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How to Safely Travel During the Winter

6402557 sIf you would like to travel safely during the harsh months of winter, you are likely looking for ways to stay on the road. Inability to plan for snow and ice can create a lot of problems and put you in danger, and you don't want to fall into that trap. Rather than hoping for the best, take proactive steps to safeguard yourself and your family so that you can put your worries to rest. If you are ready to begin but don't know where to start, the following guide will help. Plan Ahead Planning each trip is a good idea if you don't want to expose yourself to danger. If you watch the weather report and know that a winter storm is coming, either leave early or wait until the storm has moved away from your area. Prepare for the Worst No matter how safe you are, you can never...
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Interesting Facts About Gophers

gopherGophers are small, furry rodents with an average life of one to three years. They live predominantly in the United States, mostly in the Midwest and West. However, a few species can be found in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. There are several facts that you might not know about these interesting creatures. The Name This animal got its full name, pocket gopher, from the fur-lined pouches or pockets on the outside of its cheeks. The pockets stretch all the way to its shoulders, and it uses them to transport food from foraging areas to its underground home. The gopher also cleans these pockets by turning them inside out. Body and Size Although small, pocket gophers are moderately large in the rodent kingdom. They range from 5 to 14 inches long and weigh from one-half to two pounds. Their bodies are flat, which makes it easy for them to dig and travel...
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Top 3 Things That Attract Ants to Your Home

ant controlIt seems like nothing can keep an ant away from your home. No matter if it's a heavy rainfall or a drought, these insects weather any storm and survive the worst conditions. You could buy an ant repellent at a local store and spray it over an ant mound, and they would show up a day later in another spot with a larger colony. If they've made their way into your home, chances are that you've unknowingly invited them in. By knowing what they're after, you stand a good chance at keeping them out in the future. Food Your neighbors aren't the only ones who smell the savory aromas coming from your kitchen. Ants have a knack for locating food and sensing even the smallest crumbs in the most hidden places. Making sure to clean up after every meal and to dispose of the leftovers properly will help to keep ants...
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