Pests Info & Inspiration

Whether it’s birds building nests on our porches, ants in the kitchen, or skunks out in the garden, pests are a nuisance you can only begin to despise properly once you own a home. Here we collect all of our guidance on how to get rid of them, classify them, and otherwise maintain your sanity as you deal with these various critters.

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If One Room Has Bed Bugs, Do They All?

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If one room has bed bugs, do they all? This is a serious question you must answer quickly to eradicate a bed bug infestation as swiftly and effectively […]

How to Get Rid of Cricket Noise at Night

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Crickets can make a symphony’s worth of noise. Sometimes it can be pleasant and comforting. But if it is relentless, too loud, or too close, especially at night, […]

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Little Black Worms in the Shower? How to Get Rid of Drain Flies

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It can be scary to notice little black worms in your shower. However, there's no need to panic. These tiny worms are just drain fly larvae you can […]

How to Keep Birds Off Your Porch With 15 Tricks

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Local avian inhabitants are wonderful creatures that visit our gardens and amuse us with their quaint pecking order. However, having a flock of birds invade your outdoor living […]

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Are Bats Attracted to Lights? No, With One Exception

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A common question that has bothered scientists for ages is "are bats attracted to lights?" Well, after thorough research and studies, they've finally discovered the answer! Just like […]

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Are Termites Attracted To Light? Yes, & Here's Why

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Termite invasion is quite common, especially during the summer and spring times. However, you must have noticed these termites can often be seen around lights, as close to […]

How To Get Rid of Ants on Carpet in 7 Ways

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Getting bitten by ants is a bad feeling, but worse is when you see the ants are crawling on your carpet and up your leg. You need to […]

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6 Types of Dog Toilets to Save You the Annoyance

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While some of us may be lucky enough to have our backyards (dog toilets!) where our pets can answer nature’s call all by themselves, the rest of us […]

9 Types of Bed Bugs You Need to Get Rid of Pronto

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All the types of bed bugs collectively are a widespread species and member of the heteropteran family that can be found in almost every country and continent except […]

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8 Types of Silverfish You'll Find in Moist Environments

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Have you ever encountered any types of silverfish in your life? I am guessing you have already seen these primitive creatures but might not have given them much […]

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15 Types of Ladybugs to Spot in Your Outdoor Adventures

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Whenever we think about ladybugs, the first picture that comes to our mind is an insect with red and black spots on the back. But different types of ladybugs can […]

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15 Types of Worms to Find & Some to Avoid in the Wild

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What do you think of when you hear "worm"? Most people think of earthworms generally. But the different types of worms are more than you can imagine. There […]

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15 Types of Grasshoppers to Look for Out in the Wild

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When we think about any types of grasshoppers, we mostly recall two kinds of memories. One involves the sweet childhood that we spent running around the insect while […]

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16 Cat Litter Alternatives for Those Desperate Moments

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If you’re already a paw-parent or if you’re a first time cat owner, the question of cat litter alternatives to the usual kitty litter may linger on your […]

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15 Types of Termites to Identify & Fight to Preserve Your Wood

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Termites need no introduction no matter which part of the world you live in. Now, it so happens that various types of termites can be quite different and […]

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15 Types of Gnats We All Wish Would Buzz Off [Identification Guide]

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Any types of gnats are a complete no-no in any house. It's just very simple. You don't want them. They make a regular appearance in horror movies - […]

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19 Types of Crickets: Easy Identification Guide with Pictures

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All of the various types of crickets are fascinating creatures despite being common insects. They have earned a lot of bad reputation for keeping people up all night. […]

12 Types of Dragonflies: The Different Species To Know

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The different types of dragonflies are some of the most attractive varieties of insects in existence. Even among the dragonfly species there's such a vast diversity of beauty. […]

6 Plants That Repel Ants Outdoors & Inside Your Home

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It’s nice out, you want to enjoy your patio, but you can’t help but notice a never-ending stream of ants crawling around. Sometimes, you’ll feel a little ticket […]

10 Plants That Repel Mosquitos in Your Yard & Indoors

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Plants that repel mosquitos are a big piece of the puzzle, but there’s more you can do, too, beyond just growing plants that keep mosquitos away. In some […]

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7 Plants That Repel Fleas & Provide Secondary Benefits You'll Love

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Imagine your home; your sanctuary being invaded by tiny nasty fleas just waiting to attack. Although they can't fly, these little creatures can certainly jump (up to 7" […]

14 Plants That Repel Spiders Indoors & Outdoors With Little Effort

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We know spiders aren't only good for the environment but are necessary. Without them our entire ecosystem will go haywire. But there's two things none of us want […]

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Natural Spider Repellent: 9 Safe Spider Deterrents for Your Home & Yard

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There are certain times of the year that the spiders go crazy spinning their webs, and no, I don’t mean around Halloween. I understand these critters contribute to […]

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How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats - Quickly & Permanently

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As you can guess, I'm writing about how to get rid of fungus gnats because it's a plan I'm enacting right now. I realized it last night as […]

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21 Plants That Repel Ticks: Fresh Smells We Love & Ticks Hate!

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I've been planning some flower beds around trees (less weed-eating around big roots!) and next to the house and figured I should use some plants that repel ticks. […]

Where Do Spider Mites Come From? (Prevention Tips & More)

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Everyone has dealt with spider mites at one time or another. You'll finally remember to water your plants on the front porch or back patio, wait patiently while […]

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Maggots in Compost: Good or Bad? Here's What to Do

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I imagine your story is similar to mine. One year after I had my first vegetable garden I decided I'd start saving nutritious food waste to turn into […]