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Keep pests out of your home with DIY tips and advice from professional pest control specialists.

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    Do-It-Yourself Pest Control Strategies and Techniques

    When it comes to pests, keeping them out of the house can make for a safe and comforting home. Take manners into your own hands with these do it yourself pest control techniques.

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    Boric Acid Pesticides: What To Know Before You Buy

    Is boric acid for you? Learn how it works, and whether it's safe for your family and pets.

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    12 Ways To Keep Mice Out of Your Cabin During Winter

    From sealing entry points to herbal deterrents, here's how to keep mice from moving into your vacation cabin while you're...

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    How To Get Rid of Chipmunks

    Cute and a little mischievous, we take a closer look at chipmunks and why you may want to get rid...

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    How To Use Expanding Foam at Your Cabin

    Thinking about using expanding foam for pest control at your cabin? Learn all about spray foam and whether it's the...

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    8 Best Products to Get Rid of Stink Bugs and Keep Them Away

    What's that unpleasant smell? It may be an infestation of stink bugs. We round up the best stink bug repellents...

    How to Stack and Store Firewood

    Want to keep your firewood organized and dry? Here's how.

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    Do Centipedes Bite?

    Learn whether or not there's cause for concern, beyond a mild case of the creeps due to all those legs.

    11 Pictures That Will Change How You See Bugs

    Never think of bugs as creepy or crawly again! These pictures of bugs show how amazing (and beautiful) these creatures...

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    8 Things Your Rodent Exterminator Wants You To Know

    It's good to know what you're up against when rodents invade your home. Here's what pro exterminators say.

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    7 Things Your Cockroach Exterminator Wants You To Know

    What you need to know about cockroaches so you can get them out of your house for good.

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    9 Things Your Ant Exterminator Wants You To Know

    When the ants come marching in, here's what professional exterminators want you to know.

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    7 Things Your Termite Exterminator Wants You To Know

    Don't let termites take over your home. Exterminators share the things they most want you to know to protect what...

    Can You Use Mothballs to Keep Out Pests?

    Pest infestations can be nasty. Could mothballs help?

    How to Keep Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders Using a Slinky

    Hungry squirrels are no match for a Slinky. It's a simple, cost-efficient way to keep squirrels out of your bird...

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    What Is a Woolly Bear Caterpillar?

    Autumn ambassadors with astounding abilities, woolly bear caterpillars have wormed their way into our tool sheds, folklore, festivities and hearts.

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    If You See This Pattern on Your Porch, This Is What It Means

    This peculiar squiggly pattern is caused by a certain type of garden pest. Learn why they do it and how...

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    Homeowner’s Guide To Flying Ants

    Encountering a swarm of airborne arthropods in and around your home can be unsettling. Don't panic! Here's what you need...

    Tips for Hiring a Termite Exterminator

    They'll crunch and they'll munch and they'll chew your house down! Here's how to work with an exterminator to battle...

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    Mite Bites: What To Know

    Break out the magnifying glass to get a better look at the microscopic mite, a parasitic organism that can make...

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    Ant Bites: What To Know

    Ant bites and stings are more common than you think. Learn which ants are relatively harmless and which you should...

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    6 Plants That Attract Dragonflies

    Some of the most beautiful of garden bugs, skimmer dragonflies eat pest insects, making them excellent bugs for your garden.

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    What to Know About Mites

    While many harmless species of mites live in our homes and on our bodies, there are a few types that...

    50 Super Dangerous Signs That Could Kill a Home Buy

    You might miss some of these signs when viewing a home

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    We Tried It: Thermacell Mosquito Repellent

    If you're looking to keep mosquitoes away from your campsite or a backyard gathering, the Thermacell has you covered.