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What to Do About Bow Bugs
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What to Do About Bow Bugs

Bugs that attack violin, viola and cello bows are a nuisance but a simple problem to treat and prevent.If you play violin or viola or cello long enough it will eventually happen. You will open your case and retrieve your bow. And even though you know for sure that you have been properly caring for and maintaining your bow, several hairs on your bow are broken off and hanging loose. This is a sure sign that you have a case of the bow bugs.That is, your violin, viola or cello case is infected with an actual bug that is feeding on your bow hair. Also named "bow mites" and "carpet beetles", these bugs are common in homes. When the home in question has a violin case on the premises, it's likely that the bow bug is going to find that case and move in. Why? Because it thrives in dark, unventilate...
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Tips for Choosing Roof Insulation

Insulation products available in the market help to improve heating, while offering cooling properties to the home. Ceiling insulation work better in cooler climates, while roof insulation work better in hotter climates. Nevertheless, some regions experience a combination of cold and hot climates.As a result, some products have been designed taking into consideration this factor. If you take the time to shop around, you will discover a variety of products you can compare and a wide range of factors to consider when choosing. However, every insulation material has an R-value, with a higher R-value giving a better thermal performance.ยท Roof insulationRoofs are broadly categorized into two: pitched roofs and flat roofs. Therefore, apart from your personal needs, the roof type is an important ...
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Feel Itchy But Can’t See Anything? You May Have Mites

Feeling itchy yet nothing seems to be the cause? Do you sense bugs crawling on your skin but there is nothing there? Could you have mites?Across the country, there are thousands of people dealing with a mysterious sense of itching. Insanely annoying itching that seems to have no cause. There can be a feeling of crawling insects. There can be evidence of bug bites even though victims have never seen a bug. These itching sensations can happen in your bed, on the sofa, or in your car.What could this be? Many people dealing with this nightmare infestation have absolutely no idea. Visits to doctors are a dead end because lack of evidence forces the medical community to state the victim has "Parasitosis". That means the victim is inventing a problem that doesn't exist.In defense of docto...
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Spring Insects and Pests

Ah Spring! At the end of a long freezing winter, what could be better than the warming days that signal spring's arrival? Well, spring's arrival without insects and other pests wouldn't be bad.Unfortunately, the bugs and pests are coming and it's time to be on the lookout. In the springtime, the minds of pests - not unlike many other species - turn to breeding and colony expansion. The good news is that most are not harmful to people or property but still, some are. Either way, life is usually better without them. Here are some pests to be especially alert to.Fleas and TicksBoth ticks and fleas can infest your home, even if you don't have pets. They will bite humans and both carry a variety of diseases. Of particular concern is the Rocky Mountain Wood Tick, which can spread several serio...
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Roof Repair Basics

If a roofing problem becomes apparent then it will be necessary in short order to search out a fully qualified, skilled, and trained roofing company. Also, when hiring the right roofing contractor it benefits to find those offering free no obligation quotes, competitive pricing, and a guarantee on their workmanship and finished work.The different roof types (pitched, flat and 3-layer) all come with their own positive and negative points and its important to inspect roofs are regular intervals for signs of leaks to avoid potential serious damage in the long-term to either the inside or outside of the property.One the first things that needs to be done when requiring a roof repair is to contact several roofing companies and arrange for a representative from one of these companies to come out...
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Using Your Garden for Natural Pest Control

Pest control companies have successfully been eliminating unwanted and harmful insects and pests from our homes and landscapes. However, a new realization has dawned with people beginning to use natural means of keeping the pests away. It is found that certain arrangements, if taken care of at the time of planting, can create natural ways of keeping pests away from your garden. Apart from working as a pest control measure, the technique offers many other benefits too. It proves helpful in providing shades to other plants, creates climbing spots for them and generates additional nutrients. Following you'll discover more about using organic pest control techniques. Flowers like alyssum, basket of gold and columbine that bloom earlier than other varieties also attract many helpful insects and...
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Here Are Some Roofing Tips To Remember

It is just there. So many times it will not get the attention it needs until something noticeable goes wrong.There are some basic roof maintenance procedures and roofing tips homeowners can follow to extend the life of their roof and put off the need for an expensive re-roofing job. Just as you change the oil in your car every so often, the roof needs regular maintenance as well. Clean the dust and cobwebs from your exhaust vents and ventilation system at least once a year. Caulk around vents and pipes and give any exposed metal a coat of paint to prevent rust.Also, take a good look at your roof several times a year with an eye out for any problems. Signs of problem areas will include buckled or curled shingles or areas of an asphalt roof that are missing granules. Look for rusted flashing...