General Safety

How to Get Rid of Sweat Bees

How to Get Rid of Sweat Bees
The term "sweat bee" is a general classification given to any bee that is attracted by the salt in human sweat. They can be a nuisance because they will fly around anyone sweating and attempt to land on their skin. They then sting if they are sw

How to Fool a Radon Detector

How to Fool a Radon Detector
Radon is a gas that naturally occurs in some areas. Radon is suspected to be a major cause of lung cancer. When selling a home, buyers often perform a short-term radon test before signing the final contract. These tests are fairly inaccurate, and dep

Homemade Scented Wax Fire Starters to Add Ambiance to Your Fire

Homemade Scented Wax Fire Starters to Add Ambiance to Your Fire
Whether you're camping outdoors or huddled up inside on a chilly night, there's nothing better than sitting around a roaring fire. Andof courseyou can start a fire on your own -- no one is challenging that. The purpose of these scented wax fire start

How to Prepare for Termite Tenting

How to Prepare for Termite Tenting
Tent fumigation is one of the leading methods to remove widespread termite infestations from homes. Inconveniently, it also displaces tenants from their homes. Vikane, the chemical used in most fumigations, is quite toxic and permeates every nook and

How to Stop Thieves from Going Through the Doggie Door

How to Stop Thieves from Going Through the Doggie Door
Many people go to great lengths to make their homes burglar proof, but then install doggie doors that can be easily accessible by humans. If you own a dog, and feel you need to have a doggie door for the dog to come and go freely, there are several s

How to Use Chlorine Dioxide

How to Use Chlorine Dioxide
Chlorine dioxide is a powerful disinfectant, capable of killing viruses and other airborne pathogens. Its byproduct, chlorite, is bactericidal, providing additional protections against harmful microorganisms. Chlorine dioxide comes in powder, liquid

How to Set a Combination for Supra-C Lock Boxes

How to Set a Combination for Supra-C Lock Boxes
Whether it is to allow potential buyers to inspect a new home or just to make sure your own family never gets locked out, using a Supra-C Lock Box is a great way to make sure that a spare key is always available. What is not always great, however, is

Disassembly Instructions for a Colt Commander 1911

Disassembly Instructions for a Colt Commander 1911
Although the Colt Commander .45 is a compact version of the 1911 A1 acp (Automatic Colt Pistol), it retains the legendary accuracy, reliability and man-stopping power of the larger military version. Millions of homeowners across America rely on this

How to Homestead Your Home in California

How to Homestead Your Home in California
A homestead provides homeowners protection against involuntary money judgments against their house. The home must be the homeowner's primary residence to qualify for a homestead. Money judgments made against a homeowner in court can result in the sel

How to Get Rid of Birds Trapped in My House

How to Get Rid of Birds Trapped in My House
As humorous the situation would be, having a bird in the house is incredibly dangerous. Birds can fly into objects and damage them, they can hit and even attack people in the confusion, and they can cause a major mess inside a house. If a bird flies

How to Use an Expandable Baton

How to Use an Expandable Baton
With crime on the rise in many areas, personal safety is something for all of us to consider. Many products are currently on the market to help in the instance of an attack, and with each, a little training and know-how is needed. Expandable batons a

Seed Corn Removal

Seed Corn Removal
Before the days of large home improvement stores, people were familiar with saving the best seed of their crops for the following year. Farmers treated the seed with great care to make sure that it was clean and dry, and then safely stored it to be r

How to Test for Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

How to Test for Carbon Monoxide in Your Home
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas produced by the improper use of burning fuel. Both the United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) suggest testing your home for this silent killer. Accordin

How To Install Barbed Wire on a Chain Link Fence

How To Install Barbed Wire on a Chain Link Fence
While a standard chain link fence may be enough to keep out unwanted guests, both human and animal, adding barbed wire offers additional security. If you have a preexisting chain link fence and want to beef up your home security, design and purchase

How to Cushion Metal Beds to Protect From Bumps

How to Cushion Metal Beds to Protect From Bumps
You've likely woken up to some bumps and bruises on multiple occasions if you're a restless sleeper. Moving around in your sleep can be a source of pain if you bang your head or elbow on the wall or bed frame, and you may not even be aware of the inj

How to Close Up a Winter Home

How to Close Up a Winter Home
Before leaving your winter home, you need to do a few things to ensure that your home will remain safe and secure until you return. Closing up a winter home for the summer is a little easier than closing a summer home for the winter. However, you wil

How to Dispose of a Dead Raccoon

How to Dispose of a Dead Raccoon
Having a dead raccoon on your property can lead to several problems such as the potential for spreading disease, attracting other wild animals as well as the unpleasant smell that accompanies a dead animal. A dead raccoon should be disposed of proper

How to Remove Black Mold on Brick Steps

How to Remove Black Mold on Brick Steps
Mold grows in humid climates and on materials that absorb moisture, such as concrete and brick. Mold can appear as brown, green or black spots and often grows on the north side of homes, which typically receives less sunlight than other sides. Mold t

Homemade Sun Shades for a Riding Lawn Mower

Homemade Sun Shades for a Riding Lawn Mower
Sun shades on riding lawnmowers not only provide the comfort of shade, but also protect your skin from harmful UV rays from the sun. In addition, they protect you from getting hit with debris from above while mowing your yard. If you prefer to make y

How to Tell if Termites Are Active in your House

How to Tell if Termites Are Active in your House
Termites wreak havoc on wood-framed homes, causing untold amounts of damage in short periods of time. Left unchecked, a termite infestation results in buildings becoming structurally unsound. Catching an infestation early means you'll limit the damag
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