Column: How asbestos was once used in Utica buildings
On October 8, 1871, two significant fires began on the same night, and nearly at the same time

Dirty Sock Syndrome: HVAC issue has plagued NC couple for years
Dirty Sock Syndrome is an HVAC industry term describing the smell put out when a system's heating mode is turned to AC

Asbestos at Fire Academy Put Thousands of San Diego Firefighters at Risk of Serious Lung Disease
More than a decade of neglect put thousands of San Diego firefighters at risk for a serious, and sometimes deadly disease.

What stinks for Syracuse families: Sewage floods 4,000 basements a year
There’s a city where raw sewage spills into private homes and businesses, on average, 12 times a day.

Why asbestos litigation won't go away: Because asbestos won't go away
It is tempting to dismiss asbestos as a problem of the past.

What You Need to Know About Bed Bugs
Why are the bugs hard to kill?

Schools paying the price for mold
Last year’s soggy summer led to some expensive mold cleanup bills

Minimize Risk From Lead Paint When Remodeling
Interior paint with lead poses the greatest risk, but don't forget about the exterior paint on your home.

What to know about ants
Should I be concerned?

Bed Bug Horror Stories
Stephen King has nothing on bed bugs

8 facts about the misunderstood house spider
Humans and house spiders go way back

The Property Brothers Offer Renovation Tips
Their first piece of wisdom for would-be renovators: Not all dated homes make good fixer uppers.

5 Easy Steps to Create a Healthier Home
help improve your quality of life

NYC Ranks as One of Top Bed Bug Cities
Buffalo and Syracuse also appeared on the list

7 Signs You Might Have Toxic Mold
Seeing mold growing on an old piece of bread is creepy enough

How to Handle Home Insect Invaders
Cold winter temperatures provide a nice break from outdoor insect pests

Carbon monoxide concerns during winter months
The National Fire Protection Association says carbon monoxide poisoning kills more than 400 people a year.

How to Check for Pests Before Buying Used Furniture
avoid choosing anything upholstered.

Carpenter Ant Nesting
an indicator of a moisture and decay problem

Bugs Without Borders Survey
Bed bugs continue to be a top concern for homeowners

Your Christmas Tree Could Present an Unwanted Pest
The Spotted Lanternfly is an Invasive Bug from Asia

CNY Community Foundation pledges $2M to fight childhood lead poisoning
The Central New York Community Foundation is investing more than $2 million over four years to help end childhood lead poisoning in Syracuse.

Identify and Prevent Rodent Infestations
You may never see a mouse or rat unless an infestation is severe

Here’s Why People Say ‘Don’t Let The Bedbugs Bite’
The origin of the creepy rhyme

Insights into Ant Trails
researchers found an algorithm that explains how ants create and repair trail networks

Holiday hazards: 5 ways to keep your family safe
The holidays bring many new items, people and activities into our homes which can include some hazards

Getting Rid of Bedbugs
Step 1: Prevent Them In the First Place

Buying a home with an elevated radon level
Addressing the problem is easy

Heavy Rains and Hurricanes Clear a Path for Supercharged Mold
Anyone east of the Rockies will tell you this has been a wet year.

Keeping The Mouse Out Of The House
Mice are quick, agile creatures

Syracuse's lead-poisoning crisis: For hundreds of poor kids, home is making them sick
At least 600 Syracuse children were poisoned by lead paint last year

United Way of CNY moving to former WTVH television studio
The United Way of Central New York is leaving its long-time home on James Street

10 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is something that often goes unnoticed or not thought about until it’s time to change the air filter.

Mice scurrying into homes
relief from a hot, dry summer

5 signs you need a dehumidifier
Overly damp, humid air in your home isn't just uncomfortable, it's unhealthy and, if left unaddressed, can cause damage to your home.

The Bed Bugs Scourge
Taking Cities by Surprise

Bringing home bed bugs
Here are some tips for preventing bed bugs from entering your home

Attorney says Oregon Youth Authority knowingly exposed children, workers to asbestos
Jason Kafoury, an attorney for a former Oregon Youth Authority employee, told KATU the man was fired

New York to launch new tick-borne disease control plan
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that state agencies will expand tick-control programs

How to keep mice out of your house
It didn’t take long for them to overstay their welcome

Bed bug dust increases histamine levels
There are plenty of reasons to hate bed bugs

How to Survive a Bee, Hornet, or Wasp Attack
Those buzzing insects in your backyard are more than a nuisance

Get ticked off about the Lyme disease threat
The downside of nice weather is that ticks like it too

All the Facts About Carpenter Ants
Carpenter ants live in wood structures

EPA: Lead Paint Rule Won’t Be Changing
After completing a federally mandated two-year review of the economic impacts of the Lead

Do you have flying ants or termites?
Not so fast. They could be flying ants

How to Get Rid of Bedbugs at Home
Here's how to get rid of them

5 Signs the House You’re Buying Is a Money Pit
Many homes seem well-maintained but are hiding bigger problems
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