Pest Control How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our pest control step-by-step tips & ideas.
Earwigs don’t actually have a thing for your ears. Instead, they prefer your yard waste and aphids. Find out how to get rid of earwigs and make your home a less friendly environment to these pests.
Only a few types of spiders are dangerous to humans. Unfortunately, the brown recluse is one of them. Learn how to prevent an infestation and keep these spiders from coming back.
Learn how to beat these pulp-munching pests. See how to how to avoid turning your biggest investment into an insect gut job.
Frustrated by buzzing creatures following you around the house? Our guide will teach you both 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
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva consults with a professional exterminator about ridding a home of termites
Read this guide to learn how to tackle moth infestations and prevent them from happening in the first place.
Though carpenter ants rarely bite, they can damage your home by hollowing out wooden support structures. Here’s how to get rid of carpenter ants by using insecticide, desiccants, or baits.
Japanese beetles can wreak havoc on your outdoor plants, garden, and lawn. In this review, we give you tips on how to identify a Japanese beetle infestation and get rid of these damaging insects.
Carpet beetles can destroy household goods like wool carpets and linen clothing. In this review, we discuss how to identify carpet beetles in your home and methods for getting rid of these pesky insects.
German cockroaches are pretty common household pests, and their quick reproductive cycle and resistance to pesticides make them challenging to eliminate. We’ll show you how to get rid of German cockroaches and keep an infestation from returning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re struggling to get rid of your mice problem, you can tackle the infestation with traps and bait stations, or leave it in the hands of experienced professionals.
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.
Skunk spray is one of the most recognizable and difficult smells to remove from homes, pets, and outdoor areas. But with these tips, you’ll be able to trade those funky, pungent odors for fresh air.
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