Pesky Pests: Bob Vila's Picks

Find tips for getting rid of bugs and pests. You'll find a lot of natural remedies.
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How to Make a DIY Fly Trap
Say goodbye to pesky houseflies using a simple, chemical-free DIY fly trap that you can easily make at home. Click the link to learn how to make it.
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3 Cheap and Easy Ways to Make a DIY Mosquito Trap
Skip the bug zappers and chemical sprays—try these simple homemade mosquito traps for relief. Click the link to start reading.
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How to Get Rid of Flies Outside
Flies can be a nuisance during outdoor activities. Though they linger year-round, they're most bothersome from spring to fall, peaking in the hot summer months. Click the link to find out how to make them go away for good.
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How to Get Rid of Gnats
Not sure how to get rid of gnats in the house? Implement these DIY solutions to naturally get rid of them, ensuring they don't come back. Click the link to start reading.
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Termite Infestation: Top Tips for Prevention
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How to Get Rid of Invasive Hammerhead Worms
Learn how to get rid of hammerhead worms from your property.
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Solved! What Is the Best Way to Prevent Pest Infestation?
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How to Get Rid of Invasive Hammerhead Worms
Learn how to identify and get rid of hammerhead worms.
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How To Get Rid of Ants
Getting rid of ants in the house just got 10x easier. Click through to learn how to get rid of ants inside your house.
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How to Get Rid of Clover Mites—and Why You Should Never Squish Them
Learn what to do if you spot this tiny red and furry pest in your garden. Click the link to start reading.
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13 Time-Tested Tricks for a Bug-Free Backyard
You should be able to enjoy your outdoor space without flies buzzing, mosquitoes leaving itchy bites, or the threat of ticks. We share our favorite tips and tricks for keeping bugs away from your patio. Click through for 13 natural repellent ideas. | 13 Time-Tested Tricks for a Bug-Free Backyard
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Solved! What Are the Tiny Black Bugs in My House Near the Window?
Get rid of tiny black bugs in the house near the window by identifying what the pest is you’re dealing with and treating it appropriately. This Bob Vila article explains how.
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3 Crazy Easy DIY Mosquito Traps (to Be Itch-Free for Good)
Mosquitoes quickly transform your home from a relaxing retreat into an itchy nightmare. Take back your home with these store-bought and DIY mosquito traps.
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The Best Mosquito Traps of 2022
Do mosquitoes bother you in the yard and even in your house? With the best mosquito traps for DIY pest control, mosquitos will be less of a problem. See our shopping tips and top-rated mosquito traps here.
If you are wondering how to get rid of cicadas, this simple guide has all the steps you need to rid your yard of these pests. Read on to learn how. Cicada, Plant Roots, Trees And Shrubs, Fruit Bearing Trees, Beneficial Insects, Yard Work
How to Get Rid of Cicadas
If you are wondering how to get rid of cicadas, this simple guide has all the steps you need to rid your yard of these pests. Read on to learn how.