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homeowner’s guide to wolf spiders

wolf spiders can give quite a fright to homeowners across the u.s., but are they friend or foe? read on for the answer.

the homeowner’s guide to ant pest control

ants, the most common insects in the world, are an essential part of our ecosystem. they're also a big nuisance....


the homeowner’s guide to ant pest control

ants, the most common insects in the world, are an essential part of our ecosystem. they're also a big nuisance....


how to identify and get rid of house centipedes

fast and agile, the "hundred-legged" centipede is a beneficial and terrifying household pest.


13 best ways to kill cockroaches (and what doesn’t)

there are many ways to kill cockroaches — sprays, traps, gels, even natural remedies. here are a dozen of the...

16 ways to win the war against mosquitoes

take back your summer nights and family get-togethers!


rats vs. mice: which causes more damage to your home?

mice and rats love to gnaw, and your house is a buffet of wood, drywall, plastic and electrical wires. which...

what are clover mites and how do i get rid of them?

four-leaf clovers are good luck charms. clover mites, not so much. here's the lowdown on these teeny-tiny nuisance pests and...


how to keep salamanders out of your house

bright, slimy salamanders are beneficial and harmless. but, you don't want a salamander invasion in your basement. keep them outside...


9 best rat traps

how do you outsmart a rat? from catch-and-release to old-school "snappers," check out this collection of top-rated rat traps.


can this diy tiktok hack solve your fruit fly problem?

no one likes fruit flies. but inevitably, they appear after you bring fruit and veggies into your kitchen. now let's...

vole vs. mole: what’s the difference?

a good way to distinguish voles vs. moles? moles eat "meat," like grubs, earthworms and insects. voles are vegetarians. and...


if you find a spotted lanternfly in your yard, this is what to do

the spotted lanternfly is invasive and it's taking over in the u.s. here's how to get rid of this pest...


can you really use ladybugs to get aphids off your plants?

we love ladybugs for a good reason. they eat those nasty aphids that are sucking the life out of our...


does this tiktok hack with orange peels get rid of ants?

has a bad bite convinced you get rid of those pesky ants once and for all? we checked out this...


8 camping pests to watch out for

from eating your food to drinking your blood, here's how to prevent camping pests from dampening your outdoor adventures.

spend more time outdoors with this chemical-free mosquito repellent

we tried this chemical-free flying insect trap to limit the number of irritating mosquito bites we endured. here's what we...


can this lavender water tiktok hack really get rid of cockroaches?

face it: if you see cockroaches in your house, you'll try anything to kill them. can this tiktok hack really...


how to keep spiders out of your house

spiders are beneficial, but also kind of scary. find out why these eight-legged friends are flocking to your house, and...


what to know about the strawberry root weevil

often called pantry pests, strawberry root weevils can be a real nuisance, especially when they invade your home. here's what...


homeowner’s guide to japanese beetles

an insidious muncher of more than 300 species of plants, japanese beetles multiply quickly, making them one of the most...


can this essential oil deter summer pests?

hate stinky bug spray almost as much as you hate bugs? this one essential oil might be the answer, but...


do june bugs bite?

we know june bugs are lousy fliers, but do they bite? we asked an expert.


what are mosquito repellent led string lights and how do they work?

these string lights could be great for ambiance and keeping bugs away.

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how these four colors help you avoid mosquito bites

summer's here, and that means mosquitoes. can color help in the fight against these buzzing pests? a team of researchers...


6 ways to stop birds from nesting around your home

it's troublesome and possibly illegal to remove bird nests from your home. it's a better strategy to prevent birds from...


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bugs, tar and big globs of bird poop are no match for this foaming cleaner

we all know that familiar splat of a bug hitting your windshield at 70 miles per hour. the next time...


family handyman approved: ranger ready repellent

check out the buzz surrounding this deet-free, family handyman approved insect repellent.


8 ways to store and care for pesticides safely

if you use home and garden pesticides for weed and pest control, here’s what you need to know to store...


what to know about indoor allergens

allergies come from more than just outdoor pollen. the dust inside your home can contribute just as much to allergy...