Pest Control

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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    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.


    Arizona Fleas Are Infected with One of History’s Deadliest Diseases

    This disease was one of the deadliest in human history, responsible for killing approximately 25 million people in Europe alone.


    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.

    How to Protect Yourself from Ticks

    When you’re working around tall grass or densely planted trees, take precautions against ticks.


    How to Protect Fruit from Moth Infestations

    Protect your plants from moths.


    Organic Methods to Save Your Grape Plants From Pests

    Keep your vines and grapes as healthy as can be.


    5 Strategies for Keeping Four-Legged Visitors Out of Your Yard

    Unwelcome visitors in your yard? Here are 5 easy ways to protect your yard and garden.


    4 Organic Pest Controls

    Easy no-harm pest control methods you can make yourself.


    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