Eagle Pointer 07.06.2013
EAGLE POINTER 6/30/2013 - 7/6/2013
The Fourth of July is tomorrow - Time for food, fun, and fireworks! Please remember that it is against the law to shoot fireworks in the neighborhood. Plus with the dry weather we have had, it would also be a danger for starting fires. The fireworks at Vulcan can be seen from the top of the hill on 280, or at several high spots - if you don’t want to drive to Southside to be close enough to hear the booms. Have a wonderful holiday, and appreciate the freedom we have as Americans! Please make sure to display your flag.
Mosquitoes require water to breed. Adult mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant or slow moving water or on moist soil or leaf litter in areas likely to collect water. By eliminating these water sources, you can keep new generations of mosquitoes from taking up residence in your yard.
1. Dump anything that holds water twice per week if it has rained. Birdbaths, non-chlorinated wading pools, footbaths, garbage can lids, and pottery will all attract breeding mosquitoes. Remember to empty the saucers under your flower pots, and don't leave water in pet bowls for more than two days.
2. Remove stagnant water and places where it can collect, such as old tires, birdbaths, clogged gutters, buckets, watering cans and uncovered boats. Even a thimble full of standing water can be used as a breeding ground. Store containers upside down to prevent water from collecting in them or put them in the shed.
3. Drill holes in the bottom, not the sides, of any garbage or recycling containers stored outdoors. Holes on the sides still allow enough water to accumulate in the bottom for mosquitoes to breed.
4. Keep gutters clean and unclogged. Be sure your downspouts drain properly, without leaving puddles in the drainage area. You may need to reroute your downspouts or add extensions to carry water away.
5. Keep swimming pools cleaned and chlorinated, even when not in use. Homeowners who go on vacation without chlorinating their pools may return to a veritable mosquito hatchery.
6. Walk your property after a rain, and look for areas in the landscape that are not draining well. If you find puddles that remain for four or more days, regrade the area.
7. Keep your yard well manicured, as shrubs and overgrowth are the perfect hiding place for resting mosquitoes.
8. Cluster plants that naturally repel mosquitoes, such as scented geraniums, marigolds, lavender, garlic, basil or mint. Plant near doors, on the deck, in window boxes and around the perimeter of the yard.
9. Install a paddle fan on a covered porch. The fan keeps the air moving and the mosquitoes at bay. You can use an oscillating fan as well.
10. Fill tiki torches with citronella oil to repel mosquitoes. Citronella candles can help as well.
Summer is here and the weather is nice so neighbors are working in their yards and planning for home improvement projects. These projects are as simple as sprucing up the paint on windows and complex as adding a pool or deck. Please remember that any changes to your home or property must be approved in advance by the ARCC in order to make sure we all live within the neighborhood covenants we agreed to when we purchased a home in Eagle Point. The HOA is always pleased when neighbors are interested in keeping up and improving your homes and we have a quick and simple process. Please download the change request form from the website or contact the HOA Office and Amie will send you the form. Complete it and submit it by email or in person and someone from the ARCC will receive it promptly. Approval is usually within 24 to 48 hours if the form is complete.
Neighbor to Neighbor
Summer is officially here! And along with it, our hot weather is here as well. Along with keeping your lawns and flowers hydrated, don’t forget your kids and pets need to stay hydrated as well. Make sure your pets have a good supply of fresh clean water. Kids need water, or sports drinks – carbonated sodas don’t help as much. Let’s keep everyone safe and happy this summer!
There are still a few weeks left for summer rentals. After Labor Day, we also offer $99 nights. Our beach rentals are ready for your vacation enjoyment. See vrbo.com/103999 and vrbo.com/41469. Contact .........
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