outdoor wood projects like fencing and decks take a lot of time and work to maintain. There are just so many elements in play that threaten both the lifespan and look of woodwork exposed to the elements.
Gutter systems are one of the biggest breeding and nesting spots for bugs near our homes. If you feel you're constantly struggling with bugs, knowing the pests below and how to get rid of them could make all the difference.
Moisture damage, rot, decay, warping, cracking, swelling & shrinking—snow, sleet, ice, and cold weather can do a number on our fences, decks, outbuildings, garden boxes, and other wooden projects, costing us tons of money once spring returns.
The scary truth is that traditional cleaners fill our homes with toxic chemicals. Through inhalation and absorption through the skin, we and our families are exposed to these harmful ingredients daily.
Second in damage only to termites, powderpost beetles can do a number on your home’s wooden structure, its furniture, fencing, and more. Hard, soft, old, new—powderpost beetles aren’t picky and will eat nearly any type of wood. They’re known to damage books and other valuables like paintings, too.
Tired of seeing flies landing on your freshly cooked meals, buzzing throughout your home, and ruining outdoor entertaining? Us, too! Thankfully, there’s a family-safe, cost-effective approach for getting your indoor and outdoor fly populations under control: Fly paper.
Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere—in urban, agricultural, and wildland, or natural areas.
In other words, you need to get rid of all your extra stuff. We’re here to help. And with most of us stuck at home right now, there’s no time like the present. So let’s go ahead and knock out your spring cleaning, including all that stress-causing clutter!
If you’re a plant parent, sooner or later you’re going to come across a creepy-crawly or two—or, more likely, a few dozen. After all, when you bring a piece of nature indoors, usually nature brings a few friends along with her. While there’s no real way to completely prevent this from happening, by taking a few simple precautions you can greatly reduce the number of houseplant bugs you encounter.
The sad reality is that when you throw away your Christmas tree, it ends up in a landfill where it lingers for decades, very slowly decomposing. To make matters even worse, once your tree finally does decay and break down—let's say 15+ years from now—it will release noxious methane, a greenhouse gas that’s worse for our environment than carbon dioxide.