Woodpeckers are always more noticeable and more damaging once spring comes along and temperatures begin to rise. Why you might ask? It is because mating season has begun. And males are aggressively trying to peck to be noticed. As a result, it is this time of the year that we receive many requests for something to remedy woodpecker activity and to discourage them from areas where they could cause costly damage.

Here are some solutions for scaring woodpeckers away from areas around your home.

1.) Scare them away: Woodpeckers are can be made uncomfortable if they feel unsafe or unsure about an area. Some of the best deterrents for woodpeckers are reflective, moving, and bouncing materials. We sell a scare tape that flaps in the wind an...

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The question that we get the most at this time of the year is a pretty simple one… What is the first step for my lawn this spring? The answer depends on the condition of your lawn, so we have outlined some steps below that are a good course of action in the early spring.

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Step 1) Is there moss? If so, there are a variety of methods to get rid of it. If the moss is patchy and limited, you may take a metal rake to the moss and “rake it out”. It should pull up pretty easily since it is not rooted well, especially in early spring. If it is not raking out easily, you will want to use a moss control for the lawn. These are available in small or large bags and work quickly! Apply where moss is noticed and water in. Results are typically noticed in days, but complete kill occurs in about a week. Wait about two weeks from the initial moss control application before reseeding those areas. We also recommend that you apply limestone to your full lawn to help prevent the moss from coming back next season.

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We were excited to that 3 of the vacuums available in our Housewares Department were awarded as Best in Class for 2018 (source: Reviewed.com). Here were the winners...

Best Upright Vacuum - Miele Dynamic U1 Cat and Dog Upright

Best Affordable Upright Vacuum - Bissell Cleanview Upright

Best Canister Vacuum - Miele Complete C3 Kona

Were were not too surprised to see these winners, because we are confident that both Miele and Bissell are committed to making quality products with exceptional value. Here is our "two cents" regarding these vacuums and why they were picked as the winners in each category.

Best Upright Vacuum: Miele Dynamic U1 Cat and Dog Upright. This award is really honoring all of the Miele Uprights, because there are more similar...

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New to the Bertch Manufacturing catalog for 2019 are customer door and mirror options in all of their gorgeous wood styles and finishes. Bertch is the maker of the beautiful bath cabinetry that you find throughout our showroom in our Plumbing Department. The quality is phenominal, and the choices are many.

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During the winter time, the dry air does a number on our hands and feet. I know that I feel like I'm constantly moisturizing and still ending up with dry, cracked skin on my hands. After a while, severely dry skin will get irritated and could even bleed easily because it is not as supple as it usually is. Oh the joys of winter time :)

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Protect your dog’s paws from the uncomfortable and irritating side effects of snow, ice, and rock salt at this time of the year with 100% all natural Musher’s Secret!

Musher’s Secret was originally developed for sledding dogs, who needed protection against the extreme conditions and temperatures they were facing in upper Canada. Once the founders saw how effective it was at protecting dogs paws they started to market their product to specialty retailers.

Musher’s Secret is an all organic paw wax that can be applied to the paws of dogs, horses and many other animals to provide a barrier against all sorts of harsh conditions. The paw wax dries in seconds to provide a semi-permeable layer between your animal’s paws and salt, snow, ice, hot pavement, sand, etc. It can also be used to help animals heal from wounds to their feet.

Here’s the easiest way to apply: Put each paw directly onto the wax and rub the paw around. Use your fingers to work the wax into the spaces between the pads. Wax-covered paws will not stain floors, rugs or furniture.

Easy to apply: Put each paw directly into the wax and rub the paw around. Use your fingers to work the wax into the nooks and crannies around the pads. The wax dries very quickly and provides an immediate barrier against snow, ice, hot surfaces, rock salt, and more. Generally recommended to be applied once a week, but if your dog does a lot of walking/running then it may wear off in as little as 2-3 days. Apply as necessary.

Advantages: The great thing about Musher’s Secret is it is made from only food-grade, organic wax, so you don’t have to worry about your pet getting sick from licking the wax off it’s paws. It also won’t stain your furniture, and it’s non-allergenic.
Musher’s Secret is available in 3 sizes: 60 gram, 200 gram, and 454 gram (1 pound)

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temp-post-imageIt’s that time of year again. We are all seemingly using ice melters a couple times each week to combat the snow and ice that is forming on our sidewalks, driveways, decks, and steps. We have provided this short article to help you choose which ice melter is best for you based on the applied-to surface, their age, and the air temperatures.
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The end of the holiday season comes rather abruptly and before we know it, the cold temperatures settle in. Putting away holiday lights and decorations are not seen as an exciting task for many of us, but storing items properly is important to be sure that each item still works next year. In this article, we stress the importance of removing batteries from all holiday decorations to ensure they will not deplete and/or corrode while in storage.

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With the New Year, comes new recycling laws for many of us in the South Hills. Are you ready, do you know the new rules, and are you equipped with the materials you need to make the transition?

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If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, the tendency for many of us is to run water until we are finished with the garbage disposal and that's it. But did you know that stopping the water immediately after running the garbage disposal means that these minced food particles are just going to sit inside your drains instead? Over time, this food grime will create a slimy buildup inside that slowly clogs the drain. This buildup can be difficult to unclog once it finally gets to a point that we notice there is a problem.

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Rollier's Hardware

Phone: 412-561-0922

Email: info@rolliers.com 

Address: 600 Washington Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA 15228

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