How to Clear Your Home of Bugs and Rodents
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by Erie Insurance
1d ago
During the winter months, it’s common for you to open your doors to friends and family. But as the temperature drops, your home may become a destination for insects and rodents fleeing colder weather and looking for food. That makes your home an attractive option. Learn how to clear your home of bugs and rodents. What are the signs of an infestation? If insects or rodents have set up camp in your home, there will be signs. Dead insect bodies found in the home are a good indicator of an infestation, especially if you’re finding them in great numbers. Lots of spider webs are as well. Rodents, m ..read more
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Tire Chains: When You Can Use Them
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by Erie Insurance
1d ago
If you’ve ever driven through a steep mountain pass, you may have noticed signs reading “chains or snow tires required.” These signs, often accompanied by flashing lights, are intended to warn drivers of hazardous winter weather driving conditions. When the lights are flashing, state traction laws are in effect, meaning drivers need to have the right tires or equipment to navigate the steep snow- or ice-covered roads ahead. In a previous blog post, we already explained everything you need to know about snow tires. Now, we’ll take a closer look at the topic of tire chains. What Are Tire Chains ..read more
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Need a Fresh Start? 10 Tips to Achieve an Organized and Decluttered Home
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by Insurance Neighbor
3d ago
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the chaos in your living space? Don't wait for spring to start a decluttering journey. Here are ten practical tips to help you achieve an organized and decluttered home. While you transform your living space, consider reviewing your homeowners insurance policy to ensure all your valuables are protected. Set Clear Goals: When decluttering your home, it's important to establish specific goals for each room. The goals could include minimizing the number of items in a room to create a sense of spaciousness and calm, creating functional spaces that serve a specific ..read more
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Firewood 101: What You Need to Know
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by Erie Insurance
1w ago
If you’re a fan of old-fashioned fireside comfort, firewood may be an important part of your home heating experience. However, firewood selection isn’t as “cut and dried” as it may seem, and care should be taken when selecting and handling the wood you burn in your home. The quality and safety of your fireside experience depends not only on the kind of wood you use, but how you use it, its source and how it’s stored. Not All Firewood is Created Equal Firewood is not a one-size-fits-all proposition: different species of wood have diverse characteristics that affect their suitability as fuel. I ..read more
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Seven Musts for Hosting a Viewing Party
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by Erie Insurance
1w ago
Arrange the tray tables, fluff your sofa cushions, and bust out the guacamole: it’s viewing party season! Whether it’s tense playoff showdowns, glitzy award ceremonies or gripping episodes of everyone’s favorite nail-biter series, it’s always fun to host a viewing party with family and friends. Move over, binge watching. This time of year, it’s all about those don’t-miss live broadcasts on TV. Football fans have the big game. Culture vultures have their pick of awards shows honoring the best in music, movies and TV. Whether or not your favorites win at any event, you can still score big in on ..read more
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A Glimpse at ERIE’s Affinity Networks
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by Erie Insurance
1w ago
At Erie Insurance, one way that we deliver on our promise to be a great place to work is to promote and celebrate diversity. Our affinity networks are voluntary, employee-led organizations formed by employees when they express a desire to start them. The networks are supported, funded and endorsed by ERIE and have a sponsor from ERIE leadership who is actively engaged in the network. Our affinity networks have grown and evolved over time, but they each strive to build a culture of inclusion. Affinity Networks at Erie Insurance At ERIE we have nine networks designed to foster diversity aw ..read more
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The Homeowner's Guide to Chimney Inspections
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by Erie Insurance
1w ago
The fireplace often serves as a warm and inviting place for families to gather. However according to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2016 and 2020, fireplaces and chimneys were responsible for seven percent of residential fires in the United States. Despite accounting for only seven percent, chimney fires were responsible for more than $200 million in property damage. Figures like these underscore the need for an annual chimney inspection. This is true even for homeowners who don't frequently use their fireplaces: other heating devices in the home also release potentially to ..read more
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Effective Goal-Setting Strategies to Achieve Success in the New Year
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by Insurance Neighbor
2w ago
At the start of a new year, it's essential to focus on setting goals that help individuals grow both personally and professionally. For employees looking to enhance their skills and make a significant contribution to the success of their organization, there are several effective strategies to consider. These strategies involve identifying specific targets, developing a plan of action, and tracking progress toward achieving those goals: Align Individual Goals with Company Objectives: Encourage employees to understand the company's mission, vision, and strategic goals. Align individual goals w ..read more
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Do I Need To Insure My Engagement Ring?
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by Erie Insurance
3w ago
Your engagement ring is more than just a piece of jewelry. It’s a reminder that you’ve found your person and you’re ready to build a life together. But on the practical side, an engagement ring is a big financial investment. Even if you’re careful, life has a way of serving up surprises. Your ring could slide down the kitchen sink while washing dishes… get swept away in the waves at the beach… get stolen… or even be eaten by the family dog. (Trust us – we’ve seen it all.) Here’s the good news: Personal valuables insurance from Erie Insurance is designed to protect those expensive, hard-to-rep ..read more
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Home Smart Home
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by Erie Insurance
3w ago
More than 57.5 million homes had at least one smart home device at the end of last year, according to a report released by research firm Research and Markets. That’s a 12% increase from 2021.* Affordability is among the reasons, says Anthony Pezzula, owner of Red Spark Technology, a Pittsburgh-based technology company that offers a variety of technology-based solutions. “Pricing in the technology has made it more attainable for folks to integrate it into their home lives,” Pezzula said. Many smart speakers on the market start at under $50. Appliances and other devices, on the other hand, can ..read more
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