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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...

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...
How to Keep Deer, Rabbits and Groundhogs out of Your Garden

This spring as warmer weather moves in and you make your way outside to enjoy your yard, you may find that you’re not the first one to get your hands (or should we say paws?) in the dirt. It seems every year more and more animals like deer, rabbits or groundhogs are finding their way into...

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...