Mice enter the home in the fall and winter to seek shelter from the cold and to avoid natural predators like owls, hawks and foxes. They don't mean any harm, of course, but sharing your home with rodents puts your family at risk of a host of diseases, like salmonella and Leptospirosii. Getting rid of mice as soon as they are discovered—and before they have time to breed—is important. You can accomplish this quickly and easily with a homemade live trap made from a recycled two-liter soda bottle. [Read More]
Five Moving Tips For Cat Owners
Moving to a new place is a big change for you, and you understand exactly what is going on! Imagine how hard moving must be for your cat, who has no idea why he or she is being relocated. Moving with a cat also presents some logistical challenges. For instance, you can't just prop the back door open as the movers carry your boxes out to the truck -- the cat might get outside. [Read More]
Want To Know What Your Hearing Aid Would Say If It Could Talk?
In the United States, 25% of people between the ages of 65 and 74 have disabling hearing loss, and the number increases with age. Half of people aged 75 and older have hearing loss that is disabling, but only 1 in 3 people with hearing loss who are at least 70 years old use hearing aids. If you have a hearing aid or are considering getting one, you'll need to take proper care of the device so it will last. [Read More]
How Foundation Cracks Can Hurt Your Wallet & Your Health
Everyone knows that foundation cracks can cause dampness or flooding in basements, but those aren't the only problems foundation cracks can cause. Cracks in foundations can cause your heating bill to be higher than it should, and they can also cause dangerous radon gas to permeate into your home. Here's what every homeowner needs to understand about how foundation cracks can impact their wallets and their health. How your home's stack effect and negative air pressure causes problems [Read More]