• Are you outside if you're in a cave?

    73 answers · 6 days ago
  • How to get rid of mouse in my kitchen?!?

    Yesterday my grandmother came home and said she found a mouse in the blender machine which was filled with soap and water ready to clean and she said it was bobbing its head up and down so she took it outside and let it in the grass. It stayed there for quite some time, maybe two hours. Well today, I went into... show more
    Yesterday my grandmother came home and said she found a mouse in the blender machine which was filled with soap and water ready to clean and she said it was bobbing its head up and down so she took it outside and let it in the grass. It stayed there for quite some time, maybe two hours. Well today, I went into the kitchen and I saw a mouse eating cake... It was on top of the pan on the counter digging into the foil that was on top of the cake. And it literally just stood there. I think it can't hear or see, because if it could wouldn't it run away from me? I like animals but mice, they just freak me out. I wanted to trap it but I was too scared... It eventually ran around the counter, over the sink, onto the microwave and climbed up the fridge (I don't see how it could do that if it couldn't see). I believe it is a field mouse and I think it's the same one my grandmother let outside yesterday. I really want to get rid of it without killing it... Glue traps maybe? I just don't like the idea of mice running all over the kitchen into our food, cupboards, pantry... and the diseases they carry. I now want to get rid of anything that the mouse got into, starting with the cake. How can I get rid of this mouse, or any mice for that matter, scavenging through the kitchen (without killing it, if possible..)?! And how do I go about disinfecting anything that it was on (dishes, cans and containers, counters)? Will soap and hot water do or should I use bleach? Thanks!!
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Does anyone else drive their trash to the trash can when it's cold instead of walking?

    Best answer: How far away are your bins?
    Best answer: How far away are your bins?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Ants in my bathroom???

    Here's my problem: a couple days ago(literally two) I saw a bunch of ants in my bathroom. I tried squishing them and wiping them up and later my mom and I sprayed my entire room with RAID. I kept an eye on the ants and only a few popped up but quickly died because of the insecticide. But I go to my bathroom... show more
    Here's my problem: a couple days ago(literally two) I saw a bunch of ants in my bathroom. I tried squishing them and wiping them up and later my mom and I sprayed my entire room with RAID. I kept an eye on the ants and only a few popped up but quickly died because of the insecticide. But I go to my bathroom today and again I see a bunch of ants. This time, they have tried to crawl across my carpet and along the wall in my room. I grabbed my raid to try to stop them and they are dead now. It seemed like RAID was working up until now. What can I do? I don't want to call and exterminator and spend a load of money unless I absolutely have to. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • There's a big*** roach hidden somewhere in my room, which do I call first, the SWAT or the Military (Seriously what do I do)?

    Best answer: Don't call anyone.

    Smoke that one all by yourself and call it recreational!
    Best answer: Don't call anyone.

    Smoke that one all by yourself and call it recreational!
    4 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Do skunks dig under fences?

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  • Can termites harm a modern barn?

    Best answer: There are basically two ways to protect a home from termites. One is to use a barrier system when you encircle the house with a small trench into which you put a chemical that is good for about 5 years. It forms a barrier the termites will not cross. The other choice is a set of bait taps that you put around the... show more
    Best answer: There are basically two ways to protect a home from termites.

    One is to use a barrier system when you encircle the house with a small trench into which you put a chemical that is good for about 5 years. It forms a barrier the termites will not cross.

    The other choice is a set of bait taps that you put around the house to lure the termites to. I believe this is more expensive but is preferred by some people.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • What are some tips for leaving a house for a long amount of time?

    Best answer: Consider putting the car on blocks to save the tyres. Make sure your insurers know - many policies are voided if you leave house unattended. Bank all valuables eg jewelry and put anything like furniture you particularly treasure into secure storage. You could make friends with the neighbors, but if that is not... show more
    Best answer: Consider putting the car on blocks to save the tyres. Make sure your insurers know - many policies are voided if you leave house unattended. Bank all valuables eg jewelry and put anything like furniture you particularly treasure into secure storage. You could make friends with the neighbors, but if that is not possible you need to take other measures.

    I would engage a reputable property management company to inspect the house periodically. Turning off the gas is a good idea, but you need water to replenish the seals in washbasins, drains and lavatories. some management companies can put in temporary CCTV all over the property to allow them (and you) to monitor it remotely.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Ice trays?

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  • Moths are appearing in my room with the windows shut, please help they re bullying me?

    I was laying in my bed the other night and a huge moth smacked against my light so I chased it till two in the morning and tonight it came back so I ran out the room in a fit came back with a shoe and there was 3 that magically appeared in my room with the windows shut. Is my room infested????
    I was laying in my bed the other night and a huge moth smacked against my light so I chased it till two in the morning and tonight it came back so I ran out the room in a fit came back with a shoe and there was 3 that magically appeared in my room with the windows shut. Is my room infested????
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • How rebar concrete walk?

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  • My neigbors are always outside?

    I don't know what it is about the house across the street but people are always moving then new people for years but these new neigbors are always hanging in front of their house being loud and cussing and I hate coming out of the house and hate seeing them.why can't they just chill inside their house then... show more
    I don't know what it is about the house across the street but people are always moving then new people for years but these new neigbors are always hanging in front of their house being loud and cussing and I hate coming out of the house and hate seeing them.why can't they just chill inside their house then they always leave their garage open.we have a big glass window inside out house so you can even see them from inside the house and it's annoying.how do you feel about this?
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • How can I secure my home from burglars. What should I buy etc...?

    Best answer: In most places, the basics of home security are, well, basic. If you buy a new house, get the locks changed. You don't know who has keys to the old locks. If you've already been there a year or more without incident, you can probably skip this step. Every door to the house needs a deadbolt lock. Ideally,... show more
    Best answer: In most places, the basics of home security are, well, basic.

    If you buy a new house, get the locks changed. You don't know who has keys to the old locks. If you've already been there a year or more without incident, you can probably skip this step.

    Every door to the house needs a deadbolt lock. Ideally, they all open with the same key from the outside and with a thumb latch inside. This includes the door between the attached garage and the house; a garage door is not terribly secure. Be very careful with all copies of that key--don't, for instance, hand it over to your car mechanic or a valet parking attendant along with your car key--and if it's lost, you replace the locks.

    Do not label keys or your key ring with anything that shows your address or allows someone to find your address online using what information is there.

    Every window at ground level needs to lock.

    Sliding glass doors can add security by a simple piece of broomstick laid in the track when the door is closed.

    Everybody in the house, including kids, babysitters, cleaners, etc. needs to be in the habit of locking doors once they're inside. The best locks are worthless if they're not engaged. If your have household members prone to lock themselves out, consider leaving a key with a trusted friend who would be able to come over to let you in.

    Do not make a burglar's chore easier by planting bushes so near the house it provides cover. Don't provide easy climbing material to upstairs windows with trellises, trees near the building, etc. Don't hide a key in a place everybody would check.

    If you're going to be away, make sure someone picks up mail, flyers, newspapers, etc. that make it clear nobody's home.

    Routinely keep blinds or drapes closed so burglars don't see your good stuff on a casual walk- or drive-by. Open them only when someone in the room will be using the view or daylight it provides.

    If you live in a high-crime area with lots of break-ins, adding wrought iron bars over doors and windows may be a good investment.

    A better investment will be insurance that replaces things stolen with new items of the same kind, not just their value as non-new items.
    12 answers · 1 week ago