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Garage Doors, A Pests Gateway
March 24, 2008, 8:52 am
Filed under: Automotive | Tags: , , , , , ,

Now that the bugs are coming back out (I saw 2 bugs this past weekend) you may want to get thinking about stopping them.  Granted, 2 bugs is not an epidemic, but they are coming and it wont be long.  Many of us have garages that are attached to our home.  Very helpful, especially in the winter.  In the summer, it can be an easy refuge for bugs, critters, and pests.  I remember once that a cat got in my parents garage when I was younger.  He somehow slid underneath where the door meets the pavement.  The cat was ok, but the next morning when my dad opened the door, the cat ran out of there in a hurry.  My poor father practically fell over in fright.

All summer bugs can get underneath that door, lay  nests, and “bug” you.  Same goes for mice, rats, chipmunks, and more.  Garage Door Threshold

This threshold will work.  If you have a space between the floor and the door, pests are going to get in.  A buddy of mine installed one of these last year, and said he reduced spiders, bees, and mice.  Plus, in the winter, the breeze didn’t blow under there and drop the temperature in the garage.  A very useful product!

As always, Art.


Garage Greatness
September 7, 2007, 11:06 am
Filed under: Automotive

How is your garage looking these days? I have a one car garage, so it’s a challenge keeping it tidy. I went without a garage for years, so when I finally bought a house, I vowed to always keep it neat enough to be able to actually park inside. I find that Picket Fence carries a nice variety of garage organizers. I use the On The Wall Tool Organizer for my garden tools. I also find the Magic Holder helpful for keeping my broom and shovel within reach. If you also strive for garage greatness, I wish you luck!

– Until next time… Ann 🙂

“The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong. Every time my husband kisses me, the garage door goes up.” – Minnie Pearl



August 28, 2007, 4:46 pm
Filed under: Automotive

With the way gas prices have been and no end in sight of the prices going down, I have found something that makes my experience a little bit easier even if it doesn’t save me money. With the InStant Fill Cap filling my tank just got that much easier. It’s easy to install and is a must for people (like me) who have left their cap on the gas pump and driven away. Best of all no more dirty smelly gasoline hands. Drive safely and always wear your seatbelt!

Mr. Picket Fence