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How to Prepare for a Home Invasion on a Budget

While crime in general is on a downward trend, home invasions still happen relatively frequently with over 120,000 occurring to residential properties in 2014. Your chances also increase depending on what suburb you live in as there are several "hotspots" where crime in general is more prevalent. If you are concerned about your family's safety then there are a few simple steps that you can take that will not cost too much and drastically reduce your chances of being a victim of a home invasion.

How Fire Ants Can Cause Your Business to Incur Significant Losses

When most people think of pests, they only picture rodents (such as mice) and insects such as cockroaches, termites, and bedbugs. However, fire ants also fall into the category of pests based on the harm that they can cause to your business. In particular, if your business is located outdoors (such as an agricultural company, food storage company, or greenhouse businesses), fire ants can cause extensive damage. These ants are present in colonies, and they swarm when they're ready to branch out and reproduce.

Simple packing supplies for making your move easier

When moving over long distances, it's the little things that matter. Do you have your items organised? Do you have enough time to plan? Indeed, these seemingly minor details are the difference between a smoothly organised process and utter chaos. When moving across state lines, there are certain packing supplies that you must have. These simple and affordable items will make packing easier, keep your items safe while on the road, and keep your belongings well organised.

Why You Need Shutters if You Live on a Busy Street

Whether your house is in a commercial zone or your street just has a lot of residents, living in a busy area can be a nightmare. One way to alleviate the problems that come with having a home in a crowded area is to get shutters fitted to your windows. Here are 3 ways they could help you. Shutters Shield You From Prying Eyes One of the most obvious benefits of shutters is that they block nosy passersby from looking into your home.

Much Ado About Mulch: Which One Is Best For Your Garden?

One of the interesting things about winter in Queensland is that it does not rain much. During July, Brisbane receives an average of 60 mm of rain compared to 130 mm in February. As a first-time homeowner, you may not be aware that the best way to protect your plants from these dry and cold conditions is to use mulch. Mulch traps moisture around the plants to keep them from drying out.