Just because a pest finds its way into your home or garden doesn't mean you have to become long-term roommates. There are many DIY solutions for deterring or getting rid of unwelcome critters, and we’d like you to share yours in the Pest Control Challenge.

One winner will get an iPad Air, and 25 runners-up will take home an Instructables prize pack. We hope to see your methods for eliminating all kinds of pests, from gophers and deer to termites and mosquitos. No one likes a critter!

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The Pest Control Challenge is closed.

Grand Prize

26 Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

One Grand prize winner will receive:
  • an ipad Air
  • an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt

Runner Up (25)

Twenty five runner up prize winners will receive an Instructables prize pack including a robot t-shirt.
How It Works

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Feb 15, 2016 and Mar 14, 2016 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Pest Control Challenge. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be notified and announced here on the contest page.