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Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

We all live our lives day to day thinking that nothing bad will happen. We never think that we will be the ones dealing with the cleanup of a house fire. Unfortunately, there are many, many families that suffer the impact of house fires each year. Last year, a close friend of mine was a victim of a house fire and since then, my life has been different. I have spent many hours researching fire prevention, causes, and teaching children about fire prevention and what to do in the case of a fire. It is my hope that my research can help those of you concerned about house fires make the necessary changes in your home and teach your kids what they need to know about fire.



Learning About Fire Prevention, Causes and Educating Kids

The Best Deterrents For Keeping Snakes Out Of Your Home

by Pedro Taylor

If you live in an area where snakes are a problem, there are fortunately repellents that can drive snakes away from your home. However, you will need to use the product carefully because repellents can be harmful to your pets. Follow the instructions carefully.

Find Out How The Snakes Are Getting Inside

Find out how snakes are getting into your home. Often, there is a crack in the foundation that needs to be sealed. Also, look for vents and other places you can place a screen over.

Make Your Home Less Attractive To Snakes

If snakes are attracted to your home, you likely have rodents. Find out how rodents are getting inside your home and close the opening. Also, make sure your home is very sanitary so it no longer attracts rodents. Mice and rats will often urinate throughout the spaces they have entered, which attracts more animals to enter your home. Rodents are often attracted to nuts, berries and bird seed. Also, you should set traps or poison to remove rodents. It is best to kill them because they will often return if you simply remove them from your home.

Set Traps

Snake traps are safe and humane tools to assist you in capturing a snake in your home so you can remove it. Do not place the snake trap outside, since you may trap other animals.

Remove Hiding Spots Around Your Home

Mow your grass so you do not have tall vegetation that your snakes can hide among. Remove large amounts of debris, such as lumber, rocks or garbage. Snakes rely on debris to hide. Hawks are more likely to see and prey on snakes if your grass is cut short. You should also consider removing bushes and shrubs.

Add Snake-Proof Fences

Prevent snakes from entering your home and garden by creating snake-proof fences. These are made from mesh that is buried many feet underground to prevent snakes from burrowing into your home. They may also keep other pests out.

Use Mothballs

Mothballs can be placed near potential openings to drive snakes away. Mothballs release a gas that is not pleasant for reptiles. Avoid inhaling the mothballs because the odorous substance emitted can be bad for your health. Wear plastic gloves and put on a face mask when handling them. If you mix the moth balls with cat litter and sprinkle the mixture in an area that snakes often use to enter your home, they will more likely be repelled. However, this is only effective for a small area.

For more information, contact a company like ASE Pest & Weed Supplies.