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Hurricane Florence: What to watch out for during recovery

Hurricanes threaten lives and cause widespread property loss, flooding and damage to infrastructure. While theres little we can control about the actual storm, we can be prepared and vigilant during the recovery phase to ensure greater stability in the rebuilding process.Hurricane Florence has come and gone, but its aftermath has left many to face their worst fears — losing their most precious and memorable belongings. These steps — while they wont help bring back what has been lost — will... read more
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Rats! How these rodents can ruin your day

Say youve just gotten home after a long day. All you want to do is put your feet up, but you notice what looks like rodent droppings on the floor, find evidence of something having nibbled at the food in your kitchen and … what is that scrabbling sound coming from inside your walls? You may feel like...
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Back to basics: The importance of real grass

Well-maintained outdoor spaces increase curb appeal and can bolster property values. They inspire kids imaginations and support healthy play. They make a homegrown neighborhood hangout, ideal for spending time together.Whether youre a first-time homeowner or looking for ways to improve your lawn maintenance skills, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) is sharing the benefits of real grass,...
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8 home security hacks recommended by police

Did you know that many police departments have a community affairs officer whose primary goal is to build a strong working relationship with the community? That means you have access to a trained safety expert who wants to give you ideas to keep your home and neighborhood safe.Read on for eight simple home security hacks from a recent...
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5 steps to protect your home from rodents this fall

Once theyre inside, rats and other rodents can do a lot of harm to your home. This includes damage to electrical wiring, metal or plastic pipes and insulation found in walls and attics. On top of structural damage, the critters arent good for the people who live in your home, either: Some species of mice and rats can...
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