By Paul F. P. Pogue Angie’s List Published 5:12 PM EDT Aug 15, 2019 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 barbecues and happy family events usually mean lots of food going in and out of the kitchen. Ants don’t make a secret of their invasion, either; you’ll often see those lines marching back and forth to the best food source, and those can indicate a much larger colony nearby. Good kitchen hygiene is the best practice to keep ants out. Keep food in sealed containers, and minimize how long it’s left out for events like picnics. Seal up possible entry points, such as small cracks in your … [Read more...] about Angie’s List: How can I control late summer pests?
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More than 8,000 calls were made asking Leeds City Council to deal with pests in the city over a two year period, it has been revealed. The data was also broken down by ward, and listed Gipton and Harehills as having the highest number of requests with 573, while Garforth and Swillington was tied with Hunslet and Riverside as having the lowest, with 94 total requests each.The biggest individual pests were rats, with total requests relating to rat problems both indoors and outdoors in commercial and residential property reaching 3,600 during the two-year period.Killingbeck and Seacroft had the highest number of requests, at 290, while Wetherby had the lowest at 38.The most common species of rat in Britain, Rattus Norvegicus, is commonly known as the Brown Rat or Common Rat.According to the British Pest Control Association, brown rats live in any environment that provides food, water and shelter. In homes, they will live in roof spaces, wall cavities or under floorboards.These typically … [Read more...] about 8,300 pest control calls in Leeds over just two years
One of the neighbors who reported the Colts Neck mansion fire last month made a grisly discovery when he reached the property, according to a 911 call. The neighbor told the 911 dispatcher that smoke was coming out of the house located behind his property. “I see the smoke from behind – neighbors behind me,” he is heard telling the dispatcher. “There is smoke coming out and I see a person laying down.” The dispatcher told him to see if the person laying down needed assistance. It was at that point that the neighbor apparently made his way to the property and came across the grisly discovery — a body outside of the mansion. Authorities would subsequently report that Keith Caneiro was found shot to death outside the home, while his wife and children were found inside the residence. “Oh, my God, there’s blood here,” the neighbor is heard saying in the 911 call. “It’s a corpse. Somebody is dead.” The dispatcher advised … [Read more...] about ‘Oh, My God! There’s Blood Here’: Neighbor Who Reported Colts Neck Mansion Fire Made Grisly Discovery, According to 911 Call
Vanessa Del Campo Chacon lives in a one-bedroom apartment with her husband and 15-month-old daughter, Regina, who just learned to walk. On a recent day, Regina ambles through the living room and down the hallway, peeking in on the three neighbor boys her mother watches during the day. Like so many parents, Del Campo Chacon remembers feeling expectant as Regina took her first steps. Now she’s not so sure about it, she says with a laugh. Between Regina’s curiosity and mobility, she’s into everything. When Del Campo Chacon and her husband, Oscar Romero Hernandez, came to Minnesota from Mexico four years ago, they chose their apartment because of its location. It’s a couple blocks off Lake Street on 22nd Avenue South, with quick access to buses and the light rail Blue Line. The area, home to many Latino immigrants, felt familiar. So they’ve made this their home. Their walls are filled with family photos and memorabilia. Regina’s cardboard picture … [Read more...] about Latest fight over controversial landlord’s Minneapolis properties puts spotlight on housing court
Christina Hall Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Nov 14, 2018 Many of Detroit's suburbs are talking turkey – about chickens. Interest in backyard chickens is on the rise again in metro Detroit, with several urban communities, such as Huntington Woods, discussing the idea, and others either passing ordinances to allow chickens, such as Warren, or expanding the number of hens one can have from three to six, such as Ferndale. While some officials and residents -- concerned about smell, rats, noise, dirtiness and disease -- may cry foul, those who have chickens say fowl are just fine. “(The idea) has ballooned in a massive, very real way,” said Laura Mikulski, a backyard chicken owner for many years in Ferndale, where she said nearly two dozen residents legally have chickens. “There’s a pet benefit. Animals enjoy being around you. My dog is very fun and social, (but) she’s not making eggs, she’s not helping to … [Read more...] about Backyard chickens flocking to metro Detroit coops