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There’s no place like home—especially when it’s in tip-top shape. We’ve rounded up the best cleaning and organizing tricks, affordable decor ideas, DIY hacks, and more. Warning: Once you’ve got everything just the way you want it, you may never want to leave!

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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 on your home.

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.


11 Pests That Could Be Hiding in Your Attic

These critters didn't sign a lease and could be living rent-free and wreaking havoc in your attic. Here's how to...

This Trick Will Get Rid of Most Insects Around Your Home

Keep insects away with a natural repellent.


13 Things in Your House That Are Attracting Pests Right Now

The best way to control pests in your house? Don't make it enticing for them to live there. Use this...


11 Things Mice Don’t Want You to Know

As cold weather approaches, so do mice. Find out these secrets about the rodents to keep your home from getting...


9 Myths About Ants You Need to Stop Believing

According to many pest experts, these DIY remedies do little to fix the problem at hand. With 80% of homeowners...


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How to Spot Bed Bugs in Your Airplane Seat

You might have more than concerns about your luggage making it to your destination on time to worry about on...


9 Things Mosquitoes Absolutely Hate

Any product with DEET is the gold standard for repelling mosquitoes, but these will tick off a mosquito, too.


7 Ways to Get Rid of Ants With Natural Ant Killers

Do ants swarm your home every year? You'll want to memorize these ant control tips and natural ant killers ASAP.


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8 Ways to Make Sure You Never See a Bug in Your Kitchen Again

Nothing will make you lose your appetite faster than finding bugs in your pantry or flying around your fruit bowl....

13 Secrets About Bedbugs, Termites, and Other Creepy Pests

Get the inside scoop from pest control on what you should know before making an appointment and how you can...


15 Sneaky Signs Your Home’s About to Be Infested

Just because you don't see the bugs marching into your house doesn't mean they're not coming. Here's what to watch...


15 Things Your Exterminator Won’t Tell You

Sometimes you really need an exterminator—sometimes you don't. Learn what professional exterminators would never tell you about pests.


Never Get Stung Again! 6 Tips for Avoiding Insect Bites and Stings

‘Tis the season of barbecues and bare feet. Unfortunately, it’s also the season of bug bites and bee stings. Be...


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What’s That Crawling Around My House? A Funny Guide to Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Have you seen these insects lurking around your home? Beware! They have the ability to make you squeal, and, in...


The Best Advice for Preventing and Destroying Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are like the cast of Real Housewives: They’re everywhere and almost impossible to eradicate. What’s the best advice for...


Protect Your Clothing from Moths

Don't let moth holes ruin your favorite outfit.


How to Keep Caterpillars Away From Your Fruit Garden

Keep these crawlies away from your crops.

3 Ways to Remove Bugs and Bumper Stickers on Cars

Cooking Spray When those bugs smash into your car at 55 miles (88 kilometers), per hour, they really stick. Give