PHOTO: iStock/ThinkstockAphidsCharacteristics: Aphids come in all different colors, depending on the plant and species: red, brown, yellow, black or green. They are small, pear-shaped insects with cornicles projecting out of the end of their bodies. Aphids have wings unless they are adults. These bugs can produce up to 80 offspring a week, so they tend to increase their population rather quickly.
Dan has been a licensed journey-level electrician for some 17 years. He has extensive experience in most areas of the electrical trade. What Is a Motion Sensor Light Switch?Motion sensor switches have been around for quite some time, but (although they are often required in commercial construction) they have never really become popular in homes.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution.Ain& 39;t She a Beauty? Work a Little...Save a LotReplacing your hot water tank can be a costly venture. Having someone provide this service for you can cost between $800 and $1,000 for a standard, gas burning, 40 or 50-gallon hot water heater and that& 39;s if it goes out Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.
Brandon once suffered from a termite pandemic and tried many methods until some worked. He now shares his experience on eradicating them.Getting rid of termites yourself and doing so naturally without the use of synthetic chemicals is definitely something you could work on over a weekend.Yes, it could be a bit frustrating as locating the termites and then deciding how you want to kill them could be tricky due to the location of the infestation.
Sean has been in the industry of gardening and landscaping since 2006. He is also a certified arborist that specializes in plant health. What Is a Money Tree?The Pachira aquatica, commonly referred to as the money tree or money plant, is a tropical wetland tree that is native to Central and South America.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.It& 39;s relatively simple to transform your ordinary bedroom into a beautiful and tranquil space—a sanctuary to ease the stresses of the day and conjure up a night of sweet dreams.
Dan has been a licensed journey-level electrician for some 17 years. He has extensive experience in most areas of the electrical trade.Motion Sensor Lighting Installing a motion detector light is a simple task, well suited to the homeowner that is willing to put in a few minutes to improving their home.
Nancy worked as a social worker for 23 years. She now draws upon that experience to educate others about products that might help them. It has been a household problem for many centuries. One not many of us have given too much thought since the invention of electricity. Today it might be categorized as a candle safety regulation.
Dan has been in the HVAC industry for 23 years with experience ranging from installation and service to sales and distribution.Is Your Furnace Overheating? Furnace Not Working?Does the fan on your furnace keep running but you& 39;re not getting any heat? You may have a problem with your limit switch.
As an avid gamer and blogger, I spend a lot of time on the computer, so I know just how important it is to have the right desk chair. Chairs are so underrated, aren’t they? They play such an important role in our lives and yet we don’t often think about them much. It’s just something that’s there to be used.
A lover of arts and crafts, Shasta Matova enjoys making artistic, applique, pieced, traditional, miniature, modern, and crazy quilts.In the old days, quilts were used solely to provide warmth. They were added onto a bed, layer upon layer, until the person was comfortable. Some were stuffed into open spaces in the walls and windows to avoid drafts.
Cynthia is a writer, artist, and teacher. She loves studying language, arts, and culture, and sharing that knowledge. Black Walnut Trees Are Toxic to Some PlantsWhen I first moved into my house, there was a really large tree in the yard, and I was curious to know what it was. I quickly found out by identifying the large nuts that fell from it only a couple of months later: a black walnut tree.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.Curtains are the crowning touch to windows. They add softness and color to a room. Curtains block light, provide privacy and help insulate your windows in ways blinds and shutters can’t.
Susette has a lifelong interest and practice with good physical and mental health, including the environment that sustains us all.Indoor house plants can be gorgeous pieces of décor when they are treated well and thriving. Because plants are living things, they make the house come alive, especially in a place that doesn& 39;t allow pets (which more and places don& 39;t).
I had a new plant follow me home last week. I call him Little Audrey. He is a Venus Fly Trap, and he is awesome.I brought him home because every fall we have a new batch of fruit flies move in, and I have a problem with fungus gnats in my orchids. Not only has Little Audrey shown his enthusiasm for taking care of the nasty little problem, but he is an absoloutely GORGEOUS plant.
Sean has been in the industry of gardening and landscaping since 2006. He is also a certified arborist that specializes in plant health. Fittonia OverviewFittonia is often called the & 34;nerve plant& 34; or & 34;mosaic plant& 34; due to the bright, contrasting veins that run through the leaves. There are many cultivars of the nerve plant that feature many different styles of veining and foliage.
Linda is a seasoned writer and home-decorating authority. She loves sharing design trends, decor ideas, and useful tips with her readers.A good night’s sleep typically occurs when several key elements are in place. You must be completely relaxed—not worried and stressed out. The room temperature has to be just so.
Mazlan acquired his love of gardening at a young age, and it has been his passion for over 55 years.Do Plants Like Music?Do plants have feelings? Can they hear sounds? Do they like music?To the skeptic, the idea that plants have feelings or feel pain is ridiculous. Over the years, several studies have indicated that plants may respond to sound.
Christine started writing about science online six years ago. She focuses on genealogy and natural sciences. If you have discovered a tree with a fluffy, white, cottony looking growth on it, it& 39;s probably a colony of woolly aphids. Woolly aphids get their name from the fluffy, wax-like substance which covers their bodies and serves as a deterrent to other predators.
Butterflies Are Important To AgricultureLike most agricultural states, Oklahoma depends on butterflies and other insects for pollination. Droughts, wildfires, climate changes, and humanity have disrupted the butterfly ecosystem in some places, especially for butterflies that prefer marshier locations.
Part-time and freelance writer with plenty of tips for DIY projects. Do It Yourself: Casement Window Repair TipsIf you& 39;re thinking about replacing your casement windows because they& 39;re drafty, fogged up or just hard to open, consider this: You can fix most of the problems yourself for a fraction of the cost of new windows, and it won& 39;t take you more than an hour or two per window.