No one likes when their house is infest by creatures that destroy, eat and carry in diseases that could harm you and everyone in your home. It seems the purpose of rats and mice is to spread diseases considering they can pass on over 35 different diseases. But what can you do about it? Is there anything you can do? There is, and he is how!
When rat populations spiked in Washington, D.C; Houston, Texas and New York City, The New Republic magazine issued a statement in 2017 that the United States was about to see a “Ratpocalypse.” And it is hard to argue against that considering the nature of rats and mice.
For example, rats are known for breeding fast. Let us put this into for perspective. Take two rats and place them in an environment that is perfect for then, something they thrive off of. In three years, you could see 483 million rats pour from their union.
It is, in part, thanks to the urban environments. You see, places in the United States like (more…)
There are many Americans in the United States that become homeowners. Instead of renting or purchasing an apartment or condominium they purchase a home that becomes their pride and joy. Here, they create and raise a family. They create memories. They spend time with family and friends by hosting parties, celebrating holidays, and upholding family traditions. However, with all the fun, independence, pride, and memory making, comes responsibilities. Yes, homeowners have a handful of responsibilities they must keep up with and carry out. Some of these responsibilities include paying for cooling and heating bills, making sure systems are working properly, make sure parts of the home that may be hidden from site are clean, and perform maintenance. Performing maintenance on elements in the home is actually very important. As a home ages, and is used more frequently, elements in the home will need repair. Some of these elements are toilets, the sewer, and water heaters. These elements are imp (more…)
All throughout the United States, home renovations and other such remodeling projects are quite immensely popular indeed. After all, more and more people are looking into updating their homes for various reasons, from wanting to sell the home in question to simply wanting to make it a nicer place to live. Altogether, more than half of all people in the United States (all home owners, that is) are currently in the planning stages of their next remodeling project.
If you’re planning out a remodeling project, it’s quite likely that you’ll be remodeling your kitchen or your bathroom, as any kitchen or bathroom remodeling contractors will be more than well aware of. After all, there are millions of each type of renovating project seen all throughout the country. And more than three quarters of all home owners who want to renovate their homes will actually choose to renovate the kitchen space first and foremost, often followed at least by the master bathroom, if not by all of the bathro (more…)
Dealing with leaking roof repairs can be both time consuming and expensive. When you ignore the repairs that need to be made, however, you will face even bigger problems. Fortunately, both residential and commercial roofing companies offer a number of services that can help you get the repairs that you need, or even the installation of a new roof.
Finding the right roofing services after you have had a major weather event, however, can be a challenge. Even when out of town contractors come into town, many of them get scheduled so full you may need to wait weeks, if not months, to get an appointment for the work that you need to have done.
When you have to wait too long it is important to make sure that you are doing everything you can to avoid more damage, which will lead to need for even more expensive and extensive leaking roof repairs.
Is Your Home in Need of Roof Repa (more…)
Humanity has always needed energy for work, and for much of history, this energy was derived from human and animal labor. Blacksmiths made tools and weapons, and oxen and horses plowed fields and towed wagons and carts. By the 1800s, the Industrial Revolution changed that, and steam power became the standard, powering factories and ships alike with pressurized steam to turn turbines. By the late 1800s, electricity emerged and became widespread due to the effort of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, and electricity continued well into the 20th century. It was joined by nuclear power as steam power was being scaled back, and by the 21st century, clean energy such as solar energy and wind power emerged as well. The fossil fuel industry, such as with its huge power plants, has come under some criticism for its heavy pollution of the atmosphere and natural world, so solar panels, wind farms, hydroelectric dams, and other infrastructure has arrived to provide pollution-free power. This also cre (more…)
When people often think of rats, their thoughts are not always positive. Some speculated that rising rat population in New York City, Washington, DC, and Houston were indications of an upcoming “ratpocalypse.” This was written about in Newsweek in 2017. Fearing damage from animals, the mere sight of the unwanted rodents leaves many calling for help from the local animal and rodent removal company.
- Not everyone feels this was about rats. People all over the United States have opened their homes and keep them as pets. Here are some fun facts about the rodents:
- Some rat videos rival cat videos for popularity. In 2015, the now famous video of a rat dragging a slice of pizza into the subway went viral. In three years “Pizza Rat” had been viewed about 10.4 million times.
- Rats have a great sense of humor. While it is impossible to tell what they are laughing at, during play or when they seem to happy, they make a happy noise that sounds a lot like laughter.(more…)
Home inspections shouldn’t be a chore. They’re actually a great way to feel more secure in your new place!
Think about the last time you settled into a new apartment and found a few things that weren’t on the up and up. You might have had to take some photos and send them to the manager to assure them you didn’t damage the place upon moving in! Inspections are how we make sure living spaces are not just beautiful, but safe for you and yours. New-construction inspection is even more essential, since leftover bits and things can be littered about the complex. In fact, before you get comfortable in your new home…
…let’s take a look at home inspection services and how they’ll help you settle in properly!
Rather than scare you with a bunch of fear facts, let’s just take a look at common hazards in homes and how they’re spotted. One you’ve probably heard of is radon gas, a naturally occurring chemical that has been found in millions of American homes (more…)
Homeowners, unlike Americans who rent their properties, are able to hire home remodeling to modify their houses, and this is a robust and popular industry today. Sometimes, a few rooms may be remodeled updated, and in other cases, the entire house is renovated at once. Wealthier Americans may hire home remodeling crews for total residential renovations, and this ranged from kitchen remodeling to addition, such as putting in a new bedroom or sunroom. Such home remodeling may make a house feel like new, and this can often be a smart investment as well. A homeowner who is interested in home remodeling can consult local hardware store staff and also look online for local home remodeling teams who can help them. This is far too large a project to attempt alone; professional, skilled home remodeling must be hired to handle this and get the job done right.
The Industry Today
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You may have heard from your teacher friends or other people who deal with children on a regular basis that there are few things more challenging than herding cats. If you have ever discovered that you have squirrels in the attic you might have an argument that this is an even worse situation. While cats, like children, may be independent and have their own idea about where they are going and when they will get there, cats are not typically known for being destructive. Squirrels, on the other hand, will completely chew through nearly anything in a very short amount of time. If you have ever witnessed a squirrel make a complete mess of your bird feeders, including eating through the bird feeder itself, then you might be able to imagine the problems that squirrels in the attic can cause problems.
When they get in your home, the removal process can actually be quite complicated. In fact, humane s (more…)
Heating and cooling make up about half of the energy usage within every American home, more than any other utility cost. One way to reduce this amount can be properly maintaining your heating and air conditioning systems, especially with the prevention of a replacement being required too early. Additionally, two-thirds of all homes have air conditioners while many also have central HVAC systems. Heating and air conditioning repair services are needed often, though it can be prevented often with the acquisition of regular maintenance.
Reliance on Air Conditioners and HVAC
Air conditioning systems use a majority of your home’s energy, and they can be expensive to install, service, and maintain. It is important to know that with the heat faced by many areas of the country, the air conditioner is extremely helpful in keeping all homes comfortable during the summer months. Central HVAC systems are also an option for heating and AC combined. There are many tricks to helping th (more…)
Do It Yourself Repair
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