Bets of Show: Best mouse bait
In this hour, The Carey Brothers discuss curb appeal, best mouse bait and how to open a locked door.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281507486″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
August Is National Curb Appeal Month
Easy Improvements Anyone Can Do
Camouflage An Eyesore
Leave it to that huge electrical box, piping, and wires to ruin the aesthetics of your home. Paint anything that stands out the same color as your house and they are a lot less noticeable and painful on the eyes.
Hide Your Air Conditioner
It serves it purpose, but it’s not something anyone wants to look at. Not only that, but a lot of times it’s in violation of the HOA to have it visible from the street. I really like the little lattice fence idea, and you might only need just one small side of paneling depending on where your air conditioner is. Or, maybe even a really large, potted bushy plant instead?
The mailbox is literally the first impression of your home, and because it is so small, it could be as simple as an afternoon project to get it looking like it came straight out of a luxury home catalog. Try a cast stone post surround that can be placed over a 4×4 wooden post, so it’s much easier than it looks!
Build A Pergola
You could build a pergola on just about any part of the house where you want to add a little bit of character. It even looks nice without the vines, but you can’t go wrong with adding a touch of greenery.
Easy Carriage Style Garage Doors
Did you know there is a hardware kit made for this? Too cool! It certainly brings life and character to an otherwise mundane garage. Nothing beats a cheap and easy home project that makes such a big difference.
Hide Your Hose
They actually make a pot for this! I suppose the only difference is there’s a small hole for the hose in the back so it can be connected to the water faucet. What a fantastic way to keep it out of sight yet easy to access and use. I’m also really digging the idea of keeping one hidden in a storage bench — build one or just drill a hole large enough to fit your hose in the back of an already existing one.
Keep The Trash Bins Hidden
This is one of my biggest pet peeves — when big, ugly trash cans are visible from the street, sometimes open with trash bags peeking out of the top. If you are forced to keep your trash where it can easily be seen from the street (or from anywhere really), put up a small fence, or perhaps even build (or buy) a garbage can storage shed. I think even a few lattice panels would do the job.
THE BEST MOUSE BAIT (IT ISN’T CHEESE)
According to the Family Handyman’s September 16, 2016 issue
Cheese is not on any mouse’s to 10 list. They will eat it if there is nothing else. The best baots are actually peanut butter and bacon, or a blend of peanut butter and bacon grease. Mice can’t resist the smell or taste.