Pest Control Maintenance

Our pest control maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.

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Why Put a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox?

Hint: It’s not about keeping your bills smelling fresh! Placing a dryer sheet in your mailbox is a handy way to stay safe and help your mail carrier stay safe. Consider adding one to your mailbox, especially if some pests are trying to make your mailbox their new home.
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The Ultimate Summer Maintenance Checklist

The summer months have arrived, meaning certain areas of your home may need some tending. Here are some maintenance tasks to pay attention to this season.
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The 5 Best Flea Sprays (2024 Review)

Flea spray eliminates existing fleas and prevents future ones. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best flea sprays available on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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6 Best Rat Poisons (2024 Review)

Rats can ruin food, destroy property, and spread disease. In this guide, we review the best rat poison and rodent repellents on the market.
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8 Best Ant Killers (2024 Guide)

Ants can come in the thousands and infest every area of your home. This review of the best ant killers will help you get rid of them.
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Best Mouse Traps (2024 Guide)

Mice infestations can be a headache, but mouse traps are an effective way to eliminate them. This review examines the best mouse traps.
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The 5 Best Bug Zappers (2024 Review)

Investing in a quality bug zapper isn’t only convenient for you—it can also make your parties and family gatherings more enjoyable for your guests. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best bug zappers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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How Long Does Termite Treatment Last?

There are different types of termite treatments out there, but how long do they last? Finding out how long you’re protected can help you choose the best one.
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How To Tell If You Have Termite Damage

If you suspect you have termite damage, look out for other key signs—then call a pest control company.
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How to Get Rid of Roaches

By following a few simple steps, you can get rid of roaches—and prevent them.
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Do a Few Bed Bugs Mean You Have an Infestation?

Finding a couple of bed bugs may not seem like a big deal—but it could mean there’s a full-blown infestation lurking in your home.
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The Best Ways to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

Nothing ruins warm weather fun like a mosquito bite. Our ultimate guide on how to get rid of mosquitoes offers options for DIY and professional ways to eliminate these pests.
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Best Termite Killers

There are many different types of termite killers out there, from liquid termiticides to bait stations and foams. In this article, we’ll share the pros and cons of the top termite killers on the market.
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Orkin Review (2022)

If you have pests such as termites and bed bugs, a professional pest control company such as Orkin may be able to help. Read our in-depth review to see if this company is right for you and your home.
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Termite Inspections: Everything You Need to Know

Termites can cause serious, lasting damage to your home. If you think you may have a termite problem, you should get a termite inspection from a professional pest control company. Read our guide for everything you need to know about termite inspections.
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5 Best Pest Control Companies of 2022

If you’re unsure which pest control company is best for you, read our comprehensive guide detailing our top pest control companies for 2022.