Spring Pests!

Spring Pests!

Imagine yourself waking up bright and early to make a fresh cup of coffee. Sleepy eyed you reach for sugar and notice dozens of little ants crawling over your counter! Welcome to spring in Florida, when the weather is perfect for gardening and creepy crawlers. Sugar ants (Linepithema humile), also known as Argentine ants, are one of the toughest bugs to get rid of. Their diet consists mainly of sweets and once they find some in your home, they leave a scent trail for others to find it. Only measuring 2.2 to 2.8mm, these ants will come back even after insistent cleaning and killings. So, what can you do to keep them away and off of your counters? Here are a few home remedies to help you keep the little buggers away from your snacks: Keep your counters, stove, and cabinets squeaky clean and dry Invest in ant traps Check windows, doors for cracks and corners for any holes (fill them) ...
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OurSeniors.net Announces Sun Viking Lodge as Newest Approved Vendor

OurSeniors.net Announces Sun Viking Lodge as Newest Approved Vendor

Today, OurSeniors.net Magazine has added Sun Viking Lodge, an oceanfront hotel located in Daytona Beach, to its growing list of approved vendors. Catering to seniors, families and couples, the family-owned hotel is the ideal place for casual relaxation. The hotel features a fitness room and sauna, two game rooms, beachside basketball, beach volleyball, outdoor and indoor heated pools, an oceanfront hot tub, a children’s pool, a 60-foot waterslide, free activities such as poolside bingo and much more. Included during your stay is free parking, Wi-Fi and no resort fees. With prices during the off-season starting at around $79 per night and in-season at around $129 per night based on room type, it is easy to find an affordable option for seniors looking to enjoy themselves on a budget. As a bonus, seniors that are members of OurSeniors.net receive a first-visit discount of 20 percent off with promotion code “OCEAN.” After the first stay, seniors receive 25 percent off all return visits....
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Our Spring Edition is coming soon!

Our Spring Edition is coming soon!

We are happy to announce that our Spring Edition is coming out very soon! For those of you who are already subscribed to OurSeniors.net Magazine, we want to thank you for your loyalty and hope you enjoy this new issue. It will come right to your doorstep, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your home to get your copy. There are lots of announcements that we are very proud about that we are sharing in the magazine, so we don’t want you to miss out! If you have not subscribed yet, we recommend you get your subscription and membership before the new issue comes out. With a subscription, you will have a copy sent to your house, access to our email newsletter, 24/7 access to the OurSeniors Radio podcast and much more for just $20! Members also have access to our supportive staff that can pair you with an Approved Vendor for any need whether it be a realtor,...
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Refinance Your Home

Refinance Your Home

Amid all this coronavirus chaos there is room to grow both personally and financially by purchasing or selling a new home. Throughout time, history has proven that investing in real estate is an excellent wealth-building option. Even with the stock market crash of 2020, homeownership is still one of the best investments in the United States. Mortgage rates have not been this low in years. Just last year, the 30-year rate was a stiff 4.29%; now it is 3.74% on a 30-year fixed mortgage! If you have recently purchased a home within the past few years, now is the time to refinance! You could save thousands of dollars on your mortgage and even lower your monthly payments. Speaking to a reputable agent can help you find a fast and great mortgage lender. So, make sure you have a smart and trustworthy realtor, it is as important as a great loan. If you are thinking of investing or refinancing your home,...
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OurSeniors.net Welcomes T&D Tree Service

OurSeniors.net Welcomes T&D Tree Service

Here in Florida, we have many beautiful trees lining the streets of our neighborhoods, from palm and pine to oak and cypress. They shade us from the Florida sun and are crucial to the surrounding ecosystem. But what happens when they are hanging too low, interfering with telephone lines or tripping people with their roots? Trying to trim trees  on your own is a risky job. It’s best to call in professionals. OurSeniors.net Magazine welcomes T&D Tree Service as its newest Approved Vendor. T&D Tree Service is a trusted company serving the Volusia, Flagler and Brevard county areas. They have been in service for more than 25 years and are ready to accommodate even the most unique arboreal needs of Our Seniors. In addition to tree trimming and removals, they also provide fungicide, pesticide and herbicide treatments, landscaping and irrigation, as well as tree injections with Arborjet®. They have all the right equipment to do the job the right way and...
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Seniors, Register to Vote

Seniors, Register to Vote

The world is fighting a pandemic, and its attention is fixated on the new coronavirus, but seniors, we cannot forget about the United States 2020 Presidential elections! Life may have slowed down, but it is still moving. There are only six months left for our citizens to unite, register, and vote! While we still have time, our team would like to bring our reader's attention to the importance of voting. So, here is the big question, are you registered to vote? Registering to vote is as essential as applying for a driver's license. In the U.S., registering to vote is seen as a rite of passage. Considering how important voting is, it is so strange that so many people decide not to go out and vote. According to Pew Research, when it comes to voter turnout the United States drags behind most developed countries. Only 56% of the voting-age population participated in the 2016 Presidential election. Such low participation positioned the...
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Hurricane Season 2020

Hurricane Season 2020

This hurricane season is right around the corner beginning June 1 and projected to be very active. Accuweather is predicting between 14-18 tropical storms with around seven to nine becoming hurricanes and between two and four turning into major hurricanes. While this is not meant to alarm you, we are hoping you begin to prepare now while everyone is at home. There are a variety of things you can do to get yourself prepared during this time. One of the best ways to prepare for a hurricane is to inspect all the trees that may affect your home during a hurricane. Florida is home to many beautiful trees that brings shade during the warm summer months, but not all of them are able to sustain hurricane force winds and may cause more damage than you think. If you see any loose roots, branches hanging too low, cracks in the trunk or other issues, it may be a good time to call...
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Giant Recreation World Joins the OurSeniors.net Magazine List of Approved Vendors

Giant Recreation World Joins the OurSeniors.net Magazine List of Approved Vendors

Have you ever wanted to pick up and go wherever you want for as long as you want without worry? If so, it may be time to think about renting or owning a recreational vehicle, often called an RV. An RV is the best way to take an extended vacation and not have to worry about airfare, hotels or car rentals. All you need is your RV ready and your keys in the ignition. Giant Recreation World is the newest Approved Vendor for OurSeniors.net Magazine. This trusted and recommended RV dealer is family-owned and has been in the business since 1976. They have served more than 40,000 happy customers and ensure that each customer is satisfied from purchase or rental and throughout ownership and usage. Giant Recreation World has three convenient locations in Winter Garden, Ormond Beach and Palm Bay. Each location is fully stocked with hard to find parts and accessories to service any need. With the ability to take extended...
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Coronavirus Update!

Coronavirus Update!

As of March 5th, there were more than 1,262,320 COVID-19 cases worldwide. In the United States alone, there have been more than 239,000 reported cases, including over 7,500 deaths. According to the United States Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, this week is going to be one of the most catastrophic weeks since Pearl Harbor or September 11th. While our nation braces for the peak week of this pandemic, scammers are trying to take advantage of us! These criminals are exploiting fears surrounding the coronavirus. Con artists are pitching scams like coronavirus treatments, work-at-home programs and everything in between. They lure unsuspecting people through illegal robocalls or recordings that say that by pressing a number, you will be able to speak to a live operator or be removed from their call list. Though criminals can be smart, our community can protect itself from these ploys by preparing. Here are a few reminders to help keep you and your family safe from...
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