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An Overview of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

An Overview of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Your homes are a place of safety and comfort for you, your family, and friends. That is where the baby crawls, the kids play, where meals are prepared, and where you sleep at night. Your home should be just that, YOURS. More often than desired, your homes become a haven to unwanted guests. They could come as cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, fleas, spiders, termites, mice, or even rats. Really, there are more pests with a possibility of invading your homes than can even be imagined. This is why home pest control is a necessity. While many people think that they need to hire an expensive pest control company, the truth is that they can do their own pest control just as effectively and save a lot of money.

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Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

Pike Nurseries celebrates spring with Happy Flower Hours

ATLANTA -- All Atlanta-area Pike Nurseries locations will kick off the spring planting season with Happy Flower Hours next week.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 22, Pike customers can enjoy store-wide discounts on plants, gardening accessories, patio furniture and more. Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q will provide complimentary food, and guests will have the opportunity to win discounts and a free landscape design. The first 100 customers will also receive a free reusable tote.

Happy Flower Hours are free to attend.

Visit pikenursery.com to learn more and find your nearest Pike location.

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

Learn how to attract birds to your backyard

ATLANTA -- Pike Nurseries is holding a free class to help homeowners learn ways to draw birds to their backyards.

According to Pike Nurseries, roughly 350 species of birds live in Georgia. The birding class will teach participants the types of seed that are best for attracting birds, the three essentials needed to draw birds and how to provide for birds during the cold winter months.

The Attracting Birds to Your Backyard class will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at all metro Atlanta Pike Nurseries locations. Visit pikenursery.com to find your closest location.

Pike Nurseries will also offer 20 percent off all birding accessories from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Pike Nurseries gears up for post-Christmas sale

Pike Nurseries gears up for post-Christmas sale

ATLANTA -- When is the best time to buy Christmas decorations? After the holidays, of course.

Pike Nurseries' End of the Year Red Tag Sale will begin the day after Christmas, with merchandise prices slashed as much as 70 percent.

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Items for sale will include Christmas lights, ornaments, ribbons, tree stands and more. Other non-holiday items will be on sale too, like pottery, furniture and select plants.

The End of the Year Red Tag Sale ends Jan. 2.

Visit pikenursery.com to find your nearest location.

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

RaceTrac hiring for Free Coffee Week

ATLANTA -- RaceTrac is hiring more than 100 temporary employees for the holidays.

The Cobb County-based chain of gas stations will hire two extra people at 66 Georgia locations to help promote Free Coffee Week.

Employees will hold signs from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Dec. 17-21. Sign holders must be at least 18 years old and clean cut.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the positions is asked to reach out to Jason Brown at 404-604-2612 or jbrown@hopebeckham.com. Public relations firm Hope Beckham will also hold a RaceTrac job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at its office at 17 Executive Park Drive in North Druid Hills.

Donate to Toys for Tots

Donate to Toys for Tots

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The city of Johns Creek is making it easy for residents to donate to Toys for Tots.

Five drop-off locations throughout the city are accepting donations through Friday, Dec. 14.

"With the economy still struggling, many families are cutting back on their gifts," Johns Creek Fire Marshal Chad McGiboney said in a statement. "Johns Creek residents are generous, big-hearted people. We're hoping that people will step up and we'll see more happy kids on Christmas Day. Just a single toy might help a child feel he or she isn't forgotten."

Toys for Tots collection locations include:

* City Hall
* Fire Station No. 61, 10265 Medlock Bridge Parkway
* Fire Station No. 62, 10925 Rogers Circle
* Fire Station No. 63, 3165 Old Alabama Road
* Park Place, 3150 Old Alabama Road

Gesher L'Torah to host Chanukah Bazaar

Gesher L'Torah to host Chanukah Bazaar

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Congregation Gesher L'Torah in north Fulton County is gearing up for its annual Chanukah Bazaar, which will be held Sunday, Dec. 2.

Plenty of local vendors will be in attendance, including My Room Rocks, Vault Denim, Sue Shefts Designs, Thirty-One Gifts and Scentsy. Every business will also donate raffle prizes.

The bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 2. Congregation Gesher L'Torah is located at 4320 Kimball Bridge Road in Alpharetta.

Learn more at gltorah.org.