Most people spend half of their time each day inside their homes which means that the condition of a home plays a major role in a person’s well being. When you have a healthy home, your health and well being are also protected from pests and illnesses. If you have a pet, you will also need to ensure that your pet is pest free as animals are more prone to parasites that can be transferred to humans causing severe health problems. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy home and a pest free pet is not a difficult task and if preventive measures are taken, pest infestations can be avoided.
1. Know Your Enemies
To prevent pests from invading your home and spreading diseases, you must first know what pests are prone to infest in your area. Learn more about their species, their preferred habitats, breeding practices and preferred food sources. This will help you determine what type of housekeeping practices are needed for your home and what type of pest control treatment needs to be applied. If you think that you already have a pest infestation, hiring a pest control professional can efficiently get rid of the pests for you to enjoy a clean home.
Most people interested in adopting a dog are thinking of a puppy or at least a very young dog. In fact that’s the majority of dogs adopted from shelters and the only kind of dog available from pet stores and most breeders. But is a puppy always the right choice?
Typical reasons to adopt a puppy have some fallacies.
People associate puppies with “brand new” and people like to buy new things. In fact any dog you adopt will be brand new to you. Put a big bow on your adopted adult dog and the kids will be thrilled. It’s all about perception and presentation.
Puppies are appealing. Puppies are ridiculously cute, not matter what their breed. Nature has assured that baby anythings are appealing, so that grownup people and animals will take care of them. But puppies grow up and while all puppies may appeal to you, all adult dogs might not. They may be bigger or smaller, more or less furry or even drooly you want. An advantage of adopting an adult dog is you know what you’re getting. Puppies are puppies for only a very short time, whereas a grown dog will look pretty much the same all his/her life if properly care for.
Spiders are commonly found outdoors, and they might also find their way inside your home. Most species are considered venomous because they have venom that they use for hunting. However, the toxins that they produce are weak or too little to actually hurt humans. But there are spiders that have lethal venoms that even a miniscule amount can cause death or severe health problems. Among the most dangerous are the hobo spider, the black widow and the brown recluse spiders.
Where Are These Spiders Found?
The black widow and the brown recluse are found in the southern states, while the hobo spider inhabits the Pacific Northwest. The black widow and brown recluse prefer warmer climates, but when the weather gets too hot, they look for cooler areas to hide in. This is when they’ll probably find themselves entering your home. These spiders prefer basements and attics where they can be left undisturbed. They might also stay underneath kitchen sinks or inside wood piles. Brown recluse spiders sometimes stray in laundry baskets, and once disturbed, they will bite. As for hobo spiders, they are most often found outdoors where they build funnel-shaped webs in holes. Indoors, they can settle under baseboards, inside empty boxes, or underneath furniture.
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I’m sure you know by now how I feel about my skin. Due to being a sun worshiper in my teens, I have tons of wrinkles and age spots. I was thrilled when offered the chance to review the Rejuvenate Your Skin Anti-Aging Pack by Mia Mariu and do a giveaway. All opinions stated are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I have reviewed Mia Mariu cosmetic products before and absolutely love their products. So it’s no surprise that I love the Anti-Aging Pack too. Enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter below.
The Rejuvenate Your Skin Anti-Aging Pack consists of Anti-Aging Brightening Serum, Anti-Aging Eye Treatment and Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser. I have been using it for almost a month and have noticed a difference especially around my eye area.
Let’s start with the Anti-Aging Brightening Serum. I have a lot of age spots or sun spots as some people call them. I also have a lot of fine wrinkles around my eyes and mouth area. It contains anti-aging peptides, skin-brightening botanicals, Aloe and Vitamin B5 Complex. I like it because it’s not greasy and I am able to still apply my makeup over it.
The next product I want to talk about is the Anti-Aging Eye Treatment. I have saggy, baggy, dark circles around my eyes. They need all
the help they can get. It’s very lightweight and is quickly absorbed. Once I put it on, you can’t even tell that I have it on. Again, the eye treatment is not greasy. I cannot stand when a product leaves a greasy feeling on my hands and face after applying it. It contains powerful antioxidants like Japanese Green Tea, Aloe and Vitamins B5 and E that helps with the puffiness around your eye area.
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