Keep your home clean and clutter-free with these household hints and tips.
When you're searching for a new apartment to rent, the last thing you want to think about is probably the presence of pests. But if you ignore some telltale signs, you might find yourself inheriting unwanted critters.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
With today's growing number of bed bug infestations, buying second hand furniture has taken on a whole new meaning. But we have some tips to keep you bargain hunting.
Termites may be small, but they sure are hungry -- hungry enough to eat your entire house! Here's how to spot and repair the damage they cause.
Termites may be tiny, but they can pack a mighty wallop -- mainly to the structure of your house. Luckily for you, it's not that hard to keep them out.
While there are several advantages to renting an apartment, sharing a space with other people often means sharing things you don't necessarily want. Like bugs.
There's only one thing that can rid your home of bedbugs: a pest-control professional. They know all about bedbug biology and habits, and you need that knowledge to eliminate those pesky bedbugs.
The bottom line is if your child can make a mess, he or she can help clean it up. How much he or she can help, though, will depend on age and ability.
A few cockroaches here and there are to be expected, but that doesn't mean you have to like it. Find out how to rid your home of these nasty bugs.
Why even consider buying a house with termite damage? Well, some people won't. Others, though, stick around to consider the options -- and possibly negotiate a big discount on the home.
If you want to scare a homeowner, there's one sure way to do it: Mention the word termite. It's important to always keep an eye out for them. Here's what to look for.
Just because you don't find bugs in your home very often doesn't mean they're not swarming around its foundation. And we're not just talking about termites.
If you're like most people, you spend a decent amount of time avoiding household cleaning chores. But if you split them up into two- or three-minute chunks and do them during commercial breaks, they suddenly become no big deal.
Keeping a clean kitchen isn't just about appearances. It's about good health. What steps should you always take to keep your food and your surfaces clean?
There are roughly 91,000 species of insects in the ground, the air, on your plants, and in all of the nooks and crannies of your home. Find out how to kick them out and keep them out.
While you could chase a fly around with a swatter (or a shoe) all day long, one of the best ways to combat flies is to go after them where they breed.
Ants sure know how to ruin a good time, and picnics don't have the market cornered. They can be anywhere from your recycling bin to your bathroom.
Low-flow toilets -- including dual-flush models -- are now the only kinds of toilet you can buy in the United States. How much water and money do they save you, anyway?
Wanna sleep better at night? Find out how to disinfect your mattress because it's actually pretty nasty.
Your kitchen sponge is probably loaded with germs. But before you toss it (and more money) in the trash, try disinfecting it instead.