Diseases & Pests

Do Ultrasonic Pest Repellents Really Work?

Ultrasonic electronic pest and insect repellent devices claim that their high frequency sound waves are intolerable to rodents and insects. However, simply plugging one of these devices in probably won’t end your pest woes. Read on to find out more about the effectiveness of electronic pest repellents.

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How to Keep Mice, Rats, and Squirrels Away from Bird Feeders

Mary Lou asks, “We love feeding birds, but they drop seeds on our balcony which attracts mice and rats. What can we do to keep rodents away?” Birds and rodents both love to eat seeds. Try these tips to discourage rodents from your bird feeder.

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Do It! How to Guard Your Bird Feeder from Squirrels and Raccoons

While feeding birds is a popular pastime, feeding squirrels and raccoons is not.To keep the furry critters away from your bird feeder, make a DIY guard from a piece of stovepipe.

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The Top 25 Cities with Mosquito Problems

Do you live in one of Terminix’s cities with the most mosquito problems? Click to find out!

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How to Deal with Mushrooms in Your Yard

Read this article to find out about mushrooms and the steps you can take to deal with mushrooms growing in your yard, lawn, or garden.

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Six Steps to Eliminate Fleas in Your Home

If fleas from pets or other sources have found their way into your home, follow these six steps to eliminate them without using harmful chemicals. Read on to find out more.

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Pouring boiling water on weeds in a gravel driveway.

Killing Weeds Naturally in a Gravel Walk or Driveway

Watch this video for tips on how to kill weeds in a gravel walk or driveway without herbicides using common household items.

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Plants growing in vegetable garden.

How to Control Three Common Vegetable Garden Pests

Some of the many critters that live in your garden like to use it as a buffet, which can damage and sicken plants. Read on to find out how to control these three common garden pests: aphids, slugs and snails, and caterpillars.

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