Blog :: 07-2018

It's Time to Flex Your Support for the Special Olympics

The Dulles Plane Pull is coming up in just a few short months, and we want your help in supporting a great cause.

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Are you ready to test your strength for a great cause? We hope so, because we need your help on September 15 as we compete in the Dulles Plane Pull to raise money for the Special Olympics. Space on our team is limited, so if you want to join us for fundraising fun on the tarmac, you’ll need to send us a text, email, or a video explaining why we should choose you. Of course, helping us pull an 82-ton aircraft isn’t the only way you can show your support. You can also help us reach our donation goal of $2,500 by July 30. You can learn more about joining our team and supporting our donation goal here. To hear our full message about this event, watch this short video. 

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Get Rid of the Unwanted TenANTS in Your Home

You don’t have to call an exterminator to get rid of ants in your house. Here are a couple quick and easy tips that can get the job done.

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If you have ants running amok in your house, here are a couple easy tips that can solve this problem:

1. Spray rosemary oil. This is my preferred method. Put a few drops of rosemary oil into a spray water bottle and spray wherever you see any ants. Rosemary oil is what I use to wash my counters anyway, and whenever it comes into contact with ants, it kills them almost instantly. It might not prevent them from coming back, but it’ll take care of the ones already there. This is safe to use around food and is nontoxic to humans, so you don’t need to bother with buying a can of Raid. 

2. Lay down a few Terro® Liquid Ant Baits. Terro is an ant bait liquid that you can buy in pre-filled, ready-to-use trap stations. All you have to do is place one of these trap stations wherever ants accumulate in your house. The ants are attracted to the sugary, sweet liquid inside it, but the active ingredient is borax, which interferes with their digestive system and eventually kills them. Before it does, though, it gives the ants who visited the station enough time to share that lethal dose of Borax with the rest of their colony. 

"Hopefully these tips will keep ants out of your home."

Obviously, you can also hire an exterminator to take care of your ant problem. We use Suburban Pest, and they’ll come out to your home as many times as they need to between quarterly treatments. 

If you have any other questions about keeping pests out of your home or you have any other real estate needs I can take care of, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I’d be glad to help you.