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Outdoor Living

How often do you think about deck care and maintenance? If you’re like most Americans, over the past few weeks you threw away the moldy deck chair cushions from last year, put out some fresh blooms and are eagerly anticipating a summer filled with barbeques, birthday parties and lazy Sunday...

Decks, Patios and Porches

Want to remove a summer's worth of dirt from your outdoor furniture?  It's easy with these tips.  For plastic furnishings mix a little dish soap, some borax, and half a cup of peroxide into one gallon of water.  Let the mixture sit for 10 to 15 minutes and use it to scrub all your plastic...

Fences and Gates

Drowning due to lack of pool fencing is the number one cause of death for young children. Properly designed pool fencing is the most effective way to keep children safe.

Pool Safety Tips for Children

For much of the country, Memorial Day marks the start of outdoor summer fun, like backyard barbecues, beaches and parties. Unfortunately, this holiday also marks the riskiest time of year for pool drownings. Drowning is the leading cause of death to young children and can occur quickly, often...

Pests

Fire ants have become a major problem in the United States in recent years.  While fire ants have been prevalent in the southeast, Texas, Oklahoma and south-central California for years, fire ants are now spreading up the Pacific Coast and into Kansas, Missouri and New Jersey. 

The FDA...

Home Cooling Tips for Summer

With summer upon us, keeping your home cool creates a welcome escape. But you don't have to get hot-headed in your attempts to beat the heat. There are lots easy ways to cool down - and cool off - without spending a fortune.

Central Air Conditioning:  If you are lucky enough to have a...