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    24 Things That'll Tell Pests To GTFO Of Your Home And Yard

    Some pests can be pretty darn cute cute.... but not when they're in your home.

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    1. This set of steel woolβ€”the easiest way to stop rodents from chewing their way through the gaps and crannies of your home.

    Promising review: "I used it to fill all the holes under the sink, holes in the garage, and holes in the exterior brick. Apparently mice cannot chew through this and I use it in conjunction with Great Stuff expanding foam. Package does come with gloves and scissors." β€”James Vo

    Get it from Amazon for $27.

    2. A pack of 1500 live ladybugs to rid your garden of aphids, mites, and other plant predators.

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    Promising review: "Every once in awhile, my hibiscus gets an aphid invasion. Normally, I notice and clip the buds and flowers off and the problem stays manageable. Recently, I didn't and those darn aphids got out of control, then ants discovered the aphids and all their wonderful honeydew and moved in. My poor hibiscus started to suffer and it was just a bit of a mess. The ladybugs showed up quickly and we put them in the fridge to calm them down. We wound up putting them all over all of our plants because our area is relatively small and there were quite a lot of these guys. Within days, my hibiscus started looking a lot healthier and started to sprout more green leaves and healthy buds! Thank you ladybugs for saving my plants!" β€”Samantha Bilodeau

    Get a pack of 1500 from Amazon for $12.

    3. This venus flytrap that'll be more than happy to accept donations in the form of flies and spiders., Kelsey Wiese / Amazon / Via

    You can keep your venus flytrap in, or outdoors β€” provided that your climate is warm enough. You can read up on some care instructions here.

    Promising review: "Got this for my husband for his birthday. It's been almost two months and it has thrived. I think his favorite part is feeding bugs to the plant. We also purchased needle-nose tweezers, a spray bottle, and plastic bowl to hold the water. He feeds the plant small crickets and spiders that get into the house." β€”blue-skies

    Get a 3-inch pot of three plants from Amazon for $20.

    4. This fruit fly trap that's odorless (and doesn't actually look like a typical ugly fly trap).

    Promising review: "These things work perfectly, and you can't smell them. We have a fruit fly problem at our house. First we tried just swatting them, which is hopeless. Then last year I made homemade fruit fly traps with apple cider vinegar and dish soap. These worked very well, but it was a hassle to make them, and they make the kitchen smell like vinegar. This year, I saw one of these at the store and gave it a try. There were so many dead fruit flies in there after just one day...I didn't think we even had that many flies in the house. So I went to Amazon and bought two more. We have two in the kitchen and one by a sink in the basement. I haven't seen a fruit fly in days. I feel like having two in the same room is probably overkill, but when they are so cheap and they don't stink, I don't mind." β€”Regular Dude

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in 2-, 3-, 6-, and 8-pack).

    5. An effective mosquito repeller to put a 15x15 foot zone of protection around you when you're in your yard.

    Promising review: "This thing works. This is my third and fourth unit. The first two gave me many years of service but eventually the ignitors gave out. Mosquitoes will leave you alone with them going but not immediately. It needs a few minutes to get up to temp. These are slightly different then my first two but only cosmetically." β€”MyMomSaysIAmCool

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in four color patterns).

    6. This bug zapper that's a swift and effective way of purging fly storms after someone isn't careful about shutting the door quickly as they go in and out of the house.

    Promising review: "We were plagued by some sort of fruit flies or sewer flies in our kitchen. After looking and cleaning all the cabinets and under the sink, nothing was found to the reason why they were driving us crazy. I came upon this marvelous bug zapper on Amazon. OMG, revenge! The bug zapper charges so fast, and makes a zapping sound when it hits these pests! I am not a vicious person, BUT getting rid of these flies with the bug zapper is not only fun but vindication." β€”Margaret Batalas

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    7. This squirrel-proof bird feeder to fling off any rodent looking for an easy meal.

    Promising review: "We bought the Droll Yankee filler bird feeder last year. It's been working great since we hung it up. We had a few hilarious moments watching a red squirrel try to stay on. He couldn't. Nor could the grey squirrels. Definitely worth every penny." β€”JAMES WIDRICK

    Get it from Amazon for $105.

    8. A convenient magnetic mesh door that'll act as an effective first line of defense against insects.

    Promising review: "OK, all joking aside, this product is awesome! I have purchased three of the cheaper screens and my dog destroys them! Granted he is an 86 lbs. pitbull that charges through the screen at full speed. I bought this because of the lifetime warrantee. This screen is very well-made, the seams are heavy, and the magnets are built into the entire seam! The screen comes together every time, (well except for when the dog goes through so fast that the magnet sticks to the screen door)! I would recommend this over any of the cheaper screens. The quality is worth the extra price." β€”Mike A

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    9. This air-powered salt gun that uses regular table salt as ammo to knock out agile flies.

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    Promising review: "So I bought this as a Christmas gift for my husband and I'm not entirely sure that was a smart move on my part. Not because the product doesn't work (it works very well, in fact) but because my husband is now intent on leaving the doors open to the house when summer comes back around so all kinds of bugs can be let in for him to kill. Yes this product works, yes it kills bugs, and yes you can even use it while cooking if you're tired of using the boring old salt shakers we have all grown accustomed too." β€”Adrianna Hunt

    Get it from Amazon for $47 (available in camouflage as well).

    10. A motion-activated sprinkler for spooking off any critters roaming about your backyard.

    Promising review: "We got really smart raccoons digging through our flower pots in our backyard during night. The Orbit shoots water and these 'smarty pants in fur' now stay away from our backyard. Deer too. Last summer they ate up all our roses β€” not anymore now with the great help of the Orbit! We bought eight pieces and installed them around our backyard. It shoots water covering a 120 degree angle, so we carefully calculated where one stops shooting and another begins. So there will not be any small spot for raccoons to go through. " β€”Svetlana Titarenko

    Get it from Amazon for $60 (available in four versions depending on the coverage you need).

    11. A motion-activated porch lamp to scare skittish animals off your property.

    Promising review: "We are very pleased with the way the light works. It uses batteries so we don't have to worry about the level of sunshine or have extra wires. My husband may wish to order a few more of these lights to light up the wooded area on our property. As an added bonus, when the deer come into our yard, the light goes on and they leave!" β€”marjoe

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    12. This simple cage trap that's ideal for humanely catching and releasing any small rodents pestering your home.

    Promising review: "I have been very successful in trapping animals in the first three days of ownership. So far four squirrels, two chipmunks, and a turtle dove. The first six are now happy in a wood some miles from my home, and fortunately the dove had not injured itself, and took off as soon as I released it. I use sunflower seeds, just a small handful, some in front of the trap, some on the trigger, and some under the trap on the floor. Our garden will thank us soon that these critters are back in the wilds." β€”CJT

    Get it from Amazon for $22.

    13. Or this timeless mouse trap.

    There are some SERIOUSLY graphic photos of mice being killed by this thing in the customer reviews. So take a look into that...if you're the morbidly curious type.

    Promising review: "Finally something that works! We live in an older house in downtown Denver and had noticed an increasingly bad mouse problem as the winter progressed. Within the first HOUR the traps were out, 11 of the 12 were full. A day later, we've caught 21 mice and the traps finally seem to have stopped going (maybe we caught them all?). It's amazing to me that something so simple could benefit from a truly superb design, but the results speak for themselves. A little dab of peanut butter in the center, and you're good to go. If you're looking for traps that will actually solve the problem, these are what you want." β€”Joshua Buckman

    Get a 6-pack from Amazon for $10 (available in 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, and 12-packs).

    14. A non-toxic trap to attract wasps, carpenter bees, and mud daubersβ€”it'll make your deck area a safer place.

    Promising review: "This trap works GREAT! I tried others and nothing works as well. In one day it trapped more than 500+ yellow jackets and cleaned out the nest. No smell, no mixing, just set it up, and it's done. Throw away when done or full." β€”Sundogg

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    15. These solar powered sonic mole repellents that can cover up to 7,000 square feet.

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    Promising review: "I didn't want to go the trap/poison route so I thought I would try these out and I can say that they drove away my Florida moles in just a few days. Those moles had managed to dig a network of tunnels in my lawn that made it somewhat dangerous to walk around on and now they seem to be completely gone after a year long infestation. The moles are somewhere else now. I really didn't want to kill them, the moles are just doing what moles do. I just wanted them to leave my lawn, and they have." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    16. A huge set of cedar storage accessories to keep moths and mustiness from your closets.

    Promising review: "For the price you pay and the amount of cedar you receive, this is great. Cedar is cedar and that is the takeaway. I am able to use the hanging cedar planks in my closet and the blocks in the bottom corners. Just sand down when needed and the scent is right back into the room." β€”C Driscoll

    Get a 71-piece set from Amazon for $14.

    17. This bear-tight trash can that's actually been tested by bears and can take a grizzly beating.

    Promising review: "Had a bear getting into our trash two nights straight. Bought this can and it has performed well. Tooth marks, paw prints, and claw marks, but it didn't get into the container." β€”AlaskaHenrys

    Get it from Home Depot for $229.

    18. A cheap-but-effective fly magnet that's basically hell on earth β€” but for flies., Andrew Hoff / Amazon / Via

    Promising review: "I put out the product and a day went by and nothing was happening...then two days...then three days...and then I started to get a little angry at all the reviews that talked about how effective it was in their yard and around their house. Then, at about a week, the product somehow hit the critical mass with a few dead flies and its smell β€” combining into this powerful magnetic force that drew all flies and future born flies within a 10-mile radius to come to this one quart container. It was spectacular and scary, and a wee bit icky, but I kind of go out and look at it with sheer fascination. It's now been about week three and the one quart container is filled very close to the top." β€”College Stealth

    Get it from Amazon for $8 (available in quart or gallon sizes and in a 2-, 3-, or 4-pack).

    19. This weather stripping to make your home more efficient and also keeps those creepy-crawlies from getting under your door gap.

    Promising review: "I just moved into a new place and noticed the patio door had a big gap under the door for some odd reason. I bought this and it is perfect! It's super flexible and not stiff at all like I thought it might be. It looks great on the door β€” like it has always been there." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in red or white, and in 32" or 64" lengths).

    20. A wasp and hornet spray able to reach those nests that are 20 feet above the ground.

    Promising review: "Holy crap this stuff is amazing!! I constantly deal with wasps and bees of sorts making nests around my house and I always have a supply. This stuff shoots a beam of the spray like a lightning bolt out of the can. I was standing about five to seven feet away, and when the stuff hit the nest β€” it engulfed the nest with foam! For the ones on the was too late. There was no escaping. The poison worked quickly and eradicated the wasps." β€”Lee R.

    Get a 16 oz can from Amazon for $10.

    21. This adjustable window screen that'll allow you to cover up your windows that don't have any protection.

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    Promising review: "I wanted a screen with a wood frame to put in front of my regular screen for extra protection for the kids, and for the cat, who likes to sit on the windowsill. Over time, the regular screen was getting pushed out. I replaced the main screen, but bought this to keep it from getting damaged again. I love it! It fits nicely in the grooves behind the window and in front of the regular screen. I can shut my window without taking it out. It glides open nicely, and I love that it's made in the USA." β€”OC Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in 10 sizes).

    22. A plug-in bug trap for luring in any flying suckers within a room., Michelle Borquez / Via

    Promising review: "This thing is fabulous! I had no idea how many little critters were flying around the kitchen until I plugged this in and started catching them. I have it plugged in next to the fruit bowls in order to keep the bugs off the fruit. It works amazingly well! Catches anything that flies basically. Moths, gnats, flies, mosquitos, etc. It's a must for every house. The best part is that there are no chemicals or poisons. " β€”Abby & Jack's Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $33.

    23. This effective place-and-forget roach bait that targets their nests and can eradicate whole colonies.

    Promising review: "My apartment complex was having issues with roaches, so I ordered a couple boxes of these and dispersed them around the house. Within a day, I no longer saw live roaches. You will see a few dead roaches after a while. I recommend sweeping them up and disposing of them outside of the house immediately." β€”Jeff J.

    Get an 18-pack from Amazon for $11.

    24. Orβ€”when all else fails, or a situation looks like it's gonna get out of hand quickβ€”a pro. Call one.

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    You can find a ton of pest control listings for your locality on Amazon here. Some even offer free estimates for your property.

    However we can't do anything about the pests that live next door...

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