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Move over mosquitoes: Tick prevention grabs attention in fall and winter

(HIB) – Zika-carrying mosquitoes had their moment this year as the nation’s top headline-grabbing pests, but the arrival of cooler weather means the resurgence of another disease-carrying insect. Ticks transmit a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, that affect people and pets. And while cold weather may kill off mosquitoes, ticks remain a year-round threat. The …

best smart appliances on the market today

Did you know that by 2019 it is predicted that the market value for smart appliances is set to exceed a staggering 25,000,000,000 US dollars? This infographic examines some of the best smart appliances on the market today, and looks ahead to what the future holds for the household of tomorrow.

Home Foundation Problems

Due to poor soil conditions homeowners often encounter foundation problems in their home or business. It is quite common that over time buildings to shift and sink. When a property experiences a cracked foundation, it can lead to a multitude of issues with the structure. Being of aware of signs that cause foundation failure can prevent …

Old fuel can be hard on lawn mowers

(HIB) - Nothing says summer like neighborhoods coming alive with the sounds of lawn mowers and the smell of fresh-cut grass. But getting the lawn mower out of the shed and running properly can be a struggle early in the season. You turn the key and the...

Deer wars: coming soon to a suburb near you

(HIB) - When you think of deer, do you envision a shy doe hiding beneath forest foliage? Or perhaps you imagine a buck bounding through a field along a quiet country road. The reality of where deer like to live is much closer to home than you think. Hu...

5 tips to crown your lawn king of spring

(HIB) - Those winter chills are finally history and it’s time focus on outdoor fun again. Your lawn is the perfect spot for family gatherings, sports competitions, barbecues and relaxing afternoons, so why not make it the best it can be? Before y...

What’s in your pool water?

(HIB) - You hit the diving board, get some air and tuck up for the biggest cannonball of the season. It feels good to be back in the pool again. Or so you think. Because the truth is, if you knew what was in the pool water you were jumping into, maybe ...

5 home-improvement projects to help sell your home

(HIB) - The real estate market has improved across much of the country, but homeowners thinking about listing their homes this summer need to stay competitive to attract buyers. Buyers are looking for long-term homes, ones they want to stay in for year...