Personal Safety & Security : Home & Garden
Termites feed on the cellulose in wood products and are the most destructive wood-eating insects in North America. In nature, they perform a valuable service by recycling decayed wood from fallen trees back into soil. These pests, however, cannot distinguish between rotting wood and the wood used to
Mice are small mammals that inhabit woodsy areas as well as residential and commercial buildings. A mouse's mission in life is simple: survival. This means finding adequate and reliable food sources, water sources and warmth. Mice that are outdoors will typically eat leaves, nuts and seeds, plus the
With all of the different types of chemicals and liquids that people have in there home, it should come as no surprise then that the second leading cause of at the at home is from poisoning. Since most of these items are usually stored in the garage, it becomes even more critical to make sure you ha
Whirlpool ovens come in many forms, including ovens that are part of a range, drop-in ovens and wall ovens. The oven's function and temperature are both controlled using an electronic oven control, housed in the control panel of the appliance. After regular usage, it is not uncommon for the oven's t
Candles add ambience to any home. These tissue paper-covered candle holders are easy and yet very attractive. Make several for a centerpiece on your holiday dinner table or place them on a mantel over the fireplace. The graduated layers of tissue paper make it look like there are various shades of c
Do you want have the peace of mind of knowing you and your family are safe? Want to know what is going in and around your home when you are not there? A home security camera might just be what you need. Read on to know more.
We hear the sound of a siren probably daily. It's possible we hear them so often we become almost immune to the sound. The importance of the siren as a means of warning is crucial ...
Furniture slipcovers easily fit into new design styles when you are changing your living spaces. Purchasing a slipcover for your furniture is much less expensive than buying new pieces. You can use the extra money you save for other parts of your redecorating budget. Not only can a slipcover hide un
Angry Birds is made by Rovio and available to download on your smartphone. Originating for play on iPhone's operating system, the game has since also been available on the Android platform. Samsung's smartphone Galaxy S is one of the many devices on which you can download Angry Birds. The paid versi
Expanded polystyrene foam, sold under the brand name Styrofoam, can be most simply defined as air and plastic. Like any plastic, Styrofoam does not easily decompose and can cause harm to the environment and wild animals that may eat it. It is also not easy to recycle, as most counties do not allow
Depending on budget and size restrictions, you can plan an elaborate closet makeover or something more modest. By definition, dressing rooms require at least enough space for you to change clothing in. Well-designed dressing areas make life easier in the morning, but you needn't include every possib
Becoming environmentally friendly can contribute to our quality of life on a personal level as well as a whole. You may be open to making a contribution but are just set in a pattern of doing things a certain way. There are many ways in which you can contribute to the conservation of resources. Star
What are medical alerts? They are devices worn by an individual that are used to alert emergency personal as to when that individual requires medical attention. These alerts are used to prevent emergency situations from turning into a tragedy and to provide independence for those with limited mobili
The article describes how to select a wireless camera for home security, asset-monitoring and surveillance purposes. Wireless camera, receiver / DVR and monitor, that compose a wireless camera system, are discussed.
Firex smoke alarms are made by Kidde who also make alarms under the trade names Clipsal and Code One. In addition to cleaning Firex smoke alarms require weekly testing and yearly battery replacement. Maintaining your Firex alarms is important to trouble free operation. Firex recommends you install a
Palm trees are frequently transplanted and at a fairly high success rate. Transplantation of a palm is most successful during the spring and early summer, due to the increase in soil temperature during that time. It is also advisable to transplant a palm during a rainy season, as this will reduce th