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Pest Control Around The Home

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There are many do-it-yourself pest control tips Southern States can offer before you call the exterminator and spend unnecessary time & money. For instance, did you know that you can stay one step ahead of the pest invasion by ants, wasps, termites, camelback crickets, earwigs & more by simply taking some simple but regular home maintenance checks ahead of time.

Gas Grilling Safety Tips

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The National Fire Protection Association reminds us that June and July are peak months for gas grilling accidents making this the perfect time for a refresher course on the following safe grilling tips.

Attracting White-Tail Deer

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Managing your land to attract quality white tail deer can prove well worth the time, whether your goals are for wildlife viewing or herd management for deer hunting.

Attracting Wild Turkeys

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Wild turkeys, notoriously picky about their living conditions, require a more specialized environment than many other types of wildlife. You can, however, manage your land to attract and retain wild turkeys by knowing something about their preferred foods and habitat.

Fireworks Fun & Safety

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Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. Millions of Americans enjoy professional fireworks displays on Independence Day. But in addition to their community’s display, some families set off their own fireworks. Amid the festivities shared by friends and family, don’t overlook safety.

Creating a Habitat for Wildlife Watching

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Managing your backyard, forests or fields to increase wildlife populations has numerous benefits beyond the simple pleasures of interacting with nature. This article has tips and techniques to help you improve the wildlife habitat on your land and attract species such as songbirds, squirrels, owls—perhaps even a fox or two. With some basic management techniques, and a little patience, you'll soon be seeing the benefits of increased wildlife populations on your land.

Gas Grilling Tips | Grilling With Gas

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Follow these easy tips from our Southern Cooking experts. Try cooking side dishes and vegetables in foil on the grill while cooking the main course. Some ideas: wrap potatoes or garlic bread in foil, create a foil tray to cook mushrooms in butter or soy sauce, or use a foil packet to steam mixed vegetables.

Sparkler Safety Tips

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Sparklers light up a summer evening with their crackling glow and glowing trail of light. Follow these safety tips to enjoy lighting sparklers with friends and family this Fourth of July.

Making a Rain Barrel

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Dry weather isn’t the only reason to harvest your rainwater. It’s a great way to save money, fill birdbaths and ponds, water gardens and lawns, use for washing the car and more. A 1000 square foot roof can yield about 600 gallons of water per inch of rainfall—and that’s a lot! If you don’t want to purchase one pre-assembled, rain barrels are easy to make

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