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A Review of the Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Fly and Spider Killer
A Review of the Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Fly and Spider Killer

Bug-A-Salt: Is it Better Than a Fly Swatter or a Bug Zapper?My children have a problem with bugs, and they are often calling me to kill spiders, flies, and mosquitos in the house. I don’t like the pests either, but I don’t particularly like going all over the house killing them. So, we purchased an old-fashioned fly swatter for the kids to use.

How to Keep Birds off of Patio Furniture
How to Keep Birds off of Patio Furniture

I had a problem with starlings trying to claim my backyard. Here is my experience with getting rid of them. Are birds causing you problems, and you want to know how to keep birds off patio furniture? I& 39;ve dealt with invasive starlings claiming my house and yard as their habitat, so I understand what you& 39;re going through.

How to Make Money Cleaning Out Dryer Lint
How to Make Money Cleaning Out Dryer Lint

Anne strives to be self-sufficient. She takes pride in knowing she can fix things on her own and wants to teach others to do the same.According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were 15,970 fires involving clothes washers and dryers between 2010 and 2014. In these four years, ninety-two percent of the fires were caused by clothes dryers specifically.

College Life: Best Houseplants for Students
College Life: Best Houseplants for Students

Mother of 2 daughters and grandmother of 7, I strive daily to achieve an optimum level of health and happiness. Life is all about balance. They Don& 39;t Have to Go off to College Alone House Plants Are Great for Dorm Room DécorWhile you cannot take your pet to college with you, it is nice to know that you are usually allowed to adopt a living plant to come live in the dorm room with you.

How to Paint a Tropical Ombre Wall
How to Paint a Tropical Ombre Wall

Creating This Look Is Actually Pretty EasyJust have:Patience2-3 colors of paintPatiencePaint rollers/brushesPatienceA little patience doesn& 39;t hurt, either! The more time you give yourself to blend, the smoother the final look will be. So give yourself a few days to complete the project.I admit that this is a little & 34;do as I say and not as I& 39;ve done.

Tips for Painting Varnished Wood
Tips for Painting Varnished Wood

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Can You Paint Varnished Wood?Painting varnished wood by hand is really time consuming, but when done correctly, it looks awesome. Most stained interior trim is coated with a protective finish that doesn& 39;t bond well with paint.

Herb of Angels: Angelica
Herb of Angels: Angelica

Kim has been gardening and growing her own food for over 27 years. She is a Master Gardener and loves to explore agricultural challenges. Its Name Sounds MysticalAngelica (Angelica archangelica) is a European plant with hundreds of years of history. It is said that angels sent the herb to man during the Middle Ages to combat the plague, and it is so named after Michael the archangel.

Is Corn Smut Good or Bad?
Is Corn Smut Good or Bad?

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. A gardener or farmer here in the U.S. who checks their corn crop and finds corn smut despairs. The crop is ruined and must be destroyed. A gardener or farmer in Mexico who checks their corn crop and finds corn smut is elated.

How to Take Care of a Bonsai Tree
How to Take Care of a Bonsai Tree

Kate graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biology. She currently resides in Sonoma, California. Bonsai is a special Japanese art form that is used to create dwarfed trees that resemble real trees but are small enough to keep in houseplant-sized pots. These trees have been used for centuries as part of the décor in many traditional Japanese homes.

How to Grow a Key Lime Tree Indoors or Outdoors
How to Grow a Key Lime Tree Indoors or Outdoors

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Key Lime pie is most often associated with the Florida Keys but the main ingredient, key limes, are not native to Florida.What are Key Limes?Key limes are native to Southeast Asia.

How to Kill Crabgrass in Your Lawn Naturally
How to Kill Crabgrass in Your Lawn Naturally

In addition to having a master& 39;s degree in sustainable development, Susette works in water conservation and sustainable landscaping. Mrs. Jones used to love her crabgrass lawn. She doesn& 39;t like drought tolerant landscaping, she says, and prefers the wide green lawns she used to have on the east coast.

Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review
Sherwin Williams Woodscapes Stain Review

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. Woodscapes Stain vs. PaintWoodscapes is an exterior wood stain made and sold by Sherwin Williams. The solid finish is the only stain I use for staining fences and cedar siding. The stain is available in both an oil-based and waterborne version, but my review is based on the waterborne option.

How to Enjoy the Aroma of Scented Candles Without Burning Them
How to Enjoy the Aroma of Scented Candles Without Burning Them

Cleo Addams is an indie author. In her free time, she enjoys researching and writing articles on a wide variety of topics. Many years ago, I received a cherry-scented candle and a coffee warmer from one of my aunts for Christmas. This confused me because I wasn& 39;t a coffee drinker back then, so I was unsure why I was gifted a coffee warmer.

How to Grow Winterberry, a Native Plant, for Winter Interest
How to Grow Winterberry, a Native Plant, for Winter Interest

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. Looking for a way to jazz up your landscape during the winter? Look no further than the winterberry bush with its dazzling red berries.What is Winterberry?Winterberry is a shrub that is related to holly.

How to Frame a Fireplace
How to Frame a Fireplace

Paul has been upgrading his home for the past five years. This labor of love has proved to him that learning is a lifelong journey. How to Frame a FireplaceEveryone loves the idea of having a fireplace to add ambiance and warmth to their home. A fireplace will add value and appeal to your home when you decide to sell one day, but more importantly, you get to enjoy the benefit of a warm, inviting room every day of the year.

Sherwin Williams Eminence Ceiling Paint Review
Sherwin Williams Eminence Ceiling Paint Review

Matt is a professional painter and freelance writer, sharing his knowledge, house-painting tips, and product reviews. My Experience With Eminence Ceiling PaintI used Sherwin Williams Eminence to paint a large ceiling in a foyer recently and thought I& 39;d share my experience. My customer wanted to use some of their leftover Eminence, and the surrounding ceiling was painted with this product, so I wanted to use the same paint to make sure all of the ceilings blended in nicely in the same finish.

How to Grow Cucumbers in Pots and Containers in the Garden
How to Grow Cucumbers in Pots and Containers in the Garden

L.M.Reid is an Irish Writer who has published many articles. She is a keen gardener with lots of experience. How to Grow Cucumbers in ContainersI show you how to plant, grow and care for this vegetable so that you can get the best crops from your seeds. I explain how much space a cucumber plant needs and how long it takes to grow and produce the edible cucumber.

Cape Town Water Crisis: Tips on How to Prepare Your Property and Garden for Rainfall After Drought
Cape Town Water Crisis: Tips on How to Prepare Your Property and Garden for Rainfall After Drought

Heidi is a homemaker with two young boys. She currently compiles educational material and edits academic reports.When looking at the advice, tips and ideas currently being shared on how to save water in the Western Cape during the drought, I realised that there is little or no information available on how to maximise the amount of water that is retained on your property and garden when rain eventually does fall.

How to Grow Kale
How to Grow Kale

Caren White is a Master Gardener and instructor at Home Gardeners School. She has been associated with Rutgers Gardens for over a decade. The first time I grew kale, I knew nothing about it. I had heard about it, but I had never eaten it nor ever seen it. I was gifted a couple of plants by a fellow gardener.

How to Stop Cats From Coming Into Your Garden
How to Stop Cats From Coming Into Your Garden

Dolores has recently moved to a new home with a large garden and lots of neighbourhood cats.Cats in the Garden Can Be ProblematicLast year we bought a house with a large back garden. We don& 39;t have any pets ourselves, but the previous owners had cats. I think every cat in the neighbourhood used to hang out in our garden—until we said enough was enough.