How to Control Mice Without Poison

Written by Marilyn Pokorney

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Store bulk foods in sealed glass, metal or hard plastic containers. Stack bagged or boxed food in neat rows on shelves or cupboards in a way that allows for thorough inspection for evidence of mice. In storage areas, keep stored materials away from walls. Sweep floors frequently to detect fresh mouse droppings.

Always clean up after eating. Do not invite mice by leaving food items or crumbs out overnight.

Seal all holes and openings larger than 1/4 inch across. A mouse can crawl through a holerepparttar size of a dime. Use steel wool or cement to seal, screen or cover all holes intorepparttar 137288 house. Place 3 inches of gravel aroundrepparttar 137289 base of homes or trailers. Enclose foundations of permanent houses with metal roof flashing buried 6 inches deep and rising 12 inches aboverepparttar 137290 ground. Mice can jump 12 inches onto a solid surface. Fill gaps around pipes. Fix loose fitting doors. Close openings around chimneys, damaged house siding, broken windows and screens.

Inside, get rid of clutter in basements, storage rooms, sheds, carports, and garages. Remove padded cushions from sofas and chairs, and store them on edge or separate them from one another, offrepparttar 137291 floor. Remove drawers in empty cupboards or chests and place them on sides.

Outside remove piles of trash, junk and lumber. Keep woodpiles more than 12 inches aboverepparttar 137292 ground. Keep covers on trash cans and dumpsters. Eliminate weeds and other vegetative cover as well as debris and litter in and around homes, buildings, crops, lawns and other cultivated areas. Lawns should be mowed regularly.

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Economic Recession or not, you Must be Creative to Survive

Written by Fred Farah

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Niche Markets isrepparttar ultimate solution

The trend today is to get away from good old fashioned Internet Marketing, and develop Niche markets. The most recession proof answer torepparttar 137069 question of surviving a recession is to have several different Niche web businesses.

What could be better than a series of web sites in a small niche market selling affordable products. If one small niche can bring you just $300 to $500 a month, it is obviously not enough to live on. But, if you have 3 niche markets each earning $500 per month, that is $1,500. Not bad. What if you have 10 sites each making $500,repparttar 137070 total of $5,000 a month is quite respectable. Now that is a reasonable amount to live on.

The best part of it is this. As trends change, like they do every year if not every few months, you may find one or two of your niches go dry. You may give them up. If you have to, it is not life threatening because ofrepparttar 137071 backup position you have with all your other niche sites.

How many niche markets should you have? No easy answer to that one. Every individual case is different. Phil Wiley claims to have over 100 niche sites. In case you're not sure who Phil Wiley is, he isrepparttar 137072 author ofrepparttar 137073 most renowned ebook on Niche Marketing called Mine Site Profits. You can read a good review at Best Affiliate Products at

Personally I am working on a couple of niche sites, and my first target is 10 sites. After that, who knows. As long as you findrepparttar 137074 products people want, recession or not, you will be a winner.

Go for it, build a few niche sites. You can't go wrong.

Fred Farah copyright 2005

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