Tips from Toby Whup a Bug!
If you have experienced the bite of the oak or itch mite you know what a hassle it can be. Even worse - regular bug sprays haven’t helped people and many of us are getting eaten up by these pests leaving ugly itchy bite marks. Mosquitoes and pests are on the rise this season due to a mild winter. Imagine if you are Mark Tobin and his lawn crew, mowing every day under trees with oak mites and the buzzing of mosquitoes buzzing by and biting. ENOUGH WITH THE BLOOD SUCKERS!!! A hunting friend of Mark Tobin’s introduced him to an all natural pest repellent called Whup a Bug. No deet chemicals to worry about, it’s safe on all of us, from children to animals and best of all - for many - they are repelling the itch mites!!!! It’s quickly caught on, from my Mom who looked like a teenager with acne she was getting bit so much to many, many of our friends we are finding this all natural product to really be working. It’s not snake oil, just an all natural product (and you need to read the back story of how and why it was invented!!!) that is helping a ton of people avoid the blood suckers for good! If you are getting bit or have loved ones and friends, give Whup a Bug a try and you might be itch and bite free too!
Tips from Toby Spring Insect & Pest Control
After a mild winter the insects are in full force and ready to annoy, sting and get in our homes. Keep them out along with keeping the chemicals out of your home. Watch Toby's tip to find out how to keep those annoying pests out of your home. The good news - in just a couple of hours this weekend you can build a moat around your home that will keep the bugs from entering your home alive!
Tips from Toby – February 2017 Home, Lawn & Garden Tips
Can you believe February is already here? We have a video highlight of some of the essential steps to getting that lawn short mowed, some honey do's for appliance cleaning and much more. Check out the website above to see all Toby's February Home, Lawn and Garden tips for everything from how to prep your fruit trees to a friendly reminder to check that tire pressure! All the great February tips to keep everything running smooth and looking beautiful!
Tips from Toby Steam Mops Do’s and Dont’s
Those steam vacs and mops that are all the rage these days are fantastic - but not for your hardwood floors. We show you how to properly clean your hardwood floors to avoid damage, how to best use your steam mop and on safe surfaces and much more. New technology is fantastic, when used properly!
Tips from Toby – Ambrosi Cutlery Sharpening
Whether it's your lawn and garden tools or kitchen knives a sharp edge is imperative for good operation and no accidents! We also show you how and when you should sharpen your mower blade and how to avoid disease and other problems in your lawn. Ambrosi Brothers Cutlery has been in K.C. since 1959 and are now led by their third generation of ownership. The Ambrosi family hails from a small town in Italy that is renowned for some of the finest knife sharpeners in the world. Don't be so Dull… watch the tip now!
Tips from Toby – New Window Buying
Time for new windows? This is the time of year where you start seeing tons of ads touting "buy three windows, get two free!" or "Lifetime Warranty"! Who's lifetime is that? If you are not careful, you might find out it's the lifetime of the local company and not you that gets the lifetime warranty. Even worse, a poor installation job can void the window manufacturer warranty. Lots to learn and we help you with the important steps and decisions to take when considering this major purchase
Tips from Toby Quick Appliance Cleaning
As you wash the thousandth dish and wash all those extra layers of winter clothing you may notice there's a bit of cleaning that those appliances could use. From hard water buildup to lint buildup that can cause home fires, it's a good idea to get into the habit of taking care of those hard working high efficiency appliances. We show you what the pros recommend and a few tricks of Toby's to use!
Tips from Toby – Holiday Safety Checklist
Every morning on the news this week sad news of another house fire topped the headlines. This is the time of the year where we are so distracted that it's easy to forget the simple things to stay safe. This is your reminder to mentally run through a checklist to make sure you aren't risking fire and have some safety items ready just in case. We know everyone thinks this won't happy to them - so don't ignore warning signs like overloaded holiday lights, piles of dried up leaves around the house or overloading circuits with space heaters. We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season, so watch the tip now and do a walk around of your home to make sure you aren't tempting fate!
Tips from Toby – Winter Indoor Humidity
It's that time of year where our furnaces dry out the air, our noses, throats, furniture and much more. This can leave a lot of damage to cabinets, wood floors and of course be an irritant. Check out our tip on adding a whole house humidifier to your home or ways to add humidity to your home safely. Keep from shocking your family, static cling in your hair and enjoy more comfort in your home now!
Tips from Toby – Get the Warmth Where You Want!
From firing up the fireplace to grabbing that cozy blanket, we are all looking for ways to keep warm with this Winter chill. There are simple (and free!) things you can do to easily adjust the register vents in your home to better circulate and direct the air. All it takes is a pair of needle nose pliers and watching this tip. Find out some other easy ways you can warm up your home and even lower your utility bills in our Winter Warmth tip of the week!