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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5 Tips to Keep Ants Away From Pets

If ants ever invade your house or yard, you'll be well-armed for dealing with the problem -- and keeping your pets safe -- if you follow this set of anti-infestation tips.

10 Cockroach Hiding Spaces

Cockroaches are nasty little critters and one of the worst things about them is you never know where they're hiding. We'll tell you 10 places they could be.

Common Locations for Ant Nests

Ants are a year-round nuisance in homes and buildings. Where do they come from? This article discusses the various locations where ants can build nests.

Cupboards, Pantries and Ants

Ants are pretty predictable, and you can keep them out of your cupboards and pantry if you adopt a few ant-busting habits.

Food Preferences of Ants

Most ants are opportunistic feeders; they'll eat just about anything. There are some ant species that do have preferences, though.

How to Kill Termites

Generally when you see termites you think, "Call an exterminator. Stat." But can you take care of the problem yourself?

How to Prevent Grease Ants

Ants may be unwanted guests looking for shelter from inclement weather, but a more likely explanation is that they've located food. Stop them before they invade.

Preventing Cockroaches

If you live on planet Earth, it's pretty much guaranteed you've had a run-in with a cockroach. Here's how to prevent it from happening frequently.

Preventing Termites

For such tiny little critters, termites can leave a path of destruction costing thousands of dollars. The best thing to know about termites is how to avoid them altogether.

Termites vs. Ants

In the battle of the bugs, which is worse for your home: termites or ants? The answer may surprise you.

Treating Fire Ant Bites

Fire ants are aggressive insects that can inflict bites and venomous stings when they feel threatened. If you've been bitten, you know the experience is no laughing matter.

Types of Ants

There are thousands of species of ants worldwide, but only a few that you might encounter in your home. Here are a some species you can probably identify in your own kitchen!

5 Tips to Keep Pests Away From Pets

Fleas and ticks can do a number on your pets and your home. There are things you can do to prevent them, but if you've got them, you'll have to work a little bit harder.

5 Things Exterminators Check During Termite Inspections

Termites can wreak havoc on a home, so you should always be on the lookout for an infestation. But what should you look for?

Can you wash bed bugs out of clothes?

Bed bugs are quite an annoying pest, but they can be banished from your home and your clothes. We'll tell you how!

How to Get Rid of Fleas in the House

Your pet had a flea problem and now you have to get rid of the fleas in the house. Learn about how to get rid of fleas in the house in this article.

How to Get Rid of Ticks in the House

Getting rid of tick infestation in your house is not as difficult as it may seem. This article shows you how to get rid of ticks in the house.

How to Clean Up Rat Droppings

You've found some rat droppings and have to learn how to clean them up safely. Learn how to clean up rat droppings in this article.

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs In the House

Your house has been invaded by stink bugs and you must get rid of them. Read this article and learn how to get rid of stink bugs in the house.

How to Get Rid of Ants

You've found ants in your home and want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Learn about how to get rid of ants in this article.

How to Kill Gnats

You need to kill gnats, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to kill gnats in this article.

How to Get Rid of Ladybugs In Your House

You probably want ladybugs in your garden. But how do you keep them out of your house? We'll tell you exactly how.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

During the spring and summer months, many people wonder how to get rid of fruit flies. Learn about how to get rid of fruit flies in this article.

Bedbugs: Are they coming for you?

Your grandmother really meant it when she said, "Sleep tight, and don't let the bedbugs bite." The press is full of horror stories about voracious, blood-sucking bedbugs that feast on you in your sleep. Is it all hype, or is there cause for concern?

What's Eating Me? Bedbugs and Other Creatures in Your Bedroom

When you lay your head on your pillow, your bed may be harboring insect invaders. From hungry mosquitoes to thirsty fleas, there are lots of critters around that think your bedroom is a banquet hall when it comes to eating in style.