Pest of the Month “SNOW”

Pest of the Month “SNOW”

SNOW

Just when we could see our lawns and plan our gardens, Mother Nature decided we didn’t get enough snow this winter and is sending us some snow. It is New England and we are a very hearty bunch so we are use to it. We are going to get blasted by a nor-easter, but at least we know it’s coming. I have polled my coworkers asking what types of prep they are doing in the event of power outages and long duration snow. My coworker Donna suggests to keep up with the snow by going out every few hours. It is easer to move 4-5 inches of snow at a time than 12-20 inches all at once. I (Kathy) suggest keeping your battery operated candles from Christmas handy and set them so you will always have a light if the power goes out during the evening.  To better illuminate a room, place the candles by mirrors. Also, don’t forget during power outages, if you have a grill you can cook. Once the storm is over, your electric stove may not work, but you can still use your grill to cook meat and potato/veggies (in foil packs is yummy). Keep flashlights handy and when possible, stay off the roads to be safe!