The Best Way to Get Rid of Cockroaches, According to a Bug Expert
Organize & Clean
Five methods ranked from best to worst.
Oct 8, 2023
This Simple Hack Gets Rid of Spiders from Windows Once and for All
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Keep spiders (and their webs) away for good.
Oct 4, 2023
This Smart, Easy Hack Can Kill Hundreds of Mosquitoes at a TimeCleaning
You can forget about swatting mosquitoes one by one with your bare hands.
Sep 24, 2023
How to Make My Natural Science-Backed Bug Sprays
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They really work to keep pests away.
Sep 8, 2023
4 Old-School Tricks to Avoid Ticks from TikTok’s Favorite GrandmaCleaning
You probably have everything you need already.
Sep 4, 2023
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs, the Pests You Might Spot at Home in FallCleaning
These pests get their name for a good reason. Here's what to do if you spot one.
Aug 31, 2023
I Got Rid of the Ants in My House Using Just Two IngredientsCleaning
No need to use harsh ingredients to eliminate these kitchen pests.
Aug 24, 2023
This Easy-to-Use Bug Catcher Takes the Ick out of Removing Insects — Bonus: It’s on SaleCleaning
Don't like bugs? Then you'll love this.
Aug 18, 2023
I Finally Figured Out What Those Tiny Red Bugs That Pop Up Periodically AreCleaning
You know them by their size (smaller than a pinhead) and their color (bright red). But what exactly are these tiny red bugs?
Aug 10, 2023
The House Centipede: Get Rid of Them, or Let Them Be?Cleaning
Here's what you need to know.
Aug 1, 2023
Was That a “Palmetto Bug” or a Cockroach? Here’s How to Know.
Home Projects
Sorry in advance, but there’s bad news within.
Jul 28, 2023
This $10 Amazon Find Provides Instant Bug Bite Relief
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I’ll be keeping this in my purse all summer long.
Jul 15, 2023
Apparently, This TikTok Hack to Get Rid of Wasp's Nests Actually WorksCleaning
Few things are as unwelcome at any party as a wasp's nest.
Jul 9, 2023
The Secret Bug Repellent That's Hiding in Your Laundry Bin
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I’m surprised it worked!
Jul 3, 2023
How to Get Rid of Drain Flies and Fruit Flies
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And how to tell the difference between the two.
Jun 23, 2023
This $10 Mosquito Dunk Will Quickly Solve a Mosquito Problem
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And it’s better for the environment compared to pesticides.
Jun 21, 2023
Here Are 15 U.S. Cities with the Worst Pest ProblemsCleaning
You might be surprised at one of the cities on this list.
May 30, 2023
What You Need to Know Before Spraying Your Yard for Mosquitoes
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According to pest experts.
May 14, 2023
My Chef Friend Taught Me This Genius Hack to Keep Fruit Flies AwayCleaning
And it really works to help prevent a full-on fruit-fly invasion from happening.
Mar 2, 2023
5 Ways to Banish Household Critters in the Winter Cleaning
If you feel like you’re seeing more bugs in your house, you’re not alone.
Jan 26, 2023
How To Repel Fleas with Regular Household Items (Using Smells Fleas Hate!)Cleaning
There’s a lot to love about having pets, but one of the downsides is the fleas that can sometimes come with them — especially if your pet goes outdoors. Fleas can be a pain to get out of your house, but there are a number of regular household items that can be used to repel and kill them without harming your beloved furry friend (no, not you, Windex). Learn more about these below.
Oct 27, 2022
You May Have Heard That Windex Kills Bugs. Here’s the Real DealCleaning
Can it really be used to get rid of small insects like ants? We asked an expert.
Oct 22, 2022
How to Keep Pests Away This FallCleaning
Protect your home from these five common critters.
Oct 15, 2022
How to Get Rid of Mice at Home Once and for AllCleaning
Winter is almost here, which means so are the mice.
Sep 16, 2022
How To Catch a Mouse: Our Biggest & Most Helpful PostsCleaning
It’s mouse season, and two friends have found critter droppings in their kitchen since New Year’s, throwing them into a tizzy. I’ve been through this before, and it drove me crazy how difficult they are to catch. They have patterns that you can expect, and then they break them. A number of years ago (when I recorded the videos below), I finally DID catch the mouse in our home, but it took days and lots of patience.
Sep 13, 2022
Silverfish: How To Get Rid of Them and Prevent an InfestationCleaning
Look familiar? Here's what to do if you spot one.
Aug 11, 2022
Coors Light Has Created Its Own Mosquito TrapCleaning
Summer’s all fun and games until you start getting eaten alive by mosquitos. I came home from a recent trip with no less than 30 mosquito bites, regardless of trying all of the creams, scents, and clothing items that claim to keep those pesky blood suckers away. To help stop these little pests from being a buzzkill this season, Coors Light has come up with a clever contraption so you can instead kill the mosquitoes’ buzz.
Jul 30, 2022
How to Keep Your Pets Safe During Flea SeasonCleaning
Expert remedies to help protect your home and your furry friends.
Jul 21, 2022
This New Gadget Is the Answer to Your Pesky Fruitfly and Mosquito Problems — and It’s 50% Off Right NowCleaning
It's sleek and effective to keep your home pest-free.
Jul 19, 2022
Here’s How I Keep Mosquitoes Away All Summer LongCleaning
A mosquito magnet's toolkit.
Jul 6, 2022
My Family Swears By This $15 Amazon Find That Makes Bug Swatting So Easy (and Kinda Fun)Cleaning
It's gratifying to use, according to shoppers.
Jun 17, 2022
How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths in Your KitchenCleaning
They are the bed bugs of pantries.
May 25, 2022
How to Get Rid of Fruit FliesCleaning
Here's what to do when you realize that, yep, you’ve got a fruit fly infestation on your hands.
May 25, 2022
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
How To Get Rid of Moths (and Prevent Them, too)Cleaning
Nothing threatens a closet full of clothes more than moths. And they can invade even the most well-organized closet. These pesky creatures are responsible for holes in your favorite clothing, and oftentimes, the problem occurs completely unbeknownst to you. Like pantry moths and other pests, these silent clothing killers multiply quickly, too, so it’s a problem you’ll want to solve quickly with a good moth repellent.
May 11, 2022
Mosquitoes Swarm Around These Four Colors the MostCleaning
Avoid these hues.
Apr 21, 2022
7 Super Easy Ways to Fight Off Pests This Spring (Before They Take Over)Cleaning
Stop them in their tracks with these common hacks.
Apr 9, 2022
Bed Bugs Are Coming — Here Are 3 Things Everyone Should KnowCleaning
Fun fact: They’re more common on red-eyes and international flights.
Mar 17, 2022
Here’s What Drew Barrymore Should Do to Get Rid of Her Closet MothsCleaning
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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This mess can usually pass for a Halloween decoration, but it's November now.
Nov 5, 2021
4 Truths About Cleaning Away Spider Webs at Home, According to an ArachnologistCleaning
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 $15 Amazon Find Keeps Flying Pests Away from Your Food When Dining OutdoorsCleaning
Unlike other repellers and traps, it won’t put a damper on your dinner.
Jul 26, 2021
One Good Thing: My Best Homemade DIY Fruit Fly TrapCleaning
Welcome back to One Good Thing! We’re outdoors again this week with my final insect repellent DIY and this one might just be my very best. We will see. It’s how to get rid of fruit flies, and after years of mucking about and trying a number of different solutions I finally buckled down, did much more research and got it right.
Jul 1, 2021
Even if You Live Alone, There's A Roommate You Need to Clean Up After
Weekend Projects
I certainly don't appreciate the messes they leave behind.
Jun 25, 2021
One Good Thing: Madison James Flyaway Sticks are Awesome Outdoors at HomeCleaning
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 SecretCleaning
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
The $26 Amazon Find This Kitchen Tools Editor Swears Keeps Mice AwayCleaning
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!
Apr 2, 2021
7 Simple Things You Can Do This Weekend to Ward Off Pests
Weekend Projects
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 AgainCleaning
“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
Natural Bug Repellents to Keep Your Dinners Outside BearableCleaning
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
Humane Rodent ControlCleaning
I recently discovered evidence of mice in my apartment, err… actually, my cat discovered them for me. She’s a great hunter and tormentor but, as I discovered after a few hours, not a killer. Mice are one of the most horrifying things I can imagine in my home, so I’ve researched a few humane ways to get rid of them.
Jul 18, 2020
I Had Bedbugs—Here's How I Learned to Feel Safe at Home, and What Pros AdviseCleaning
My relationship to my space was forever changed.
Jul 10, 2020