When it comes to pests in your home, nowhere is off limits — including your pantry. Yes, it's true: You might not be the only one snacking on the foods you have stored away in the cupboard. Pantry bugs, which are actually called called stored product pests because they feed on products that we store for a period of time, are a relatively common nuisance, but they can be prevented if you know what to look out for and what to do.
Keeping mosquitoes away from your yard is a high priority during spring and summer, but do you know how to choose the best mosquito repellent for your lawn, porch or patio? Learn what to consider before you buy.
Seeing more birds than business lately? If you're noticing an influx of flocks, you're likely in an area where birds are migrating to nest or wait out colder weather elsewhere. It's not the business or tourism increase you'd hoped for, and there are three bird pest species in particular you need to watch out for.
If you're building the home of your dreams or adding to your current home, you'll want to make sure that termites don't become long-term residents during the process. Because your home is exposed to the elements during construction, it's the time when termites have the greatest ability to invade your home.
Bed bugs may be one of the most difficult household pests to get rid of. These small, brownish-black insects are expert hitchhikers, and they usually make their way into homes by stowing away in luggage, backpacks, purses and other personal items. And while bed bug populations had dwindled in the United States by the 1940s and 1950s, increasing travel has led to a resurgence in their numbers.