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DIY Ant Repellent

As the weather gets warmer and we get some spring showers you might start to see some of those pesky ants coming out. Before you know it, they will be taking over your house! They are such pests and it’s hard to find a good repellent that is safe around kids.  Here’s a recipe for a DIY ant repellent that is safe and actually works!!

DIY ant repellent

This DIY ant killer should work overnight and help to get rid of the problem ants. What you will need is:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of borax

Borax can be found in the laundry area of any grocery store. It’s 100% natural and is actually found in many ant killing compounds. Mix all of the ingredients together. Soak some cotton balls in the Borax and sugar mixture. At night, lay the cotton balls around the areas where you see ants.

The sugar will attract the ants in and they will love it. The Borax will be the killer to these pests and will terminate the ant colony from the inside out.  This is such a simple mixture that is very cheap to make. Way cheaper than hiring an exterminator.

It’s that easy! Others have tested this and said it works great! Are you ready to try?

 

Steps to Get Your Roof Replaced

Plano and North Dallas can sometimes be hit with terrible thunderstorms that include hail. Hail can do some serious damage to your house and car. It’s important to know the what to do when you think you might need a new roof. Here are some simple steps to get your roof replaced.

Possible Roof Damage? Follow These Easy Steps!

*Call Your Insurance: Most home insurance companies will want to come out and give your roof their own inspection before they fork over any money for a replacement. Make sure to call as soon after a bad storm because the longer you wait the less likely you will get all the money you deserve.

*Find a Roofer: In the meantime go ahead and have a few roof companies out and get a few estimates on repairing or replacing your roof. It’s good to have options and you can compare prices to get the best deal for your needs. If you don’t know where to start the best place to ask is in your neighborhood or in Plano Moms.

*Compare Contracts/Decide: With the claim that you filed and the estimates you got on your damages, you’ll need to decide on the right company to hire. Make sure you hire a local company. You’ll want the company to be here if anything should come up in the future.

*Prepare: On repair day plan on lots of noise and a mess! Getting a total roof replaced is extremely loud and can sometimes take 2-3 full days.

*After the labor is done, have your insurance out again to send another adjuster to look over the finished work. Insurance companies will want to make sure you used the money like you said and that the work is completed.  Your new roof and repairs should have a warranty on them so keep all their info to have if needed.

Now that all the work is done you should be able to relax a little knowing your home is safe and ready for the next storm that rolls in.

Here’s a good flyer to keep handy to help you know if/when you might need a roof inspection for the future.