Home Improvement Health Safety for Pets

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Tips on how to keep pets safe during home improvement projects. Be careful of the following home improvement project items that can be dangerous to the health safety of your pets. Keep all medications, ant killer locked, and know which landscaping trees and plants and household plants are toxic to your pets.

Pesticide Mishap Highlights Importance of Natural Pest Control

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A federal investigation into the alleged improper use of a pesticide that sickened a Delaware family on vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands has now expanded to Puerto Rico. While there was no way the family could have avoided their exposure, there are ways to limit your own pesticide use by instead using natural pest control methods.

Lush Lawn Secrets, Hidden Home Health Hazards, How to Stop Dog Digging in Yard and more

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Get advice for a lush lawn, including why a soil test is important.  Find out about potential hidden health hazards in your home, like radon, mold and even germs.  As the weather warms and the pets are in the yard more, you may find holes around the yard.  Tom and Leslie have advice on how to stop a dog from digging holes in your yard.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, non-toxic paints, pool maintenance, pitching an asphalt driveway, staining a deck, metal roofing options, painting composite siding, foundation cracks, building a fire pit.

Easy Tips on Good Lighting Design, Light Bulb Options from the EPA, Red Carpet Makeovers, Winter Pet Care Advice and more

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Learn how good lighting design can help create the right amount of light for every area of your house. Find out which light bulbs were recently banned and what to replace them with from an Energy Star expert with the EPA.  Get tips on how to bring bling to your décor worthy of the red carpet just in time for the Academy Awards.  Get advice on how to best care for your pets in cold winter weather.  Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, clearing snow from decks, heating systems, removing flooring materials, fixing cracks in basement floors, fireplace chimneys, roof issues, sinking floor repair, stainless steel appliance repairs.

How to Inspect Your Home After a Storm, Which Laundry Detergents Consumer Reports Say Tested the Best, Three Free Things You Can Do to Cool Your Home, and more

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Learn what to look for around your home after a storm blows through. Consumer Reports releases the results of its tests on laundry detergents. You can help cool your home and lower your energy bill with three simple and free steps. Plus get answers to your home improvement questions about, light switches, well water, seating storage, leaky drains, pet urine, vinyl siding options, bathroom venting, basement noise.

Define Your Backyard Space for Summer with Veranda Vinyl Fence from the Home Depot

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Define and enhance your backyard for summer with Veranda Vinyl Fence from The Home Depot. Veranda’s low-maintenance, durable good looks provide the perfect finish to an outdoor space, in designs to suit any home style.