Bob Vila gives tips on getting your home pest-free for spring [INTERVIEW]

Bob Vila offers his best pest-proofing tips

Bob Vila knows how to beautify and space, but he is also passionate about keeping homes and yards pest free.

Pests are not just a nuisance, but they also have the potential to cause serious risks to health and property.  Termites alone are responsible for more than $5 billion in damage alone.  And these costs are generally out of pocket as termites are rarely covered by homeowners insurance.

And that is just one kind of pest. Mice and rats damage structures to and love to chew on electrical cords, which can cause fires.

Bob Vila is the American home improvement guru known for his hosting of groundbreaking DIY television shows This Old House, Home Again with Bob Vila and Bob Vila.

Bob Vila spoke to Michelle Tompkins for about his newest projects and how you can find his archived work along with new tips on

He also shared new tips and trends in home improvement, what you can do to get rid of mosquitoes and how to spot a termite infestation.

Last but not least, what are five pest-proofing tips to add to the spring cleaning list to make your home less appealing to critters and if you do detect an infestation what you should do.

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.

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