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From bed bugs to mice to whatever it is that’s munching on your garden, these critters need to go—now. Here’s how to tell if you’ve got a problem and what to do about it.

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How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats

Get rid of the pesky bugs once and for all with these easy and affordable solutions

The 20 Best Mosquito Repellents to Keep Your Family Protected

We found the best mosquito repellent products for bite-free summer adventures.


How These Four Colors May Help You Avoid Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes are pretty unavoidable in the summer, but can color help fight these buzzing pests? Here's what a team of...


The Bug Bite Thing Review: It Really Works!

We tried Amazon's popular Bug Bite Thing—and were amazed at how quickly it stopped itching and irritation from mosquito bites.


10 Mosquito-Repelling Plants You Need in Your Backyard ASAP

Why invest in pesticides or bug sprays to control mosquitoes when you can repel them naturally with plants?

This City Has the Worst Bed Bug Infestation in America

In 2022, this city took the top spot for the worst bed bug infestation. Is it yours?


How to Get Rid of Spiders for Good

Even the most ardent nature lovers don't want any eight-legged house guests in their homes. Here's how to banish spiders...

10 Best Ways to Get Rid of Pesky Fruit Flies

When it comes to banishing fruit flies, these simple DIY and store-bought methods are quick and painless. Well, for you,...


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If You See Metal Wrapped Around a Tree, This Is What It Means

Those metal bands, also known as baffles, strapped around trees are not holding the tree together, but they do have...


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This Is the Most Mosquito-Infested City in America

Mosquitos are an annoying summer bug, but for this West Coast city, they're a huge problem.


How Long Do Mosquitoes Live?

Summer brings us joy, but it also brings us pesky mosquitoes. Buggers got you down? Here's the lowdown on how...

If You See a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox, This Is What It Means

It could save your mail person from being stung by a wasp!


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...


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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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This Is the Most Termite-Infested City in America

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


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...

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How to Get Rid of Chiggers

You may never see a chigger, but you'll be scratching for days after you get bit. Here's how to get...


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...


The Best Mattress Covers for Bed Bugs

Here are some recommendations and the scoop from entomologists of what to look for in a top-notch encasement.