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What Do Rats in the Attic Sound Like?: How to Tell If You Have a Rodent Infestation

If you’re the night owl of your home, then you’re probably attuned to all the sounds that go on in your home every night. You know the sound the furnace makes when it kicks on, the refrigerator’s low whirling noise and the wind rustling through the trees outside your window. But one night, you might …

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All About Asps: How to Know When It’s Time to Call in an Expert

When you see a fuzzy caterpillar, you probably think it’s pretty cute. Most caterpillars are harmless, and because we know that they turn into butterflies, most people want to let caterpillars live. They’re also more likely to pick up caterpillars in their homes and move them outside. But not all caterpillars are as harmless as …

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Think Green, Not Red: 8 Tips for Holiday Shopping on a Budget

Underneath all the glitter, the glamour, the bright lights, the merry carols and gifts, the true spirit of the holidays has always been about spending time with friends and family members. It’s about being grateful for what you have — your loved ones, your health, your good fortune — and sharing that good fortune with …

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Common Pests That Might Live In Your Christmas Tree and How To Get Rid of Them

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year and dealing with pests during this period of celebration can put a damper on the festive season for your family. As Christmas trees sit on the lot waiting to be brought home to a good family, they do endure the outdoors and the pests …

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4 Functional Decorations for Your Home that Do More than Look Pretty

Choosing decor for your home can be a balancing act. After all the furniture finds its place and the rugs are laid out on the floor, you probably feel that your room could use a little added decor — paintings, wall clocks, decorative accessories — to bring the look together. But as they say, too …

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How Chemical Runoff from Pesticides Gets Into Water

When people think about pesticides, they often want to only think about the benefits that pesticides can potentially provide.  In a commercial sense, farmers spray pesticides on their fields to warn off insects and other pests. If effective, the pesticides protect the crops and allow farmers to have a higher yield. That means more food …

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