5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Prevent Pests

Posted on: January 7, 2019 by in Blog
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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Help Prevent Pests

  From healthy lifestyle changes to productive habits, there are plenty of New Year’s resolutions that can start your 2019 off on the right foot. Homeowners can extend those resolutions to include keeping the house in tiptop shape — and keeping out unwanted visitors. The pest management experts at Terminix have a few New Year’s resolution recommendations that can help make your 2019 pest-free. Inspect your home As you start the new year, it’s a good time to check if your home Continue Reading ...

5 Simple Ways of Creating a Colorful Home

Posted on: December 31, 2018 by in Blog
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  When you look at your home's interiors, do you find yourself craving a refresh? If so, there's no better time than the New Year to update your home with thoughtful design touches that embrace the power of color. Color is a key component of interior design and a useful tool for updating any space. What's more, colors can convey many emotions — from calm to energetic — helping you create rooms that are perfectly reflective of your personal tastes. Even though the possibilities Continue Reading ...

Home Security Tips for the Holidays

Posted on: December 24, 2018 by in Blog
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  For many, the holiday season means travel! In fact, millions of U.S. residents travel more than 50 miles away from home during the holiday season. Unfortunately, burglars are also aware of these holiday season travel statistics. While many families look forward to the holidays, it is easy to get carried away with excitement and forget to prepare your home for your time away. There's nothing worse than coming back from a relaxing vacation to a stressful situation at home, so it is best Continue Reading ...

How to Prevent Pests This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 17, 2018 by in Blog
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  It's easy for things like pest prevention to get overlooked during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Homeowners have a lot on their minds, from the relatives coming to town to the presents they have yet to purchase. But pests don't necessarily rest during the cold winter months; in fact, many are active year-round and may seek shelter in your warm house as the weather worsens. With some tips from the experts at Terminix, you can learn about the kinds of pests that can find their Continue Reading ...

New Tips and Tactics for Buying a Home

Posted on: December 10, 2018 by in Blog
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  If you've been in the process of buying or selling a home this past year, or even considering it, you know it's been a seller's market for the most part. Inventory of homes available for sale has been low, creating more demand than the market can supply. Couple that with low interest rates, which make it a great time for prospective buyers to get more bang for their mortgage dollar, and you've got a marketplace in which buyers have been competing for nearly every listing. The forecast Continue Reading ...

Steps for Homeowners Dealing with Snow

Posted on: December 3, 2018 by in Blog
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  Are you ready if a blizzard hit tomorrow? While smaller snowstorms certainly create a level of frustration for homeowners, large storms require preparation to stay safe and comfortable. Families don't want to be caught off guard in the event of a large snowstorm. Finding yourself unprepared and without power can be a dangerous predicament. A loss of power can reduce your access to water, food, and light. Follow the tips below and you'll be ready to weather any snow event! Have Continue Reading ...

4 Ways to Recreate Your Entertaining Space

Posted on: November 26, 2018 by in Blog
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4 ways to recreate your entertaining space

  The holidays, the big game, New Year's and everything in between: At this time of year there are plenty of reasons to invite family and friends to your home to entertain. In addition, there are also plenty of times - particularly on cold winter nights - when you just want to have a place you can go to get cozy, play a video game or watch a movie in peace. Either can be an appealing option, but do you have an entertaining space that fits the bill? One where you want to spend your Continue Reading ...

Tips for Using Metals in Home Decor

Posted on: November 19, 2018 by in Blog
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Using metals in home decor

  While trends in home decor often change, there is one constant design feature that continues to shine, literally: metals. Today, homeowners can find creative ways to incorporate a regal touch that produces a timeless look with modern appeal. Take the Temperature A first step in implementing metallic decor is understanding the temperature of the metals. Think of brass, copper and gold as warm, while silver and aluminum are cooler, and cast iron or black metals are neutral. When Continue Reading ...

4 Unexpected Bed Bug Hotspots

Posted on: November 12, 2018 by in Blog
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  The term "bed bugs" might make you shudder and picture a mattress teeming with the bloodsucking insects, but don't be fooled; the name is a bit of a misnomer. While almost 70 percent of bed bug infestations are associated with beds or items found near beds, the insects don't limit themselves to those spaces. Bed bugs are experts at hitchhiking and can be found in common spaces like movie theaters and public transportation. Here are a few tips from Terminix on spots and objects where Continue Reading ...

Winter Weatherproofing: Prepare Your Home to Stay Safe and Save Energy

Posted on: November 5, 2018 by in Blog
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Winter weatherproofing

  The heat will certainly be on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the winter season, furnaces are plugging away, causing heating bills across the country to increase. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the typical U.S. family spends at least $2,200 per year on energy bills - with nearly half of that going toward heating and cooling. To help homeowners combat the cost of heating a home during the winter months, Valerie Mastalka, Continue Reading ...