Monthly Archives: August 2015

12 Ways To Protect Your Baby From Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are maddening enough for adults: think how much worse they torment babies. With their delicate skin and lack of mobility, babies are perfect prey for bloodsuckers.

Moreover, babies and children are typically bitten more by mosquitoes than by any other type of insect.

Here are proven tips on how to protect your baby from mosquitoes.

1. Keep your baby away from mosquitoes

Timing and location are essential. Your primary aim should always be to keep mosquitoes away from your baby as well as your baby away from mosquitoes.

That means keeping babies inside at peak biting times (usually dawn and dusk), and staying away from pools of still water where mosquitoes breed. Also flower gardens and unconvered foods attract skeeters. read more

14 Termite Prevention Tips

How do you prevent termites from damaging your home? They are called ‘silent destroyers’ because they may be tearing up your house without you noticing any signs of destruction.

So often you don’t know that you have termites. Still, there are various things you can do to inhibit the threat.

Experts estimate it generally takes 3 to 8 years for termites to cause considerable damage although some of the more destructive termite types can cause major structural damage in as little as a few months. read more

How To Get Rid Of Mice In House Without Killing Them

It’s a cold hard fact, winter weather drives mice and rats into our homes. In fall, with cooler weather moving in, several critters will be dying to invade your home to stay nice and warm.

Mice breed fast and one mouse taking up residence in  your home may result in a populations that exceeds 200 specimens within a matter of months.

Thinking about it just makes you want to curl up in bed, feet safely off of the floor until you can come out of hibernation in the spring. If all you had to go up against were a few ants and the occasional spider, it wouldn’t be so bad. read more

17 Ways To Avoid And Treat Ticks On Humans

A silent predator is stalking you, and it’s rarely bigger than your pinkie nail. This predator, of course, is the tick.

Aside from having a nasty bite, these little buggers can carry debilitating diseases, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

I have experienced from up close which devastating  effects a single tick bite can cause. My ex girlfriend never knew she had been bitten by a tick but gradually and steadily she entered the world of Lyme disease.

My ex gf had to endure all kinds of horrible chronic conditions, from nerve pain to just feeling sick to a facial paralysis (half her face was paralyzed but luckily that was cured eventually. Which can not be said of all her ailments. So take tick prevention seriously because what these little bugs can cause is creepy as hell. read more

15 Tick Treatment And Prevention Tips For Pets

Ticks are nasty little things. Not only do they make your pet uncomfortable, they also pose a threat to human health.

Illnesses like Lyme disease are transmitted by their bites, and can affect humans as well as animals. So here are 15 tick treatment and prevention tips for pets.

Tick prevention tips for pets

There are various ways to protect your pets from tick bites. Each has it own pros and cons.

1. Be selective in where your pet roams

Ticks usually live in long grass or low-level foliage, and grip onto any host who brushes past.

Keep pets indoors isn’t realistic.  In late spring and summer, when ticks are most active, walk your dog in the street rather than letting them run free in the countryside. read more

Buying Mosquito Repellent Clothing: 10 Things To Consider

Mosquitoes are the world’s most hated insect. In many areas they carry deadly diseases; even in places where mosquitoes are technically harmless, the itching from their bites can drive you crazy. Nothing ruins a summer’s evening faster than a swarm of bloodsuckers.

An effective mosquito repellent is a must if you’re spending time outside in warm weather. There are dozens of different formulations available, from scary high-DEET insecticides to fragrant herbal concoctions.

The trouble with chemical repellents is that you have to keep re-applying every few hours, which can be a real inconvenience if you’re spending long periods of time outdoors. read more

The Top 6 Best Bug Zappers To Buy In 2016

When you are trying to enjoy your summer day, annoying bugs like mosquitoes, biting midges, and black flies can put a major crimp in your style.

Besides the maddening buzz and the itchy bites these  insects bring, they often carry diseases that infect humans.

An otherwise perfect summer evening, lounging in the swinging chair on the patio, enjoying a cold Peruvian Pisco is swiftly disturbed by irksome bugs.

Your only solution is taking matters into own hands. Be proactive and keep your personal space bug-free. In other words, if bugs bug you, a badass bug zapper is the answer. read more