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Broken home doors after burglary. Home insurance concept
Home Improvement
Missy Nolan

These 5 Things Are Signs Your Home Has Been Invaded

Some signs of a burglary are obvious, such as a trail of muddy footprints leading to an open front door. Others, such as strange markings on your windows or garage door, can be harder to notice.

Exoskeletons, nymphs and adult 17-year Brood X cicadas on the ground underneath a tree in eastern Illinois during 2021 emergence.
Home Improvement
Missy Nolan

Everything You Need to Know About the Cicada Emergence

Don't be surprised if you see more cicadas than usual in 2024. This year is special because two different broods of cicadas, Brood XIII and Brood XIX, will emerge at the same time. Here's what to know before the bugs come out.

two cicadas on a tree branch
Home Improvement
Lisa A. Koosis

How to Prepare For the Cicada Emergence

During the 2024 periodical cicada emergence, people in the Midwest and parts of the South could see millions of these flying insects. Fortunately, cicadas aren’t destructive, so you can sit back and enjoy nature’s big show with little or no preparation.

a few cicadas on a tree
Home Improvement
Elizabeth Michael

How to Keep Cicadas Under Control

The cicadas are coming! While they're not harmful to people, pets and most plants, they're still a bit icky. Learn how to keep them under control.

Reverse osmosis water purification system under sink in a kitchaen.  Water cleaning system installation. 3d illustration
Home Improvement
Shelley Frost

What Are the Pros and Cons of Home Water Filtration Systems?

To filter or not to filter? Is a home water filtration system worth the investment? Explore the pros and cons of a home water filter system to decide if you want to install one.

Closeup portrait of dissatisfied young beautiful woman looking into glass of water and sitting at table in kitchen. Bad quality drinking water concept. Front view.
Home Improvement
Kaia Koglin

Why Does My Water Taste Metallic?

There can be a number of reasons for metallic-tasting water, so it's important to understand what’s causing it. Learn some common reasons why your water tastes like metal and what you can do to fix it.

Diverse couple sitting at home office with a laptop at the table at home and looking the blueprints of their new house. Investing money into new home. Making financial strategy. Copy space.
Home Improvement
Rowan Guthrie

How to Budget For a Home Renovation

Tearing down walls and building a new dream space can be exciting, but home renovations are notorious budget-busters. We'll help you avoid going over budget.

Woman cleaning clothes with clothes roller, lint roller or sticky roller from cats hair. Cats hair on clothes. Cleaning hair from pets. High quality photo
Home Improvement
Michael Franco

Top 5 Methods for Removing Pet Hair

You can effectively manage pet hair on hardwood floors, keeping your home clean and ensuring that your floors are showcased at their best. Here's how.


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