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7 Ways Pests Are Taking the Sweat Equity Out of Your House

More than you may realize, pests are capable of undermining the quality and longevity of the home improvements you've labored to make. Keep reading to learn about several ways in which your home could be vulnerable to insects and rodents—and what you can do to stop these threats in their tracks.

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How to Avoid a Winter Pest Invasion

Home improvement expert, Bob Vila, offers advice to prevent a pest party in your home following the harsh winter season.

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Invasion of the Tawny Crazy Ant

Dr. Danny McDonald from Sam Houston State University provides information on the tawny crazy ant, a new invasive ant species terrorizing the Gulf Coast states.

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Beware: Invasion of the Coneheads

A hungry kind of termite, known as the conehead termite, has invaded Florida. Dr. Barbara Thorne from the University of Maryland talks more about this rapidly growing species.

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All About Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease

Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the NPMA, shares information on kissing bugs and Chagas disease.

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The Truth About Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Dr. Michael Raupp from the University of Maryland discusses the truth about stink bugs - from the damage they cause to ways they spread so quickly.

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The Three Most Common Ant Species

Dr. Laurel Hansen from Washington State University discusses the three most common ant species found in the United States.


Protecting Yourself from Tick-Borne Diseases

Ticks spread Lyme disease and many other dangerous diseases. Experts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) share how to protect from bites this season.


Seven Steps to Maintain the Value of Your Home

Purchasing a home is a serious investment. Follow these seven steps to not only maintain, but also increase the value of your property.

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