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Get Rid of Bedbugs at Home or in Hotels
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Carpenter Ants and Bees

Preventing termites from destroying your home involves being prepared before it happens and knowing the signs of when it does. As soon as spring weather arrives throughout the United States, termites, carpenter ants and an army of other household pests are swarming around houses, foundations...

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Bed bugs haven’t gone away, and the more you know, the better prepared you’ll be if this unfortunately popular pest catches up with you at home. 

What are the common treatments for bed bug infestation?  Do they work?  Does any one approach work better than all the others?

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Gardens

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. 

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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...

Bathtubs

If your floors squeak, your toilet leaks, or a mouse scampering across the floor has you shrieking, there’s no need to panic.  These are all “bite-size” do it yourself problems that with a few tips, you can easily handle on your own.  Here are eight easy do it yourself home repairs:

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