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The worst pest infestations ever recorded

We have all seen cockroaches scampering from one side of a room to the next at some point or another, and some of us have even been unlucky enough to play host to an unwelcome guest in the form of a mouse or a rat. Most of us will do everything in our power to prevent pests from infiltrating our homes. However, not all people are as pest-conscious as one might hope, as the following videos clearly demonstrate. Below is a list of the worst pest infestations ever recorded - please note that these

Create your own emergency survival kit

Picture yourself huddled in a dilapidated basement. Your heart is racing, sweat is dripping into your eyes, and you're trying to hear the sounds of what lies behind the door over the thudding of your heartbeat. The building creeks, rats scurry across the floor, and you can hear screams of terror somewhere in the distance. Welcome to the Zombie Apocalypse - if you manage to make it out of the basement alive, you'll probably be one of the few healthy humans who will endure a painful existence of

Download the MiWay 'Household Emergencies' handbook today!

Coping with household emergencies - from panic-inducing pest infestations to nasty, unexpected injuries - can prove stressful if one is not properly prepared in order to deal with them swiftly and effectively. Luckily, the new MiWay eBook, entitled 'The Household Emergencies Handbook', provides you with all of the information that you need in order to maintain the upper hand, keep your cool and solve whatever problems may come your way. The eBook offers helpful tips and advice on how best to co

Insuring your jewellery? You'll need these three things

Have you considered insuring your wedding rings - or any of your jewellery for that matter? If your jewellery gets lost while snorkelling in the azure waters of Mauritius, gets left behind in a hotel spa or even just falls into the dustbin, you'll wish you had been better protected against your loss. Here are three things that you need when insuring your jewellery. The original receipt (if possible): We know, your antique 1950s sapphire eternity band didn't get passed down with one. But if you

Are you making these common pest control mistakes?

If you notice invasive pests entering your home and want to try to get rid of them on your own, be sure to avoid these five common DIY mistakes: 1. Not addressing the cause Before you treat an infestation, do your best to discover its cause. Spraying ants with ant killer will kill the ants that you see, but you need to ask why you've got ants in the first place. Figure out whether your home's foundation has unsealed gaps - also check windows, doors, and other seams. If you do find gaps gaps, se

What is innovation?

Leon Oosthuizen and Nadine Krakowitzer tell us a little more about MiWayaWaya days - part of the process of how MiWay stays at the forefront of innovation. "Innovation in insurance? Isn't that an oxymoron for such a boring industry?" Nonsense! Innovation is not only about products or new technologies, it is about questions. Questioning the way things are done and looking at alternative ways of doing those things. Innovation is also about chipping away at processes and improving them little by l

Basic roof maintenance

From high winds, to torrential downpours and the blazing sun - your roof protects you and your belongings from the elements. Loose or broken tiles, slipped ridge caps, blocked gutters and failed waterproofing - amongst other factors - could potentially cause damage to the structure of your home. Therefore, it's important that these problems are attended to as quickly as possible to prevent further damage and costly repairs. Inspect your roof on a regular basis. In autumn and early spring, look

7 easy ways to stretch your rand

With the cost of living increasing these days, more and more South Africans are looking for smart and convenient ways to make their money go even further. Keep reading for simple yet effective ways to keep your hard-earned cash in your pocket! Create a budget… The first step in managing your money is to create a household budget. This will allow you to see where you are spending your money and where you need to cut back. It's never been so easy to keep a budget, as modern technology can

What every homeowner should know about home insurance

From contents to all-risk and building insurance; here are the top things you should know about your home insurance policy: What does your home insurance policy cover? Each insurance policy is designed to cover certain types of losses. For example: contents insurance covers belongings that are kept in the house, while all-risk insurance covers items that leave the home. Buildings insurance covers permanent structures on your property, which, besides covering the actual structure of your home

Get your mind into the gutter!

For most people, cleaning out gutters is not exactly their idea of fun. But, if done often enough, there is absolutely no need to dread it. Unfortunately, many homeowners don't realise just how much damage can be caused by clogged, leaking or broken gutters. Make sure your gutters are cleaned at least twice a year, especially after autumn and again in the spring before the summer rains start. Keep reading for a simple guide on how to keep your gutters clean and functional: Prepare your tools:

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