5 Plants that Keep Mosquitoes Away

Spring, summer and water are feeding grounds for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can attack a human creating the most uncomfortable welts on our skin. This little bug can getting us itching with discomfort and frustration. You can use sprays and insect repellent to keep the...
Fire Safety for the Home

Fire Safety for the Home

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that more than 403,000 home fires occurred in the U.S. in 2012, causing 2,780 deaths and more than 13,500 injuries.  Some fires are caused by issues related to the structure, such as lightning strikes, faulty wiring, furnace...
Halloween History

Halloween History

Ancient Origins of Halloween Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on...
Dryer Vent Safety

Dryer Vent Safety

Clothes dryers evaporate the water from wet clothing by blowing hot air past them while they tumble inside a spinning drum. Heat is provided by an electrical heating element or gas burner. Some heavy garment loads can contain more than a gallon of water which, during...

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