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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.

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What Are Spider Mites and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Often hard to detected, tiny plant-corrosive spider mites are pests you don't want in your garden, window box or home.


10 Mistakes You’re Making to Attract Mosquitoes to Your Home

Don't leave a welcome mat for mosquitoes to swarm your home!


8 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?


7 Tick Repellents That Work (Plus 2 That Might Not)

Ticks are most active during warmer months and can carry debilitating diseases, so it's important to protect yourself before you...

How to Get Rid of the 10 Worst Garden Insects

As if weeds and weird weather weren't bad enough, gardeners also have to face insect pests. Here's a look at...


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Good Bugs For Your Garden

Among the hundreds of thousands of bug species, some are really beneficial for your yard. Discover the good bugs for...

7 Non-Toxic Ways to Keep Slugs and Snails Out of Your Garden

They're slimy, slithery and such a nuisance. See how you can keep slugs and snails from running roughshod over your...


10 Worst Garden Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

They may be cute, but birds and mammals can wreak havoc in your garden. Here are some of the most...


Tips and Tools for Achieving Better Painting Results

Seasoned professional painters have learned from experience what paint works best in any situation, what equipment is durable and yields...


6 Surprising Facts About Bats

Get to know the misunderstood marvels that benefit your garden. Check out these fun facts about bats.

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10 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Bees

Think you know everything there is to know about bees? Guess again.


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Best Flowers for Bees and Other Pollinators

Help the pollinators around your home by planting flowers for bees, many of which are easy to grow and low...


10 Bee Friendly Plants to Have in Your Yard

Even if you aren't a beekeeper, there are still plenty of reasons to encourage bees to inhabit your garden or...


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10 Best-Reviewed Mouse Repellents

Have a mouse problem? Try one of these 10 top-rated mouse repellents.


Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of the Creepiest Bugs

No matter how hard you work to prevent them, bugs happen. So, what do you do when the creepy-crawlies get...


The Most Insane Pest Control Ideas

Some of these wacky pest control ideas may not work for you, but others swear by them. If you have...


Fly Trap Hat

Divert those annoying flies from your face


12-Step Fall Cleaning Checklist

You've cleared out the garden, moved some plants inside and are already mentally preparing for winter's arrival. But before the...


Humane Pest Control for Critter-Proof Gardens and Planters

When planning your veggie garden, flower bed or planters, keep in mind one of the most serious dangers to new...


Home Care Myths Busted!

Experts weigh in on common myths and misunderstandings.