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How to get rid of bed bugs with these essential oil sprays and mixtures

our little boy asleep

Bed bugs sound like something from another era but they are more common than you might think. A bit like head lice which perversely only like clean scalps and hair, bed bugs are not necessarily a hallmark of poor household care or dirty bed linen. What size are bed bugs? (Image source: usda.gov) What causes […]

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Essential oils for flea and tick treatment for dogs (and how to make your own)

our little boy with a puppy

Everyone welcomes the longer, warmer days of Spring but it also heralds the arrival of fleas and ticks for your pets, definitely visitors you don’t want to be sharing houseroom with.  With everyone spending more time cooped up indoors in lockdown, it is more important than ever to keep your home free of those passengers […]

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How to get rid of flies in your home

houseflies - how to get rid of them!

Featured image: epa.gov House flies (housefly or Musca domestica) are a real nuisance, they come in through open doors and windows so short of keeping your house entirely sealed up for the summer, they can be something that you might just have to learn to live with. The problem is that house flies harbor and transmit […]

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How to get rid of stink bugs

a brown stink bug

Featured image:Brown marmorated stink bug (Wikipedia) Stink bugs, you don’t even have to know exactly what they are to know that you don’t want them around you in your home, just the very name is off-putting! The insect’s title comes from its tendency to release an unpleasant odour when it is disturbed or crushed. The chemical […]

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How to get rid of fruit flies

Featured image source Fruit flies are the bane of the kitchen chef, attracted to fruit and vegetables, they are almost impossible to get rid of if you shoo them away, they just keep coming back.  The trouble is that fruit and vegetables are a constant source of attraction and as they are here to stay, […]

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How to Get Rid of Ticks

what does a tick look like?

Featured image source: bbc.com Ticks are not passengers you want to encourage, either on your skin or on your pets. Ticks can share some nasty diseases although most tick bites are harmless. The trouble is you don’t know the status of the tick that has just latched onto you. Ticks can cause Lyme disease plus a couple […]

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How to get rid of moths in the home

how to get rid of moths like these

Featured image: butterfly-conservation.org There are several different types of moth which live in the domestic environment and, as many moths are attracted to light, it is quite easy for them to gain access through open doors and windows particularly in the summer months. Once inside the house, moths can divert their attention to different food […]

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How to get rid of drain (sewer) flies

drain fly

Featured image: Wikipedia What are drain flies? Drain flies (Psychodomorpha) are not the only flies that can infest drains so it is important to be able to identify which type of fly you have as the treatment to eliminate them may vary. What do drain flies look like? Image source: ncsu.edu/drain-flies Drain flies are quite […]

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How to get rid of carpet beetles

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Featured image: npic.orst.edu   Carpet beetles are incredibly persistent and if you do have them in your home, then one quick spray round of an insecticide is unlikely to get rid of them. Understanding their lifecycle will help you treat them because it is likely that you will need to treat the infested area repeatedly […]

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How to get relief from Hayfever and Summer Allergies

grass hayfever is the most common

Everyone welcomes the long, warm sunny days but if you suffer from hay fever or seasonal allergies then there is always a note of hesitancy at this time of year. Runny nose, streaming and itchy eyes can herald the spring and summer for many people who suffer from seasonal allergies and this can make what […]