There's no doubt about it -- mosquitoes are a total pain. They land on you, bite you, suck out some blood and leave behind an itchy welt. In the United States, however, the rise of West Nile Virus has moved mosquitoes from the "simply annoying" list onto the "danger" list, and they are now something to be feared. Disease danger has always been the case in tropical regions, where the main mosquito-borne parasite is malaria.
Friday, February 28, 2014
If you have carpets, then you probably own a vacuum cleaner. Vacuums can be important for maintaining the air quality of your home. You want a vacuum that can get all the dust from the inner recesses of your carpet, and you want that vacuum cleaner to last as long as possible. A long-running, dust-busting vacuum cleaner can improve your health. Maintaining it is an eco-friendly way to make a tool and the resources that compose it last as long as possible.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Even if you're a do-it-yourself type who tackles home improvement projects with vim and vigor, you may find yourself putting off tedious projects like wallpaper removal from one New Year's resolution to the next. Have you been meaning to take down that country farm border in your kitchen that you now hate? Maybe the cows and roosters aren't so adorable anymore. Fortunately, removing it can be quite simple.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Electrical wiring can be as simple as following these tips. Connecting cords, circuit connections, device connections, and electrical panel connections all require some type of wiring connection. This tutorial is loaded with electrical wiring tips to make the job simple and easy to accomplish.
Nothing compares to the soft, luxurious feeling of carpet under your feet. Carpeting provides a safe, comfortable spot for kids to play and may even reduce the risk of injury during a fall [source: Carpet and Rug Institute]. Sure, carpet requires a bit of extra maintenance compared to vinyl or tile, but there's simply no substitute in terms of sound absorption, warmth and overall comfort.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
If you prepared a list of appliances you couldn't live without, how long would it be? Before you answer that question, imagine a typical day in your life. Did an alarm clock wake you this morning? Did you take a shower or brush your teeth? Did you grab a drink from the fridge? Has the heat or air conditioning kicked on yet to keep you comfortably warm or cool? Were the socks you put on fresh from the laundry room?
Monday, February 24, 2014
There’s a lot of discussion about the significance of vastu in modern homes. This age old practice is all about following certain rules and practices to harness the positive powers of the energy surrounding us. It is all about keeping the house clutter free and allowing air to circulate freely inside the house. Here are a few more tips for a lifetime of harmony: