How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Sandbox: Cinnamon!

How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Sandbox: Cinnamon!

  A sandbox can create hours of fun for kids but sharing it with bugs is nobody’s idea of a fun time. If you’re looking for safe and effective ways to keep ants and other creepy crawlies away from the kids’ sandy playtime, cinnamon in the sandbox may be your solution. This fragrant spice and … Continue reading How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Sandbox: Cinnamon!

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How to Detect Ticks: Can You Feel a Tick Bite?

How to Detect Ticks: Can You Feel a Tick Bite?

  As the temperatures warm up, tick bites become a concern for families who enjoy outdoor activities. Detecting a tick early and removing the tick properly from the bite area is crucial to preventing tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. But how does a tick bite look and feel? And what … Continue reading How to Detect Ticks: Can You Feel a Tick Bite?

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Mosquito Vision: Can Mosquitoes See?

Mosquito Vision: Can Mosquitoes See?

  Have you wondered about mosquito vision? Maybe yes, maybe no, but you’ve undoubtedly experienced first-hand that these pesky insects manage to bite at all times of the day. Perhaps you’ve even heard some of the latest research that indicates mosquitoes are attracted to the color red. Before you throw out all of the red … Continue reading Mosquito Vision: Can Mosquitoes See?

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What Attracts No-see-ums to an Area and How to Repel Them?

What Attracts No-see-ums to an Area and How to Repel Them?

  Outdoors, and no-see-ums are generally attracted to wet areas. Whether saltwater, freshwater, or brackish water doesn’t really seem to matter; they love all of it. No-see-ums can also find their way inside your home. No-see-ums can get right in your face and definitely be a nuisance, but some species actually bite, injecting saliva that … Continue reading What Attracts No-see-ums to an Area and How to Repel Them?

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