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Asbestos Removal

How to Successfully Remove Asbestos It is extremely important to remove asbestos with very particular procedures in place. When asbestos is being removed, the particles become airborne and stay that way for a long time –and, are quite dangerous to the lungs.  The stringent procedures are designed to minimize the airborne particulate, thereby protecting the workers ...

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How to Bait a Lobster Trap

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The bait is often dead herring -or some other type of fish, obtained from a fish market. If stored, it is best kept in a freezer. The bait is confined to a mesh bag within the trap. The lobsters can only ‘nibble’ away at it through the bag and it lasts longer that way.

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Getting Rid of Mice

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It’s quite unlikely you will ever keep mice from entering a building. There are steps you can take to stem the tide, however, most of which are common sense. Beyond this, how mice get into your house is anybody’s guess.

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How to Grow Tomatoes

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Once you’ve done it once you can show the kids how to grow tomatoes. Once you have grown vine ripened tomatoes, bring the kids out and show them how you can pick one right off the vine and eat it like an apple. It will stick with them a for a lifetime.

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

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I might add that one of the best things one can do for a child that he or she will carry with them for life is to teach them to grow. A neighbor did it for me starting when I was about 10 years old. I have had -at the very least, a tomato patch and a few flowers every year since. My father had a garden in later years but not when I was a child.

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Easiest Way to Get Rid of Mice

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Okay. I saw a mouse run across my kitchen counter top. Now what?! How to Know if your home is Infested with Mice. How to Recognize the Signs of Mice. How and Why It Happens and What to Do About It. How to Trap a Mouse. How to maintain the upper hand with the little buggers in your home.

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Wild Bird Seed and Pesticides

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It has been widely suspected that producers of wild bird seed weren’t able to provide a product without potentially lethal levels of pesticides. A study recently reported on by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has shown that it is safe.

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Pumpkins and Squirrels

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I wonder if the squirrels just can’t resist burrowing into something they can climb into. Although I do see evidence they eat the fleshy part of the pumpkin. It looks like they prefer that over the seeds.

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Ten Point Home Maintenance Checklist

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The overall condition of your home can deteriorate rapidly if you don’t keep your eye on certain things around the house. While the few items on this list is not all inclusive, it’s good for starters. Embrace the Fix-it-Now (FIN) policy. It will save money in the long run, as deferred maintenance is costly. Watch out for those mice.

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How to Read a Ruler

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Some people are not comfortable taking measurements with a ruler or using a measuring tape. The inch marks are pretty easy -but, what about all those ‘little marks” between the inch markers. It’s not difficult to understand. In fact, you probably learned how to read a ruler in elementary school and have since forgotten, if you haven’t needed to use the knowledge. As with most things we learn -if we don’t use it we lose it. What follows is what I’ll call a refresher -for people who haven’t needed to know up to this point and would now like to awaken that lost knowledge and develop that skill.

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