I found fresh raccoon droppings in my backyard this morning. Yuck. I carefully scooped out the mess and some surrounding pebbles (about 8 x 8 inches total), double bagged it, poured about a gallon of freshly boiled water around the area, and added a couple of cups of bleach for good measure. (The shovel got boiling water, too.) Results. But given the fact that I'd rather not have residues of dried up shit and roundworm in my yard, should I remove more of the pebbles and re-treat the broader area with boiling water?
There is this tree with ivy growing all the way up it, from bottom to top. I am going to kill it. But then this tree will be covered in ugly dead brown ivy. I guess after a few years all the leaves will fall off, but it will still look bad. I understand that physically pulling the ivy off can damage the tree. I'm hoping someone will have an idea for how to improve the aesthetics of the tree after the ivy has died--without hurting the tree.
Hi I would like to get your experience with laparoscopic surgery? How long did they keep you there? How was your recovery? How much pain? What did you experience after? I am young-27 and have to get this done. I am simply terrified
What tools/products do you use to get cat hair off your furniture and linoleum floors? BunnyCat's fur is extra sticky or something because it takes a LOT of effort to get her hair off my fabric couch and chairs and the crappy plastic baseboards that are everywhere in my apartment. Lint rollers and my vacuum can't handle the density of it all anymore. What's the next step? Bonus points if your method can get cat hair out of a velour papasan cushion!
I'm having a hackberry tree removed today and I'm wondering if I should go ahead and take out the chinaberry tree. They're both close to my house and mature and therefore will severely damage my house if (when) they fall.
How long does it take to get a small, black-ink tattoo removed? [more inside]
I am in the snowy state of Massachusetts and avoiding my next foray out to shovel. Plus, spouse and I slightly disagree on how often we really need to go out and shovel. Does it really save time to shovel every few hours throughout the storm? I have a suspicion that it doesn't really save time, and that we be just as fine waiting until the end of the snowstorm -- is there a way to think this through mathematically to find a good answer?
I currently have a Mirena IUD inserted which is about 3 or so years out of date. What are the health implications if I don't have it removed soon? I am 47.
The blizzard has come and gone, and we were hit pretty hard. I have never seen this much snow, or lived in a house before, or lived in a town before. How do we move forward with our property, and what can we expect from the days and weeks that follow? [more inside]
I have a question about men's neck hair and shaving; looking for input and suggestions. [more inside]
I'm not sure how to attach a picture of if I can. Our association is saying it's not their responsibility to remove it. I don't know if the bird/eggs in the nest are dead or alive. The big bird hovering over the nest hasn't moved in a week. There are daily bird droppings directly under the nest on our back patio. I'm an animal lover. I don't want those birds/eggs killed. Who can I call in Orange County, California to help me with me with this? I did a Google search but couldn't find anything for this particular situation. Any ideas? Thanks much. Sincerely, htm
Maintenance workers used my outside water spigot to fill up the gargantuan tanks on their trucks. No surprise, my water bill sky rocketed. I bought and installed a spigot lock which worked like a charm for about a year. Now, with warm weather and the need to water fast approaching, I can't get the damn thing off! [more inside]
I am the proud new owner of this vintage picnic-checked pink gingham maxi dress, which I picked up for a song! Unfortunately, the dress has a stain on the bust that I need to remove (see the fifth picture in the link), and I am looking for advice about the best method(s) to try without ruining the dress. The dress is missing a tag indicating fabric, and the brand label has been cut out of it. I don't know much about the dress or the stain, but here are a few things I do know: [more inside]
I got a permanent makeup tattoo not as makeup, but as a tattoo. I was told it would last 3-5 years, but eight years later, it's still there... [more inside]
I have large patches of raised scars and broken blood vessels across huge areas of my body. (I'm an adult in my twenties.) None of this was ever self-inflicted, nor desired in any way at any time. Can any of this be fixed medically/surgically if I save up the money? What about the purple/red marks crisscrossing my flesh? I know that laser surgery is possible for single scars, and to remove tattoos, but as for improving skin quality, I have no idea. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Went out in the woods yesterday in my new Patagonia fleece jacket. Noticed the dog was covered with tiny black burrs and then noticed I was covered with them too. The jacket is covered with masses of them and they are impossible to pull off as they are clumped together. Duct tape and packing tape do not work. Help me to be wear my new jacket again. Suggestions please?
We can put a man on the moon. We can turn a woman into a man and a man into a woman. We can create computers that are smarter than us. We know what the middle of the earth looks like...And so on and so on and so on...... We are a pretty much technology advanced race of humans. How close are we to inventing a 'Nair' like product for the head? I'm bald and a bit lazy and tired of the routine of shaving my head 3x a week to maintain an appearance that isn't so 'gruff'. My wife likes me smooth! Every hair removal product I read of is not recommended for the head, because our skin on top is too thin and the hair removal chemicals could do more damage then good. So anyway, is there a solution on the horizon? Any miracle head hair removal gel, cream, mist coming out soon? Life must be pretty good if this is what concerns me at the moment...... Humor me?
I dropped off all my possessions (pretty much everything I own) in boxes at a local storage facility in the UK (in awful circumstances - details below) and failed to get a receipt, only a verbal agreement that they would do my paperwork by email, and deliver my boxes in a month's time. I then had to leave the country. Four weeks later, I've yet to receive any invoice or confirmation. I've called and emailed several times and have been told in a genial but rather brusque way that they will get in touch, but so far no email. I'm heading back to the UK soon and want to get my boxes delivered this weekend. Still no invoice or receipt. I am FREAKING OUT that they are being so flaky. I am having panicky visions of them losing or selling all my things, and me showing up in the UK with basically the clothes on my back and nothing else. Have I made a terrible mistake? Is there anything I can do? Apologies in advance for long freaking-out-ness below the jump. [more inside]
Exterior paint removal question: MILD EMERGENCY [more inside]
My husband and I will be moving from Boston to the UK after a year-long stay: What would be the best (safe and reasonably cheap) way of shipping accumulated belongings, books, CDs and a few other household items that will not fit my luggage? [more inside]
I've been diagnosed with a multi-noidal non-malignant thyroid. The beast is about 2X normal size = goiter (I divert attention from it with my sparkling personality and feminine loveliness). After 20 years of the goiter with normal hormone levels, it has gone into high-gear with excessive production. I've had the scan and ultrasound, biopsy, blood tests, yada yada. Two wonderful endocrinologists have separately told me, "just get the damned thing out!" I've visited their choice of surgeon and feel confident of his skills. I would appreciate your post-surgery experience: how soon after surgery did you get your replacement hormone? recovery time? any weight gain or loss? how long until you were back to normal? any advice? Thanks very much for your time.
We received this dressmaker's dummy from our client with old sticker residue on her. Too many items to shoot to just Photoshop the spot out, so I'm desperate for a permanent solution- The obvious point here is I can't throw her into the washing machine as she's wooden directly under the fabric that needs cleaning. Already tried a small bit of Goo Gone, with a clean white cloth, but I think it may just be moving the gunk around and not removing the residue as I'd hoped. I read about lighter fluid (butane), WD-40 and some others, but am obviously hesitant to do anything that may permanently discolor this spot even more. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
For the last three years, cooking oil splatters have generally built up on the wall behind our oven. I've tried getting the oil off with a number of different methods, but no dice. Any advice? [more inside]
What should I know to research good training in tattoo removal? I'm interested in solid, respected programs that will qualify me to work in a professional setting doing quality work. Googling yields expensive proprietary schools charging many thousands of dollars. Is this really state-of-the-art laser training? I want to be a well-prepared candidate when I graduate, able to work in a medically-based office or spa. [more inside]
How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror? [more inside]
I assume the tools have changed in the past 5 years or so, despite Windows' better security, but back in my day it was Avira, Symantec and CCleaner. What's changed in the world of viruses and malware in the past 5 years, and how can I best impress the powers that be with thoroughness and efficiency? [more inside]
Should I go to my regular dentist or seek a holistic/biological dentist? Does anyone in Vancouver, BC, have a recommendation? [more inside]
I'm trying to replace my exterior locking door knob, but I cannot get one 'half' off. There is a faceplate covering the screws on one side (the other side). I've tried looking for slots and notches based on google searching, but there is nothing, except some indentations that have no holes or anything that gives. I've used this hook-type item that comes with the new lock, but no idea how it works. Here's as good as pic I can get. It's a Weiser lock from late 90s probably.
How would one go about removing a curly handlebar moustache in one piece? [more inside]
Has anyone used the Wartabater to remove warts with success? [more inside]
Any idea's on how to remove a large amount of sand? [more inside]
I recently purchased a living social coupon for 3 sessions of laser hair removal but am unsure of tipping etiquette for the procedure? Is it customary to tip for laser hair removal – and if so, how much? [more inside]
Help me get what's left of a magnet off my car's butt! [more inside]
What does a man need to know about laser hair removal? [more inside]
I just watched Poltergeist, which I am now thinking seems right-wing, almost Catholic. at the end of the movie, the husband kicks the tv out of the room and serene music plays. is this a common feature of the movies of the time? did people kick the tv out of the room a lot in the movies of the 80s?
Have you ever removed arm (not armpit) hair? How and would you recommend it? [more inside]
I'm looking for credible scientific information regarding air pollution relating to mountain top remove
Removing blown in insulation easily? [more inside]
Best way to remove back hair in 2011? [more inside]
A family member accidentally left a huge bag of gummy bears and worms in the backseat of his car during a very hot day and now the damn thing has melted all over the leather and into the seatbelt cavity. What are our options? [more inside]
I've got a nasty bit of malware. How do I get rid of it? [more inside]
Someone vandalized my car, damaging my front bumper and writing obscenities on my car window with permanent marker. Because the damage is in two places on the car, my insurance company says it has to be two separate claims, and therefore two deductibles. I can't afford that, so I'm making a claim for the bumper, but I'll have to take care of the window myself. any suggestion on what will take off the permanent marker without damaging the window. It's the passenger side window, not the windshield if that matters.
Home Improvement Filter: Help me remove some linseed oil linoleum from the WW2 era. [more inside]
I recently purchased a condo and it comes with popcorn ceilings. I want them removed but I had an asbestos abatement company come to look at them and they determined that they contained a "trace" amount, or less than one percent, asbestos. They provided me an outlandish quote for safe and sanitary (as well as legally up and up) removal. Doing some web research, I find their quote to be about standard for what similar companies charge. [more inside]
How to get tar paper off a hardwood floor? We've tried paint remover, paint stripper, adhesive remover, dry ice, fabric softener, GOOP, and so on... [more inside]
Giant icicle mass on a wire and over a walkway: how do I get rid of it? [more inside]
How can I get a wolf spider out of my bathroom? [more inside]
Handknit Irish sweaters with coffee/unknown stains. [more inside]
Moldy is fine in my hockey bag, but not in my apartment. What do I do? [more inside]
How can silk screen lettering be removed from nylon shirts? [more inside]