Tips against food moths

Moths enjoy cereal. Especially in the summer. The silver-grey insects also fly on pulses, rice, flour, dry fruit, chocolate and even dry animal food. How do the food moths get into the kitchen? The consumer advice center says that they often already get into the house with the shopping. However, they also get inside through an open window. Experts advise to do something against these insects. People who consume foods that are infested with moths can get allergies or gastrointestinal diseases. How can you discover food moths and get rid of them? Glue traps with pheromones attract male moths. These… Read More

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Cockroaches in the apartment

Many harmful insects crawl in German apartments. This includes the German cockroach. Some also call them cockroaches or Swabian beetles. They are about 13 to 16 millimeters long, amber in color, have six legs and two long antennae. Although these cockroaches have wings, they can only walk on the ground. During the day they hide between cracks in the walls and furniture. If many cockroaches are visible during the day, this may indicate a larger infestation. Usually they come out at night looking for food in the kitchen. They secrete attractants that smell bad. Some describe the smell as musty, sweet… Read More

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Housing allowance increase

The federal government has increased the housing allowance for the third time, so that two-person households can receive an increase of 70 euros. This was announced by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs in a press release. The increase is every two years according to the rent level and consumer prices. It is there to ease housing allowance recipients. 650,000 households who have received housing allowance in the past or for the first time benefit from this. More information in the Ministry’s press release: tun21061801 Stadt Tübingen. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL/Mostafa Elyasian. Latest information on Corona:… Read More

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Refrigerator bonus

Anyone who has a KreisBonusCard or a KreisBonusCard Extra from the Tübingen district and buys a new and environmentally friendly refrigerator can apply for a 50 euro grant from the Tübingen district. Only refrigerators that were purchased in 2021 and meet the energy efficiency standard A +++ or B (according to the new classification from March 2021) will be funded. In order to be able to apply for the money, you must first have a free basic energy check carried out at the Agency for Climate Protection in the Tübingen district. In addition, an energy advisor from the consumer center… Read More

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Ventilation prevents mold

The energy advice service of the Baden-Württemberg consumer center recommends regular ventilation in winter. Damp air in the apartment can cause unhealthy mold on the walls. To prevent the formation of mold, one should ventilate by opening windows three to five times a day for at least five minutes. The rule is: the more people there are in the apartment, the more often you should ventilate. During ventilation, heaters should be turned down to conserve energy. Further information is available at: or free of charge by calling 0800-809 802 400. tun21020401 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie. Foto:… Read More

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Family bonus payment in two installments

Families are particularly affected by Corona. That is why this year, all families who normally receive child benefit payments, will receive a bonus of 300 euros per child. The Bundestag and Bundesrat recently came to this decision. This bonus is to be paid in two installments together with the child benefit: families will receive EUR 150 each in September and October this year. The child bonus is not counted towards the basic security payments. It is mainly aimed at helping families with small and medium income. For higher earners, the bonus is offset against the tax-free child allowance. Further information… Read More

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“Baukindergeld” as a subsidy for families

Since autumn 2018, the federal government has launched the “Baukindergeld” (Construction child allowance) subsidy. This child benefit is a state subsidy for families and single parents, which does not need to be repaid. The basic requirement for receiving the money is that the family’s residence has been bought or being built. The purchase contract or building permit must be dated between January 1st and December 31st, 2020. The support is only given to families whose household income does not exceed a certain limit. For a family with one child, this is 90,000 euros. For each additional child, the limit increases… Read More

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On the way to integration

tünews On the way to integration Ute Kaiser   Language, residence, work: These were and still are important issues for refugees. They are main concern of the tünews INTERNATIONAL team as well, already since the first issue in December 2015. Back then, the changes and developments tünews would undergo up until the 150th issue were beyond prediction.   Sprache: Ein Mitarbeiter von tünews besteht die Deutschprüfung für die Universität. Wohnen: Eine Mitarbeiterin und ihre Familie finden trotz der schwierigen Lage auf dem Markt eine Wohnung. Arbeit: Einige Geflüchtete haben eine Ausbildung oder ein Studium begonnen und sich deshalb von tünews… Read More

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