When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill. Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires. Each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by… Continue reading Memorial Day Grilling Safety
If your space is limited, or you are not prepared for a full fruit and vegetable garden, then a small porch or window seal herb garden might be for you. You can still enjoy fresh, healthy flavors with very little effort. Popular fresh garden herbs include basil, chives (common chives and garlic chives), cilantro, dill,… Continue reading Simple, Summer Gardening – Herbs
Ants might be tiny pests but they can be a gigantic nuisance for homeowners, especially in the spring and summer when they are most active. Luckily, there are steps families can take to keep ants from entering the house. Generally, ants are looking for food and or shelter when they come inside, said Kevin Shelton,… Continue reading Keep Ants out of the House
Last week I wrote about controlling your air conditioner for energy saving and saving money – not sure we needed it, since I turned my heater back on this weekend! But, one thing is for sure, the winds definitely came sweeping down the plains! The first part of May is a time when many people… Continue reading Hold On Tight!
Triple digit temperatures can literally make Oklahoma a hot spot in the summertime, but keeping the house cool when the heat is on does not have to scorch the wallet and singe the budget. “It’s possible for consumers who are budget conscious and watching their energy use to save both energy and money without affecting… Continue reading Get Ready for HOT!
In Oklahoma we have come accustom to the annoying little creatures on our animals, and even us. How often have you found a tick crawling on you, or even pulled one off. We simply squish it and toss it down the drain. Many times never giving a second thought to the serious diseases ticks carry. … Continue reading Preventing Tick Diseases
With summer quickly approaching many people are trying to clean up and get organized so they can enjoy the great outdoors and summer vacations. Here are some quick tips that are great ideas for safety all year round. As homeowners prepare for the traditional spring cleaning effort, they should add a tape measure to the… Continue reading Clean up the clutter with the help of a tape measure