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Articles on identifying and controlling household insect pests, and how to keep insect pests out of your home.

15 Ways to Bug Proof Your Home
Do you hate finding bugs in your house? You can't keep every insect or spider outdoors, but you can make it difficult for bugs to find their way into your home. Here are 15 ways to bug proof your home.

Why Do Insects Come in My House in the Fall?
Why do insects come in my house in the fall? And what can I do to keep them out?

When Should I Use a Bug Bomb?
Are you sure a bug bomb is the best choice for your pest problem? Bug bombs don't work well on all insects. When used incorrectly, these home pesticide products can be hazardous, too. Learn how to weigh the risks and rewards of using a bug bomb, before you choose to use one.

How to Use a Bug Bomb to Treat a Pest Problem in Your Home
Before you use a bug bomb product to eliminate a pest problem in your home, read these important directions and safety precautions. Each year people misuse bug bombs, resulting in damage to property and serious health impacts for family members. Don't become a statistic.

10 Myths About Bed Bugs
There's a lot of misinformation about bed bugs out there. Make sure you know the facts about these blood-sucking pests.

Top 10 Myths About Bed Bug Treatment
Before you wage war against bed bugs, be sure you know which bed bug treatments work, and which don't. This article outlines the top 10 myths about treating bed bugs.

10 Tips for Getting Rid of Fruit Flies
Are you waging a fruitless battle against fruit flies in your home (pun intended)? Try following these 10 tips for getting rid of fruit flies.

Where Do Fruit Flies Come From?
People once thought insects like fruit flies appeared by magic overnight, a theory called spontaneous generation. While it might seem like this is the case, fruit flies do come from somewhere. Learn what causes fruit flies.

Make a Vinegar Trap for Fruit Flies
Are you battling fruit flies in your kitchen? Once they get in, it's hard to get rid of fruit flies. This simple vinegar trap works wonders on a fruit fly infestation.

Why Are Bed Bugs Making a Comeback?
Bed bugs are making headlines, as a rise in bed bug infestations hits cities and towns all over the world. Why are bed bugs making a comeback?

Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to eliminate once they've established themselves in a dwelling. What makes it so hard to get rid of bed bugs?

The Travelers' Guide to Avoiding Bed Bugs at Hotels
How do bed bugs get in your home? They travel home with family members who stay in bed bug infested hotels, usually. Learn how to avoid bed bugs at hotels by planning wisely, inspecting thoroughly, and taking control measures when you return home.

How to Keep Bed Bugs From Coming Home With Your College Student
Coeds aren't the only ones living in the dorms these days. Bed bugs are a problem on many college campuses. If your child lives on campus, he may unknowingly bring bed bugs with him the next time he comes home for a visit. Try these tips to keep bed bugs from coming home with your college student.

What a Bed Bug Mattress Cover Does, and How to Use It
If you've got a bed bug infestation, it pays to install a bed bug mattress cover on both your mattress and box spring. Learn what a bed bug cover does, and how to use it.

Bed Bug Stories - Share Your Bed Bug Stories
Bed bug infestations have skyrocketed in the past few years, so more and more people are dealing with the maddening problem of getting rid of bed bugs. Have you had a bed bug infestation in your home? Have you had any vacation encounters with bed bugs in hotels? Share your bed bug stories!

What Are These Tiny Black Bugs in My House?
I keep finding tiny black bugs crawling on my floors and walls. What are they, and what do I do to get rid of them?!

What Are These Tiny, Black Bugs That Jump?
There are tiny, black bugs in my house and they jump when I get near them! What are they, and how do I get rid of them?

Why Do Box Elder Bugs Invade My House Each Fall, and What Do I Do About Them?
Box elder bugs are seldom noticed during the summer, but when cooler temperatures start to take hold, they aggregate for warmth. These red and black bugs often make their way indoors, where they can become a nuisance in the home.

Get Rid of Stink Bugs - How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs
Get Rid of Stink Bugs - How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Keep Your Christmas Tree Free of Bugs
Live or cut Christmas trees can come with surprises - bugs! You can still enjoy a real evergreen tree for Christmas without bringing a forest of insects indoors. Here's what you need to know.

How to Make and Use Homemade Ant Baits
Are you battling ants in your kitchen? Learn how to make and use homemade ant baits that will get rid of those ants quickly.

Do Flies Really Vomit and Poop When They Land on You?
You've heard this before, haven't you - flies vomit and poop on you when they land on you. Do you want to know if it's true?

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