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Pest Control

If you're moving to a new home, getting rid of unwanted bugs and other critters is essential. We've compiled all the best pest control tips to get you started.

How to Get Rid of Moles and Keep them Away for Good

What do moles look like? Including its tail, the average mole is between four and 11 inches long. They typically have black, brown, or gray fur and resemble rodents, though they’re technically small mammals. They have tiny ears and eyes, small hind feet, and larger forefeet used for digging. Even though moles look similar to […]

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How to Keep Snakes Away From Your Yard and Home

Snakes of all types can be found in most regions of the U.S., so chances are you might come across one in your yard. Because some people often fear snakes (whether they’re poisonous or not), it can be challenging to think with a clear head when they’re around. In this guide, we’ll discuss how to […]

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How to Get Rid of Flies Outside in 4 Steps

When you are trying to enjoy a meal outside, it is so annoying to have flies swarming around or landing on your food. Flies can also invade your indoor spaces when you open and close doors. Flies are the least active during colder months and typically reach maturity during the spring. So, how to get […]

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: A Guide to the Best Bed Bug Sprays

“Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite,” is a cute saying, but there’s nothing cute about actually dealing with bed bugs. When you spot an infestation, it’s vital to find the best bed bug spray to take care of the problem quickly. Your peaceful night’s sleep is on the line. These tiny […]

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Creepy Crawler Alert: How to Get Rid of House Centipedes

House centipedes can strike fear into just about anyone who encounters them inside their home. These pests have worm-like bodies with multiple sets of long, creepy legs. House centipedes prefer to stay out of sight, so if you encounter one, it will most likely be an unwelcome surprise for both you and the centipede. What […]

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Outdoor Fleas: How to Treat Your Yard

Flea infestations are a major inconvenience. Fleas can bite, carry diseases, and generally just cause chaos. Your yard and lawn create a comfy environment for fleas to feed, breed, and lay their eggs — and gives them easy access to hitch a ride inside on you or your pets.

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How to Get Rid of Yellow Jackets in 5 Easy Steps

You hear a buzzing noise near your front door and look around for the source. You find one yellow jacket flying around your yard and think nothing of it. As each day passes, the sound gets progressively louder, and one yellow jacket turns into a large group. At first, avoiding this swarm is the best thing you can do, but now you’re worried they’ll block your way into your home.

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How to Get Rid of Wasps Safely, Step by Step

Wasps don’t often interact with people, but if provoked, they can sting. Wasp stings can be painful to all and threatening to those with allergies. If you’ve got a wasp problem, here is everything you need to know about these pesky insects, including how to get rid of wasps naturally, how to check for infestations, […]

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How to Get Rid of Termites in Your Home for Good

Termites can cause serious damage to your home if left untreated, and are difficult and costly to remove. Professional exterminators are almost always the best way to get rid of termites, however, there are many do-it-yourself options for controlling and preventing termites as well. 

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How to Get Rid of Spiders, Step by Step

Warm weather is always welcome, but with it comes an influx of critters looking to make their way into our homes. Spiders are one of the most hated pests, yet they play a critical role in our ecosystem. Spiders can help us with pest control because they eat other insects that may come into our […]

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How to Get Rid of Skunks and Keep Them Away for Good

We often smell a skunk before we see it. The odor that comes from a skunk is both unpleasant and unmistakable. And if you’re trying to sell your house or moving into a new one, you’ll really need to know how to keep skunks away. 

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How to Get Rid of Silverfish

There are many types of pests that have alien-like appearances. But if there was a contest that ranked pests based on how odd they look, the silverfish would definitely be near the top of the list. The unusual way this pest looks — plus how quickly it can move — makes it unnerving to find […]

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How to Get Rid of Cockroaches

Because they have adapted to living with humans, cockroaches are one of the most common pests that infest homes. It is not at all unusual to find a roach nest while you are spring cleaning or as you pack up during a move. Cockroaches prefer to stay hidden and can go unnoticed for a long […]

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How to Get Rid of Raccoons

Need to get rid of raccoons fast? Follow these simple steps to steer raccoons away from your home.

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How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Home for Good

What do mosquitoes look like? Adult mosquitoes are small flying insects with spindly legs and narrow abdomens. Mosquitoes range from dark black to light brown in color, with different species carrying varied markings. All mosquitoes, however, possess a long and slender proboscis, an elongated mouthpart. Female mosquitoes are biting insects that feed on blood, inflicting […]

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How to Get Rid of Mice in 5 Steps

Nobody wants a mouse in the house. Mice are persistent and will keep coming back if you don’t do something to get rid of them for good. They don’t just chew through boxes or eat what’s in your pantry – they bring with them serious health hazards and risks for your home. But we’ve got […]

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How to Get Rid of Maggots, Step by Step

What do maggots look like? Maggots are baby flies or the larval stage of a fly. They are conically shaped and often a grey or creamy white color. It is hard to differentiate the species of flies from their maggots, but if this is your goal, the University of Kentucky has put together a guide […]

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How to Get Rid of Junebugs

If you associate the sound of summer with the constant thud of June beetles hitting your deck or windows, then it’s time to take action. While these light-obsessed beetles may seem harmless to humans, they’re anything but when it comes to the health of your lawn and garden. We’ll tell you how to get rid […]

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How to Get Rid of Gophers

If you have a gopher wreaking havoc in your garden, don’t fret. We’re providing a step-by-step guide on how to get rid of gophers in your yard or home.

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How to Get Rid of Gnats for Good

We’ve all been there – you forget to throw out that old fruit or to take out the garbage and suddenly your kitchen is infested with gnats. But the first thing you’ve got to do before you go about getting rid of gnats is to make sure that the bugs in your home are, in fact, gnats.

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How to Get Rid of Flies Quickly and Effectively

Flies are small and seemingly harmless pests that have the potential to cause big problems. It is estimated that common flies carry more than 100 diseases that they spread to food and other surfaces through feces and regurgitation. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to successfully deal with flies in your home and prevent them from coming back.

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How to Get Rid of Fleas Quickly and Effectively

When you think of fleas, you may consider them a problem reserved for cats and dogs. Unfortunately, fleas can infest your home and use you as a host. This can lead to annoying and itchy bites, allergies, and potentially serious disease. The best way to get rid of fleas in your house is with quick […]

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How to Get Rid of Drain Flies, Step by Step

Whether you live in an apartment or single-family home, flies can be a constant problem. Leaving the door or window open for too long will let these pests inside and garbage left out for too long could attract even more. Drain flies can be especially annoying and difficult to get rid of. This guide shows […]

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How to Get Rid of Chipmunks

Need to get rid of chipmunks in your yard? Follow these simple steps to humanely relocate chipmunks and keep your yard pest-free.

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