Owning a home isn't all fun and games, as anyone who's ever had to deal with a pest problem can tell you. If you're feeling bugged by tiny invaders in your property, you may be wondering whether to call an exterminator or try to handle the problem yourself. Here are four common pest issues and some possible answers to them. 1. Bedbugs Bedbugs have become something of a national epidemic. Today's frequent travelers pick them up in hotels or on public transportation and then carry them home on their clothing -- to the point that some surveys have labeled these tiny parasites as the single most difficult kind of pest to control.
Nothing is worse than planning out your budget for the month, and then having your financial plans destroyed by a surprise expense. Unfortunately, if you are a homeowner, dealing with broken appliances is just part of the game. You might find that your vacuum doesn't whisk away crumbs as effectively as it once did, making your Saturday chores take twice as long as they should. Here are three ways to keep your vacuum in better shape, so you don't end up shopping for a new model earlier than you need to.
As a teenager, I joined my local swim team and soon became a champion swimmer. I have been swimming my entire life, and my love for water pushed me to purchase a home with a large in-ground pool. Strangely enough, after years of swimming I had no idea how to take care of the pool. I knew that I needed to add chemicals to get rid of potentially dangerous bacteria, and I also knew that chemicals kept algae at bay. I didn't know how to choose from hydrogen peroxide, salt, or chlorine additives. I definitely had no idea about shock, and I didn't know how many chemicals to add. After some trial and error, a very green pool, and a necessary draining, I figured it out. I have compiled for you a number of blogs and resources so you do not have to make costly mistakes like me.