A Homeowner’s Guide to Backyard Pests

Household pests are more than a nuisance: They can also pose a threat. Pests spread disease, carry viruses and bacteria, and can bite homeowners, pets, and children. Not only do pests threaten human health and welfare, but they can damage important structures in the home and yard. Backyard pests can destroy lawns, gardens, and landscaping. They may enter the home and wreak havoc and destruction. Deal with backyard pests immediately to protect the health and well-being of people, pets, and your property.

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  • Preventing Ticks in the Yard: Learn how to prevent, control, and eliminate ticks. Ticks cause illness and are dangerous to human and pet health. Discover how to remove ticks correctly and identify symptoms of tick-borne illness.
  • Control Household Insect Pests: Use this guide to learn about different insects such as silverfish, ants, flies, cockroaches, and more.
  • Boxelder Bugs: Learn about boxelder bugs and how to identify and control them.
  • Spider Mites: Learn about spider mites and find ways to prevent, control, and treat a backyard infestation.