Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Professional Pest Control Services for Homes

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People will often spend a lot of time and money to keep their home safe and secure for their family and pets. However, they can tend to overlook a potential yet very controllable hazard that may be living in their yard -- ticks. Ticks are linked to Lyme disease and can pose other problems for humans and animals. Fortunately, there are effective ways to repel and eliminate ticks from a residential property. 

Some professional pest control companies have developed innovative ways to combat ticks that invade backyards, gardens and front lawns. Misting systems can be installed along the perimeter of a property in order to directly confront ticks. The misting hardware is comprised of spraying nozzles, storage tanks, control panels and supply lines. All-natural ingredients are used in the sprays that have been clinically proven to kill ticks upon contact. For example, botanical extracts and oils are used in high concentrations in order to create a unique formula for tick control sprays. Storage tanks holding the liquid have to be refilled roughly every month by a professional pest control specialist.

Another modern tick treatment solution involves placing biodegradable tubes that are filled with cotton that has been sprayed with potent insecticides. The tick tube first attracts mice that use cotton to build nests in grass and underground. Ticks are exposed to the cotton inside the mice's nests. Such an indirect approach towards tick control is environmentally friendly and also affordable. Tick tubes are replaced about once per month or more frequently during the peak summer season when ticks thrive. 

While relying on professional tick control methods, homeowners can also take several simple actions to minimize any problems from these parasites. Brush off clothes and take off your shoes before entering your home. Dogs and cats should be thoroughly checked for ticks, especially around their ears, before being allowed inside the house. Cleaning up outdoor clutter can also prevent ticks from nesting too close to a home. Additionally, any items from the shed or detached garage should always be wiped and dusted off before being brought into any room.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Raleigh Marriage Counseling

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When based upon a mutual commitment involving love, understanding and trust between two people, marriage can be a joyful journey full of adventure along with mundane life events. If not, then expectations have a way of interrupting an otherwise fulfilling blend of two lives.

A couple is often made up of two individuals who grew up in very different home situations. If both came from homes already broken by divorce, then the commitment level is often quite low for a new bride and groom because divorce is already familiar. When both individuals grew up in intact homes, they are often more willing to believe "until death do us part."

No matter how committed a couple might be, they still must confront the daily challenges of marriage. Once a couple is in an unhealthy cycle, whether stemming from unfaithfulness or poor communication skills, it is often hard to believe there could be hope for a seemingly doomed marriage. Statistics, however, do not bear this out. When a couple is significantly unhappy in their marriage, they have two main choices: They will either divorce their partner or put in the effort to save the marriage bond. For those who stay together and work on their marriages, the vast majority report significantly higher levels of happiness given another five years.

Going back to the beginning helps solve a lot of problems. Couples need to take the time to remind themselves why they fell in love with their partner to begin with. What were their dreams? Why were they attracted to this particular person? Unless the partner was pretending to be someone they actually were not, then that person still has those same qualities of value. 

Raleigh marriage counseling is available through Miller Counseling Services. Having a third, objective party involved in a conversation can be quite helpful in identifying problem areas that need improvement. Experienced counselors are trained to recognize the underlying issues contributing to unhappiness in both parties. The more truth enters a relationship, the more chance there is for happiness to be experienced. No marriage is beyond hope, and the reward of a dream fulfilled is well worth the effort.

Friday, July 12, 2013

I've Moved...

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After almost three years of blogging, 858 published posts, over 600 Google followers, over 150,000 views and over 10,000 comments and amazing dedicated readers, I now have my own url and I would LOVE to invite you over there yonder to continue my blogging experience!!

Please join me over at The Pancake Life to continue the adventure with Team Pancakes.