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Friday, October 11, 2019   /   by Haley Latham

Prepare Your Home for Trick-or-Treaters

Decorate your entryway
No need to go overboard, but a few decorations will let people know that you're excited about the
holiday! Some simple decorations are pumpkins, spider webs, lanterns, etc.
Light the way
Try to avoid any accidents by lighting the pathway for the trick-or-treaters. Keep your porch light
on and add some extra lighting with lanterns or string lights!
Remove any valuables or tripping hazards
It may be a good idea to move any valuable pots or decor to another area just in case. It's also
important to clear any tripping hazards (sticks, roots, decor) out of the way.
Avoid flammable decor
Try to avoid flammable decorations such as hay, paper, dried cornstalk, etc. Whether vandals or
accidents are to blame, there are many more fires on Halloween than a typical October night,
according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Keep pets inside
Your pup may be the sweetest on the block, but not everyone knows that and the high energy may
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019   /   by Mallory Herzog

Seller Mistakes

Selling your home can be tough, tougher if you are guilty of one or more of these!  
Below are the TOP 5 buyer complaints when shopping for a home.  Want yours to outshine the rest?  Avoid these common seller mistakes! 

#1 Bold & Bright Paint Colors 
While it is only paint.  When its floor to ceiling, different color in every room, it's a costly job to repaint.  Its even more costly if they have to cover "bold" colors like reds, and dark blue.  When selling your home, its best to keep walls neutral and ceilings white!  
#2 Being Present for Showings and Open Houses
This might seem like a great idea.  You know your home best, and you are excited to share it with potential buyers.  The reality is they can not express their opinions or even feel comfortable asking certain questions when the owner is present.  Its best to leave during a scheduled showing or open house.  If you are unable to leave, step outside whem ...

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Friday, June 21, 2019   /   by Haley Latham

Mosquito Tips, Tricks, and Remedies

It seems like anytime you step outside nowadays, you are swarmed by mosquitoes. These pesky buggers cause itchy, raised bites and even worse – they may carry diseases. Through diseases, mosquitoes kill more people than any other animal with over 700,000 deaths each year. Mosquitoes typically feed during dawn or dusk but may bite during the daytime if disturbed. Here are some tips and tricks to repel mosquitoes and deal with bites:

1. Many plants are natural mosquito repellents. Plant these around your house to create a natural barrier.
- Lemon Grass
- Bee Balm
- Marigolds
- Ageratum
- Catnip
- Lavender
- Rosemary
- Basil
- Scented Geraniums
- Lemon Balm
- Peppermint
- Pennyroyal

2. Homemade mosquito repellents are a great way to rid you, your family, and your pets of pests.
- Essential oil mixes
Basil Lemon:
• 5 drops of lemon essential oil
•10 drops of basil essential oil
• 20 drops of citronella essential oil 
• 2 cupse ...

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