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Getting Rid of Household Pests the Natural Way!

FLIES… place a handful of dried cloves in a bowl and sprinkle them with a few drops of clove oil, lavender oil, & citonella/peppermint oil. Recharge with additional oil from time to time. A great idea for fly control at this year’s Christmas lunch table too!!

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Natural Insect Repellents

Making human flesh unappetizing to mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas is an age-old preoccupation.  The earliest insect repellents included smoke, mud, and various plant substances.  Our contemporary contribution is DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide), a powerful insecticide found in over 400 repellents.  DEET can peel paint, damage rayon and spandex, and melt plastic.  Up to 56 percent […]

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Eco-Friendly Camping Tips

For both the expert and the novice, camping is an amazing adventure vacation—living in nature, observing and exploring a pristine world so apart from the busy, modern lifestyle that many are accustomed to. In order to preserve the ecosystem that is being enjoyed, it is important to follow these simple green camping tips. Make the […]

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