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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 your skin crawl (and itch).

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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...


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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.


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What To Know About Giant Centipedes

Get the scoop on giant (desert) centipedes: What they are, where they can be found, if they're dangerous and what...

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Can You Repair Termite Damage To Your Home?

If you suspect termites are lurking in and around your home, act fast! These nightmare bugs can inflict heavy damage...


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Termites 101: Everything You Need To Know

Termites can be the bane of a property owner's existence. Learn how to keep these wood-munchers from eating you out...

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

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


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7 Signs You Might Have a Termite Infestation

As small as these insects are, they can make an awfully big mess. Know what to look for and what...


How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies


Pro Tips for Basement Finishing

These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to encounter when working on your...

How to Choose the Right Bed Bug Treatment

After identifying a bed bug infestation, you'll want to keep it from spreading. Here's what every homeowner needs to know...


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Are Bed Bugs Dangerous to People, Pets and Property?

Bed bug bites can be the first sign of infestation. Find out if bed bugs are dangerous and what can...


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What to Know About Bed Bugs’ Life Cycle

Often invading homes undetected, learn the life cycle of bed bugs so you can effectively face and fight this persistent...


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Best Ways to Get Rid of Rodents in Your House

Rodents are a part of nature that most people do not want in their home. Here are proven ways to...


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How to Keep Mice and Other Pests Out of Your Home

How to keep out mice, squirrels, bats and other unwanted animals.

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A Surprising Hack to Keep Mice Away For Good

Mousetraps aren't the only tactic for keeping mice away. This simple, natural remedy will help keep those furry little creatures...


5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Have Fruit Flies Again

Make sure you never have fruit flies.


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?


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Here’s Why You Should Never Kill a House Centipede

Before you squish that creepy centipede, find out why it actually might be a useful house guest.


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8 Pet-Safe Pest Control Products

When you choose products to rid your yard and home of pests, keep the health of your family and pets...


How to Keep Snakes Away from Your Yard and House

Learn how to keep snakes away from your yard and home, and what to do if one slithers in anyway.


Never Get Stung Again! 6 Tips to Avoid 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...


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...

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Here Is How to Remove a Tick (And What Not to Do)

Ticks are disgusting little blood suckers. When they bite you, they can make you sick. Here's how to avoid being...


10 Naturally Derived Tick Repellents That Actually Work

If you're worried that certain insecticides may be harmful to your health, your pets, or nature, read on for natural...


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Here’s How to Keep Ticks Out of Your Home

One expert predicts widespread tick activity this summer. Follow these tips to keep ticks out of your home.


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Common Myths About Personal Insect Repellents

Don't fall for these misconceptions about insect repellents.


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How to Avoid Deer Ticks

Annually, at least 30,000 Americans get Lyme disease from deer tick bites. This is how to avoid ticks and minimize...


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What is the Deadly Kissing Bug?

Getting bit by anything is a shock. Sometimes it leads to an itchy bump, and other times it leads to...