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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 identify and treat a spider bite

Featured image: phys.org Identifying and treating a non-venomous spider bite (and when to seek medical attention!) Most spider bites are harmless but sometimes it can be difficult to tell exactly what it was that bit you because sometimes the bite doesn’t appear until a few hours later and the culprit is long gone. Telltale signs […]

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How to deal with horse fly bites

Featured image source: thesprucepets.com Horse fly bites are an almost inevitable consequence of being around horses during the warmer months. The problem with managing them is that almost always, you will have your hands full either riding or handling the horse on the ground and are just never quite in the right place to brush […]

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How to treat sunburn

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Featured image: Harvard Health   The dangers of unlimited and unprotected exposure to the sun couldn’t be more well-known but it is easy to get caught out on a day when there is less direct sunlight and perhaps just glare combined with a strong breeze. Even when the sun isn’t shining, up to 80% of […]

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Aromatherapy Gardens: Aromatic plants you can grow in the garden

natural garden

One of the only plus points about the world lockdown is that it has come in the spring when there is a chance to get outside into the garden rather than the gloomy, dark days of winter.  This would make it so much harder. Many people are using the extra time on their hands to […]

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Home remedies for Mosquito bites, bee stings and other insect bites

Mosquito bites are a hazard of the warmer weather and you don’t even need to go outside to get bitten.  Even with domestic precautions, it is impossible to completely rid your home, garden or yard of mosquitoes and other biting insects, all you can do is hope to lessen the number of times you are […]