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The Flying, Stinging Insects of Summer: Bees, Wasps and Fire Ants

Stepping outside for warm-weather activities also means stepping into the world of insects that fly, sting and bite. Bees and wasps are most active in the summer, and a barefoot stroll onto a mound of fire ants is an experience you won’t soon forget! Protect yourself and keep your outdoor time...

Get Rid of Bedbugs at Home or in Hotels
When Mayra Belsham and her mother checked into a fashionable hotel in the Upper West Side of Manhattan after a long flight from Montreal, a good night’s sleep was all they wanted. But as they slipped under the sheets and flipped on the television, a real life horror story rolled out right...
Winter

As kids, our parents often tucked us into bed with the advice, “Don’t let the bedbugs bite!” But these days, getting bitten by a bed bug is no joking matter. Over the last decade, bed bugs have made a huge comeback, and one way they get around quickly is by hitching a ride with...

How to Keep Squirrels out of Your Bird Feeder

For bird lovers, the sight of a squirrel hanging off the side of a bird feeder means just one thing: war. Sure, squirrels have to eat, too, and no one wants to harm the persistent critters. But that doesn’t mean you have to put up with squirrels scarfing down the seed you put out for the...

Bathroom Remodeling

Green living ideas and easy do-it-yourself solutions are high on homeowners’ shopping lists, and a range of products that fill the bill at the National Hardware Show. Here’s a list of my favorite products offering value, sustainability and at-home comfort. 

Great values for landscaping...
Exterior Remodeling

It is February and right about now, the wind is howling - right through doors and windows! From steam boiler checks to clearing ice dams, here's how to protect your home from the elements this February, one weekend at a time:

Weekend #1:  Clear ice dams.  Much of the United States has seen...