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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 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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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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Environmentally Safe and Natural Bee Control Methods

Has a large swarm of bees decided to call your property home? Bees pose a threat of stinging you, your family, or your pet, and if any of you are allergic to bees, the threat is tenfold.

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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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Do-It-Yourself Pest Control That Actually Works

Pests can cause serious problems in your home. Critters like roaches and rodents are known to spread diseases to humans, while others — like termites — can cause serious damage to the structure of your home. It’s very common to encounter problems with pests at some point. Fortunately, with some innovation and elbow-grease, you can […]

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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 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 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 Ants And Keep Them Away for Good

What do ants look like? Ants are common insects that inhabit every continent of the world except Antarctica. Though they come in different colors, they all have three body regions: the head with antennae, thorax, and abdomen.  If you see flying ants, that means they’re mature males who will soon die after mating. Wingless ants […]

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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 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 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 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 Bed Bugs

Bed bugs may be tiny, but finding them in your house or apartment is a big nightmare. These small bugs — formally known as cimex lectularius — love to suck your blood. Worse yet, they’re expert hiders and can live as long as a year without a meal, so they’re not very easy to kill […]

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Separating Fact from Fiction

Orkin recently released its list of the cities with the most bed bugs. (The list is based on the cities in which the company performed the most residential and commercial bed bug treatments.) The top 10 cities, in order, are Baltimore, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, Columbus OH, Cincinnati, Detroit, New York, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose […]

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