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No one wants their home to become termite food. Getting rid of termites and repairing the damage is stressful and expensive, so one of the best things you can do to protect your property is find them before they can do massive damage. Here's how.

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Mice may look cute and fuzzy, but in reality, their presence means stress, chewed furniture, and a fire hazard because they can gnaw on electrical wiring in your walls. And the worst part? They poo and pee all over your stuff. Yeah, it's gross. Not to mention that rodents in general are harbingers of many diseases. They're also very clever, resourceful, and difficult to get rid of.

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Bedbugs are a menace, and learning how to search your hotel room for them before you collapse into bed is critical to avoid taking them home with you. This video shows you best way to do just that, and to make sure you get a good night's rest away from home.

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You may be planning a barbecue or two this summer -- but how do you deal with all the flies? Do you use a spray, or do you just rely on the good old Aussie salute? As it turns out, the solution may be as simple as a plastic bag full of water.

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A new pesticide investigation by consumer watchdog CHOICE has found that some surface sprays are completely ineffective at killing cockroaches. If you have an infestation problem, here are the brands you need to avoid.

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Dear Lifehacker, We've been having an ant problem. For a couple of months, we've been spraying the blighters, creating a perimeter around the house with ant-sand and laying bait traps. Nothing's worked so far. Do you have any non-conventional solutions before we call an exterminator? Thanks, Anti-Ant

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If you prefer natural pest repellents in your home, the folks at The Kitchn have the ideal solution to keep houseflies away. The secret lies in cloves, or even just clove oil.

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If wasps and other pests make unpleasant appearances at your backyard events, this pesticide-free trap will take care of them for you without the risk getting stung. All you need is a few household items.

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If ants in your yard or garden -- or even worse your home -- are giving you a hard time, but you're not keen on the idea of spraying pesticides all over the place, this no-poison ant trap may do the trick.

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Flies, mosquitoes, and even ants are easy to get rid of in comparison to the dreaded, disgusting household annoyance that is the roach. Fortunately this DIY method aims not only kill this pest, but prevent its relatives from coming to the funeral.