Laminate floors offer a number of benefits to their owners, but without proper care, they can certainly lose their appeal. Here’s how to safely clean your laminate floors and keep them looking new for years to come.
Summertime is here, and with it comes picnics, barbeques, and yes…wasps. Don’t let these pesky swarmers get you down! Here’s how to safely remove a wasp nest.
Topics: flying insects
Hardwood floors are the crowning glory of your home. When well preserved, they can be a timeless design element that provides the perfect foundation for any room. To keep your hardwood floors looking gorgeous, here are five things to avoid.
Contrary to their namesake, earwigs aren’t inclined to crawl into your ear, but let’s face it—they’re gross! While they may not be a threat to your physical health, earwigs can damage plants in your yard and are generally unwelcome visitors in the home. Get rid of earwigs with these simple tips.
Topics: pest control
When in doubt, plush is always better! From mattresses to shoe soles, extra padding can be very beneficial. The same goes for your custom rug. Are you unsure if your rugs could use custom padding? Check out the following benefits and decide for yourself!
Topics: area rug protection
You’ve probably heard of carpenter ants and termites, but what about the lyctid beetle? Commonly referred to as the powderpost or wood-boring beetle, lyctid beetles are wood-loving bugs that get their name from the way they can turn wood into powder. I wish we were kidding, but yes, that's right. Given enough time, powderpost beetle larvae can actually break wood down to dust. Read on to learn how to identify, prevent, and control lyctid beetles this summer.
It’s almost summer, which means it’s almost bee season. Avoiding a sting is priority number one, but if you happen to be stung by a bee, here’s what to do.
Chances are that you picked out your furniture because you liked it, so why not treat it like you still do? Throughout the course of a normal day, your upholstery goes through wear and tear that can lead to serious damage over time. Whether your couch needs some general TLC or you want to preserve Grandma's favorite armchair, professional upholstery cleaning is the way to go. Here are five great benefits.
Warm weather is coming—and so are the bugs. While you may not be a big fan of the various types of creepy crawlies, few pose the kind of health threats that mosquitoes do. Mosquitoes carry and transfer a variety of detrimental diseases and viruses. As mosquito season draws near, protect yourself and your family from these pests and their irritating bites by following these tips.
Whether it's an heirloom you've received from your great-grandmother or a gorgeous piece you picked out yourself, an area rug can be a valuable addition to your home. Some wear and tear is inevitable, but don’t subject your area rug to more harm than necessary. Here are a few ways to protect your rugs from damage.