, try these plants...


How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Stink bugs are shriek-worthy foes—whether they fall off the ceiling and drop on your head or leave their pungent odor...

This Is How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Hotel Room

Bed bugs won’t just ruin your stay—that bad luck could follow you home, because bed bugs can latch onto your...


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!


7 Bugs You Should Never Kill In Your Garden

Not all bugs are created equal. Some pollinate the crops or feed on destructive pests, while others are simply passing...


The Best Bed Bug Exterminator in Every State

Bed bugs are back and exterminators are busier than ever trying to kill these blood-sucking bugs from robbing of us...


14 Exterminator Nightmares that Will Make You Cringe

Birds in vents, raccoons in the attic, and a python on the front lawn: You won't believe what these experts...


6 Home Remedies for Bed Bugs

While you'll still need professional help, you can use these home remedies for bed bugs to help keep the pests...


7 Things You Should Be Doing to Prevent Bed Bugs

Bed bugs—they're back and in more places than you realize. Here's how to prevent bed bugs from infesting your house.


Why Bed Bug Sprays and Repellents Might Make Your Problem Worse

You might want to make a mad dash to load up on bed bug sprays and repellents. Here's why that's...

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Here’s How to Spot the Difference Between Lice and Dandruff

Take a break from itching and take a look at your hair.


This Is How to Get Rid of Box Elder Bugs

Hint: insecticide isn't the best option.


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...


The Subtle Sign Your House Could Be Infested with Cockroaches

Does that creepy-crawly have lots of friends lurking in your home, or is it a loner?


Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?

These pests have been around for a long, long time.


13 Simple Ways to Keep Your Home Pest-Free All Summer Long

Here are the simple steps you can take, starting right this very minute, to keep your home pest-free this summer.