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Posted by Poirier Realty on 10/17/2017

Food sources like vegetable gardens and fruit trees can invite ants inside your home. Shrubs and non-fruit bearing trees are other food sources that ants feast on. Plant them too close to your home and you may find ants in one or more of your rooms.Openings in the outer exterior of your home, walls and windows are other reasons why you may have ants in your house.?

Ants ares mall, giving them easy access to indoor shelter. Once they breed, they become a small army, crawling over or into near anything in sight. Fortunately, there are natural ways to rid of ants. You donít have to be an environmentalist to opt to take this route.

Getting Rid of House Ants

Similar to mold, ants love moisture. If youíre ready to see this small marching army go without causing harm to the insects, try:

  • Wiping counters down after running water or preparing a meal. Do this in the kitchen, bathroom and each room where you have a water source.
  • Placing grits where ants are breeding. Try this once and see if it doesnít reduce the numbers of ants that you have. Why grits? They dehydrate ants.
  • Mixing pepper or cinnamon with water. Make sure that you add a strong dose of pepper or cinnamon.
  • Spraying the mixture in areas where ants nest. Continue spraying for several days.
  • Clean out your gutters, as clogged gutters keep moisture on your home.
  • Sprinkle cayenne pepper in areas where you spot ants.

What You Can Do To Keep Ants Away

  • Leaving food out is a good way to attract ants. Wrap breads with a tie. Keep fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator,especially after you slice the food. If your garbage pail doesnít have a top on it, keep the top of garbage bags sealed, and empty your garbage one or more times a week. It also helps to spray the inside of your garbage pail with an insect repellant before you line it with a new bag. Spot any food droppings on pail? Wash it off with white vinegar and water.
  • Clean well. Again, wipe counters down. Sweep and vacuum up crumbs. If you have young children, consider cleaning the floor area near where they eat once a day.
  • Keep areas dry.
  • Save food in a sealed bag in the refrigerator.
  • Spot where ants are entering your home and seal these areas
  • Use an environmentally safe bug repellant
  • Contact an exterminator if the above actions donít rid your home of all ants. Ask the exterminator where the ants are entering your home and requests additional preventive actions that you can take.

Let them get inside your home and you may not see one good thing about ants. But, work that ants do helps nature. They strengthen the soil, help rid the earth of organic waste and they reduce the numbers of other pests. Take one or more of the above steps and you may find ants leaving your home and returning to the great outdoors.

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Posted by Poirier Realty on 10/10/2017

There are plenty of DIY projects that you can find around your home. Some of these activities save you more time and money than others. Many times, trying to tackle a project on your own reaps more benefits and feels more rewarding. Re-caulking your shower is something that needs to be done to protect your bathroom. Itís a fairly simple project that can be done in a dayís time, so with the right instructions, you can avoid hiring a professional. By completing the project, youíll also avoid the need for costly repairs down the road.  

Cracks in the shower happen due to a natural expanding and contracting of the walls based on changes in temperature and humidity. The seams of your tub are also vulnerable to these changes since these seams are affected and jarred when people step in and out of the tub. 

While this all sounds kind of complicated, doing the job of re-caulking yourself can really save you a lot of money in the long term. Noticing that there is a potential problem with your tub is the first step to saving money, as it will prevent bigger repairs from being necessary later on.  

Hereís What Youíll Need:

Water or silicone based caulk



First, youíll need to prepare your shower. You should clean both the shower and tub thoroughly. This will get all of the residue and mildew off of your walls. Next, youíll need to dig out all of the old caulking from the seams of the tub and the shower. The idea here is to leave a clean slate to put in the new caulking. 

Now, youíre ready to apply the new caulking. Cut the opening of the applicator to 1/8 inch in diameter. Next, squeeze out the caulking continuously in long lines. Caulk dries fast, so youíll need to complete this task one section at a time. 

Finally, youíll want to smooth the line that you have created from the caulking. As soon as you lay the caulking, you should smooth it with your finger. Then, wipe away any excess caulk with a rag. You can reform any joints with warm, soapy water and your fingers. If any excess caulk dries around the tile, use the knife to remove it. You really should be prepared to get your hands dirty for this project.       

You should wait about 12 hours to use the shower to allow the new caulking to dry completely. This simple do-it-yourself project can really make your bathroom look better and cleaner.  


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Posted by Poirier Realty on 10/3/2017

Your bathroom can become the  most relaxing room in your home. It starts with the decor. Colors, textures, scents and wall artwork are star players that take your bathroom from humdrum to amazing. Many of the below winning bathroom redecoration ideas can be implemented in less than a day, some in less than an hour.

Upgrade your bathroom in six, easy steps

These six winning bathroom redecoration ideas are also cost efficient. Think about what you want your bathroom to look and feel like as you read through the below ideas.

  1. Highlight your bathroom with calming wallpaper. Ocean shores, birds flying over soothing bodies of water and abstract artwork are great. Choose light colors. Focus on wallpaper that has a soothing effect instead of wallpaper that would impress an art connoisseur.
  2. Install chic sink and tub water faucets. Retro faucets take you back to a simpler time. Long neck faucets are easy to turn and off with your foot, preventing you from having to sit up to turn the water off after your tub has filled with scented bubble or oil bath.
  3. Add a white marble sink. The deeper the sink,the better. Marble is easy to clean and shine. Hang an oval mirror over the sink to spotlight the marble sink's features.
  4. Go for a large walk-in or garden tub. These two tub types are almost a must if you love soaking in a bubble bath. Freestanding acrylic or stone bath tubs are stylish. Set the tub off with a braided rug.
  5. Feature your bathroom window treatments. Traditional four-pane bathroom windows that open and push up with the turn of a knob are trendy. So too are bare single pane windows. If you do hang curtains in front of bathroom windows, stick with lightweight curtains.
  6. Place a colorful bouquet on the bathroom counter top. You could even add fresh flowers to a woven basket once a week. Consider placing decorative wall magnets over the bouquet. Doves and geese are wall magnets that bring out bathroom colors and style.

More ways to make your bathroom a winner

As comfortable as it would feel against the soles of your feet, don't install carpet in your bathroom. Carpet soaks quickly. Once carpet gets wet it can stain and smell musty, not what you want in your winning bathroom.

Other ways to gain soothing comfort while you're in your bathroom are to keep Epsom salt in the cabinet and to turn your bathroom radio to a station that pours out smooth sounds. For example, you could set your bathroom radio to a smooth jazz station or to your favorite orchestra station.

Although it's not showcased like your living room, dining room or kitchen, your bathroom is a center stage space at your home. It's the one place where you can unwind. It's where you shower and bathe away the day's stress. Your bathroom is probably also where you sing like a rock star, work through challenges and soak away physical ailments. This room deserves to be beautiful; it deserves to be amazing.

Posted by Poirier Realty on 10/2/2017

41 Summit St, Fitchburg, MA 01420



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1,760 sf former machine shop and recently auto repair shop .Nice and clean space w/ 12' overhead door, gas heat, 100 amp 3 phase electric. Real competitive rates.. car lift included plus 4 offices in mezzanine. Surrounded by auto repair, auto body. Perfect for landscaper, contractor, auto related.
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Posted by Poirier Realty on 10/2/2017

2 Shaker Rd, Shirley, MA 01464



Type of Comm.
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Current custom furniture tenant moving. This building (H-100) is part of the Phoenix Park Complex , home to numerous tech companies, offices, light manufacturing etc. There are approx 4410 sf per floor(8820 total) with each floor having ground level access and an 2 ton 8' X 5' lift/elevator. Each floor has a handicap ADA accessible lavatory. Floor load is 100 lbs /sf. The building has a small office upstairs and downstairs. There is city water/sewer and sprinklers throughout. It is heated with gas modines and serviced with 200 amp-480 volt 3 phase electric. Great potential for custom woodwork, light manufacturing, assembly and delivery, tech startups or labs. Complex has shared conference room and other amenities.
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