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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!  

Email for appointment or information



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.

Email for appointment or information




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

Curb that appetite in your New (to you) Lease Purchase Mobile Home, House Springs MO

Posted by M Litel on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 @ 14:02 PM

Welcome to Carlsbad Management, LLC  

Home of Golden Acres Mobile Home Community!  

Please check out our homes that are available- just click the link above! You can own them but pay like Rent!  Your Home payment will not go up! 


The Super Simple, Science-Backed Way to Curb Cravings

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Most of us are guilty of mindless eating at some point—maybe it's while watching TV, procrastinating, or feeling just plain bored. Next time you're craving a late-night snack, silence your inner cookie monster by saying, "some other time." A new study found that people who try to stop cravings by telling themselves they can enjoy the treat sometime in the future were less likely to actually indulge than those who tried a hard no.

Scientists believe this works because you trick your brain into thinking the craving isn't very important. It's like how you keep telling yourself you're going to reorganize your closet next weekend. "I'll get to it some other time" becomes a euphemism for something that's not exactly at the top of your list. And when something is less important, you'll want it less. Science.



Notation:   We have several 3 bedroom 2 bath 16X80 homes coming available soon! They are being rehabbed - refurbished as I am writing this!   Give us a call for more information or to see a floor plan


Email for appointment or information

Sample  of a remodel bedroom!



Extreme Cold - After a Winter's Storm: Golden Acres MH Community, Jefferson County, MO

Posted by M Litel on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 @ 14:01 PM

Golden Acres Mobile Home Community


Carlsbad Management, LLC 

We want everyone to be safe and warm during the winter months.  We are passing on some helpful tips below from

After Winter Storms And Extreme Cold

  • If your home loses power or heat for more than a few hours or if you do not have adequate supplies to stay warm in your home overnight, you may want to go to a designated public shelter if you can get there safely. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (e.g., SHELTER20472)
  • Bring any personal items that you would need to spend the night (such as toiletries, medicines). Take precautions when traveling to the shelter. Dress warmly in layers, wear boots, mittens, and a hat.
  • Continue to protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.

Learn From Every Storm

Restock your emergency supplies to be ready in case another storm hits.

  • Assess how well your supplies and family plan worked. What could you have done better?
  • Take a few minutes to improve your family plan and supplies before the next winter storm hits.
  • Talk to your neighbors and colleagues about their experiences and share tips with each other.

For attributions:


Be safe and warm!

Take precaution when shoveling sidewalks and driveways.   


We have Refurbished Rent to Own Mobile Homes!  

Call us 636-942-3100 for details!

Here  is a same of one that is available now as of January 22, 2016



Email for appointment or information  


Winter Comfort Foods but Healthy for you, Apartments and Mobile Homes Jefferson County, MO

Posted by Myra L on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 @ 12:01 PM


Winter Comfort foods make them more healthy.

  My boss gets a lot of emails from different websites such as the Mayo Clinic, SSM - Slucare and many other.  We like to pass on the information that we obtain thru emails and surfing the net. 

Today's Healthy-Cooking Tip
Boost flavor, cut fat
Braising, broiling, grilling and steaming can make your food taste great without adding lots of fat, oil or sodium. Baste meat or vegetables in wine, vegetable juice or fat-free vegetable broth instead of oil or drippings. Your taste buds and your waistline will thank you!

These are tips from SLUCare  (SSM)

Did you know that you can lose one pound per week if you decrease your food intake by 500 calories per day? Although many people have already made the switch from regular soda and tea to diet counterparts, there are still many ways to eliminate calories. If you cook at home, try cutting back on oil and butter, which have about 120 calories per tablespoon.

7 Tips for healthy living

  • Move More
  • Cut Fat - The today's tip above will help with this.
  • Reduce Stress
  • Wear Your Seat Belt
  • Floss Your Teeth
  • Keep a Positive Mental Outlook
  • Drink Plenty of Water  (I personally struggle with this one, but when I do drink water I do feel better!)  

7 Super foods for your health

  • Salmon
  • Yogurt
  • Nuts
  • Dark green leafy vegetables
  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Blueberries

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for approximately one of every five deaths ever year. However, there are estimated 46 million American adults -- or 20.6% of the population -- who say they currently smoke. While quitting isn't easy, Saint Louis University Cancer Center's free comprehensive smoking cessation classes can help turn statistics into success stories.


If you notice Beans is one of the 7 Super Foods for your health.  I love a great bowl of "Ham & Beans" with Cornbread served with Fried Potatoes (NOT So good for you but when you  wash the slices first and remove a lot of the starch & it helps to use half sweet potatoes and red potatoes, then add onions, pepers etc  :) and green onions. Yummy Known as a great southern meal.  However to cut down on the salt content, I substitute - cut up pork steaks or a pork loin for the meat and sometimes add carrots. So yummy and slightly healthier.    


I love cooking and baking as I get older I prefer to eat less salt and sugar. Not a bad thing but it is not an easy task to make. But you substitute with items that add and enrich flavor such as onions, garlic, basil, tomatoes, cumin, etc .  It makes your food much more flavorable and savory.

I enjoy cooking in my kitchen as I think you would like cooking in a kitchen in a Remodeled and Refurbished Rent to Own Mobile Home - Lease Purchase (Pay like Rent) in our quiet mobile home community - Golden Acres Mobile Home Community, House Springs Mo 63051.

 We currently as of today, January 20th, 2016, we have a 3 bedroom 2 bath and a 2 bedroom 1 bath ready today!   Call us for more details about our Rent to Own , Lease Purchase Mobile Homes.  We would love to speak with you and show you our Refurbished Mobile homes.  


Email for appointment or information



Why spend($$$$) the money on a brand new $30,000 Plus when you can buy one here with us that has been refurbished for less $$$ --- - Some with  new plywood subfloors, new vanities, counter tops, cabinets, laminate flooring, vinyl flooring in wet areas, such as bath, kitchen, laundry rooms, new faucets, roof freshly sealed, freshly painted, new furnace/ac, etc.  Every home is different.  We have a few homes we just brought into our community and is being refurbished - (should be ready in the spring!) Lot rent is included on our pricing on line with the monthly discount already included.  Call today for more details. 636-942-3100

Here is a  photo of one that is available now on January 20th, 2016!



Lots of counter space for some "Healthy Cooking" for your family.  Brand new Vinyl Laminate flooring in Kitchen/Dining Area!  You need stove and refrigerator, ask for details when calling!   


Enjoy some Healthy Family Time Meals.  

Chili, Stews, Soups, even White Creamy chili 

Check out

Chili Recipes from all over the world!

Beef Chili, Chicken Chili, Turkey Chili, Pork Chili,  (from that frozen left over turkey from Thanksgiving/Christmas)


Enjoy some modified recipes - Go head and go for it! Try something different!  Just like a new place to live! Give us a call today. 636-942-3100  

Thanks for reading our  blog!  


Carlsbad Management, LLC  

Golden Acres Mobile Home Community,

House Springs Mo 63051





























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