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Prince George’s Organizes Emergency Housing Program

Prince George’s County residents line up outside Langley Park Community Center on Oct. 9 to apply for funding to pay for rent and possibly utilities. (Robert R. Roberts/ The Washington Informer)

After Sophia Davis relocated from Baltimore City and moved into a new Greenbelt apartment in July 2020, she noticed bedbugs, roaches and other problems with the unit. A representative with the rental company advised Davis to withhold rent and utility payments until workers cleaned and fixed her apartment, which she said wasn’t in that condition when she first saw the unit. The company later incorporated legal fees which led to “the landlord wanting me to move.” During this time as the coronavirus pandemic continued, she became downsized […]

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Don’t Let Your Suburban Home Stink

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omes in the suburbs can sometimes smell strange. The fresher and cleaner air makes odors that don’t exactly fit stand out. Most of these odors are harmless, but there are a few that can be outright dangerous. Sewer Smells If you live in Salt Lake City, Ogden, West Valley City, or any place near the Great Salt Lake, sulfides from the lake can waft their way into your home and make it smell like rotten eggs. While hydrogen sulfide can be dangerous at high concentrations, the wind-borne […]

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CrimeScene, 9.28 | Local News

CrimeScene, 9.28 | Local News

Among reports filed with police: Fountain Lake Drive: A band of thieves sought the cover of darkness before dawn, prowling the apartment complex parking lot in search of other people’s stuff inside unlocked vehicles. But things did not go as planned. A resident happened to be awake, saw the whole thing and called the cops. Police caught a 20-year-old woman and a teenage trio in the act, sending the adult to jail for possession of tools for a crime, two counts of auto burglary and three counts […]

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Of Bandits, bedbugs and mosquitoes (II)

Of Bandits, bedbugs and mosquitoes (II)

Continues from last week What the video did not show however was how they went about changing the year of manufacture from the old to the ‘new’. Nothing else remained for them to do other than that of printing year 2021 on the ‘new’ tyre, right there in front of our eyes. Sad.    I was deeply sad and saddened with the scene that I witnessed in the clip. I could not but asked: Why are some of my compatriots so dedicated and committed to error and […]

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Expert issues warning over the rise in bed bugs – here’s how to prevent them in the home

Expert issues warning over the rise in bed bugs - here's how to prevent them in the home

As lockdown restrictions have eased, Brits are being warned about a rise in bed bugs – with a pest control businesses witnessing a 75 per cent rise in callouts, compared to last year. The steep increase is due to bed bugs being “great hitchikers” that can hide in small crevices and, therefore, can move between homes, hotels, and offices by travelling on clothing, furniture, bedding and luggage, say experts. Bedding firm, MattressNextDay, enlisted the expertise of Vicki Sims, managing director of Lady Bug Pest Control, who has […]

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Mum Threatens To ‘burn Flat Down’ After Horrifying Discovery In Kids’ Beds

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A mum said she wanted to burn her flat down after she made a terrifying discovery in kids’ beds The mother explained how her children had come up in spots one day that disappeared the next day. But while she was checking their racing car beds she found a “teenie tiny bug”. Read moreDad’s list of rules for son, 23, to follow while at home divides parents She killed it, but then discovered more on the carpet underneath the bed. She posted pictures of the bugs on […]

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Pest control remedies – SIX household items to help get rid of pests

Pest control remedies - SIX household items to help get rid of pests

Lavender Lavender is a fantastic natural remedy for keeping creepy crawlies out because while the scent repels them, it makes your home smell calm and comforting. This is a particularly popular deterrent for moths, who like to nestle in your wardrobes and drawers. Put a small sachet of dried lavender in your drawers, and in your wardrobes, to make your clothes smell nice while keeping moths at bay. You can also put a few drops of lavender oil into a spray bottle with water to make a […]

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Disinfect your house before it turns into a nasty breeding ground of insects – Times Square Chronicles

Disinfect your house before it turns into a nasty breeding ground of insects – Times Square Chronicles

It is a delightful feeling when spring approaches, but it also brings loads of bugs and flies into the house. Getting rid of the tiny pests is a big challenge. Sometimes you can find more than just pesky insects like rodents, termites, and poisonous bugs. It is necessary to preserve the house with unwanted creatures.  The insects and bugs not only bite but lead to various diseases. Any amount of deep cleaning may not be the guarantee to a pest-free house. There might always be the possibility […]

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Why matatus plying Kileleshwa, Runda, Karen have bedbugs

Why matatus plying Kileleshwa, Runda, Karen have bedbugs

If there one thing leafy suburb residents share in common with those from the slums is old, rusty matatus.A spot check by The Nairobian revealed that most matatus that ply these high-end estates like Kileleshwa, Lavington, Runda, Karen and Nyari are an eyesore. Some even have bedbugs!  The script is different from Eastlands where matatus that ply these hoods are souped up and millions go into their unique graffiti.  According to Eric Morema, an investor in the matatu industry, most investors don’t put money in the vehicles […]

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Drug used for horses makes its way to COVID-19 patient prescriptions

Drug used for horses makes its way to COVID-19 patient prescriptions

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A drug commonly given to horses is now making its way onto prescriptions for patients fighting COVID-19 in Southwest Florida.  The drug is called Ivermectin, and it’s been around since the 1980s. Ivermectin is approved to treat scabies, or bed bugs, in humans.  Dr. Sunil Lalla, a critical care pulmonologist with Lee Health, is writing scripts to help patients with COVID-19.  “We are using it on patients that have long-term COVID,” said Dr. Lalla. “It is an overall safe drug that has been used […]

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