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What’s In Your Insulation

You know what’s inside the walls of your home: insulation. Obviously. But what’s inside of that? It’s a rather interesting question when you really sit down and think about it. Consider the fact that insulation is all up in your home. It practically hugs your house. There are a slew of different materials to use when insulating your home, each with their own pros and cons. As we become more aware and mindful of what we’re putting into our bodies and the earth, we can’t forget about what’s inside the home and insulation is no exception. Here’s a quick...

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Attic Conversion Ideas

Oh, the attic. Home of childhood, forgotten things and Christmas. Attics are typically used for storage, particularly items that don’t get used but once a year, or things of sentimental value that can’t be parted with yet. But why not put that extra space to good use? If you’ve had it cleared and proofed for rodents and other pests, it’s an extra space just waiting to be used. While it may not be at the top of the list for home renovations (really, how much function do you need to increase in a room strictly for stuff?) converting your...

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Rodent Proofing Your Home

Just because it’s now summer doesn’t mean you no longer have to worry about pesky pests getting into and infesting your house. You pretty much have to be mindful of your surroundings at all times when it comes to rodents. This is largely due to the fact that your house is a veritable magnet to all things critters. Food, warmth, insulation (which… is technically food to them) and a safe place to stay are all extremely alluring to them. Sorry, Charlie. There’s still hope, though! There are a number of things you can do to ensure your house is...

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What Is Attracting Those Critters To Your Home Anyway?

The best way to handle an infestation is to prevent it. Being proactive about your home and what gets in or stays out is going to do more for you than anything else. It’s going to require daily efforts – as many pests are drawn to food – but it’s better to do the dishes and take out the trash every night than it is to have to smash ten cockroaches before making your morning cup of coffee. So let’s look at two of the most common infesting creatures and how to keep them off your lawn. Cockroaches We’ll...

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Types of Attic Infestation

It’s common knowledge that the attic – that is maybe used as an extra play space/loft, but most likely packed with the junk you can’t bring yourself to throw away – is very susceptible to infestations. With nothing but insulation and undisturbed boxes of clothes, toys, and other random things, it’s not wonder rodents and critters are attracted to these mostly abandoned spaces. But what exactly is up there? These are the most common attic infestations. The Scrappy Scurrying Scoundrels That should totally be a band name, one, and two, it’s a very accurate encompassing of the types of...

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