Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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Snakes Could Be Hiding in Your Pool Noodles

With summer temperatures on the rise, snakes are taking shelter in pool noodles to escape the heat.
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How to Keep Pets Safe from Your Christmas Decorations

Few things tempt pets like Christmas trees and decorations. Here's how to keep your fur babies and home safe during the holidays.
Hummingbird moth feeds on a pink flower's nectar

Meet the Hummingbird Moth — A Valuable Pollinator

The hummingbird moth is often mistaken for its namesake, but this insect has distinct differences from its feathered lookalike. Here's what you should know about them.
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Protecting Walls from Pets

Leanna's sheetrock walls are taking daily beatings from her dogs. She wants to know if there is a protective paint product that can stand up to her pets.
Formosan termite, foraging through wood and dirt

Does Pine Straw Attract Termites?

Cheryl is concerned the pine straw around her house will attract termites.
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Repairing a Lawn Damaged by Dogs

Cathy's two dogs are causing a "mess" in the back yard.  They pick the same spot at the bottom of the deck to relieve themselves, and now the grass is beginning to die.  

Black Snakes: What You Should Know

Black rat snakes and black racers are nonvenomous reptiles. Here are debunked myths about these creatures and how to handle close encounters with them.
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How Electronic Dog Collars Keep Pets Safe

If your dog has wide open spaces to roam, you need an electronic fence to keep it safe.
Australian shepherd puppy waiting by window

Solved: Can a Pet Door Fit in a Window?

Your dog doesn't have to miss out on fresh air and exercise — not when you install a pet door in a window.