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.
Searching for the best insecticidal soap to safeguard your plants from invasive pests naturally? Our guide offers recommendations and tips.
One bad apple can literally spark a fruit fly infestation in your kitchen. Check out our guide on how to get rid of fruit flies quickly and confidently.
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to identify, repair, and prevent woodpecker damage around the home.
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.
Harvesting your garden is the bountiful payoff for all of that hard work. But if the area you live in is home to many greenery-munching rabbits, you may want to rethink what you’ve planted. Here are some common plants and flowers that repel rabbits, almost guaranteeing you’ll have one less pest to deal with this year.
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.
Having to chase flies around your home with a rolled-up newspaper or swatter can be a headache. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team takes a look at the best fly traps currently available.
While deer may look cute, they can wreak havoc on your garden, grass, fence, and more. Our review examines the best deer repellents.
Rats can ruin food, destroy property, and spread disease. In this guide, we review the best rat poison and rodent repellents on the market.
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.
Mice infestations can be a headache, but mouse traps are an effective way to eliminate them. This review examines the best mouse traps.
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.
Though you might wish they’d die off in the winter, mosquitoes have several ways of surviving colder temperatures, from hiding to hibernation.
Harming or trapping most wild birds is illegal, so we’ll show you how to get rid of birds on your property by using harmless, non-chemical deterrents and repellents.
Before you sign up for pest control treatments, read our review of Hawx Pest Control to learn about its services, plans, pricing, and customer satisfaction.
Winter is the least active season for bugs, which can’t create their own body heat. Learn which ones die, which ones hide, and which ones head straight for the inside of your home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To get rid of a carpenter ant or termite infestation in your home, you may need to consider fumigation. In this article, we discuss the fumigation process and the costs associated with this extermination method.
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.
To get rid of cockroaches in your home, you can choose between DIY treatments and professional services. In this article, we discuss both options and the costs associated with each extermination method.
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.
To rid your home of bed bugs, you can choose to address the problem yourself or get professional help. In this article, we discuss your extermination options, the costs, and how to prevent future infestations.
To eliminate fleas in your home, you have the option of DIY treatments or hiring a professional. In this article, we discuss both options and the cost of DIY and professional flea extermination.
To rid your home of ants, you can choose to set your own bait or hire a professional. In this article, we expand on these options and discuss how much you can expect to pay for DIY and professional ant extermination.
Whether you have an infestation or want to prepare in case you get one in the future, a roach killer is a good product to have on hand. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best roach killers 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.
Nobody likes itchy mosquito bites, which is why mosquito repellent is essential when you’re outdoors. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best mosquito repellents 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.
At the first signs of a pest infestation, you might be tempted to buy some sprays or traps to take on the problem yourself. However, hiring a pest control professional will often save you time, money, and effort in the long run. We break down the benefits of going with a professional pest control service over trying to get rid of pests yourself and provide a few tips that will help you choose the right pest control service for your home.