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Ants – What You Need To Know To Control Them

Ants – What You Need To Know To Control Them

(Submitted by a local Pest Control advocate)

Understand the Ants

Ants are a nuisance. In order to properly control them, you need to know a little about them. Ants are social creatures, so where you see a couple, you are guaranteed there are a lot more where they came from. The ants that you see wandering around or “marching” in trails are called foragers. This is because that is their one duty as part of the colony – to find food.

Fulton County Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Winter Months When Using Space Heaters

Fulton County Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions During Winter Months When Using Space Heaters

Cold weather will soon be the primary forecast for local weather.  According to local weather experts, the month of January is the coldest month in the City of Atlanta and Fulton County.  Fulton County Cooperative Extension wants to encourage residents who use space heaters to keep their homes warm to pay close attention to safety tips when using the equipment.

Residents should know that heating an entire home using space heaters alone is a safety hazard.  Most people are not aware war that space heaters should only be used as a back up for the main heating system of a home.  However, according to the Department of Energy, the unsafe use of electric space heaters are the cause of more than 25,000 residential fires, 300 deaths, and almost 6,000 emergency room visits per year. 

Cooperative Extension offers the following safety tips:

  • when using space heaters be, sure to use newer models that shut off when tipped over
  • if

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DEALCHICKEN: $100 for $200 at Global Floor Services

DEALCHICKEN: $100 for $200 at Global Floor Services

ELLENWOOD, Ga. -- Getting carpets cleaned before the holidays is a necessary hassle for many people, but today's DealChicken Atlanta deal will make this chore much easier -- and cheaper.

For Thursday only, DealChicken members can take advantage of $200 worth of carpet cleaning from Global Floor Services for only $100. This deal is good for steam cleaning up to 3,000 square feet of carpet; Global Floor Services also offers carpet installation, tile and grout cleaning, and 24-hour water removal, among other services.

This deal expires on Jan. 27, 2012. Appointments must be booked in advance; a 24-hour cancellation policy is enforced.

Global Floor Services is based in Ellenwood and serves customers in Clayton, Forsyth, Fulton and Henry counties.

Atlanta Housing Authority CEO to step down

Atlanta Housing Authority CEO to step down

ATLANTA -- Renee Lewis Glover, CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority, will leave the organization after 17 years at the helm.

According to a statement from the AHA, "the new board members appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed have made it clear that they would like to have change in leadership at the AHA, which is fully within the prerogative of the mayor and the board."

Glover and members of the board have been working "cooperatively' to come up with "mutually acceptable terms of separation and an orderly transition," the statement said.

Since Reed became Atlanta's mayor in January 2010, he began appointing board members who regularly challenged Glover's leadership and her policies in running the organization.

Before Reed was elected in November 2009, the AHA board had signed a five-year contract with Glover.

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Summer in Georgia & peaches for weeks: What to do with those sweet GA peaches

Atlanta, GA --  The blog Running With Tweezers has a great article including a variety of great recipes for this year's peaches.  If you have had one of this year's peaches you know they are just delicious!!!  Whether you want to make ice cream, a cake or a cobbler, @RunningWithTweezers.com has the perfect recipe for you.

Around here, we’re really fortunate to have summers full of local peaches. Growing up, they were one of my dad’s favorite foods and they made appearances at our house fairly regularly. Sliced on pound cake or angel food cake, on top of cottage cheese the old school way. In the colder months, he’d even eat canned peaches straight up with a spoon. While I’m not a proponent of the tinned variety, I’m a huge fan of the fresh ones grown here in the South.

Unique kids boutique! $25 = $50 worth of children's merchandise at Pretty Please in Buckhead

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