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Dryer Vent Cleaning: When, Why & How?

Your dryer vent allows the hot air from the dryer to pass out of doors, however over time the vent dryer can become clogged with lint resulting in...

on Nov 16, 2019

Why You Shouldn’t Do Home Improvement Projects Yourself

We live in a cost conscious society where everyone is looking for bargains and rock bottom prices, but at what cost?  Years ago, manufacturers...

on Nov 13, 2019

How to Paint High Ceilings

The first thing to do is to get the right tools for the job. Start with the basics and move on to the more serious things you need- cloths to catch...

on Nov 12, 2019

HVAC Tips: How Often Should I Replace My HVAC System?

When it comes to your home, one of the most important components that you probably don’t think about often is your HVAC system. It keeps you...

on Nov 8, 2019

Advantages and Disadvantages of Green Roofing

Green roofing is made up of a vegetation layer that is planted on top of a waterproof system installed on a slightly-sloped or flat roof. Green...

on Nov 8, 2019

Pest Management / Ecology

DIY tips on integrated pest management and green exterminations ideas. Finding new ways to work with the ecology to prevent or eliminate infiltrations of unwanted animals and pests.

How to Get Rid of Snakes Naturally and Organically

How to Get Rid of Snakes Naturally and Organically

by Guest on Feb 14, 2010

Very few people can encounter a snake in their home or yard without a sense of panic. Even when you know the snake is not dangerous, most don't want snakes around while they are trying to live in their home or work in their gardens cause of the fear of snake bites. While some snakes can be beneficial as they eat rodents in the garden like a garter snake, most people who see them are enough of an expert to know what a beneficial versus a dangerous snake is so they want to get rid of the snak Continue reading →

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Tips for the Beginning Gardener

Tips for the Beginning Gardener

by Guest on Jun 8, 2010

Easy to understand tips for growing organic. Topics covered include toss and grow annuals, blooming biennials, easy to grow perennials, garden herbs, different types of gardens, and how to identify beneficial garden pests. Continue reading →

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Checking for Bed Bugs

Checking for Bed Bugs

by Guest on Jun 20, 2011

"Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite." Though parents often repeat this saying to their children when putting them to bed, effective use of pesticides to control bed bugs has meant that few people have experienced bed bugs in their home. A resurgence of bed bugs in the developed world over the last decade has made it important for homeowners to know how to check for, and get rid of, bed bugs to avoid an infestation in their home. The following article is intended to provide info Continue reading →

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Pests and Your Household

Pests and Your Household

by Guest on Nov 21, 2011

Are you flirting with the thought of becoming a proprietor? Try not to let such flirtatious thoughts blind you from what matters most -- booking an inspection. No, a pre purchase building inspection is not a prerequisite for gaining proprietorship, but it is worth considering prior to purchasing your home.Buildings in general are heavily infested with pests of all sorts. The countless cracks, holes and crevices alongside and in the walls provide the optimal elements for infestations to develop. Continue reading →

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Better to Prepare for Pest than to Repair

Better to Prepare for Pest than to Repair

by Guest on Dec 5, 2011

Owning a house is a life changing and sometimes challenging endeavor. The continually maintenance and upkeep required to keep a house in good condition is essential in protecting your investment in your home. One must be aware of potentially damaging issues which may come up and thus be resolved in a quick and efficient manner. One such issue is the topic pests and pest control for residential properties. Continue reading →

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How to Deal with Invading Gophers

How to Deal with Invading Gophers

by Dan Eskelson on Apr 28, 2012

There are a lot of different types of gophers, but the pocket gopher is probably the gopher you're trying to get rid of. Getting rid of gophers isn't easy. I think that's the lesson we all learned from Carl Spackler and his obsession with a dancing gopher in the cult classic, Caddyshack. Gopher control has evolved from very passive to very active control. In the spirit of nonviolence, we had previously attempted to control these damaging critters by flooding their runs regularly Continue reading →

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Nutria Rats Extermination

Nutria Rats Extermination

by Craig Daniel on Dec 13, 2013

It sounds like a bad horror movie pitch: giant invasive rats are eating Louisiana. Not the residents, mind you, these rodents are slowing destroying the states landmass at a rate of 40 square miles a year. They’re called nutria, and they’re one of the most destructive invasive species in the United States. A nutria (also called a coypu), is a 20-pound semi-aquatic rodent from South America. Imagine the illicit product of a love affair between a large rat and a beaver and you’ve got a pretty fair Continue reading →

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Handling Pests Effectively

Handling Pests Effectively

by Sally Smith on Jan 11, 2014

It is never a good thing when pests invade your home. Termites can easily eat all the wood inside of your home and weaken its structure. Ants can get into your cabinets and other areas where you store food without much effort. Rodents can cause sanitation and health issues if left unchecked. What are some ways to ensure that pests are not allowed to enter or stay in your home? Continue reading →

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Top Reasons to Hire a Bee Control Professional

Top Reasons to Hire a Bee Control Professional

by Gustavo Salazar on Oct 26, 2015

It is normal for you to consider your home the property that you have in order to live and thrive in it. This is why you act like it is a valuable asset and you want to take care of it in any way possible. One of the major problems that affect homes in general is the pest infestation. Amongst other insects that might annoy you, the bees are certainly on top of the list. Continue reading →

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Dealing with Deer - Deer Free Landscapes

Dealing with Deer - Deer Free Landscapes

by Dan Eskelson on Dec 18, 2015

OH DEER! As with most pest problems related to our landscapes, when considering the problem of deer damage, it's better to consider concepts of "control" rather than strict programs of "eradication". Most natural pests are far more adapted to earth's environment than us humans and can adapt to changing conditions rapidly. For these reasons, it's not realistic to believe we can achieve 100% control 100% of the time. Continue reading →

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