This Sleek Amazon Gadget Solved My Pesky Fruit Fly Problem — and It’s On Sale for More than 30% Off
It also got rid of another editor's plant pests!
May 18, 2022
Mosquitoes Swarm Around These Four Colors the Most Living
Avoid these hues.
Apr 21, 2022
7 Super Easy Ways to Fight Off Pests This Spring (Before They Take Over) Organize & Clean
Stop them in their tracks with these common hacks.
Apr 9, 2022
Here’s What Drew Barrymore Should Do to Get Rid of Her Closet Moths Organize & Clean
Luckily, there are lots of solutions and prevention methods.
Jan 15, 2022
One Thing You Have to Clean Now that Halloween is Behind Us
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这个烂摊子万圣节decorat通常可以通过ion, but it's November now.
Nov 5, 2021
4 Truths About Cleaning Away Spider Webs at Home, According to an Arachnologist Organize & Clean
If you destroy a web, the spiders will still live in your house — they’ll just labor over making a new one. But there is one thing you can do.
Oct 19, 2021
This Pest Index Gives Real-Time Info About Critters in Your Area
You can use this handy tool when packing for your next outdoor adventure.
Aug 4, 2021
This Miraculous $5 Amazon Find Completely Solved My Annoying Ant Problem Living
This bait did *not* mess around.
Jul 30, 2021
This $15 Amazon Find Keeps Flying Pests Away from Your Food When Dining Outdoors Living
Unlike other repellers and traps, it won’t put a damper on your dinner.
Jul 26, 2021
This $10 Mosquito Repelling Candle Will See You Through Summer Shop
If you buy one thing this summer, make it this candle.
Jul 11, 2021
Even if You Live Alone, There's A Roommate You Need to Clean Up After
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I certainly don't appreciate the messes they leave behind.
Jun 25, 2021
One Good Thing: Madison James Flyaway Sticks are Awesome Outdoors at Home Living
Welcome back to One Good Thing STILL AT HOME!!! And also this week outside. Okay, full disclosure, Hands and I are playing around with our format and having fun. I’ve also chosen to go deep on insect repellants, because it’s a personal passion and I’ve been finding a bunch of really interesting new solutions.
Jun 24, 2021
One Good Thing: The Amazing Tabasco Yellow Jacket Repellant Secret Home Projects
Welcome back to One Good Thing BACK AT HOME! Yes, this week I’m back in my yard, enjoying the warm weather and sharing with you YET ANOTHER genius tip for repelling bugs – this time, yellow jackets – which can really drive you batty by getting in your food and drink on a hot summer day. This tip came from a restaurant upstate that I went to last autumn.
Jun 17, 2021
Got a Roach Problem? Try These DIY Roach Repellents (and Skip the Store-Bought Sprays) Home Projects
Here's how to get a pesky pest problem under control the natural way, without using toxic repellents and insecticides.
Jun 11, 2021
I Finally Have a Name for Those Tiny Red Bugs That Pop Up Periodically Home Projects
You know them by their size (smaller than a pinhead) and their color (bright red). You see them every once in a while crawling across the back of your hand, or on the kitchen countertop. But what exactly are these little guys?Welp, they are clover mites. Learn more about these tiny bugs below.And while you’re at it, learn how to deal with fruit flies, moths, and spider mites in your home as well. Clover mites are pretty harmless.
Jun 10, 2021
The $26 Amazon Find This Kitchen Tools Editor Swears Keeps Mice Away Living
And more than 17,000 Amazon reviewers agree that it works!
May 24, 2021
I Live in the Caribbean and These Are 5 Mosquito Solutions That Locals Swear By
Surefire advice from people who battle these pesky insects year-round.
Apr 28, 2021
The Trash Can Our Staffer Swears Solved Her Mouse Problem
Bonus: It costs a *lot* less than a visit from a pest control company!
Mar 29, 2021
7 Simple Things You Can Do This Weekend to Ward Off Pests
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It's hard to enjoy springtime when you're swatting at mosquitoes, hopping away from spiders, or fleeing wasps.
Mar 26, 2021
The Editor-Favorite Mosquito Solution I’m Stocking Up on Before It Sells Out Again Living
“Just set up a few around your patio or picnic table and you’re basically setting up a do-not-disturb sign.”
Mar 23, 2021
自然缺陷驱虫剂保持你的晚餐外在要求e Bearable Living
There’s nothing like a swarm of mosquitoes or army of ants to ruin your time outdoors. Even though bugs are often useful, they can put a damper on picnics, BBQs, and simply chilling outside, and leave you with some nasty bites and stings. Thankfully it’s fairly simple to find ways to keep bugs away.
Oct 24, 2020
Fruit Fly Trap DIY for Catching These Sneaky Bugs Home Projects
There are fewer household pests more annoying than fruit flies. While different kinds of roaches may terrorize your countertops or sinks and annoying ants might find their way to your sugar container, fruit flies can be particularly tricky—and determining their source can be especially vexing.
Aug 31, 2020
I Had Bedbugs—Here's How I Learned to Feel Safe at Home, and What Pros Advise Home Projects
My relationship to my space was forever changed.
Jul 10, 2020
The Best Bug-Repellent Products for Your Outdoor Space Living
Say goodbye to those uninvited guests for good!
Jul 9, 2020
The First 8 Things To Do If You Think You Might Have Bed Bugs Living
Instead of bugging out, follow these steps to make sure your home is bug-free and prevent the little pests from spreading.
Sep 24, 2019
5 Things You Need to Do After Every Trip to Protect Yourself From Bed Bugs Living
Not only do these tiny pests tend to hide (and breed) inside of beds, couches, and clothing, they’ll gladly hitch a ride on your clothes and luggage if given the opportunity.
Sep 14, 2019
7 Unsuspecting Places Bed Bugs Might Be Hiding in Your Home Living
臭虫不只是活在你的床上。如果你suspect you have a bed bug infestation, you might be unhappy to find that bed bugs can thrive just about anywhere. They have a soft spot for fluffy fabrics with lots of folds and cushy places to hide. But they also party in cracks in grout, under your box spring, and in your dresser drawers. In other words, almost nowhere is safe from these sneaky critters.
Sep 6, 2019
You May Have Heard That Windex Kills Bugs. Here’s the Real Deal Home Projects
Can it really be used to get rid of small insects like ants? We asked an expert.
Sep 2, 2019
How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies Home Projects
Here's what to do when you realize that, yep, you’ve got a fruit fly infestation on your hands.
Aug 30, 2019
Where Do Bed Bugs Come From? A Quick, Non-Gross Explainer Home Projects
We talked to Brittany Campbell, Ph.D., staff entomologist for the National Pest Management Association—and probably one of the few people in the world who seems genuinely excited to talk about bed bugs—to demystify the pests.
Aug 29, 2019
This Entomologist Has a Travel Warning: Always Put Your Suitcase in the Hotel Bathroom Living
The reason behind it is simpler than you might think, but it might make your skin crawl.
Aug 11, 2019
This Mosquito Solution Has a Serious Cult Following Living
Imagine extra-long incense sticks that burn for hours and repel mosquitos, hornets, and other pesky insects. Just set up a few around your patio or picnic table and you're basically setting up a do-not-disturb sign.
Jul 29, 2019
One Icky Reason You May Want to Put Dryer Sheets Under the Legs of Your Table Organize & Clean
Dryer sheets, especially fragranced ones, have gotten a bad rap as of late. But these very same fragrance-laden fabric softeners are excellent at keeping one thing away.
Jul 28, 2019
Here’s a Simple and Food-Safe Way to Get Rid of Ants in Your Kitchen Organize & Clean
Ants tend to pop up in the spring and can linger through summer, foraging through your kitchen for food.
Apr 2, 2019
How to Get Rid of Mice at Home Once and for All Home Projects
Mice are adorable in children’s books. They’re even cute scurrying around in the woods. But it’s a completely different story if you spot one sprinting across your kitchen floor. In a recent survey of 1,000 Americans by pest control company Western Exterminator, 81 percent of people said they would feel guilty if they had a mouse infestation in their home, and 90 percent wouldn’t invite even their closest friends over if there were mice hanging around.
Oct 27, 2018
The Frightening Reason You Shouldn’t Use Contact Paper in Your Kitchen Cabinets Home Projects
An $8 roll of contact paper can do wonders for your home. You can use it to upgrade old furniture, modernize shelves, elevate countertops, or even forge a backsplash. For the budget-conscious, it’s almost too good to be true. And, as it turns out, some people say it just might be. Why? Apparently cockroaches love contact paper. “Cockroaches will eat almost anything, far beyond what we think of as food sources,” says Howard Bright, the owner of Anti-Pesto Bug Killers.
Oct 18, 2018