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Zika Virus and  Mosquitoes - St. Louis and Jefferson County, Missouri

Posted by M Litel on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 16:05 PM

US Surgeon General   This link will take you to the  site  for more information on the Zika and how it is transmitted by mosquitoes.   There is a very interesting and informative video on this issue.


You've probably heard news reports about Zika, a virus that's been spreading across South and Central America as well as the Caribbean.

Zika is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes. In past outbreaks, the vast majority of people who contracted Zika didn't experience symptoms. For those with symptoms, they were relatively mild.

Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Zika has also been linked to neurological disorders such as Guillain-Barré syndrome in those infected, and we have learned that it can also be spread from a man to his sexual partners.

We're learning more about this virus every day. As Surgeon General, my job is to make sure that you have the information you need to stay safe and healthy.

So here are three things you can do to protect yourself and your families from the Zika virus:

We are responding to local transmission of Zika by mosquitoes in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa -- and we are taking steps to prepare for any transmission within the continental United States. Right now, researchers are working hard to develop a vaccine that will prevent Zika infections.

The federal government is also working closely with the states and private partners to ensure that adequate testing capacity is available so that anyone who may be infected -- especially pregnant women -- can find out quickly and take steps to prevent further spread of Zika. We are also working with states to help them refine and implement Zika preparedness and response plans for their jurisdictions.

But this work takes resources. And we will need more resources to make sure that communities across our country can address a potential Zika outbreak.

That is why President Obama has requested funds to help us prevent, detect, and treat this virus. It is my hope that Congress will act quickly to provide funding so we can protect the American people from the spread of Zika.

As the summer months approach and mosquito season begins, know that there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from Zika.



The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know


Zika is primarily spread to people through the bite of infected Aedesmosquitoes. It can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy, and it can be sexually transmitted by a man to his partners. There is no evidence at this time that a woman can transmit the Zika virus to her sex partners.



Symptoms and Diagnosis

Only about one in five people infected with the Zika virus will feel sick. In those that do, symptoms are usually mild and can include fever, rash, joint pain and red eye. Once a person is infected he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.



Areas at Risk

Currently, outbreaks of Zika are occurring in many countries and territories around the world, but especially in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. As the CDC notes, specific areas where the Zika virus is being transmitted are likely to change over time.



Treatment and Prevention

Right now, there is no vaccine to prevent this disease and no medicine to treat it. The best way to prevent infection by mosquitoes is to protect yourself from getting bitten by wearing long shirts and pants, using insect repellents, sleeping under mosquito nets, and more.


For the latest information and resources on the Zika virus, please go to


Dr. Vivek Murthy
19th U.S. Surgeon General



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Summer - Water - Boating  Fun Times & Safety in Jefferson County, Missouri

Posted by M Litel on Wed, May 18, 2016 @ 13:05 PM
I receive many emails from different companies.  Some of the tips and safety information shared thru the emails I like to pass on to others.  I find many of them informative and they refresh some of the "Common Sense" tips as well as new ways to prevent accidents.    I hope that the tips below will be informative to you as well.    
Please use saftey this summer whether on the highways, rivers, lakes, swimming pools, etc.  I hope that you have a Safe summer!  Stop by and visit us to view our available homes, lease purchase mobile homes and apartments.
 contact us at 636-942-3100   or 
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Get started early to get your boat ready for summer
If you love the water, few things are better than boating season. Summer just wouldn't be summer without spending those long, hot days on the lake or river, cooling off with a lazy dip in the water, dropping a line in hopes of catching a "big one," or having an action-packed day of water skiing and tubing.
Boating is not without its share of pre-summer preparation. If you're not on the ball early, it's easy to find yourself midway through July still on dry land.
At Crawford-Butz Insurance, we want to ensure you're first in line at the boat launch at the first sign of the season change, so here are a few tips for being ahead of the game courtesy of Safeco Insurance. 
  • Tune it up: It's always a good idea to have your boat winterized at the end of each season, but whether you did or didn't get it done last year, make sure to get a full tune-up before you hit the lake this summer.  
  • Charge it: Make sure your battery is fully charged.
  • Clear it out: If there's a chance any bit of gas from last season is still in your tank, fill it up with fresh gas as well as a stabilizer; this will prevent buildup in the gas lines and injection system.
  • Give it a test: Before you get the boat all the way into the water and off the trailer, lower your motor into the water and make sure it will turn over.
  • Plug it up: Ensure your drain plug is in and the bilge pump is functioning properly.
  • Double- and triple-check: The last thing you want is to be turned away at the ramp for not having an updated registration or missing your ski flag or life vests. Double check that your documents are updated and that your boat is fully stocked with everything you need.
Crawford-Butz wishes you a fun-filled and safe boating season!

Summer Driving Hazards Webinar from Travelers Insurance -House Springs, Jefferson County MO

Posted by M Litel on Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 14:05 PM


Summer is here, well not by the calendar...

but close enough.  HOT & HUMID weather coming our way in Missouri.  

The storms, rain, hail etc can make for  hazardous driving.  I have watched webinars and found them to be informative. I hope that this one will enlighten and refresh your awareness. As road construction, wet oily road surfaces, severe weather can cause severe Bad road conditions - Flash flooding, road washing out, trees and power lines down etc.  Just be aware of the conditions around you and the roads on which you are traveling on.   And NEVER EVER travel thru flooded roads.   The staff at Carlsbad Management, LLC will be watching this webinar whether live or the recorded link that they will send you if you cannot attend the live webinar.  

Be careful when driving even when you are apartment hunting or looking for a Mobile Home with Lease Option Purchase (Pay like rent) 

(aka Rent to Own) or just out for a "Sunday Afternoon Drive" .   Jefferson County Missouri has a lot of wonderful rolling hills that make for An Awesome Views, Great Shopping Areas,  Churches in the neighboring area,  Award Winning Schools (Fox C-6), State & City Parks.   Jefferson County MO is a neighbor to St. Louis County & City.

(BTW- Golden Acres Mobile Home Community Has available lotswith awesome views) 

The photo below was taken of our entrance the first of April when the bushes and the trees were budding and leafing out!


The risky business of summer driving
  Driving during the summer months is supposed to be enjoyable, right? No more snow plows, icy roads or frosty windows. Think again! A gauntlet of hazards can make summer driving risky business.

Preparing for winter driving gets a lot of attention, for good reason. It's important for drivers to be ready. But have you thought about the hazards your drivers face during the summer? It's important to prepare them for a range of hazards, including:

Road construction
Severe weather
Drowsy driving

Join us for our 30-minute Driver Management Quick Tips webinar to explore these hazards, and more. Learn what you can do to help keep your drivers safe this summer.


Who should attend: Business owners, supervisors, safety managers and drivers.

Did you miss our last Driver Management Quick Tips webinar? Listen to the replay:

Leading the way to safety

Once registration is complete, you will receive an electronic confirmation and reminders prior to the Webinar. If you experience difficulty with registering, please call 800-973-9215. If you experience difficulty when attempting to join the webinar, please call888-259-8414 for online or audio problems.

Mosquito Season Again! Prevent them from breeding around your house or Refurbusished Mobile Home in House Springs MO

Posted by M Litel on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 14:04 PM

Refurbished Mobile Homes in Jefferson County MO!

Now Available  

for Lease Option Purchase (Pay like Rent)

It seems like we were just removing snow and now it's time to think about preventing those pest from multipling as best as we can!  There are many different websites that give us tips and of course they are floating around on social media as well. So I thought, I would share some tips on preventing the mosquito's from breeding.   

I also check for items that allow for standing water such as bird baths, buckets, old flower containers, etc. If possible I try to store them properly and/or dispose of them if I don't use them.   


One of the websites I found is called:  

Mosquito Prevention.


Here is a list of Common Places that have been known to be a great place for mosquito's to breed taken from their website.  Click on the link to find out ways you can help eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Common mosquito breeding grounds:

  • Bird Baths
  • Old Tires
  • Open Containers - Cans, jars, bottles or anything that can hold as little as an ounce of water.  In fact, mosquitoes can breed in as little as a drop of water. Even recycle bins may have some open containers that can collect water.  Don’t forget those trash cans and trash can lids, too!
  • Hollow Trees
  • Water Gardens & Ponds - Decorative ponds without fish. Other large areas of standing water
  • Wading Pools
  • Drainage Ditches
  • Any area of standing water is a potential mosquito breeding ground!

 Now for some facts about mosquito's taken from the same website:


All About Mosquitos

  • The mosquito can complete its life cycle from egg to adult within as little as 4 days, though most mosquitoes complete it within two weeks.
  • Mosquito BitingAfter only two days as an adult, a female mosquito is able to bite its first victim.
  • A mosquito’s wing beats up to 600 times per second.
  • West Nile Virus has not only been found in mosquitoes, birds, humans, and pets, it has also been found in alligators and elephants.
  • Mosquitoes also feed on some reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, frogs and toads.
  • Estimates for the number of mosquito species in the entire world range from 2500 to 3000.
  • Most male mosquitoes only live for two weeks.  Female mosquitoes often live up to a month or more, but they can certainly cause a lot of problems during that short time!
  • Some female mosquito species will lay their eggs in a little bit of water – like the ruts of a tire track, a small hole in a tree, a small flowerpot, or even an old coffee cup.
  • Mosquito Egg-RaftMore interesting mosquito facts: both male and female mosquitoes feed on plant nectar for nourishment.  The female mosquito only bites people or animals to obtain the blood’s protein so her eggs can develop.
  • Female mosquitoes can lay up to 300 eggs at one time.
  • Not all mosquitoes come out at dusk; the Asian Tiger Mosquito is known to bite mostly between the hours of 10am and 3pm.
  • Some types of female mosquitoes go into hibernation for the winter.  Some larvae spend the winter in the mud of swamps.
  • Some mosquito species’ larvae will eat other mosquito larvae.
  • Some mosquitoes have accidentally been introduced into the United States – the Asian Tiger Mosquito was imported in 1985 in some old tires that were shipped to the U.S. for recycling.
  • A mosquito can infect a person with West Nile Virus but the person may never know it – not all people end up with symptoms.
  • Antibiotics do not work on mosquito-borne diseases because they are viruses.  Antibiotics do not fight viruses.
  • Mosquito-borne diseases kill more people worldwide than any other factor.
  • In one way or another, mosquitoes’ lives revolve around water sources.  All mosquitoes require water in its egg, larval, and pupal stage for maturation, and as an adult, the female lays her eggs in the water.
  • The airline industry sprays its airplanes to eliminate any mosquitoes that hitched a ride on the planes, especially those coming from countries with outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases.
  • Mosquitoes do not have very good vision.  They rely on the carbon dioxide you exhale in order to locate you.


Thank you for reading Carlsbad Management, LLC blogs.  I hope that  our blogs are helpful to everyone.  

If you are wishing to relocate, downsize, purchase your first home and your credit is just not ready for those conventional loans, then you may want to consider Rent to Own (With Lease Option Purchase) a Refurbished Mobile Home!  Give us a call today and Our management team will be happy to answer questions or schedule an appointment.   

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for a little about our

Mobile Home Community!


Have a Wonderful and Safe Summer!


Walk 1 mile each day! Rent to Own Mobile Homes (Lease Purchase Option) House Springs MO Jefferson County

Posted by M Litel on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 @ 12:04 PM

Refurbished Mobile Homes

Rent to Own with Lease Option Purchase Golden Acres Mobile Home Community

House Springs MO 63051


Walk one mile each day to help your heart health!  When you purchase your Refurbished Mobile Home with us, you don't have to go far to walk a mile. Just step outside and start walking on the streets.  Our park is  approximately 1 mile when you walk the entire park, However you will be slightly over when you venture back home, depending one which home you choose.  We have several to choose from  3 bedroom 2 baths selections.  We have one 4 bedroom 2 bath coming soon! Also coming soon is a 2 bedroom 2 bath.  All sizes from   14x 65   to   16 x80's .   Call us for more details!  We would love to speak with and meet you!  

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Click on the link above for a flyer on our information on our park!

 The following information is how to exercise for a Healthy Heart, this article was taken from WEBMD.   They have several great articles.  I, personally, have Cholesterol issues. So, I find myself searching for articles and ways to modify exercise to adapt to what I am capable of doing.  I have started riding a bicycle and I do still take hikes on trails in Missouri State Parks with my husband.  My husband and I walk our dog too.  Just baby steps to get started, but ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN BEFORE DOING ANY TYPE OF EXERCISE!


Your heart is a muscle, and it gets stronger and healthier if you lead an active life. It's never too late to start exercising, and you don't have to be an athlete. Even taking a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day can make a big difference.

Once you get going, you'll find it pays off. People who don't exercise are almost twice as likely to get heart disease as people who are active.

Regular exercise can help you:

Ready to get started?

How to Start Exercising

First, think about what you'd like to do and how fit you are.

What sounds like fun? Would you rather work out on your own, with a trainer, or in a class? Do you want to exercise at home or at a gym?

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Bad Heart Habits


If you want to do something that's harder than what you can do right now, no problem. You can set a goal and build up to it.

For example, if you want to run, you might start by walking and then add bursts of jogginginto your walks. Gradually start running for longer than you walk.

Don't forget to check in with your doctor. He'll make sure you're ready for whatever activity you have in mind and let you know about any limits on what you can do.

Types of Exercise

Your exercise plan should include:

Aerobic exercise ("cardio"): Running, jogging, and biking are some examples. You're moving fast enough to raise your heart rate and breathe harder, but you should still be able to talk to someone while you're doing it. Otherwise, you are pushing too hard. If you have joint problems, choose a low-impact activity, like swimming or hiking.

Stretching: You'll become more flexible if you do this a couple of times a week. Stretch after you've warmed up or finished exercising. Stretch gently -- it shouldn't hurt.

Strength training. You can use weights, resistance bands, or your own body weight (yoga, for instance) for this. Do it 2-3 times a week. Let your muscles recover for a day between sessions.


Spring has arrived - House Springs MO Jefferson County- Along with some newer Refurbished Mobile Homes - Rent to Own Lease Purchase Option! Call us today!

Posted by M Litel on Thu, Apr 7, 2016 @ 13:04 PM

Golden Acres Mobile Home Community

Spring-Time has arrived in 

Jefferson County Missouri 





some available

mobile home lots!


PAY LIKE RENT! Rent to Own - (with Lease Option Purchase!)   We have a few open mobile home lots available!   Please call for details - 636-942-3100  and ask about our Move - In Special for new Tenants.  

Our Mobile Home Community is a nice area in which to call home!   Below is a few photos of our community, which is improving daily!








We would love to hear from you to schedule an appointment or to answer any questions you may have!   

Email for appointment or information


Below is an example of our homes that we have refurished or in the process!   Here is a sample of the Laminate Floors in some of the mobile homes!



We are located in the Fox C-6 school district.

Seckman High School -

Antonia Middle & Elementary


Antonia Fire District -

 inspect all of our mobile homes that we own and before they allow anyone to move into a mobile home.


Check our available and upcoming units here!

We are just minutes away from I-55, Hwy 30, Hwy 141!  

We are 20 minutes from the county seat of Hillsboro MO!

And less than 30 minutes away from shopping area's in

Fenton - Gravois Bluff,

Arnold - offers many great stores as well.


We are looking forward in speaking with you and meeting you!

 Give us a call today


or email us! 


Carlsbad Management, LLC

509 Golden Acres Dr,

House Springs MO 63051

Mobile Homes Rehabbed - Rent to Own Lease Purchase - House Springs MO

Posted by M Litel on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 09:03 AM

Welcome to

Golden Acres Mobile Home Community!  

Several Rehabbed Mobile Homes are coming in 2016!  We are purchasing homes and rehabbing them.  Below is a few photos of completed ones and some in progress!  We take pride in our work!  Call us today 636-942-3100  for more information regarding the upcoming mobile homes...

16x80's  14x70's and 16x70  

2 and 3 bedroom homes coming soon!sample_of_452.jpg


Vinyl Laminate for all of the wet areas, such as kitchen, laundry, baths.  We use laminate flooring as well as carpet (very little carpet)   Freshly painted inside and out, Reseal roof, new gutter where needed, New Skirting....  Make an appointment today to come view our available homes or see one in the progress!

Email today for an Appointment or More Information




The photos above are a few of our completed mobile homes (Already Sold)  and in the process of being  rehabbed.   Two tone walls, new vanity, light fixtures.... etc.    

Stove and Refrigerators available for $10 to $20 per month (each) Used or Brand New Available!   We also have Washer/Dryers available, too!   

Please check out our website of our available  homes for Lease Purchase - pay just like rent.  Let your rent money purchase your home!     

Call us today!  636-942-3100  The A minimum of $1500 down payment, $30 application fee.  2 Pets welcome with weight and breed restrictions! Extra deposit for each pet.  Call for more details and information!   We look forward in meeting you and speaking with you!


Building your Credit and Understanding your Credit Score!  Apartments for rent and Mobile Homes for Lease Purchase!

Posted by M Litel on Tue, Mar 15, 2016 @ 00:03 AM


Carlsbad Management, LLC House Springs Mo 

Serving Jefferson County MO!


Our Management team would like to pass on a few tips on Build your Credit and Understanding your Credit Score!

We have attached some pdf files from

Consumer Financial

for you to have the information.  It is tax refund time and with the recent floods in the Midwest - It is helpful to be prepared for those scammers and protect yourselves..


Consumer Financial  has great tips for saving money, looking out for scams, how to rebuild your credit, understanding the credit score etc.   They have some excellent articles that could help you!  







Currently as of March 8th, 2016- we are rehabbing and refurbishing 3 bedroom 2 baths 16 x 80 mobile homes;

that will be ready soon!

These homes will be available on our Rent to Own - Lease Purchase Program. Keep an eye on our available units! click on the link or give us a call or an email!  We would love to hear from you and schedule a viewing of our available units!  

Below is Photos of some of our homes that are in progress  - To show you the quality workmanship that goes into our "Rehabbed" Mobile Homes!

We take pride in our workmanship

as well as our contractors.

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Photo of Mobile home in progress


Photo to show Flooring! and finish room


Out side complete of a recent home!

Brand New skirting - Brand New Deck




Tax Refund -use for down payment on your Rent To Own, Lease Mobile Home, Jefferson County MO

Posted by M Litel on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 10:02 AM

Mobile Homes

2 & 3 Bedrooms 2 Bath

Rent to Own -

Lease Purchase

Use Your Tax Refund for your Down Payment or part of it! 

Let your tax refund to invest in your new living place with us at Golden Acres Mobile Home Community, House Springs, MO (off  OLD Hwy 21 just north of MM/M).  We have 2 -3 bedroom Refurbished Mobile Homes with 2 baths.  We are working fast and hard to get more homes ready. 

DSCN4829.jpgmedium.jpgSample above of the remodels, rehabbed home above!

We refurbished them... Some have new plywood subfloors, Brand New laminate flooring, vinyl laminate in Kitchen, wet areas,  Brand New Furnace, Brand New A/C, roof sealed, freshly painted, front decks, New faucets, Vanities, Light fixtures, etc. 

Schedule your appointment today to see our freshly rehabbed/remodeled Mobile Homes.  

We will never increase your mobile home payment!

Email today for an Appointment or More Information

We, Carlsbad Management, LLC, would love to meet you and speak with you about our options for our mobile home program. 

Call  636-942-3100 


Also, we have a 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment ground level with attached carport coming soon, in April, 2016.

Apply, Get Approved, Sign Lease & move in the spring time before it gets too hot this summer!


Advantages living in a Mobile Home Community vs  Apartment for Rent, Imperial MO

Posted by M Litel on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 16:02 PM


Carlsbad Management, LLC  

We will have an apartment with a carport coming soon,  (approximately 2 months)  

Check our availablity.  

We currently have a 2 bedroom 2 bath

Rent to Own (pay like rent),

Lease Option Purchase Mobile Home Available. 

This can ALSO give you material for Advantages of  living in a MH Park instead of an apartment, such as

  • You have a yard that is not so big as to be a major chore but still offers the conveniences of a yard including space for your own flower and or vegetable garden.
  • More green space,
  • No neighbors above you with the sounds and vibrations of kids running.
  • No need to wrap your kids feet with something to muffle the sounds because no one lives below you.
  • Less need to go out because always being guarded due to living in an apartment that shares walls, floors and/or ceilings with your  neighbors can be stifling
  • Many 3 BR MHs have the kids bedroom on one end and the parents on the other end so you are less apt to disturb each other.


Please check out our availability....

Give us a call or contact us via email>


Email today for an Appointment or More Information