18 June 2015
Wood boring beetles feed off many tree types, causing the trees to become weak and diminish in beauty. If you have noticed small circular or oval holes in the bark of one of your trees and spotted beetles on its exterior, eliminate them with one of the following methods. Neem Oil Neem oil is a natural pesticide that comes from the berries that are found on neem trees. It can safely be used around people and pets and will not cause harm to wild animals that live on your property.
30 May 2015
Adding a ceiling fan to any room of your home can help make the temperature more comfortable and can actually add value to your home. Replacing a simple home lighting fixture and adding a ceiling fan in it's place is fairly simple to do. All you need is a handful of tools, some general know-how and the instructions below. Tools For The Job: Circuit tester Screwdrivers Power drill Wire strippers New fan with mounting kit Wire nuts Drywall saw Instructions:
6 May 2015
Everyone knows what bed bugs are: small, dark brown bugs that infest your home. What you might not know is that there are lots of other bugs that look almost the same. To effectively control an infestation, you need to know what you're dealing with, since different pests require different control methods. Take a closer look at the bugs you found because it could be one of these four look-alikes.
17 April 2015
Moving your household from one home to another can be a time-consuming, stressing affair. Proper preparation is key to minimizing the mental and physical strain on everyone. One aspect is estimating how much it will cost to move your belongings. Here are some tips for calculating what the cost of moving will be. Factor in Time When professional moving companies provide you with an estimate for your belongings, one factor that is used to calculate the estimate is time.
31 March 2015
Taking care of your home and garden yourself can be a difficult task, so you might have decided to hire a few people to help you with maintenance, repairs and other household and lawn care services. Although you might be excited about whipping your home into shape and having the help that you need, however, one thing that you might be worried about is maintaining proper security. Although it is obviously always risky to invite others into your home, there are ways that you can help prevent security-related issues when using the services of hired help.
20 March 2015
If you have drapes but want to add a little more creativity to the room, you might consider simply changing the tiebacks instead of the entire set of drapes. You can use many things to tie back your drapes instead of the same old tassels or expensive gold or silver clasps. One idea is to use teacups with your monogram. This guide explains how to create teacup drape holders. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
5 March 2015
Tent caterpillars are moth larvae that spin webs in the crotches of trees and shrubs. These unsightly webs or "tents" can shelter hundreds of caterpillars, protecting them from the rain. Caterpillars leave their tents on sunny days to feed on tree or shrub foliage. In high populations, these pests can defoliate trees, making them weak and unhealthy. Detecting Tent Caterpillars Tent caterpillars begin spinning webs in early spring when their favorite trees begin to grow leaves.