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How to Get Rid of Spiders in Your House Naturally

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Internet Marketing |

No one likes having spiders in the house. They are naturally creepy, but they can also be dangerous. Some species, like Black Widows or Brown Recluse, have bites that can cause serious damage and even death in some cases. While it’s important to keep these crawlers outside, it’s also nice to find a way to repel them without spreading harmful chemicals throughout your home. Luckily there are some natural ways to make a spider want to stay outside where it belongs.

Make it Tough for Them to Get in

Spiders love dark, tight spaces. The first thing to do to keep a spider from coming into your home is to block all the possible hiding places for it. Attics and basements are excellent spider homes and it can be nearly impossible to keep spiders from coming into those less-used spaces. Fill any cracks along baseboards, ceilings, or windows. Make sure there aren’t any gaps around your doors. Don’t leave newspaper or cardboard boxes lying around, especially in dark places like under the bed. Vacuum often to pick up any small unseen spiders and destroy any eggs that may have bee laid in cracks or crevices.

Essential Oils

There are several kinds of essential oils that spiders dislike. Peppermint and tea tree oil are two of the most effective scents. You can keep spiders away simply by lighting scented candles or using scented wax burners. A more direct way to use essential oils is to create a spray and using it along baseboards, windows, and doorways. Spiders dislike lavender oil as well. Fill a flower vase with water, add five or six drops of lavender to the water, then add your fresh flowers. The lavender scent will keep spiders away from that part of the room.

Jumping Spider

Citrus and Vinegar

The acidic nature of any citrus fruit will get rid of spiders. All lemon scented liquids will effectively keep spiders out of a room, so stick with lemon scents for floor cleaners, hand wash, and any other cleaning supplies you use. You can create your own citrus spray by using lemon or orange peels. Boil the peels in water, then spray the lemon or orange water throughout your home. Dried peels can be ground into a powder and sprinkled along baseboards or under cabinets where spiders like to lurk.

Diatomaceous Earth

Not all natural spider repellents are as pleasant to use as essential oils and citrus cleaners, but if you have an infestation these may be your best bet to kill the spiders as well as keep them away. Diatomaceous earth is a type of soil that has larger, sharper particles than typical garden soil. When spiders walk through a patch of diatomaceous earth, the particles scratch off the spider’s protective outer coating, causing the arachnid to eventually die from dehydration. Sprinkle the diatomaceous earth anywhere you’ve seen spiders in your home and then wait. After a couple of days, vacuum the earth away. You’ll probably vacuum up some dehydrated spiders, too.

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A Detailed Checklist For Moving Into a New Office

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Business |

When you’re moving into a new office, there are sometimes things that you might forget to pack or things that you might forget to do in the new office that will be of benefit to the family. One task is making sure the internet and cable are on so that everyone will be able to use their mobile devices or have something to do. Create a checklist for moving into a new office so that everything gets taken care of in a timely manner and so that nothing is left behind.

About two months before you move, you want to get quotes from moving companies if you know that you’re going to need help with moving. This is also a time to talk to your family and friends to see if they can help you move as you need to clear schedules for the day. Make sure there is a set day on the calendar for moving, finalizing that date closer to the time to prevent any confusion with services that are to be connected and with people who are helping.

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Make a list of the packing supplies that you’re going to need. These items will likely include boxes, tape, Styrofoam for a cushion between breakable items and markers for labeling. Empty a room or space in the office for boxes that are packed. Before you move, you want to drive through the new neighborhood to get an idea of where the schools are located, where grocery stores and shopping centers are located and where other community favorites are to keep from getting lost.

When you’re packing your belongings, it’s a good idea to get rid of the items you no longer need. Donate them to a secondhand store, or sell them to make a little extra money to pay the movers. You can also use the extra money for some of the deposits that need to be paid for utilities or food for the new office for the first few nights. Create a list of expensive items as well as large items that you need to keep track of to ensure that everything gets taken from one office to another. Pictures are also good to include to prove if any damages occur during the moving process.

Create a folder with all of your insurance information for the new office. You also want to make a list of all of the expenses that you have as these can be deducted on your tax return, especially if you’re moving because of your place of employment. Change your address with schools and the driver’s license office. You also want to notify doctors and other important offices of the new address so that it can be updated in your file. Memberships to associations, such as gyms, should also have an updated address. Start thinking about where things will go when you get to the new office, which is when a list will come in handy. Arrange childcare and pet care for the day of the move to keep them out of the way for their safety.

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Beginners SEO Guide: How do Citations help you rank?

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Business |

Using Citations To Improve Internet Search Rankings

You may have the need for a number of SEO Brisbane Internet marketing options that will improve the traffic to your site, and you must make a number of choices that will help you create a more powerful site. This article explains how you may take advantage of citations on your site, and you will create many different tags that will help your site become more popular and read than before. You may ask for assistance with marketing that will impact how your business is perceived. 

#1: How Do Searchers Find Your Site?

Searchers find your site when they are seeking a number of different terms, and they will have new results that reflect the tags you have placed on your site. You may choose to use tags on your site to attract a number of people using basic keywords, or you may choose to use tags that note your locality. Local information will take your site quite far, and you will begin to see people from near your location visiting you. You will enjoy more local business, and you will find customers who may not have known you were in their area.

#2: Changing Citations For Products

You may alter tags and citations or your site at any time as you release new products, and you will find it quite simple to change tags every time a product is released. You may go so far as to use tags that were created for the season, and you will attract more customers who are shopping for Christmas, birthdays and other holidays. A holiday shopper will search for the specific holiday along with the gifts that were given.

#3: Changing Local Information

Local information offered by a company must speak to more than simply the city where the business is located. The business has many surrounding cities it must attempt to reach, and each of these cities will allow the company more customers who are willing to travel for their services. Local information that is expanded over a large area ensures the company will have extra customers who come from a distance to shop

#4: How Many Times Must The Site Be Updated?

The site you are running must be updated many times over to ensure the tags and citations are not out of date. Each of them will ensure the site is found given the prevailing keywords of the time. Updating with a proper webmaster will ensure the company has more customers coming to their site at particular times because of gift shopping or the needs of the season.

Hiring a webmaster for the site will ensure many different tags and citations have been used. Each tag or citation will be created to ensure the site is easier to find, and there will be a number of people coming to the site for the first time. The site that is built on a steady helping of meta information will begin to create a better clientele that spans a large group of users.

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Successful Business Guide

Successful Business Guide

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Internet Marketing, Marketing |

Out of the blue, I received an email from the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce one day notifying me that we were nominated for a 2016 Business Excellence award.Once I got past my shock and disbelief that they must have the wrong Susan… it began to sink in that someone out there thought we were worthy enough of this nomination. Wow, what an honor! Part of the nomination process consisted of a 30-minute interview in front of a 3-judge panel. Imagine being forced to actually brag about yourself for a half an hour! Talk about squirming in my seat! Fast forward to last week where the awards ceremony took place.

Much to my relief, our category was up first so I could relax the rest of the evening. To be honest, I wasn’t all that anxious – I knew the odds of winning were only 1 in 7 so I waited patiently for the winner’s name to be announced, not at all expecting it to be us. We are not the first business I’ve created; there’s been plenty others ranging from creating craft pieces to faux finish painting. But no matter what I did, I was very passionate about it. Don’t waste your time trying to run a business just to make money. You’re going to tire of it very quickly and it will be harder to make sales.

But when you’re passionate about what you do, others will immediately see that and will be drawn to you like a magnet. One of the truest joys I receive is the knowing how much we are able to help a new business owner get their online presence up and running. Being a part of their joy at seeing their dream materialize into something tangible gives me just as much joy. Running an own business needs lots of knowledge.

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Marketing – An Overview

Marketing – An Overview

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Internet Marketing, Marketing |

For background material to this article, we encourage you to first read “Viewpoint: The ‘invention illusion’ means new rarely is new” published last week on BBC News.This week we’ll be presenting a model for identifying and reporting on inventions, innovations and the like. What makes something new, or can anything really be considered new at all?Maybe any talk of inventions is mere fancy. Is it really truthful to say that anything today is really an invention? Maybe it is just a modification or update on a previous version? But as we will explain, it all has to do with a company’s willingness to benefit people in some new way. The innovation is in the new ways that this “old” invention can now benefit people.

Of foremost importance is to be truthful, especially in advertising. If this product doesn’t do what the marketers claim, then this is wrong. But if it does, then all the more so, the benefits should me made known to the world. But we need to keep things in the proper context, and not presume that these are new inventions exist without some history to them.There is a question on what to do with those marketers who don’t want to admit the past? The best marketers are those that first make an admission (e.g. that this new product is just an updated version), but then proceed to details the reasons why it is still important to buy it. They are not pretending that this smart phone or tablet didn’t exist before in another form. The distinction is with regard to the anatomy of the upgrade, and how these new features can better peoples’ lives. We need then a revolution of good, truthful marketers. While every marketer says they have something to say, the public increasingly only wants to listen to the truthful ones.

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