5 Steps To Keep Pests Away

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Wood rot damageInsects may be tiny, but they can pack a mighty punch when it comes to damaging your yard and home. Here are a few guidelines to help you cut them off at the pass:

ELIMINATE DEBRIS from around your home. Not only is it unsightly, it can provide a place for spiders, rats, & wood-boring insects to call home.

MOVE FIREWOOD. Firewood should be stored at least three feet away from your home to help prevent termite infestation, which can cause tremendous damage to wood and siding and often goes unnoticed until it becomes costly to remedy.

CLEAN YOUR GUTTERS. Backed-up water due to clogged gutters can be especially inviting to mosquitos, the pesky critters who can ruin any backyard barbeque.

MOVE FEEDERS. If you feed birds near the structure of your home, you’re potentially inviting the seed-loving rodents as well. Moving the feeders away from the structure will ensure the beauty of nature remains without the pests.

ELIMINATE WEEDS. Weeds and other vegetation under wooden decks and structures can provide a safe haven and breeding ground for pests. Kill those unneeded weeds and they’ll have no place to call home.

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Michael Carr

Michael Carr is America’s Top Selling Real Estate Auctioneer. He has been an auctioneer since 1991 and has sold billions of dollars in auto, heavy equipment, land, commercial and residential properties. Since becoming a licensed real estate agent in 1994, Michael has been actively involved in the sale of over 78,000 homes and licensed in as many as 27 states in the continental U.S. as a broker and an auctioneer. Overall, he has conducted over 8,400 auctions throughout the last 28 years. Michael is a former Senior Vice President of Brokerage for Auction.com and personally conducted over 2,000 auctions during his tenure there. He resigned from that post in order to continue to expand his own companies, focusing on a more customer service oriented direction. Michael Carr & Associates, Inc. was founded in 2000 and serves as the umbrella corporation for his auctioneer practice and real estate company. He currently spends part of his week traveling to consult investors or conduct auctions, while balancing the rest of his time at his Jefferson, Georgia headquarters. Michael also co-authored a marketing and personal branding book called ”BrandFace® for Real Estate Professionals (Be the Face of Your Business & a Star in Your Industry), and is currently scheduling a book and speaking tour. See www.BrandFaceRealEstate.com for more information. He is available for interviews and appearances on the subjects of real estate investment, real estate management, real estate marketing and auctions. View the video below to learn how Michael Carr got started, and what keeps him motivated to stay on top and continue his passion for his craft after 28 years as one of America’s premier auctioneers.