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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

How to Get Rid of Wasps

When your home, yard, or garden has been infested by wasps, the need to get rid of them can be strong.  If you have children, are allergic to the creatures, or they have simply become bothersome, you are likely wondering how to safely eliminate them without causing great harm or risk to yourself.  While many wasp nests are volatile and best removed by experts, there are a few things you can do if you choose to get rid of the wasps yourself.  Today we will take a look at some different methods that you should use to get rid of these pesky bugs.



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How to Get Rid of Mold

Mold is exceptionally common in older homes and can cause a surprising number of health problems.  For people with allergies, common symptoms can include sneezing, watery eyes, and hives, but for asthma sufferers and people with respiratory problems, they can be much worse.  If someone in your home has been experiencing these symptoms and no cause can be found, it is quite likely that there is mold in your home.  This article will take a look at mold growth within the home, including how it starts, how to treat it, and even how to prevent it.



Monday, February 22, 2010

How to Fix a Scratch On Your Car

It happens to everyone at some point.  You come out of the grocery store or leave your child’s school, only to find that your car has a new scratch.  While exceptionally frustrating, you might be surprised to learn that you can likely fix the problem yourself for a great deal less than you would be charged if you took your car to an auto body shop.  Today we will look at what it takes to repair a scratch on your car.



Sunday, February 21, 2010

How to Combat Fire Ants

Fire ants are among the most resilient and hard to eliminate pests that plague the south.  Unfortunately, the creatures have also moved into many other parts of the country as well.  Eliminating the creatures can be much harder than it seems, and often requires a number of steps.  Today we will take a look at both indoor and outdoor fire ant infestations in order to help you learn how to get rid of the pests as well as how to prevent them.



How to Change a Headlight

When a headlight goes out on your car, it can be quite frustrating.  For many people, the first sign that a headlight has gone out doesn’t occur until you see a flash of blue lights behind your vehicle.  Checking your headlights is important, and replacing a burned our bulb as soon as possible is crucial.  Don’t spend a small fortune to pay your mechanic to do the job, however.  Your headlights can be replaced inexpensively and quickly right at home, and in many cases you will not even need a single tool to get the job done.



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How to Change a Hard Drive

When your computer hard drive dies or you run out of space, it is time to have a new drive installed.  While it is certainly possible to hire someone to do this, the process can actually be easily completed at home.  With a new hard drive in hand, a couple of basic tools, and a bit of patience, you can have your new hard drive installed in a matter of minutes.  This article is designed to walk you through the process step-by-step, ensuring that in no time at all you are enjoying your new hard drive.



Friday, February 12, 2010

How to Back Up Your Computer

Protecting your computer is very important.  We keep treasured photos, important documents, and more stored on our PCs these days, and the simple fact is that all it takes is a single power surge, hard drive crash, or virus to create a massive and permanent data loss.  Backing up your computer is a necessary step, and it can be completed quite easily.  This article will walk you through the basic steps of backing up a computer so that you can ensure that all of your treasured and needed files are kept safe.



Thursday, February 11, 2010

How to Add a Skylight

      Dark, drab rooms can be quite unappealing.  When you have a beautiful home that is simply in need of a bit more light to help spruce things up, the addition of a skylight can be just what you are looking for.  Today we will take a look at just what it takes to install a skylight on your own.  For do it yourself types, this article will offer a step by step approach that will ensure that you get the job done right without the need to hire a contractor or building specialist to complete the task for you.



Monday, February 01, 2010

How To Remove Your Old Tile