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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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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Recognizing the Signs of a Fungus Gnat Infestation

Know how to find and eliminate this disease-carrying insect.

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Protecting Your Marigolds from Pests

Marigolds are a very easy to grow annual that can grow quite tall depending on the variety.

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Building a Wasp Trap with Household Items

Build a wasp trap cheaply.

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Outdoor Pest Questions: Insect Control

Even small bugs can end up causing significant problems.

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Preventing Pests from Attacking Your Parsley

Parsley is a strong plant that does not often suffer from insect infestations.

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Controlling Wasps with Apple Juice

Wasps are a pest that can put a damper on your outdoor living experience.

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How to Dispose of Pesticides Properly and Safely

Pesticides are chemicals or biological agents used for repelling, preventing and killing pests.

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Eliminating Asian Beetles from the Garden

Beetles are perhaps the most common of insect pests, and can cause a lot of damage in your garden.

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Protecting Your Weigela from Pests

Weigela is attractive in the garden, and to pests.

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Exterminate Pests and Revive Your Mountain Laurels

Mountain Laurels are elegant shrubs with leathery leaves and unusual flowers.

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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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Protecting Impatiens From Pests

Impatiens have become a mainstay of North American gardens in the past two decades.

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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 Keep Bees Away from Your Apple Tree

You'll need some bees to pollinate the flowers.

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Pest Problems With Your Zinnias

Zinnias are rarely attacked by insects. The culprits are usually Japanese beetles, aphids, or mites.

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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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How To Kill Flying Bugs

Bugs are a nuisance especially when they buzz around the head.

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Fighting Pests: Fuchsia Defense

Fuchsia plants can be vulnerable to many different pests.

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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 Broccoli Plants from Pests

It is necessary to protect your broccoli plants from pests if it is to produce.

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Treating Shasta Daisy Pest Problems

The Shasta daisy has three major pest problems that can be treated fairly successfully.

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How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Common garden bugs like stink bugs often invade the interiors of homes too.

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How to Control Sand Bees

Sand bees, or ground bees, are a particular breed that go down into the soil to establish their hives.

Rhubarb on a cutting board.
Make Natural Pesticide from Rhubarb Leaf

Its natural qualities offer organic protection.

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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.