Keep Your Life And Home Free Of Bed Bugs

The city of Portland just passed a resolution to ban single-use plastic bags in stores by January 2012. The state of Oregon is considering a statewide ban. And Fred Meyer stores are voluntarily giving up plastic bags in their 10 Portland stores as of August 1, 2010.

Let’s say that Susan owns a hairdressing Salon. She finds herself waiting in a line at the post office and to pass the time she strikes up a conversation with those standing near her.

Ant hills are unsightly and their bites can be painful or even cause a serious allergic reaction. There are a few types of ants that may become problematic pests.

Fire ants will attack en mass with many painful stings if they feel threatened. Their venom usually just hurts but it can also cause allergic reactions ranging from an itchy rash to anaphylactic shock or even death.

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Some pet waste bags are marked as flushable. However, you need to make sure your plumbing can handle this. If you have older plumbing, a septic tank, cesspool, etc., you probably don’t want to use flushable bags. However, you can still flush pet waste without the bag. Just empty the bag into the toilet, flush, and discard the bag.

Recycling is one of the biggest projects we have taken upon ourselves in this country. In some cities, you can even get fined for throwing away your recyclables. It has become a habit to recycle, a way of life even. Most business’s even have recycle bins to keep plastic and aluminum separate from garbage.

Proper bed bug control also includes knowing what to look for in your own home. You’ll want to search your home just like you searched your last hotel room. Start by checking the mattress, especially under the ribbon-like edge. Check your box spring and don’t be afraid to cut a small hole in the gauze-like cover to see what’s going on underneath. Small bed bugs can appear like tiny black dots. Their waste will also appear like a black dot. You may also see small blood stains on your clothes, especially your undergarments, and on the sheets. Many people write this off as simply cuts from shaving or irritation from our clothes rubbing against our bodies, but the real cause is likely bed bugs.