How Can You Control Pests Naturally?

Living out in “the country” as we do, we’ve run into a great many more “pests” than we ever encountered in our previous cookie-cutter neighborhood. We expected this, of course. But we’ve had to be creative about how we control pests in our area. First and foremost, because safety is a big deal to us. We have pets and kids and we grow things that we eat, so we don’t just want to be destroying our property in order to keep the pests out.

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How does it feel having pests or rodents roaming around your home? It’s not a great feeling! Some pests such as termites can cause material damage while others such as wasps can be a matter of life and death when they bite you (if you have a child who is allergic as we do).

There are many ways of controlling pests depending on the extent of infestation. The use of chemicals can come with negative effects, but the good news is that you can still use various natural approaches to control pests. Let’s explore some of the best natural approaches for pest control as we learn from pest control experts from Flanders (New Jersey):

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Must-Have Nursery Items for a Fall Baby

My sweet cousin is getting ready to have her first baby. Not only am I super excited for the baby, but I also love that fall is one of the best times of the year to welcome your new bundle of joy into the world! The weather is not too hot, and in some cases not too cold (if it’s not snowing yet). But the best part of having a fall baby is that you get to kick off the holiday season with your new addition — starting with Halloween. The thought of shopping for your little one’s first Halloween costume can be so exciting. While adding a Halloween costume to the nursery closet is a must, here’s a list of some items that your fall baby needs for the changing weather. 

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Swaddle blankets

Because the temperature only drops at night, using a really cozy swaddle blanket for day naps is more than enough. Baby Tula baby blankets are made with 100% viscose from bamboo, making them cozy but also breathable. The pulp from the bamboo also makes these blankets plump with softness. Make sure you have plenty of swaddle blankets to provide the most comfort and warmth for your baby so you don’t have to worry about layering them with a ton of clothing. 

Wipe warmer

For those changes in the middle of the night, your baby is going to love the fact that their wipes aren’t freezing cold from being taken straight out of the package. There’s nothing worse than a cold touch after being snuggled up. Keep the crying to a minimum and remember to keep the warmer stocked up and plugged in. It’s also a lot quieter too when pulling a wipe from this device instead of from a crinkling package. 

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Ways to Give Kids Confidence as They Grow

In today’s world, it’s not surprising that many grown-ups are battling esteem and confidence issues. There is a very high chance that such problems came as a result of childhood experiences. If you fail to equip your child with the right skills to empower themself, it’s possible your child may grow up and have similar challenges.

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To avoid this, teach your children how to love themselves and accept themselves as they are. Below are ways you can nurture your child’s self-confidence as he or she grows.

Don’t criticize or yell at them when wrong

Just like anyone else, children make mistakes. They need love when they make mistakes. If you yell at your child or give them negative criticism when they do wrong, eventually they may stop believing in themselves and will not make an effort to do anything.

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6 Great Hints for Having a Better Rest During the Night

Getting a good night’s sleep is essential for everyone, as it ensures that our body and mind are rested enough to face the new day. If you’re having trouble getting your forty winks, take a look at the hints below, which could help you get better rest.

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Sort Out Your Bed

You can’t enjoy a good snooze if your bed is uncomfortable and isn’t suited to your body type. Do a bit of research to find out what kind of mattresses are available. There are various designs, and each is specially manufactured for specific sleeping positions. Some beds are perfect for people who have back problems, while others provide side sleeping benefits. If you know what you need, it’ll be easier to find the right offer. You should consider replacing your bed if it’s older than seven years for better sleep.

Limit Napping

Long naps during the day can interfere with your sleep patterns. If you feel the need to doze in the daytime, make sure you do so for a maximum of 20-30 minutes. Slumbering for extended periods, you’ll find that not only do you feel groggy afterward, but you’ll also struggle to get your rest at night.

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What to Do if You Find an Injured or Orphaned Wild Animal

If you ever visit our home, you’ll realize pretty quickly that we are surrounded by quite a bit of wildlife. From the pairs of hawks that soar over our woods to the family of bunnies that snacks in our yard, there’s lots of opportunity for viewing of animals…and for helping them if they need it.

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How would you feel if you found an injured wild animal or a baby animal looking abandoned? As humans, it’s in our biology to feel empathy. However, the way we act out of our kind hearts can either ameliorate or exacerbate the animal’s condition. 

As a general rule of thumb, humans should never interact with wild animals. That’s why you have to be certain the animal is either injured or orphaned. Here is a good resource to find solutions when dealing with a situation like this.

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