Greenfly all over your summer veggies or bluebottles flying round the BBQ are a real summer buzzkill. The abundance of food in our houses and gardens make them very attractive to summer pests like flies, ants and rodents, but there are steps you can take to minimise these unwanted visitors.
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Fitting in the time to keep your house spick and span can be tricky when you have a busy job and/or hectic schedule. We understand. But if you’ve got guests coming over you’ve got a great excuse to take the bull by the horns (and the vacuum cleaner by the handle) and scrub, clean and polish your home to perfection. Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, housewarming party, dinner party or just a friendly get together, here’s our advice for an easy pre-party spruce up.
Spring is nearly here so we’ll soon be smelling freshly cut grass and newly blossoming flowers in the air. (Sorry, hayfever sufferers.) You may wish to celebrate the warmer weather by giving your home a fresh feeling with a seasonal deep clean. But when spring cleaning, don’t forget to clean outside areas too, to prepare your garden for summer entertaining and outdoor relaxation.
There’s no denying we’re nation of dog lovers. According to the Pet Food Manufacturer’s Association, nearly a quarter of UK households have a canine member of the family. How many dogs is that? An impressive eight and a half million! As it’s Crufts this weekend (the 125th anniversary of the show no less) we’ve got some tips for all you dog owners out there, to help keep your home spick and span.
165 million cups of tea are drunk every day in the UK, whilst the equivalent of 12 million bottles of wine are also drunk each week in England. But every time you have a drink, do you really know who – or more importantly – what you’re sharing that drink with?
You may be surprised to find out how much bacteria we come into contact with every time we have a drink.
There’s no getting away from it, germs are everywhere – from your kitchen surfaces and floors, to your computer’s keyboard at work. Your laundry and washing machine are no different, in fact it has been suggested the average washing machine load can contain as much as 100 million E.Coli bacteria at any given time. [source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2050239/How-washing-machines-familys-health-risk-Low-temperatures-mixed-loads-spreading-dangerous-bugs.html]Read more
There’s no hiding away from the fact that technology plays a big part in everyday life, with many of us using computers and laptops for both business and personal reasons. But have you ever stopped to think about how much dirt and bacteria is on your keyboard or mouse?Read more
A common ice-breaker at dinner parties is the question “who dead or alive would you have a meal with, and why?” It can be a difficult question to answer, yet it always breaks the ice.
But we’ve got another question to ask…“who are you eating with tonight?”
We spend as much as 35% of our lives snoozing under the duvet, but have you ever stopped to think about who you’re sharing your bed with? We’re not talking about your partner or even your pets, but instead bedbugs.
Bedbugs aren’t an uncommon issue for households throughout the UK, but removing them doesn’t have to involve an expensive pest control company. Instead, by following the advice outlined in this post, you can remove and prevent bedbug infestations in your home.
During December we ran a competition on Birmingham Favourites, in an attempt to find the best old wives tale, which have been passed down through the generations and are still sworn by. We had a great response to the competition, and after careful consideration we’ve picked our five favourites…including the winning entry.