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Bed Bugs: Tips to Stem The Invasion

A survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), revealed Americans are concerned about picking up bed bugs in different locations: hotels (80%); public transportation (52%), their own homes (36%); workplaces and other’s homes (32%).

DIY Projects May Be Simpler Than You Think

If you are planning a home do-it-yourself project but are worried about the consequences of messing up, it could be that you’re not using the right tools for the job. It may be possible to find better ways to accomplish a task — oftentimes as simple as using adhesive.

Don’t Be Intimidated by Household DIY Projects

When it comes to basic home maintenance, many homeowners would rather pull out a toolbox than pay a repairman to fix up little dings. For others, using anything more complicated than a hammer and nail seems out of their league.

Exterior Staining the Easy Way

exteriorstainingIf you’ve ever used an exterior stain on an outdoor project, you know it can be messy. Applying wood stain typically requires multiple steps, including rolling or brushing on the stain, wiping it in, cleaning up brushes and storing leftover stain. Then there’s scrubbing the stain off your hands. It’s enough to ruin an otherwise good Saturday.

Re-insulation Projects Offer Year-Round Rewards

Re-insulation Projects Offer Year-Round RewardsHomeowners seeking to pad their homes and wallets should consider re-insulation projects that maximize energy efficiency year-round. Simple, energy-saving practices will not only reduce heating and cooling bills every month, but also will result in a higher tax return next year.