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Multi purpose basil bug repellent

Keeping your house bug-free is challenging and even more so during the summer. Mosquito bites can be irritating and sometimes even painful. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases like the West Nile Virus. Other insects like ticks and fleas can be pests as well. Commercial repellents and bug sprays can be harmful to everyone in your household, so it is important to find natural and safe ways to get rid of pests in your home. Using basil as a natural repellent is a great way to do that, as most bugs hate it. Remedies: 1. Take a bunch of basil leaves and add to a 4 ounce cup of water until it is packed. Let the basil infuse for 2 to 3 hours. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle along with 4 ounces of water. Note: Instead of fresh basil you can also use basil...

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Bug Bam wristband bug repellent

An essential thing to get for your kids this summer: Bug Bam Mosquito-Repelling Wristbands: Recyclable and made from 100% natural and non-toxic ingredients, scientifically proven to repel mosquitoes and other flying, biting insects. Used by the U.S. Navy and the Boy Scouts of America. The bug bam Mosquito-repelling wristband ($3.95) is available at Whole Foods and online, where you can also find Bug Bam’s Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Pet Tags for dogs and its Mosquito Repelling Area Grid. Take a healthy step: your bug bite-free kids and pets will thank you!  For more on the Bug Bam....

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Friendly bugs can help fight your cold

The flu season is almost here and just in time comes a new interesting study linking the benefits of friendly bacteria “probiotics” and warding off colds. Probiotics are often called “friendly bugs.” Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.” There is some debate about how to define probiotics. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines probiotics as “live microorganisms, which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” Bacteria usually cause disease, so the idea of taking a few billion a day for our health may seem literally hard to swallow. New study suggests that you can treat and even prevent colds by taking probiotics. They may give our body the boost it needs to fight off colds and flu. The trial involved 198 students from Massachusetts’ Framingham State University, and...

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10 natural ways to get rid of common household pests

Healthy Living is a life style. It is about the food you eat, the hair and skin care you use and last but not least the natural solutions you select to clean and take care of your home and garden. If you have kids and pets this is one more reason why should opt for healthier options and avoid commercial pest control products. Make your own repellents and you will be in charge of what goes in your home and garden. This is key to healthy living. With this in mind, we have some natural ways to get rid of common household pests in your home. 1. Fix leaks as soon as possible: Make sure to fix leaky pipes as soon as possible, because cockroaches love damp places. Healthy living is about taking a preemptive step. 2. Make a tick-repelling lemon spray: Ticks avoid citrus....

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