Pest or not, buying a house can be quite stressful.
Lawn size, a leaky roof, frozen water lines are only some of the many things
you need to check before you can say yes to the deal. And frankly, these are
also easy to spot. The moment you enter a property, most of these issues look
right into your face and are simple enough to detect and resolve.
However, most buyers ignore one of the biggest issues
while house-hunting – pests! Ironically, while you can easily repair a loose
floorboard or two, it is a task to rid the house of pesky little rodents or
So, if you are in the market for a new house, read
more to find out the top 6 (obscure)
signs of a pest infestation that you should add to your house-check list.
You’ve heard the opinions of many people when it comes to home improvement, but you should learn about it yourself. While this may require an extra commitment, you will get back what you put into it. Read on to find out all you can.
During the summer, make liberal use of fans. Ceiling fans can circulate air in your room to keep it cooler. The use of these fans can impact the use of your central heating and air system, which lowers your energy costs.
Before you install paneling on your walls, paint stripes! Often even the most carefully installed paneling allows a bit of the old wall to peek through. In order to lessen this showing, measure the meeting point of the panels. Match the paint to the paneling color.
Get your garage organized by arranging your items by their type and the amount of time you use them. …
Improve your house by doing repairs or by changing the way it looks. You can tackle many projects yourself, and some do not cost much and are easy to do. Read these tips to get started and get some ideas. You will then get a good idea of what you can successfully accomplish.
Try painting stripes on the walls prior to panel installation. Even the most meticulously installed paneling tends to show small areas of the old wall beneath. It is possible to reduce this by determining where the panels meet prior to installing them. Paint strips on the wall using paint color which better matches the paneling color.
If your floor is generally squeaky, you can make use of construction adhesive to quiet it. You have to work in your crawlspace or in the basement, but it is going to be worth it. Use a caulking gun to place …
You may have a very austere home, yet pests still lurk in any available crevice. If this is something you are dealing with, keep reading. It is crucial that you resolve this issue as soon as possible so that pests do not damage or destroy your home, so act now.
Steel wool is a great way to deter mice and other critters. The metal in this is too tough for the teeth of the rodents. Be sure to fill all openings larger than 1/2 an inch. Mice can easily squeeze in the tiniest cracks.
If you wish to know whether or not there are termites where you live, try hiring a dog to seek them out, not a person. A person can only tell you what he sees. Not so with a dog! A well-trained, termite sniffing dog can find all of them. Dogs cannot be beat. They will notice …