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How to Keep Unwanted Animals Out of Your Yard

Wildlife can be great to watch. It’s why we put bird feeders in our gardens. Others though, they’re just well, destructive rascals. Moles, armadillos, groundhogs, cute little bunny rabbits with razor sharp claws to burrow under your flower beds, then spring back up and nibble your freshly sprouted carrots. That, we don’t want. What we need to do is animal …

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How to Prevent Mail Theft (And What to Do When It Happens)

Recently in our area, it seems that mail theft has become a common issue. On the local news, there have been numerous reports of people getting their mail stolen in neighborhoods close to where we live. Nothing is worse than having a gift for your child stolen from your doorstep by some low-life criminal. Equally as bad is having your …

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How to Deter Wasps (And What to Do When It’s Too Late)

I have never really had an issue with wasps, bees, hornets, or yellow jackets… until recently. I want bees to pollinate my fruits and vegetables. Usually if they get too close to me, I will just blow at them and they will fly away. I don’t usually get stung. No harm, no foul. Well, wasps, including hornets and yellow jackets, …

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Preventing Garage Door Break Ins (12 Simple Steps to Take Today)

There are over 4,000 burglaries a day in the United States alone, which almost 70% of correspond to residential burglaries. While this may sound scary (and it is), there’s no reason to live in fear within the walls of your own home. When burglars canvas a neighborhood, they’re looking for a couple of things. One, they want to find an …

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13 Hidden Household Pet Dangers (And How to Keep Them Safe)

Bringing a dog or cat into your home can be a wonderful thing, not only for the animal, but for us and our families as well. While we might view our homes as a safe and comfortable place, there are many hidden household dangers for pets that you may not even be aware of. Some of these hazards are only …

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Simple Ways to Keep Your Children Safe in the Front Yard

If you have children, your number one priority is their safety. At the same time, you can’t keep them locked up inside all day to protect them from any potential outdoor threats. The ideal outdoor play area for our kids is in the backyard, preferably inside a fence. Unfortunately, not all of us are fortunate enough to have a fenced …

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How to Keep Your Neighbor’s Dogs Out of Your Yard

If you live in a neighborhood, chances are high that you’ve had a stray dog venture into your yard at some point in time. In some areas, this happens regularly. We’ve always had a fence in our backyard, but that doesn’t stop dogs from wandering through the front or around the fence. We’ve even had a small dog sneak through …

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16 Ways to Keep your Children and Pets Safe in Your Backyard

For many of us, part of the appeal of owning a home is having a nice backyard for our children and pets to play. It provides us with a perfect space to spend some quality family time during the evenings and weekends. However, it doesn’t come without risks. Just like there are hidden hazards within the house, the backyard holds …