Spider & Insect Control

Spiders and insects—including bed bugs, flies, and cockroaches—are common indoor pests. See expert guides and advice for getting rid of them.

A bed bug on a white sheet crawling toward an unsuspecting hand.
Bat Bugs vs. Bed Bugs: How to Spot the Difference
A dead cockroach lays on its back with its long antennae sticking up.
How to Get Rid of Roaches in Your Home
Professional exterminator in protective workwear spraying pesticide in apartment kitchen
The Best Termite Control Companies
A small brown recluse spider that is yellow-brown in color with the distinct 'fiddle-shape' on its back tries to climb from the floor up a door jamb
How to Get Rid of Brown Recluse Spiders in Your Home
Closeup of a fly in the home
5 All-Natural Ways to Keep Flies Away From Your Home
Small ants happily picking up bread crumbs from an area where toast and jam was prepared.
How to Get Rid of Pharaoh Ants
A large, brown spider trapped under a glass drinking glass.
How to Get Rid of Spiders From Your Home Naturally
A honeybee creates ripples as it finds itself flapping its wings and struggling to get out of a pool.
How to Keep Bees Away From the Pool
Dozens of mosquitoes trapped in a DIY trap
DIY Mosquito Traps With Yeast, Dry Ice, or Buckets
Lovebugs on Grass
How to Get Rid of Love Bugs in Your House
Earwig on hardwoods
How to Get Rid of Earwigs in Your House
Termites and the damage they cause
How to Get Rid of Termites
Cockroach next to drain
How to Get Rid of Water Bugs in Your Home
Fungus Gnat Close Up
How to Get Rid of Gnats in Your Home
ladybugs on screen
How to Get Rid of Ladybugs Inside Your Home
How to Get Rid of Powderpost Beetles
How to Get Rid of Powderpost Beetles
roach on a poisonous bait trap
Fastest Ways to Get Rid of Roaches in Apartments
Fruit flies on an orange
How to Prevent Fruit Flies
Ant in the Snow
Where Do Bugs Go in Winter?
Silvery metallic looking insect (silverfish) on grey floor
Silverfish: How to Identify, Control, and Get Rid of Them
Brown and tan centipede with many legs and long antennae
How to Control (and Prevent) House Centipedes
moths eating a sweater
How to Identify 8 Insects That Eat Holes in Clothes
Bedbug on pink upholstery
How to Treat Bed Bugs in Furniture
person vacuuming an upholstered car seat
How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Car
flying ants
What to Do About Flying Ants in Your Home
dried herbs in a sachet
How to Get Rid of Closet Moths Naturally
ants crawling up molding
7 Effective Methods to Get Rid of Ants Naturally
cat near flea repellent
How to Get Rid of Fleas Naturally in 6 Easy Steps
stripping the bed
Bed Bug Service Preparation Requirements
Someone deep cleaning their granite countertops with a purple cleaning rag.
How to Get Rid of Roaches Naturally
pouring vinegar into a jar
3 Best DIY Fruit Fly Traps to Get Rid of Pesky Flies
Closeup of a German cockroach
12 Critical Steps to Prepare for Cockroach Control Service
person swatting a house spider
How to Get Rid of Spiders in the House
Ants feeding on food on the floor
Using Liquid Ant Bait to Eliminate Ants
Wolf Spider on flowers
All About Wolf Spiders
Asian cockroach
How to Get Rid of Asian Cockroaches
Hole in organic shirt by insect eating
Get Rid of Clothes-Eating Bugs Organically
fly trap made from a soda bottle
How to Make a Fly Trap From an Empty Soda Bottle
Boxelder Bug
How to Keep Boxelder Bugs Out of Your Home
Flying Ants vs. Flying Termites
Termites vs. Ants: How to Tell the Difference
dryer sheets
Do Dryer Sheets Repel Insects?
Ants crawling on a baseboard
How to Prevent Bugs and Pests in Any Area of Your Home
Bedbugs on a bed sheet
How to Wash and Care for Laundry Infested With Bedbugs
A load of laundry by a washer
How to Wash Laundry Infested With Lice
Kitchen pantry door opened with jars of spices and herbs and coffee mugs
How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths
closeup of fly
How to Get Rid of Flies Indoors & Outdoors
Boxelder Bugs
9 Questions About Boxelder Bugs
Carpenter Ant
How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants
group of flies
How to Get Rid of Flies Outside on Porch or in Backyard
ants on wooden floor
12 Simple Ways to Control Little Ants
Tarantula crawling over tree branch
What Is a Tarantula?
Clean Laundry With Teddy Bear
Laundry Tips to Reduce Dust Mites
A close-up of termites in wood
Using Orange Oil to Treat Dry Wood Termites
Ants making a trail to food
How to Get Rid of Stinky Odorous House Ants
A tarantula hawk wasp on a flower bud
Tarantula Hawk Wasps: How to Identify and Get Rid of Them
How to Get Rid of Pillbugs and Sowbugs in Your Home
ants in the home
How to Get Rid of Ants in the House
Black Field Ant
How to Get Rid of Field Ants
Dog scratching in house
6 Steps to Remove Fleas in the Home
Indianmeal moths on the pheromone bait with powerful adhesive
Pantry Pests: Indianmeal Moths in Food

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