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How to Kill Mice in the Home

If you've ever had the unpleasant experience of reaching for a box of cereal or bag of chips only to discover a hole chewed through the bottom of the container, you know firsthand what it's like to have mice. Mice will sample various foods in your pantry while stealing stuffing out of your furniture

Home Offices, Home Security: Securing Your Work Space

There's an office-office, and then there's a home office. Whether you're running the whole show from home or simply keeping personal affairs straight, the fact is that the home office is becoming an even more ...

How to Kill & Repel Snakes

Finding a snake near your home or in your garden can not only be a nuisance, but it can be downright frightening. Your first inclination may be to run, or grab a shovel to kill the snake, but this may be dangerous if you're not familiar with the identification of snakes. According to North Carolina

DIY Holding Pegs in a Pegboard

Holding pegs usually come with a pegboard kit or in bulk bags at home improvement and hardware stores. Unfortunately, the prices for pegboard pegs can vary, some kits costing up to $20 or individual hooks at almost 30 cents apiece, which is not too bad unless you have many items to store. There are

Surge Protection Techniques

Surge protection is really important because of the nature of electricity. The computer becomes a useless object without electricity. Surge protection is a complex topic, as a lot of technology works behind the concept of surge protection. The upcoming technologies have the potential to change our v

Waterproof Work Boots - Look Trendy And Fashionable

Boots add an extra gleaming affect to your over all dressing but during rainy seasons every one would want to wear something that is not affected by water. Although the category of waterproof work boots is very common and the perception may be of dreary looking shoes but this is the time when they r

Do it Yourself Weed Control

Controlling weeds in your lawn and garden sometimes feels like a never ending task, but it doesn't have to seem like that. There are several methods that once employed, will control most of the weeds in your lawn or garden.

How to Calculate kW

A kilowatt (or kW) is a measurement of energy conversion at a rate of one joule per second. Though the total number of kilowatts that a household appliance uses probably won't be listed anywhere on its packaging, a few other pieces of information will. If you want to calculate the total number of ki

A Biometric Wall Safe For Easy Access

Keeping my jewelry and my cash somewhere safe can be very worrisome. When I learned about the easy access biometric wall safe I knew I had to have it. I was never fond of keeping a safe in my home because I feel that once the word gets out you you become vulnerable to robbery. It can be very unsafe

How to Test a Ground Rod

State and local building codes determine the maximum resistance for a ground rod. Typically this is 25 ohms, and if your ground rod exceeds the impedance of 25 ohms you may have to install another ground rod in parallel to the first. Measuring the resistance of a ground rod is an easy task, but it d

How to Install a Smoke Detector

Installing a battery-powered smoke detector in a room is a sensible safety precaution. Regular household tools are needed to perform this task. However, no electrical wiring or room modification is required.

How Can I Get Rid of a Bad German Roach Infestation?

Cockroach infestations contribute to a host of allergic responses in humans. The German cockroach carries harmful pathogens capable of causing illness. This cockroach, a particularly common species, can rapidly get out of control when left to its own devices. German cockroaches typically infest kitc

How to Remove a Lock From a Storage Unit

Storage units come in all shapes and sizes and most are secured with some kind of lock, be it a padlock, combination lock or otherwise. If you've lost your key or forgotten the combination, you're going to have a difficult time getting in. To remove the lock, take a few tips from firefighters who re

How to Clean an Ear Piercing (with Pictures)

Ear piercing can be very aesthetically pleasing, and fun to buy for. Regardless of the length of time that an ear piercing has been in place, routine cleaning is a must. The following is a simple guide for cleaning pierced ears.

How to Get Rid of Spanish Fleas

Fleas are parasites that attach to the body of a living host and suck out the blood from the host, while creating a number of symptoms in the host such as tiny red bumps on the skin and itching sensations. Fleas can infest a home and multiply on pets, and in bedding, upholstery and carpets. You can