September 1, 2015

Rodent Infestation: Do-It-Yourself Control Options

A rodent infestation isn’t a fun experience, and can quickly go from a major annoyance to a dangerous situation. Rodents carry various diseases that can transfer to your family. That is why you should deal with the problem as soon as possible. Before you seek out the help of Waldorf rodent removal professionals, however, consider the do-it-yourself approach. Keep in mind, however, that DIY action is best for small infestations and you will need to hire a professional if the rodent problem is excessive.

Mouse and Rat Traps

These traps are available in a wide array of types, from the traditional wooden snap traps to the more high tech reusable traps. These traps work best when used with an enticing food, such as peanut butter. For intended purpose, these traps are considered a humane way to control rodents since they typically kill quickly.

Glue Traps

The most inhumane type of control, glue traps use an extremely sticky substance to trap the rodent onto the pad. While glue traps are not dangerous to children and pets, it is a long and horrible death for the rodent. It can take days or weeks for the rodent to die from thirst and hunger.

Baits and Rat Poisons

Baits and rat poisons are another option for diy rodent control. There are a lot of downsides to rat poisons, however. These items can pose a risk to children and pets if they get into the bait or poison, and it is not a humane way to control rodents. Furthermore, after the rodents eat the poison, they can go off between the walls and die, which results in an unpleasant odor that could fill your home.

Prevent Rodent Infestation from Reoccurring

Once you have successfully dealt with the rodent infestation, you need to take the proper steps to prevent it from reoccurring. Even a small rodent population can quickly turn into a full-blown infestation. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to help prevent this from occurring. The best way to do this is to keep food sources away from the pests. Garbage, small crumbs and dry goods – such as cereals and grains – all act as a food source for rodents. Keeping your home clean and storing dry goods in glass or metal containers go a long way in removing these potential food sources. Furthermore, you should properly dispose of cardboard since rodents chew it up and use it for their nests.

Giving Presents that are Appropriate for Business

When you are invited to a corporate party, you may be unsure of what kind of gift to bring. You may lack the familiarity with your coworkers that you enjoy with your family and friends. When you want to give a present that is tasteful and will be well appreciated, you may be persuaded to consider something like unique corporate gift baskets. These tokens provide several gifts all at once and contain items that most people would find welcoming and pleasant. This kind of gift also can be more affordable than buying several things and making up a box or basket yourself. 

Some of the items you might find in a business-themed present purchased online includes jams. Many people like jams because they can be eaten as a treat or as part of a meal. The jams found in these kinds of baskets can be commonplace like strawberry or unique like those made from berries from Colorado. The jam baskets also include items with which you can eat the jams, like crackers. This basket could be ideal to give to someone who is going away on maternity leave or retiring, for example.

Another basket that might be ideal to give is one that contains coffee blends and teas. Many offices have brewing stations where people can make a cup of coffee or tea whenever they choose. When you give a coworker a coffee or tea basket, this person will appreciate having enough brewing ingredients on hand without having to go to the store. He or she also may appreciate having unique flavors that he or she has never before tried. This gift can be ideal for the office because it contains thoughtful, yet practical items that will most likely be used in good time.

When you are invited to a retirement party for a coworker, you may give a wine gift basket if you know for sure that the person drinks wine. The wine can be a token of sending cheers to this person on his or her retirement. It also can show that you want the person to relax and enjoy his or her new stage of life. Because it can be difficult to know what to give during corporate celebrations, you may do well to consider these basket ideas. These tokens are sure to please and not offend people in the office.

August 27, 2015

The 32nd GREAT BLOG TRAIN was a blast!

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Checkout the top 3 "Boxcars" (Bloggers) who received the most "clicks" from the August Great Blog Train (blog hop)!


 Great Blog Train
The 32nd GREAT BLOG TRAIN was a blast! - We all safely reached our destination: St. Helens, ENGLAND, UK.  It was a wonderful trip with 43 boxcars!!  We (the Engineers) would like to thank all of you for travelling with us and we hope that you all had a wonderful time!
The Giveaway Winners are: N.O. & B.N. (The winners have been contacted by email)
Congrats!!!


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The Great Blog Train by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo BlogTrainDestination_zps2925d251.jpg

(Being a "Destination Cohost" means that you get to pick our next destination!!  It also means that you will post The Great Blog Train on your blog on the first Wednesday of whatever month you will be cohosting (1 different cohost per month).  We (the engineers or hosts) will provide you with the html code for the blog hop & for the Giveaway - all you will have to do is add into that post some information on the destination that you picked (like population, known for, location etc - basic family friendly facts) and add a few pictures.  Also, if you cohost we ask that you promote it on your social media sites) (We are now scheduling for December 2015).

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We are now featuring the top 3 Boxcars!  (These are the links that received the most clicks)
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Photo a Day - Toronto by "Jenn's Random Scraps"




Zucchini Bread by "Back to My Roots"ZucchiniBread3

 
A Spoiled Church Part 7 by "Homespun Devotions"

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August 22, 2015

The Crusade to Ban Plastic Bags

The movement towards carrying reusable bags to the grocery store has become more than a trend in many regions. The plastic one-use bags, while offering convenience, are slowly losing appeal to eco-conscious consumers and animal lovers alike. Due to the detrimental effects these bags are having on the environment and their inability to degrade over hundreds of years, there has been a big push to remove them completely.  In some parts of the nation, bringing your own reusable bag is the only way to contain items bought due to the fact that plastic one-use bags are no longer being made available.


In 2009, the folks in North Carolina took an unprecedented step in regards to the bags by banning them for the Outer Banks region of the state. Some of the most densely populated counties on the Hawaiian Islands followed suit, prohibiting plastic that is non-biodegradable to be offered at check-out counter of stores, adding in a prohibition of any paper bags, as well, that do not contain a substantial amount of recycled materials. As of July 1, 2015, California joined the crusade by banning the plastic bags from being used at check-out in their large retail stores. Learn about the long-lasting damaging effects of one-use plastic bags to marine life as well as to the land dwellers, and other reasons the idea of bans are gaining steam, by checking out the following infographic.    



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August 14, 2015

Celebrate Friday!

 Fridays have always been one of my up most favorite days of the week. Which is why I started this growing, fun, friendly and  inspiring blog hop! I am thankful to have each and every one of you that link-up and share with us each each. 
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Each Friday we will feature our most favorite post from the previous week. It could be you! We also have a weekly Cohost spotlight, that is great to gain your blog some extra notice (enter here). 

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August 7, 2015

Spreading Team Spirit throughout the Family

Some parents think that it is never too early to introduce children to the joys of team spirit. When a family has a favorite sports team, every member of the house regardless of age may don apparel that lets others know which team the family prefers above all others. To send this message loud and clear, parents may want to have certain necessities on hand in their children's wardrobes. They can find sports-related gear like Chicago Bears baby clothes and other accessories when they shop online. 

The company has 10 years' experience in dressing the youngest fans in sports-related apparel. Parents can find practical items like shirts and pants on the site. They can also find clothing tailored for the youngest of sports fans, including baby onesies, socks, blankets, and more. All of the clothing for sale here are made from durable materials that can withstand anything a baby may spit up on it. It is also machine washable so that it can be worn again and again and even passed down to new family members as they are born.

The clothing also comes embroidered or decorated with sports logos of a family's favorite team. For example, if the family loves a certain NFL team, they can find shirts, pants, and more with the team's logo and colors. They can also find matching accessories like headbands, hats, and other items that will complete a baby's entire look. While babies can be outfitted in onesies and socks, older children need to be dressed in complete ensembles that include pants and shirts. The site has a full array of tops and bottoms available. They also have realistic jerseys available in a number of different sports team colors and logos. 

When a family loves more than one team, they may wonder how they can get all of the gear they need to root on each team. They can use the filters and various links online to search for teams that they love. For example, if a family wants to cheer on teams in their home state, they can use the state search function located to the site's left hand side. They can also filter their search by sports activity or by conference in which the team plays. 

Cheering on teams as a family is more fun with sports-related clothing. This site has gear for the youngest of fans.

Celebrate Friday!

 Fridays have always been one of my up most favorite days of the week. Which is why I started this growing, fun, friendly and  inspiring blog hop! I am thankful to have each and every one of you that link-up and share with us each each. 
Thank you! 


Celebrate Friday!

The TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop is a Friday friendly hop where we hope you can blossom, meet and greet new bloggers. We enjoy having you. 




Each Friday we will feature our most favorite post from the previous week. It could be you! We also have a weekly Cohost spotlight, that is great to gain your blog some extra notice (enter here). 

The rules of the TGIF Blog and Instagram Hop Are simple!
1. Link-up any post or posts (no specifics) and your Instagram.
2. Grab a button and display it on your blog, in a post or somewhere visible to help us get notice for the Hop. Also helps us better feature your blog.
3.Be social. Comment and follow at least one blog you enjoy. 
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