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Common cloths moth
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How to Get Rid of Moths

If signs of damage appear in your clothes, pantries, or even your apple trees, you likely have a moth problem. These pests enter your home through infested items such as dry pantry goods or woolens. If a neighboring orchard has an infestation, then these pests don’t have to travel far […]

groundhog standing in grass
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How to Get Rid of Groundhogs

Besides bringing news of a longer winter or an earlier spring, groundhogs can sometimes destroy your lawn and garden. So, how can you get rid of groundhogs? You can use natural repellents, traps, scare tactics, gas cartridges, or your gun to get these furry, hole-digging lovers of vegetables and flowers […]

Varied Carpet Beetle
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How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are hard to target and make rather unwanted dinner guests. These small pests will make a glorious feast out of your animal origin materials, including furs, wools, feathers, or leather. If an infestation is in your home, you’ll often find these critters around the edges of rugs and […]

Eastern Carpenter Bee
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How to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees

Getting rid of carpenter bees, the pests responsible for those small holes dotting your deck or siding, can be as easy as painting the wood. Dealing with an infestation of carpenter bees takes more work and more expense, as you may need the expertise of a pest control professional. Why […]

Cawing crow
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How to Get Rid of Crows

Somehow the tree has changed from vibrant green to an ominous black. It stands surprisingly still even in the wind, and a series of bright caws emanate from the branches. It’s the stuff nightmares —  or at least Hitchcock’s “Birds” — are made of. But it’s actually just your backyard, […]

brown recluse
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How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders

How can you get rid of brown recluse spiders? Arm yourself with your vacuum (to remove webs), DIY spider repellent (to kill them on contact), and sticky traps (to catch them over days in basements, attics and garages). The brown recluse gets its name for this reason: This venomous spider […]

fungus gnat
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How to Get Rid of Gnats

Nope. That’s not the sound of random applause coming from various rooms in your house. It’s the sound of people trying their hardest to squish gnats invading their space. A search and destroy of one gnat at a time may provide some brief relief, but how can you get rid […]

Fruit flies gather on piece of fruit
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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

If only saying, “Shoo, fly, shoo!” was enough to banish these annoying little pests, things would be a lot simpler. But how do you really get rid of fruit flies? It takes a mix of old-fashioned cleaning, things found in your kitchen, flytraps, and sprays. Before you start eliminating these […]