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  1. How can I control late summer pests?

    Summer means barbecues, hikes and some all-around fun in the sun, but the season also invites a host of pesky pests ready to crash your summertime soirees. Summer also brings about prime breeding time for some of the most annoying bugs, such as ants, mosquitoes, ticks and stinging insects. Here are some tips to keep the biggest party crashers away all season.

    GETTING RID OF BUGS

    Those summer picnics, outdoor barbeques and happy family events usually mean lots of food going ...
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  2. Home improvement, construction issues top list of worst complaints in 2018

    Problems with home improvement and new-home construction topped the list of worst complaints received last year, according to a new report from the Consumer Federation of America.

    The 2018 Consumer Complaint Survey Report looked at information related to 1.1 million complaints from agencies in 21 states. Home improvement and construction issues generated the second-most complaints in 2018, behind trouble related to vehicles.

    The CFA asked the 35 state and local consumer ...
  3. How can I protect my home from burglary during vacation?

    Home burglaries usually peak in late summer, when people are often away from home enjoying the outdoors or off on an extended vacation. But you can take some steps to protect your home and peace of mind while you're away.

    HOME SECURITY SYSTEMS

    If you don't already have a home security system, you can install one to warn you of intruders. The days of hardwired landlines are long gone; many security systems work with cellphones or internet connections. You can also link an ...
  4. Should I repair or replace my roof?

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    Your roof is one of the single biggest investments in your home's infrastructure, and it plays a vital role in the rest of the house's well-being. This means the decision to repair or replace it needs to be taken very seriously.

    QUESTIONS TO ASK A ROOFING INSPECTOR

    Roof damage can create expensive problems in a hurry. Water intrusion or obvious gaps in the attic are a major warning sign. Buckled shingles and damaged flashing could alert ...
  5. Should I get gutter guards?

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ID:	11224If you're sick and tired of climbing a ladder to scoop leaves out of gutters, gutter guards and covers may be an answer. However, they're not a replacement for regular gutter cleaning.

    Gutter guards and covers are essentially designed to act as a filter over your gutters in an attempt to block debris from entering your gutter without inhibiting the gutter's ability to draw water away from the roof.

    Although these additions are often advertised ...
  6. How should I maintain my outdoor kitchen?

    With Independence Day in the rear-view mirror but the hottest vacation weeks still ahead this summer, your outdoor entertaining space may be getting a serious workout. It's easy to think of exterior furniture as basically maintenance-free. After all, they're built for outdoor weather and they get rained on all the time, right? But much like your interior, outdoor spaces require some time and attention to keep them in the best possible shape. Follow these tips to maintain your outdoor kitchen and ...
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