Pest Control How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our pest control step-by-step tips & ideas.
Mole crickets are a major nuisance in any lawn, tunneling through soil and tearing up turfgrass. Read on to find out how to identify them, flush them out, and get rid of them.
Do you have unwanted pests in your home? Read this guide on how to get rid of squirrels in the attic and learn how you can keep them away.
Learn how to beat these pulp-munching pests. See how to how to avoid turning your biggest investment into an insect gut job.
A gnat infestation is a common occurrence for many homeowners. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of gnats and how to prevent future infestations.
If grubs have invaded your lawn, you have both all-natural options and chemical treatments to get rid of them. We’ll show you how.
If you want to get rid of fleas for good, you need to be committed to vacuuming, steam cleaning, applying insecticides, and more.
These perps may be building a home inside yours. Presenting three frequent intruders, and what to do when they come calling
Ticks are deeply unpleasant, blood-sucking pests that can carry and spread disease. Fortunately, a bit of preventative maintenance and some professional assistance can help keep your lawn tick-free. Keep reading to learn how to kill ticks in your yard.
Knowing how to get rid of mice in your walls can put your mind at ease and minimize damage to your home.
Woodpeckers may be nice to look at, but they can also cause damage to your home and trees. Learn how to get rid of woodpeckers by reading this guide.
Understanding how to control the snake population on your property is key to a comfortable outdoor living space.
When temperatures begin to drop in the fall, mice start hunting for a warm place to spend the winter (and multiply!). Read on for tips on how to keep mice out of your home.
Wondering about those moth-like flies hanging around your drains? Keep reading to learn about what attracts these pests and find out how to get rid of drain flies.
There are several DIY ways to get rid of and prevent termites, but none are as effective as calling in a professional pest control company.
Few sights can make your heart sink like watching the spring-flowering bulbs you just planted become food for four-legged foragers. Read these tips to keep squirrels from eating your freshly planted bulbs.
Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook gives tips on the best ways to trap mice, and how to keep them out of a home.
How do you know if you have a raccoon visiting your home? Read on to learn about the signs of raccoon activity, and how to remove them from your property safely and humanely.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to tend to plants that are infested with aphids
Use pressure-treated lumber to build a sturdy post-and-rail enclosure that prevents animals from swiping your veggies
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to control insect pests without the use of pesticides
What attracts these pesky bugs and how to keep them from destroying your sweaters
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how fuel-powered bug zappers work
Five surefire ways to keep unwanted house guests from putting a damper on your holiday gatherings
Here’s how to root out the invisible irritants that turn your home into a sick house and banish them for good.
Bats in your belfry? The humane (and legal) way to remove them is through a process called "exclusion." Here's how.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva consults with a professional exterminator about ridding a home of termites