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Posted by Red Door Realty on 5/21/2018

There are few things more frustrating than finding out that the plants youíve been tending to all summer have been overrun with insects and arenít producing any fruit. Perhaps even worse is when you find a trail leading into your pantry where your food has been compromised by a tiny army of ants.

Keeping the pests out of your home and garden is a difficult task made even harder if you want to do it without using harsh chemicals and pesticides. However, there are ways you can effectively keep your food safe. In this article, weíll show you how.

Protecting your garden from pests

The most important tool you have at your disposal when it comes to protecting your lawn, flowers, and garden from pests is your own vigilance.

In the garden, take note of the condition of your plantsí leaves. Look on the underside of them for small, yellow or brown dots. These are often insect eggs that will soon hatch and result in your plants being devoured before they can produce crops.

As a last-ditch effort to keep the bugs away, you can try spraying your plants with a homemade insecticidal soap spray. These sprays are usually 95% water and then a small amount of  pure castile soap or vinegar. Be sure not to use too much or this can harm your plants or soil.

Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or in the country, there are likely to be some furry creatures who see your garden as a food source. One way to keep many away is by framing the garden with a simple metal wire fence.

If itís flowers youíre worried about, try planting them in mulch and keeping the leaves dry when possible. This will avoid excess moisture which can cause plant-killing diseases. Using a watering can rather than a hose will help you target the base of the plant and keep the leaves dry.

Keeping the bugs outside

Regardless out whether your home is old or new, youíll likely someday find yourself with an insect problem. Some are lured in by warmth in the cold seasons, others are seeking a food source.

Letís begin on the exterior of your home. Check for cracks in your foundation and along doors and windows and seal these cracks up. Next, if thereís a space under your door, install an aluminum door threshold if there is a gap between your door and the floor. While youíre there, make sure the weather stripping on your door is in good condition.

Next, make sure all of the screens in your doors, windows, and other ventilation areas are in good condition. Even the tiniest tear can be enough to let in flies and other insects. 

The final step in keeping the bugs out of your home is to remove whatís luring them there in the first place. Store your food in airtight storage containers within your cabinets. Not only will this keep bugs away, but it can also make organizing food easier, especially things you might not use often, like flour or a large bag of sugar.





Posted by Red Door Realty on 5/18/2018

This Single-Family in Warren, MA recently sold for $229,900. This Colonial style home was sold by - Red Door Realty.


965 Cronin Rd, Warren, MA 01083

Single-Family

$229,900
Price
$229,900
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
OPEN HOUSE, Sunday 3/18, 1-3. This charming home has everything you are looking for! 3 large bedrooms with lots of closet space, 2 full baths, an open layout kitchen / dining room and a spacious fireplaced living room for those snowy days! The partially finished basement is the perfect spot for a family room, play room, home office or man-town! Attached one car garage, oversized deck and plenty of land for all your outdoor activities. Conveniently located on a quiet country road, right on the W. Brookfield line. Come make this HOME today!

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Posted by Red Door Realty on 5/17/2018


43 Gilbert St, North Brookfield, MA 01535

Single-Family

$269,900
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Showings start at the Open House, Sunday, May 20 from 1-3! Welcome Home to this 4-5 Bedroom Colonial! Plenty of SPACE to S-P-R-E-A-D-O-U-T!! **Loads of Character and Charm!** Relax on the farmers porch after a long day and catch a sunset! First floor has 9 foot ceilings! Updated Kitchen, Beautiful formal Dining Room with Pine Hardwood Floors and Crown-Molding! First Floor Bedroom or office/playroom - whatever you choose! 2nd Floor has 4 HUGE Bedrooms, with TONS of storage space! Other unique features include: mud room, 2 staircases upstairs, crown molding and fireplace! Full Basement has a workshop and storage. Young peerless boiler, updated 200 amp electrical, 3 year old roof, some new-pro windows, 1 car oversized garage! Nice backyard with garden area, fruit trees and plenty of room to play!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Red Door Realty on 5/16/2018


230 Burlingame Rd, Charlton, MA 01507

Single-Family

$275,000
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
**FLASH OPEN HOUSE - THURSDAY, MAY 17TH 5:30-7 (send or bring your buyers!)** Country Living at its Best! Well maintained 4-5 Bedroom Cape! 1st Floor has large eat-in Kitchen, all the appliances will stay - slider access to a 16x20 deck! Living Room has a brick fireplace with pellet stove insert and a bay window overlooking the front yard and neighbors horse farm! 2 Generous size bedrooms on the 1st floor and 1 Full Bathroom w/steam shower! Upstairs is a front to back Master Bedroom - will fit your biggest furniture! Other side is 2 decent bedrooms and a full bathroom! Some other features of this home are beautiful hardwood floors, central vac, solid doors throughout, 200 amp electrical service, young hybrid elec heat pump water heater and Anderson replacement windows! The basement offers workspace and plenty of room for storage! The yard is private and plenty of room to play! Don't miss out!
Open House
Thursday
May 17 at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
First showing at open house! send or bring your buyers!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 230 Burlingame Rd, Charlton, MA 01507    Get Directions

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Posted by Red Door Realty on 5/16/2018


230 Burlingame Rd, Charlton, MA 01507

Single-Family

$275,000
Price

7
Rooms
5
Beds
2
Baths
**FLASH OPEN HOUSE - THURSDAY, MAY 17TH 5:30-7 (send or bring your buyers!)** Country Living at its Best! Well maintained 4-5 Bedroom Cape! 1st Floor has large eat-in Kitchen, all the appliances will stay - slider access to a 16x20 deck! Living Room has a brick fireplace with pellet stove insert and a bay window overlooking the front yard and neighbors horse farm! 2 Generous size bedrooms on the 1st floor and 1 Full Bathroom w/steam shower! Upstairs is a front to back Master Bedroom - will fit your biggest furniture! Other side is 2 decent bedrooms and a full bathroom! Some other features of this home are beautiful hardwood floors, central vac, solid doors throughout, 200 amp electrical service, young hybrid elec heat pump water heater and Anderson replacement windows! The basement offers workspace and plenty of room for storage! The yard is private and plenty of room to play! Don't miss out!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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