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Pesticide Safety

A new planting season comes with unwanted pests. Whether you have a large farm or a small garden, there are certain procedures that should always be followed when using pesticides.

How to Deter, Detect and Defend Against Identity Theft

Identity theft occurs when your personal information is stolen and used without your knowledge to commit fraud or other crimes. Learn how to prevent and protect your information and where to ask for help if you do suspect theft.

What to do to Prevent Damage from Frozen Pipes

As freezing temperatures appear, so do the risks of frozen and bursting pipes. Follow these guidelines to prevent damage to your home's pipes this winter.

What to do During Freezing Temperatures in Southern Climates

Water damage from frozen pipes that burst can be a major problem for homeowners in southern states, maybe even a bigger problem than in the colder north.

How Pipes Freeze and Burst

When water freezes, it expands. That’s why a can of soda explodes if it’s put into a freezer to chill quickly and forgotten. When water freezes in a pipe, it expands the same way. If it expands enough, the pipe bursts, water escapes and serious...