The Home Repair Guide
Garage Door Won’t Open
A manually operated garage door will
not open when the latch is turned and you attempt to lift
Door Opener Quits
An electronic garage door opener may
not activate be cause its power supply is interrupted, its
antenna is out of position, its transmitter...
Door Opener Won’t Close
All garage door openers must have a
reversing mechanism. If your opener doesn’t have one,
replace it. If the opener reverses and refuses to keep...
Termites are the most destructive
insects to wood in buildings. There are drywood termites,
which can live without moisture...
Fleas are tiny brown wingless
insects, about the size of a common pinhead. They can jump
more than a foot horizontally and their hard...
Cockroaches, persistent household
pests, generally breed in warm, moist, and narrow
locations. As scavengers, they will eat almost any food...
Of native wildlife, snakes run a
close second to bats as subjects of grim stories, dislike,
and misunderstanding. Rattlesnakes can be identified...
Bats are the only true flying mammals
that also have fur, jaws with teeth, and bear live young.
Normally they do not attack humans or fly...
Wasps can be testy, and sometimes
dangerous, pests around the home. In a typical wasp
colony, queens are fertilized in fall and hibernate
A long list of chemicals is available
for controlling in sects that invade the home. However,
with the growing concern for the environment and the...
in Plants or Landscaping
Many chemicals are available for
controlling the insects that infest outdoor areas around
the home. The following suggestions are...