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Keeping the Mice out by Fixing the Holes

Plaster wall repairs and other stucco repairs on the outside of your home or garage should be done on a cloudy day, out of direct sunlight when the air temperature is between 59 degrees Fahrenheit and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is too cold, the adobe mix will not set right and if it is too hot, the adobe may dry too quickly, preventing a good seal between the layers of adobe.

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Bedbugs and Dust Mites Can Be Destroyed!

Dust and dust mites are everywhere, regardless of how meticulous a housekeeper you are. Dust mites feed on skin flakes shed by humans. They do not bite people but getting rid of dust mites will also help you get rid of chiggers and bedbugs, which do bite people. These tiny bugs hide under furniture, on shelves, in rugs, mattresses, pillows, blinds, and curtains. Any soft surface, such as a mattress, pillows, and couch cushions are a breeding ground for these parasites. 80% of allergy and asthma patients test positive for dust mite allergies.

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Spiders, spiders everywhere!

Spiders and other creepy crawlers find their way into our homes, not matter what time of year or season. To keep them out of your living areas, a complete cleaning of the home first is your best defense. Then, keep them away with natural repellants such as moth balls, peppermint oil and dishwashing detergent.

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How to Clean and Season Cast Iron Cookware

How to Clean and Season Cast Iron Cookware | eHow.com. Did you get cast iron cookware for Christmas? To make it last for years and keep it from rusting between uses, check out this article on eHow. Happy Cooking!

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Using Your Water Heater to Save Money

How to Help Your Water Heater Save You Money | eHow.com.  Almost everyone has a water heater. If you want to save money on your energy bill, starting with your water heater is a great place to begin. Simply replacing your 10 year old water heater with a new one will save you on energy cost as new water heaters have become very efficient over the past 10 years. Here are other tips to consider which will also help you save on energy costs.

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Author articles on Associated Content

Kristie Raburn’s Contributor Profile – Yahoo! Contributor Network

A long time writer for Associated Content, Kristie has over 150 articles on the web, including poetry, stories, how-to articles and movie reviews. Great reading for everyone.

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