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Compliance with DOL and Immigration Laws and Regulations for Agricultural Businesses

Agricultural and Food Law Updated: July 18, 2018

The financial stability of farming operations throughout the United States is heavily dependent on the proper employment of foreign agricultural workers....

What is the Capital Gains Exclusion for the Sale of a House?

Personal Finance Updated: February 07, 2017

Single taxpayers can exclude up to $250,000 of capital gains on the sale of a home, and married taxpayers filing jointly can exclude $500,000.Taxpayers are...

How do I get rid of mold on my roof.

Floods Updated: September 11, 2015

Asphalt Shingles and Fiberglass Panels: scrub the surface using a mixture of one quart of chlorine bleach, 1 ounce detergent, and 1 gallon water at the rate...

How can I keep shrews out of my house?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 11, 2015

Shrews have been known to enter buildings. Rodent-proofing will exclude shrews from entering structures. Look along the foundation sill, pipes, eaves, attic...

Care of Goats in Severe Winter Weather

Goats Updated: January 29, 2014

Management of mature goats may change only slightly in colder weather compared to routine management throughout the rest of the year. Nothing takes the place...

How do you kill American cockroaches?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: December 09, 2013

The American cockroach, Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus), is the largest of the common cockroaches, measuring on average 4 cm in length. Tips for eliminating...

How can I protect my property from future floods?

Here are a few ways you can protect your property from future floods:

How long must I keep real estate documents for property no longer owned?

Personal Finance Updated: December 08, 2013

While the basic rule is to keep records for three years after you have filed your return, that period is lengthened if any information is questioned by the...

Mold is natural, so what's the big deal?

Molds are natural and generally pose no adverse health effects outside the home. However, mold indoors can be an indoor air issue. Mold produces spores that...

How can I prevent flooding and water damage around my house?

There are a number of steps to reduce the possibility of flooding around your house. *Slope the ground 1 inch per foot away the house. *Since basement...

What should I do upon entering a flooded building?

Before you try to enter or fix things in a flooded house, first take a look at Precautions on First Entry for some important safeguards. Be safe. Be aware...

Should I spray around the outside of my house to keep insects from coming in?

Barrier spraying is NOT the most effective method of preventing insects from entering a home. Insects have a part in the ecosystem, so measures should be...

How do I get rid of ladybugs in my house?

Multicolored lady beetles usually fly to homes to overwinter the first or second warm day after temperatures have approached freezing. Check with your local...

My house has been found to have termites, what control method is better, baits or liquid insecticides?

Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. Both techniques have their advantages.Termite baits:Soil-applied liquid insecticides: Find more information about...

I have mold in my home. How do I get rid of it?

Mold in a home can be a serious problem, and one that deserves your immediate attention. Any problem with mold means there is a moisture problem. In addition...

Is old insulation in heating and cooling ductwork hazardous to my respiratory health?

Home Energy Updated: December 01, 2011

Depending on what the insulation type is and it's age, this flexible ductwork could create health problems. The ductwork insulation material may be glass...

What do you need to know about mold in your home?

Mold can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance if moisture is present. Mold can grow on wood, paper, carpet and food. Exposure...

Where can I find the average wind speed and direction for my area?

Home Energy Updated: December 28, 2010

Is there a test for mold that can be used in homes?

Are home mold test kits that I see at hardware stores worth trying?

What is mitigation?

How do I determine which climate zone I live in?

Home Energy Updated: November 02, 2009

Is fungus alive?

How can I get rid of skunk smell?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: January 02, 2007

What is the best way to keep animals out of my trash?

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: December 11, 2006

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