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Dena Augello

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How to Extend the Life of Your Furniture

Posted by Dena Augello on Aug 18, 2018 9:39:00 AM

You use your furniture every day, and after not too long, it starts to show it. Rather than replacing your favorite pieces after just a few years, here are a few ways to extend the life of your upholstered furniture. Your future self will thank you!

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Get Rid of Earwigs with These Tips

Posted by Dena Augello on Jun 28, 2018 6:27:00 PM

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.

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Topics: pest control

Identify, Prevent, and Control Lyctid Beetles This Summer

Posted by Dena Augello on Jun 20, 2018 7:19:00 PM

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.

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Topics: pest control