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S21 E7, Tom Silva discusses how to repel woodpeckers and fix the damage they cause with Kevin O’Connor
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All About Woodpecker Damage Repair and Prevention

General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to identify, repair, and prevent woodpecker damage around the home.

Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor learn about getting rid of termites
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How to Deal with Termites

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva consults with a professional exterminator about ridding a home of termites

How to Keep Plant-Eating Animals at Bay

Say bye-bye to Bambi, and other critters that gobble up your yard.

Young deer eating leaves off small tree
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How to Deer-Proof Small Trees

Learn how to keep deer away from young trees and shrubs with landscape contractor Roger Cook.

The 5 Best Flea Sprays (2022 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.

The 5 Best Fly Traps (2022 Review)

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 researched the five best fly traps available on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

5 Best Deer Repellents (2022 Review)

Deer can damage your yard by eating foliage. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best deer repellents on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

How to Get Rid of Lawn Grubs

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.

What You Need to Know About Bee Exterminators

If you’re struggling with a bee problem, you should always contact a professional pest control company. You don’t want to hurt beneficial bees by accident.

Aptive Environmental Review (2022)

If you’re looking for a professional pest control company, consider Aptive Environmental. Read our comprehensive guide to learn about the company’s coverage and benefits.

The 5 Best Rat Poisons (2022 Review)

Rats can ruin your food, destroy your home, and spread disease. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best rat poisons 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.

The 5 Best Ant Killers (2022 Review)

Once you see an ant in your home, it’s safe to assume there are more lurking around. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best ant killers 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.

The 5 Best Mouse Traps (2022 Review)

Mouse traps are a necessary evil, as mice can carry disease, ruin food, and frustrate homeowners. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best mouse traps 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.

The 5 Best Bug Zappers (2022 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.

How to Get Rid of Moths

Read this guide to learn how to tackle moth infestations and prevent them from happening in the first place.

Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Winter?

Though you might wish they’d die off in the winter, mosquitoes have several ways of surviving colder temperatures, from hiding to hibernation.

How to Get Rid of Birds on Your Property

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.

Hawx Pest Control Review (2022)

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.

Where Do Bugs Go in the Winter?

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.

How to Get Rid of Earwigs

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.

How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants

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.

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

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.

How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles

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.

How Much Does Fumigation Cost? (2022)

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.

How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders (2022)

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.

How Much Does a Roach Exterminator Cost? (2022)

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.

How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches

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.

How Much Does a Bed Bug Exterminator Cost? (2022)

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.

How Much Does a Flea Exterminator Cost? (2022)

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.

How Much Does an Ant Exterminator Cost? (2022)

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.

How Much Does a Rat Exterminator Cost? (2022)

Because rats can carry disease and reproduce frequently, it’s important to address a potential rodent infestation as soon as possible. We’ll show you how much a rat exterminator costs and outline the costs, benefits, and drawbacks of trying to deal with a rat problem yourself.

Is Pest Control Worth It?

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.