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Build a Homemade Mosquito Trap

Build a Homemade Mosquito Trap
Mosquitoes are more than just annoying pests in your yard or garden. Mosquitoes carry many diseases including West Nile, encephalitis and malaria. There are many commercial products to rid your landscape of these dangerous insects. Most of these products are quite expensive, however. How it WorksMosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide (CO2) that we exhale. Your homemade mosquito trap will use yeast to create CO2. MaterialsTo build your homemade mosquito trap, you'll need: 1 plastic two-liter drink bottle, emptied and cleaned. Putting it Together Cut the top off the two-liter bottle just below the point where the top merges into the cylinder. Using The TrapYour homemade mosquito trap will work indoors or out. You'll need to replace the yeast mixture about every two weeks. The trap can be made more effective by taping an Octenol or Lurex mosquito lure to the inside of the bottom section of the bottle before sealing.

12 Awesome Home Organization Ideas People usually say that “there’s no place like home”. Well, we’d rather say that there’s no better place to live than a clean and organized house. Yeah, we know: it seems like we’re making chit chat and talking about something that everyone already knows. The thing is that we know great home organization secrets and applying them to your house can spare you a lot of time, time you can spend relaxing. 1. Have you ever thought about this option? 2. This one is a ‘do it yourself’ kind of tip. 3. Another tip that’s so easy to do and apply to any home. 4. Another great idea! 5. Do you hate to see your office supplies and generic “junk” lying around? 6. Usually, garages are filled with clutter and things we don’t use, so every little inch of the floor is occupied. 7. Cool idea… Imagine that, for some reason, you have extra shower curtain rings lying around. 8. The pegboard is a classic. 9. 10. Empty paint cans are great for organizing purposes. 11. 12.

Neem Insect Spray: Making And Using Neem Garden Spray When making your own neem insect spray you can adjust the concentration to the purpose and situation. There are no hard and fast rules, only guidelines. Some insects are more persistent than others. A preventative neem spray can be weaker than one used for fighting a severe infestation. For a neem garden spray 0.5% to 1% is a good general purpose solution. Use your own observations and common sense. Neem Oil Amounts For Insect Spray For 1 liter of a 0.5 % dilution of neem plant spray you need: 5 ml neem oil1-2 ml insecticidal soap or other detergent1 liter warm water To convert into US measurements: Five ml make a teaspoon. Just multiply these amounts if you want to make a bigger batch. For 20 liters of a 1% solution of neem insect spray you need: 200 ml neem oil20 ml insecticidal soap20 liters of water If you have trouble dissolving the oil, use more detergent. Method For Preparing Neem Insect Spray Use warm water if possible. Additional Instructions How often should you use neem garden spray?

Ecological Bricks - The Temas Blog « IDB Loan for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rican Wilderness Areas / Prestamo de BID para turismo sostenible en áreas silvestres de Costa Rica | Home | Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part I » By Keith R | December 24, 2006 Topics: Environmental Protection, Waste & Recycling | 13 Comments » (2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5) Loading ... It’s been interesting to see how much the articles on the Brazilian and Honduran buildings made using PET bottles have captured the imagination of so many readers. “Ecological Bricks” for Low-Income Housing in Argentina One example involves bricks developed by Argentina’s Experimental Center for Economical Housing (Centro Experimental de la Vivienda Económica – CEVE). In a project funded in part by Germany’s technical cooperation agency, GTZ, CEVE developed a brick made of used food (primarily candy) wrappers and plastic (primarily PET) soda and water bottles. For more information (in Spanish) on the CEVE project, click this link. – Keith R

Crunchy Farm Baby: Homemade All-Natural Flea and Tick Repellent Living on a farm is a great adventure, but it does come with its downsides - one of which is an abundance of pesky creatures. We have no shortage of spiders, earwigs, flies, caterpillars, and of course, fleas and ticks. Summertime is especially bad for fleas around here, and since we have six indoor pets, they present quite the challenge! Since I am not one to want to spray my home and yard with dangerous chemicals, I needed to find a natural solution to try to keep these pests at bay. After several failed attempts, I found a great solution! In an old spray bottle, simply add about 15-20 drops of lemon essential oil and fill the rest of the bottle with water. You can also use this in place of a flea collar (which have so many harmful chemicals for your dogs and little ones in your home). Now, remember that this is a repellent, not a flea/tick killer.

Blood and Ink: Front Pages From the Civil War 1860 edition of the Charleston Mercury. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union. (Newseum collection) 1861 "Extra" edition of the New York Illustrated News devoted to events at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie. 1862 edition of The Union Sentinel, a handwritten newspaper published on lined notepaper by students in Warren, Conn. 1863 edition of the Union-occupation newspaper Stars and Stripes printed on wallpaper. 1864 illustrated edition of Harper's Weekly. 1864 "Extra" edition of the Atlanta Daily Intelligencer detailing the capture and burning of Atlanta. Location: Mezzanine Level WASHINGTON — Experience the story of the Civil War as Americans in the 1860s did — through the front pages of newspapers. "Blood and Ink: Front Pages From the Civil War" showcases more than 30 historic front pages from the Newseum collection spanning the length of the war, from the birth of the Confederacy to the death of President Abraham Lincoln.

Bedbug trap: University team develops non-toxic solution Sun. Jun. 1, 2014 by Karen Sanders, staff writer (NaturalHealth365) Bedbugs! But there’s nothing cheerful or charming about Cimex lectularius. Bedbugs – staging a comeback after being virtually wiped out in the mid-twentieth century – can hitch a ride into your home in luggage, handbags, or bedding. While bedbugs don’t transmit diseases, and don’t take enough blood to be harmful, they can cause mental and physical consequences. Emotional consequences include stress, shame, anxiety, social withdrawal and insomnia. An inexpensive new trap, invented by professors and students at the University of Florida, is bringing hope to the tens of thousands of people affected by these parasites – many of whom can ill afford the services of a pest management professional. The traps can be assembled for about a dollar apiece, using common household items You will need two plastic food storage containers, such as margarine tubs, in two different sizes. Looking for natural health solutions?

Japanese Chosera Waterstones by Naniwa at Tools for Working Wood Traditionally sword polishers and the most accomplished Japanese knife sharpeners have always preferred natural waterstones. But the best natural waterstones come from age-old quarries that are largely exhausted. Naniwa has always strived for their artificial waterstones to have a very natural feel, and their Chosera stones are their top-of-the line stones. These are the best, fastest cutting waterstones we have ever seen. However what really attracted us to the stones is the feel of the stone on the steel as you sharpen. At our request, the factory is packaging these stones without bases to that they will fit in any existing sharpening jig you use, and so that you can easily use the both sides and the edge of the stone. The Chosera stones come in six grits: 400,1000,2000, 3000,5000, and 10K. . 8 1/4" x 2 3/4" (210 mm x 70 mm) and 1" (25 mm) thick. While we wax euphoric about the 10K we don’t want people to ignore the coarser grits. We understand these stones are not for everyone.

Natural Insect Repellent Recipes for a Bug-Free Summer Spring and Summer is a great time to be outside with the family. And the bugs know it! Forget those nasty (and expensive) store bought bug sprays and make your own… 1. Natural Insect Repellent for Camping from Green Boot Living. 2. 3. 4. 5. See 15 more at The Prairie Homestead website: Natural Insect Repellent Recipes 11 pounds in 22 days? baking soda Is it REALLY possible to lose 11 lbs. of fat in 22 days? ==> Lose up to 11 lbs. in 22 days by eating these foods daily (upgrades you to level 4 fat burning status) Did you know that one of the best times to stretch is right before bed? What stretches should you do? => Best stretch before bed (takes 1-min) Enjoy! Lisa, Yoga Coacheatlocalgrown / wisemindhealthybody ...easy, 3-minute exercise that completely cured his horrendous snoring! Today is a good day. Because you're about to learn easy throat exercises that cure (not just treated) your stubborn snoring – in 3 minutes – starting TONIGHT! Plus the results are permanent! To a good night's sleep,