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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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