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Residential Burglary Prevention Tips

Even the safest neighborhoods can be vulnerable to home break-ins, a fact that becomes all too clear to thousands of people yearly. They arrive home to find their possessions thrown all over the place and their valuables gone, from television sets to jewelry. Many people assume that only a burglar a

Child Proofing to Reduce Injuries in Your Home

Home accidents are among the leading causes among infants and toddlers in the United States. In this article, I will give you some of my thoughts and tips on reducing some of the risks in your home.

Do It Yourself Home Security Systems Basics

As our economy spirals downward there appears to be more and more crime. People are becoming more aware of home security systems than they have ever been. Whether stand alone houses, apartments, condominiums, or town houses the chance of being burglarized is probable.

The History of Commercial Locksmith Refuted

The History of Commercial locksmith Refuted During this time, new innovations in locking methods have been developed to satisfy the demands for a safer society. Locksmiths incorporate the abilities of a carpenter, mechanic, machinist and ...

How to Keep Chipmunks From Digging Up Pots

Having a voracious appetite for the tender shoots, roots and bulbs of many plant species, the diminutive chipmunk can wreak unmitigated havoc to a garden in just a few days. Chipmunks will go after any plant they find appetizing, whether growing in a garden or planted in a pot on a porch. While prot

How to Really Organize Your House & Your Life

Living in a disorganized home can be frustrating. You know you put the bills or other important documents somewhere, but you can't seem to find them now. Food is constantly going to waste because you forget about it soon after putting it away. Not everyone is wired to be neat and clutter-free, but y

Preventive Termite Treatment

Termites are insects of the Isoptera order, and they feed primarily on dead plant material, including wood. About 10 percent of termite species are responsible for extensive damage in homes and other man-made structures. Ridding a home or structure of termites can be accomplished in several ways, bu

DIY Mosquito Larvae Killer

Mosquitoes are unwelcome guests that can transform an evening outside into an unpleasant, itchy experience. If you discover mosquito larvae in your yard, you will want to take care of them before the larvae mature into adult mosquitoes. Luckily, there are safe, natural ways to kill the larvae before

Can Sterilite Containers Be Used for Growing Potted Plants?

Use sterilite containers to grow plants. A Sterilite container is a plastic container with a lid, usually sold in the storage area of most big box general merchandise and hardware stores. The most important consideration in container gardening is drainage. Avoiding waterlogged roots is a major probl

Increasing Security at Home

Home Safety is always a major concern. Unfortunately, one common mistake by many homeowners nowadays is the failure to install an intruder alarm or any other form of burglar system that can minimize or eliminate ...

Burglar Proof Your Home

There is nothing more securing in this world than having a night full of peaceful sleep knowing that you are secured within your own home. But, still, many of us become victims of burglars. So, ...

Mosquito Repellent Patches

Keeping mosquitoes at bay could be as simple as peeling off the back of a patch and slapping it onto your arm or nearby piece of furniture. Mosquito patches are available for repelling mosquitoes from several different companies and each comes with its own varying ingredients, so use the product acc

How to Remove Dust Mites From Feather Pillows

Dust mites are small insects that burrow into bedding that is normally used every day. They feed on sloughed off skin from humans and animals, and are normally found in mattresses, pillows and blankets. These can normally not be seen unless a serious infestation is found. Normal signs of dust mites

Holiday Season Home Fire Safety

Stories of tragic incidents of fires in the home are every where in the media. Home fires needlessly claim many lives, not to speak of those who suffer disfiguring burns and the awful pain of ...

What You Need To Know About Comforter Bedding Sets

Many people do not understand the difference between comforters and duvets. They may end up choosing the wrong kind of bedding for their needs and lifestyle. Knowing about the advantages of comforter

Listing of Charities That Take Used Furniture in California

Numerous charitable organizations in California accept used furniture donations. These organizations welcome donations of furniture, clothing and household items. Donation sites typically only accept unbroken used furniture in good to fair condition. You may also be eligible to claim your donation a

Innovations Made For Alarm Systems

Alarm-systems are nothing new. For decades, people have been turning to alarm companies to protect their homes and businesses from intruders. Alarms have helped saved possessions and ensured peace of mind.

Tips on Homeowner Energy Conservation

If you are like most homeowners, energy conservation is of great importance. The long- and short-term effects of wasted energy can be seen in a variety of ways, ranging from the money in your bank account to the quality of the air in your lungs. You can take several steps to reduce the...