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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

3 Things You Can Do to Keep Termites Away from Your Home

by Vicki Burns

If you know that termites are a problem in your area, you should take steps to keep the termites away from your home. You don't have to wait for a problem before you can to take action. In fact, you can take the following steps right now to protect your home and ensure that termites never turn your home into their own. 

#1 Keep Firewood Away from Your Home

It may feel smart to stack firewood up against your home, so you don't have to go that far to get your firewood when it is cold outside. However, when you stack wood up against your home, you make it a lot easier for termites to move into your home.

Many termites love firewood; they like to hang out and eat this dead wood. You may also chop down wood that already has termites in it that will infect your wood pile.

When your firewood is stacked up against your home, any termites that are in your wood pile don't have to journey far in order to start feeding on your home. Store your fire wood away from your home in and off the ground.

#2 Keep Mulch Away from Your Home

It is fine to use mulch around the base of your trees and in your flower beds. However, you should not put mulch around the base of your home. Mulch provides a moist environment that is made out of wood, which is ideal for termites.

If you want to protect the foundation of your home, put dirt or rocks around the base of your home. Gravel is a great way to keep dirt off your home and make the area around your home look nice without making your home more inviting to termites.

#3 Trim Trees and Foliage around Your Home

You will to want to trim trees and foliage around your home. There are a few species of termites that actually feed on live plants, which is why you don't want trees or foliage rubbing up against your home. Keep all trees and foliage on your home properly trimmed in order to keep termites away from your home. This will help ensure that you don't provide ways for termites to enjoy your home.

If you know that homes in your area are experiencing termites, you can take steps to keep the termites away from your home. Keep firewood stacks away from your home and off the ground, use gravel instead of mulch around your home, and trim trees. Also, contact your local pest control company and ask them about termite control services.