Insect Control

Prevention is key to keeping your house and yard pest and insect free. Gather some tips for keeping the critters at bay in this section.

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Is seeing cockroaches during the day a sign of an infestation?

No one likes the sight of a cockroach scurrying across your kitchen wall – and if you see one during the day, it's officially time to worry. Is it a sign of an infestation?


How Bug Spray Works

Our world is full of insects, and our first response to seeing one is usually to reach for a can of spray to zap it. Is this good idea? What's in your typical can of bug spray? And, could it harm you, too? See more »

Is seeing cockroaches during the day a sign of an infestation?

No one likes the sight of a cockroach scurrying across your kitchen wall – and if you see one during the day, it's officially time to worry. Is it a sign of an infestation? See more »

Repairing Insect Damage to Your Home

You're cleaning up your lovely home one day when your vacuum cleaner attachment goes right through your wood floor! What does this mean for your home and how do you fix it? See more »

How to Protect Your Home From Insects During a Warm Winter

People love warm winters. So do insects. In fact, they love them so much that they might just wait out the winter right along with you – inside your house! Find out how to protect your home here. See more »

5 Tips to Avoid Bringing Home Bed Bugs From Your Hotel Stay

With nightmare stories of infestations, the old adage, "don't let the bed bugs bite," went from a harmless rhyme to an actual warning overnight. If you're on the road, how do you protect your belongings from these roach-like parasites? See more »

Termite Flooring Damage

Squeaky floors might just mean your home is in its second (or third!) century, but in some cases, sagging, creaky wooden floors can signal a termite infestation. What's the first step if you suspect you have a problem? See more »

Termite Foundation Damage

Termites don't eat concrete, but they will undermine your foundation by tunneling through it on the way to the good stuff. How risky is your home's setup? See more »

Types of Termites and the Damage They Cause

For being tiny, termites can cause an amazing amount of destruction. Which termites might wreak havoc in your home, and what kind of damage will they do? See more »

Termites and Structural Property Damage

Termites cause $5 billion worth of damage in the U.S. every year. For a bug that's about the size of an ant, that's a lot of destruction. See more »

Home Buyers Beware: Termite Inspection

Termites are nasty customers, but they don't have to be a deal-breaker when you're buying a home. An expert can help you know what you're dealing with. See more »