Insect Control

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How to Deal With German Cockroaches

They can be tough little buggers.

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How to Eliminate Boxelder Bugs

They're not dangerous, but they can be a nuisance.

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How to Keep Bugs Out of Home Insulation

Keep the creepers from nesting in your walls.

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How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders

A little cleaning, a little prep—no bites.

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What to Know About Ticks and Winter

Find, identify, and remove these dangerous bloodsuckers.

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How to Remedy a Ladybug Infestation

Prevent this common bug infestation before the summer.

A red tick crawls on a leaf.
Natural Ways to Rid Your Yard of Ticks

Don't trade one kind of danger for another.

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11 Household Insects Who Provide Biological Pest Control

Cut out the chemicals and try harnessing the circle of life.

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Rid Your Garden Of Aphids

You might recruit some other helpful bugs.

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How to Make Organic Pesticide with Soap

Chemical pesticides can damage health and water systems.

A moth on a plant.
How to Prevent a Moth Infestation

A moth can enter your home undetected.

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How to Support Bees in Your Yard

They're great for plants, and they're in dangerous decline.

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Treating a Home and Garden Flea Infestation

When your pets have a flea infestation, they feel miserable.

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Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees: 4 Tips

Carpenter bees are most prevalent during the spring.

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Home Remedy For Aphids

Try making your aphids unwelcome in your garden.

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How to Identify a Fruit Fly

Nobody wants fruit flies.

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Completely Ridding Your Garden of Cucumber Beetles

Cucumber beetles can be a pesky nuisance in the garden, ruining many different types of plants.

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Different Types of Poisonous Bugs

There are many different types of poisonous bugs. Some of these insects are found in every habitat.

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5 Common Pest Control Mistakes

A can of bug spray won't get you too far if you’re making these mistakes.

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How to Avoid Chiggers and Treat Chigger Bites

Learn how to keep these pests away or how to soothe the itch of their bites if you can't.

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Japanese Beetle - Biological Control

When used improperly, insecticides can pose serious hazards to people, wildlife, and the environment.

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How to Kill Gypsy Moths Effectively

If you're not careful, the number of gypsy moths in your garden can get out of control.

Making a Natural Bug Repellent for Fruit Trees

When bugs attract to your fruit trees, repel them naturally.

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Outdoor Pest Questions: Insect Control

Even small bugs can end up causing significant problems.

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Protecting Your Weigela from Pests

Weigela is attractive in the garden, and to pests.

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How to Grow Wormwood in 5 Quick Steps

Wormwood is a plant known for its ability to keep ants, mice, moths and flies away.

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How to Make an Insect Repellent Candle

Mix up your own solution for biting or annoying insects.

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Is Soil Usable after an Aphid Infestation?

If you have dealt with an aphid infestation you may want to re-use your potting soil.

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How to Properly Remove Pesticides on Produce

Nowadays, over 70 percent of non-organic produce contain traces of pesticides.

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Are Bug Zappers Fire Hazards?

Any electrical appliance or tool is potentially dangerous as a source of an electrical fire.

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About Cockroach Infestations

The dreaded cockroach is perhaps the bane of mankind.

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Using Household Items as a Roach Remedy

Drive away roaches with home remedies.

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Making Insect Repellent with Basil

Fresh basil is one of the many ingredients you can use to make an insect repellent.

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Protecting Your Rosemary Plants from Pests

Rosemary is well loved as a culinary herb and for aromatherapy, and insect repellant.

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How to Get Rid of Fleas With Banana Peels

Get rid of fleas before they enter your home.

A trail of ants.
The Best Way to Kill Ants

Eliminate your tiny enemy in just three steps.

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How to Get Rid of Palo Verde Beetles

Use an easy trick to stop them from destroying your trees.

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How to Handle June Bugs

Try to get rid of them before they lay eggs in your grass.

A honey bee landing on a white flower.
Killing Bees with Sevin Dust

An option for bee control you may not have heard of.

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Safely Remove a Bee Nest

Summer weather brings bees.

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How to Identify and Remove Potato Bugs

Keep the little buggers off the dinner invite list.

9 Cheap Ways to Get Rid of Bugs

Don't let them nibble your wallet, too.

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How to Fight Varroa Mites

Natural remedies might help improve your honey harvest.

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How to Remove a Beehive in 6 Steps

Follow these steps to remove a beehive.