Archive for March 25th, 2019

5 Tips for Pest and Wildlife Control

Pest and animal control is an important part of living in rural areas. Rural homes are more susceptible to infestations and require more wildlife management. Whether you want to prevent infestations of squirrels, mice, or larger critters such as raccoons, there are steps that you can take.

1. Search for Entry Points

Pest control starts with finding and fixing potential entry points. Areas of your home that have been damaged by weather or worn down over time are easy spaces for small critters to fit through. Looks for any holes or cracks and make sure to get them patched.

2. Do Not Leave Food Scraps Outside

Nothing attracts animals like food scraps that have been left behind. A key point of animal control is to remove temptation. Make sure your trash is in a secure container and if you have to feed your pets outside, make sure you bring their bowls and any spilled food inside.

3. Search for Standing Water

Standing water is also an attraction for an

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The Value of Chimney Service and Cleaning

Chimneys are frequently available in newly constructed homes today, because of about 60% of homes including fireplaces compared to about 36% of those built in the early 1970s. No matter the type of fireplace, there is an importance of chimney service and cleaning in order to minimize pollutants released into the air. Chimney cleaning was more necessary for wood-burning fireplaces in comparison to the gas logs used most often today.

Chimney Services

Residential fireplaces have been upgraded over the years, especially with the move from burning wood to gas-burning units. While there is a need to make sure that all fireplaces and chimneys are cleaned and serviced professionally, certain services are needed for different units. Different types of chimney services are needed across homes built during different decades. Some of these fireplaces and chimneys required cleaning for the r

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