Pest control tips for homes
Pest infestation is not only annoying also but it can also be a health hazard for you and your entire family. If your home is infested with pests like mosquitoes, bedbugs, flies, ants, cockroaches and other rodents, it can be detrimental to your family as they carry a lot of dangerous pathogens that can cause severe health problems to your family. If the number of these pests increase day by day then it is about time that you take some pest control measures.
There are they will ways that home owners can prevent their homes from such pests. Here we are going to discuss some handy pest control tips that will go a long way in ensuring that you eradicate this creature from your home.
Pest control tips
Identify the types of pests
To ensure that you get rid of this harmful species completely, it is essential that you establish the type of pests that you have in your home. Some pests can be identified easily while others are not. It is very crucial that you identify correctly the type of pests that are in your home, as this will enable you to choose the right method to deal with them. If you are not able to do this, seek advice from a professional.
Install physical barriers
The best way to prevent your home from pest attacks is to create a physical barrier. Put in place plugging holes and barriers since this will deter pests from coming into your home. You can go further and install window screens and nets as they arealso instrumental in preventing mosquitoes and many other insects from entering your home.
Try organic pest control methods
Another very effective way that you can prevent your home from pest infestation is trying out the organic pest control methods. Use non-synthetic pest control products as they will help you keep insects, pests and other vermins away from your home.
Try some home remedies
This is the most humane and safest way that you can repel pests from attacking your home. Some of the remedies that you can use for this include peppermint oil, spraying of catnip tea solution and the use of boric acid powder can be very effective in warding off any pests.…
Tips For Converting Your Basement
Are you planning to convert your basement? There are some effective tips which need to be considered when converting a basement. These tips are from a specialist, and they can significantly help you.
Talking to your neighbours
Contacting your neighbour is paramount. There are numerous reports which have been reported about basement conversions. Some of the main objections include tunnelling out at great depth, disruptions, and noise. Most of these objections are related to sound pollution and other inconveniences. These problems can be avoided by letting your neighbours know what you are planning to do. Furthermore, a contractor is supposed to examine if your basement conversion is going to affect your neighbour’s property especially if your basement is going to involve underpinnings and structural supports.
Basement conversion process should not be taken lightly as the other DIY projects. This is a project which will require you to hire specialists to make sure that your excavation and reinforcement are properly done. In fact, you should have a project which will be recommended by your colleagues, family, and friends. A good contractor will discuss with you on the advantages and disadvantages of your job. Basement conversion projects will cost more money per square foot as compared to lot conversion projects. However, this type of conversion will help in increasing your property’s value by 20-30%.
You are supposed to obtain planning permission if you are planning to change your house’s external look. A planning permission will not be needed when you are converting your existing basement to create more room for accommodation. Seeking for permission from the planning authorities will help you in avoiding problems.
You can increase the comfort of your house by adding light. Neutral lights are the most suitable ones for the basement. Another viable solution is installing lights outside your basement. However, you are supposed to make sure that the lighting installed in your house does not affect your neighbours. You should consult them to make sure that they are comfortable with it. Additionally, you can opt to use interior glazed panels. These panels will help you in trapping light. Alternatively, you can use ducts or fiber optic systems and panels to save on space. These systems are effective in reflecting and trapping natural light.
The airy feel in your house can be boosted by using a neutral colour palette which is bright. Creating an integrated space will help you in keeping your things streamlined and free of clutter.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 18, 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA
PERFORM CHINATOWN 2014: CHAOS REIGNS!
DOUG HARVEY, LEE LYNCH, PAIGE WERY, AND THE GALLERIES OF CHINATOWN PRESENT:
L.A.’S 6TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF PERFORMANCE ART
SATURDAY JULY 26th
BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 10 PM
VENUES IN AND AROUND CHUNG KING ROAD IN CHINATOWN, LOS ANGELES
INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN TO RAISE ARTIST FEES FOR PARTICIPANTS
PRESS INQUIRIES CONTACT PAIGE WERY @ 323-243-0658 or
firstname.lastname@example.org OR VISIT
http://performchinatown.com OR www.facebook.com/performchinatown
The sixth edition of L.A.’s premier performance art gathering will present over 40 performers, distributed across a host of Chinatown galleries and public spaces on the 26th of July between 12 Noon and 10 PM.
This year’s rendition pools the complementary curatorial talents of Doug Harvey (Chain Letter, LA Weekly Annual Biennials), Lee Lynch (The Murder of Hi Good, headmaster of Teenage Wasteland of the Arts), and Paige Wery (The Good Luck Gallery, Artillery magazine).
Perform Chinatown 2014 : CHAOS REIGNS! stretches the boundaries of Performance Art to include live experimental music, historical reenactments, survivalist workshops, guided meditation rituals, chess tournaments, poetry, dance, video, and food – as well as the cutting edge New Genre happenings that define the field.
Some of the noteworthy happenings scheduled include:
a rare appearance by legendary media prankster Joey Skaggs;
a ritual invocation of Eris, Goddess of Chaos, by Skylaire Alfvegren and the Southern California Discordian Society
the premiere of Hipponymous — a righteous new performance work by the Reverend Ethan Acres;
a live video feed of performances in Tehran, Iran organized by Maryan Vayghan
Brad Spence providing “Free Airbrush Body Paintings” to the public
DJ sets by Don Bolles, steve roden, and KCHUNG Radio;
Everything is Terrible – the Ride by eponymous psychedelic found footage comedy website mavens
former Los Angeles Cacophony Society “leader” Al Ridenour bringing Krampus in July
the first live performance by F (Marnie Weber, Dani Tull, Doug Harvey, & Daniel Hawkins), since the Mike Kelley LAFMS memorial at The Box;
a Human 4-Leaf Clover of Positive Energy led by China Adams
John “Let’s Paint TV” Kilduff playing multiple simultaneous chess games while painting portraits of his opponents
a rare live (non-hologrammatical) appearance by Tupac
Participating venues include The Good Luck Gallery, Melody Lounge, Human Resources, Jancar Gallery, The Public School, Formerly Fong’s, KK Gallery, Outpist, Actual Size, Coagula Curatorial, Cause Gallery, The Grand Star, Smaller Form Space, Skunkworks, and more! The main stage on Chung King Road will feature live bands and karaoke.
2014 Performer List: Reverend Ethan Acres, China Adams, Bas Jan Ader, The ALHAMBRA Chinese-American Children’s Choir, Patrick Ballard, Tony Banuelos, Genevieve Belleveau, Don Bolles, Kristin Cammermeyer, Charmaine’s Names, Claudia Cano, Clementine Clementine, Connie, Ben Cuevas, Christian Cummings, Steve Craig, Michael Decker and Broc Smith, Joe Deutch, Dani Dodge, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Kate Durbin, Earth Like Planets, Everything is Terrible, F (Marnie Weber, Doug Harvey, & Daniel Hawkins), Matt Fielder, Simone Gad, Pascale Georgiev & Kingston Trinder, Kio Griffith & Ted Byrnes, Hell(O) (Martin Durazo, Ichiro Irie, Mike Dee), Inmo, Angie Jennings, Amy Kaps, KCHUNG, Keith Walsh Experience, Ali Kheradyar, John Kilduff, Zachary Kleyn, Mannlicher Carcano, Audrey Moyer, Raphael Noz, Atsuko Okatsuka, Mariko Passion, Sarah Petersen & Veronique d’Entremont, Mary Anna Pomonis, Al Ridenour, steve roden, Ross Rudel, Matthew Savitsky, Michael Q. Schmidt, Greg Shank, Molly Shea, Aaron Sheppard with Sylvia Welch, Joey Skaggs, Skunkworks (Crystal Erienson, Patricia Burns, Charlie Minchenberg, & Andrea Breiling), Brad Spence, Chris Springer, “StarryKitchen” (Marisa Williamson and Lex Brown), The Tin Woodsman, Tiny Top Pataphysical Circus, Jason Triefenbach, Tupac, Urban Crop Circle/Sumi Ink Club, Christine Wertheim, Miggie Wong, Wounded Lion, Aaron Wrinkle, Yarnboming Los Angeles, and more!
Organizers have launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for honoraria for all participants. Premiums range from a live personal toast/actual piece of toast combo package to a signed limited edition LP by F with an original collaborative collage by Marnie Weber, Dani Tull, and Doug Harvey; from Joey Skagg’s trademarked Universal Bullshit Detector watch to handcrafted orgonite pyramids that neutralize EMF radiation and combat chemtrails.
A detailed map and schedule will be published the week of the event and will be available in hard copy and as a download on http://performchinatown.com Hail Eris!…