Home and Auto

Mouse hiding in small space

Three steps to evict varmints from your garage

It's unsettling to discover mice, rats, and squirrels in your garage, and overlooking them is about the same as inviting them into your home. Roden...

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Winter survival kit essentials for your car

Winter’s icy roads and plummeting temperatures present greater driving challenges and more dire consequences after mishaps. To prevent problems in...

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Differences between mine subsidence and earthquake damage

When natural events damage your home, they aren’t always covered by insurance. In fact, three potentially destructive perils – flood, earthquake, a...

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12 common poisonous plants of the Midwest

It's warm, it's sunny, it's a gardener's paradise. However, along with delicious seasonal crops and beautiful flowers, we see more bothersome plant...

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Woman sitting on the side of the road next to damaged car

The difference between UM and UIM — and what it means when you’re on the road

You never know when you might get in an auto accident — or who the other driver will be. According to the Insurance Research Council, one in seven...

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