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Self Storage Industry Ready to Take Off Internationally

by Winnie Hsiu May 30, 2012 5:56 PM
When it comes to Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters success is measured by ticket sales within the United States. Some do well while some bomb miserably. In both cases, it is often the international ticket sales that can make a difference saving bombs from costing the studio millions and making profitable movies even better. [More]

Decluttering and Storage: All Natural Solutions to Getting Rid of Bedbugs

by John Stevens September 21, 2010 11:20 PM
Bedbugs can survive freezing temperatures. They can also survive pesticide application, now that they have developed a resistance to it. But if you are willing to be patient, there is one thing that bedbugs cannot survive -- storage for long periods of time. Bedbugs cannot go more than a year without a food source. If you are able to store belongings that have a persistent bedbug infestation for more than a year (sealed in clear plastic bags), any bedbugs that remain in the object should die. Scientists say that people who store their mattresses with vinyl covers, or who store stuffed animals and clothing inside sealed plastic bags, should not have to worry about bedbugs infesting their belongings, no matter where they live or where the items are stored (in a closet, attic, basement, or self storage unit). Likewise, decluttering is an important part of addressing a bedbug problem, because it eliminates places where bedbugs can hide. [More]