Pest Control: Tips and Secrets from 117 Experts

This is the most comprehensive list of pest control tips on the web. Knowing that small steps taken by homeowners can dramatically reduce or eliminate many pest problems, we reached out to over 100 experts and asked them to weigh in with simple, actionable pest control tips.

To ensure this is a top-notch resource you can come back to again and again, we personally contacted insiders you can trust. The experts are truly renowned and represent many sides of the pest control/DIY/entomology/gardening/organic/natural living spectrum. Naturally, there are a few differences of opinion, which we feel contribute to the authenticity of this resource. To round out a few topics, helpful tips already found on the web were curated from reliable sources and noted as such. 

Blue tips are indoor, green tips are outdoor, and gray tips are indoor/outdoor.

Insight Pest Solutions neither endorses nor takes liability for results of following these tips. We advise you to consult with an expert if you have questions or concerns.
This mark denotes tips that were curated from the web.
Company logos: the author didn’t want to provide a headshot, the tip was curated from the web, or the company preferred not to attribute their tip to one person, though it was vetted by an expert.
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Looking for more Pest Control and bug-related info? Here are a few of our favorite resources:

DIY Pest Infographic, The Huffington Post
Make a Fly Trap, About.com
Pest Control Tips, How Stuff Works
Tips for Pest Control, EPA
Top Ten Pest Control Tips, The Pest Control Authority
Pest Prevention Tips, Alpha Ecological
Natural pest control, Fresh Eggs Daily
Bed Bug Guide, University of Minnesota
Home, garden, turf, and landscape pests guide, University of California

Your One-Stop Shop for All Things Bed Bugs, Pest World
10 Ways to Bug-proof your Home, How Stuff Works
Termite Control: Answers for Homeowners, University of Kentucky
Rodent Guide, Pest World
A Practical Guide to Rodent Control, Department of Public Health, County of Los Angeles, CA
31 Natural Pest Control Methods, One Good Thing by Jillee

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