Category Archives: Household

Myth Bust – Cats and Rodents

Tomcat Video Cat1MYTH: Having cats is good for mouse prevention.

FACT: Not all cats are good “mousers,” and few cats will challenge a rat. Although some cats hunt for mice, many cats tolerate rats or mice, especially when they are well-fed and won’t do much for mouse prevention. It could be said that more rats and mice have been fed by cat food than killed by a cat.*

MYTH: If you see rats or mice in the daytime, there is a large population around. Continue reading

A Deck to Impress

A Deck to ImpressSpring is here! It is the perfect time to prepare your outdoor deck for a long summer of entertaining with friends and family.

Most jobs of this caliber cease to start or finish due to lack of knowledge and planning. But never fear the great team at Coffs Harbour Produce and Paint Place have all the expert knowledge to start you on track with your deck finishing project.

Steve Fripp (resident paint expert at Coffs Harbour Produce and Paint Place) has detailed a plan to get you started.

Here is Steve’s top tips for refinishing decks… Continue reading

Epsom Salts the Wonder Magnesium

Epsom Salts Bath

According to “Magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells and the fourth most important positively charged ion in the body. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.

Epsom salts have been used by many different cultures for hundreds of years. They have a number of different beneficial properties and are used in Continue reading

Wet weather pests driving you mad?

Ant picThere are more than 8,000 species of ants known to man. Although most nest outside, they often venture indoors on their endless search for food. Many people are unaware of the potential danger of disease transmission that is associated with ants. This is particularly alarming considering ants are most often found in food storage and food preparation areas. Continue reading