Floods Are Devastating. UPBEAT MUSIC VERSION - Time: About 1:52
Floods Are Devastating. SOBER MUSIC VERSION - Time: About 1:52
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NEWSLETTERS: August 2016
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CLEANING RELATED ARTICLE
Bed Bug Myths Debunked
There’s virtually nothing more disconcerting than an infestation of the bed bug in homes… and in the past few years, bed bugs have been making a comeback.
Yet just because you find a bed bug (or several) in your home doesn’t mean you aren’t keeping things clean.
Contrary to popular opinion, bed bugs aren’t picky. If they get into your home, they are looking for one thing: Food. That means, unfortunately, you are on the menu. And when they take a bite out of you, the emotional impact can be severe.
Bed bugs can be hard to find. Besides the tell-tale bites and itchy reactions, you have to go hunting to find their nesting ground. This can be in folds of blankets on your bed, in dresser drawers and in electrical outlets, just to mention a few. Bed bugs are sneaking critters.
The good news is that when you travel, and you encounter what you think are bed bugs, it’s not automatic that they will ride home with you. As a precaution, keep your suitcase on a table and avoid putting clothes in dressers. If you are careful, you can keep those critters at bay.
And when you arrive home, if there are any concerns about bed bugs hijacking in your suitcase, put your clothes in the washing machine and then in the dryer. This should take care of the pests.
Of course, when in doubt, do what’s safe: Call a pest control expert!
RESTORATION RELATED ARTICLE
What Can FEMA Do for You?
A flood, fire and other disasters are devastating to families. Thankfully, there is assistance you can take advantage of.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides help to many of those in need; homeowners and others that need special aid when a disaster strikes.
What do you have to do to get assistance? Just ask for it. Here’s how.
Although the government and its workers are not always quick to respond, you can get the process started by visiting this link. You can also call the FEMA helpline at (800)621-3362. You will enjoy an automated voice service but be patient and you should have your questions answered.
After you apply for disaster assistance, FEMA will mail you a copy of your application and a copy of a document entitled “Help After a Disaster.” This is especially helpful if you don’t have insurance coverage for the disaster event your family is facing. This happens more than you think.
Here is what FEMA says they will do for you, in part, according to the government website: