Tom Scalisi

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About

Tom Scalisi is a freelance writer for some of the largest DIY and construction-related websites in the world. He also runs his own blog, RiddaBugs.com, which is a pest-control website that helps homeowners and renters choose their best pest-control options. He has a passion for building: Whether it’s a DIY project or an entire website, Tom loves creating something from the ground up, stepping back, and admiring a job well done.

Proudest DIY

Tom’s proudest DIY was building his office on his front porch over the course of a long weekend. With a fourth child on the way, time was of the essence and he had to move his bedroom office elsewhere. A few long days later (with the help of his then 9-year-old son), his office was up and running (to an extent), and he was able to make room in the bedroom for that bundle of joy.

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