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I’ve Come To Suck Your Blood: Steps to Help Prevent Bed Bugs

There is nothing I hate more than the thought of tiny insects feasting on my blood while I sleep; talk about a nightmare! Unfortunately, that is just what a small colony of bed bugs loves to do and with their tiny size (5-7 mm in length), they can be hard to detect. If you are a frequent traveler, whether for work or fun, hotels can be a common place where bed bugs tend to be found.

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Prepare Ahead to Prevent the Panic

While on your much-anticipated family vacation, you decide to take everyone to a top-rated mini golf course you’ve heard so much about when you notice you’ve missed your turn.  As you quickly try to figure out where you’re going, you fail to realize that the road ahead goes from four lanes down to two. Before you know it, traffic comes to a complete stop, except for you. Now what?  You’re six hours away from home, your car is disabled, and you’re not sure what to do or where to go.  Fortunately, there are answers to these questions, but it may take some planning on your part to make this scenario less stressful.

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Navigate Slippery Conditions Safely

Spring showers brings May flowers, but it also can bring difficult driving conditions. Driving in the rain can make for some frustrating, slippery, and slow car rides. However, wet weather conditions can create a splash of problems if you do not take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your passengers safe. A quick reminder of these safety measures can make driving in the upcoming rain showers easier to navigate. Read More

Providing Peace of Mind on the Road

With a strong economy and moderate fuel prices, drivers like you are hitting the road like never before.  As the garage door opens and you climb behind the wheel, admit it—somewhere in the back of your mind lurks an uncomfortable question: What will I do if I have trouble with my car?  Lack of fuel, a flat tire, misplaced car keys, and mechanical issues can leave you stranded.  Then what?

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Break-in the Basics to Protect Your Valuables

Last year, there were a rash of car break-ins at my gym.  Fortunately, I was not affected.   The thieves gained entry with the smash-and-grab approach because the purses and wallets that were stolen were visible from the outside.  Apparently, this is a common occurrence at gyms because experienced thieves know that many of us don’t take our purses or wallets with us when we work out. Read More

Customer Service Then & Now

While browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across this photo of a phone operator from 1911. It made me stop and think about the technology we use to interact with customers today and how those lines of communication have evolved over the years. So I did a little research…

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Spring is (Almost) Here – It’s Time for a Break!

March is already upon us, which marks the start of one my favorite seasons, SPRING! Warmer weather, blooming flowers, and especially, no more snow! I’m not sure about the rest of you, but after the winter we’ve had, I’ve never been more ready for spring. It’s also that time of year when many of us start planning vacations and spring break trips! To help prepare you for your next vacation, I’ve put together a small list that will ease some of the unfortunate headaches that go along with traveling and may have even helped the Griswold’s.

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