Easy steps to get rid of cockroaches

Get rid of cockroaches easily with these methods


Get rid of cockroaches


It is no secret that cockroaches are  very nasty pests, which people constantly try to eliminate, but seem to have no end. Cockroaches are not only repulsive ,but can transmit diseases.(This information was taken from peststart,read more about roach elimation:how to get rid of cockroaches effectively.)


The cockroaches usually hidden from the human presence, but one look feel safe environment start walking through the house in complete freedom, but that’s the trouble with this? Besides that cockroaches spread disease, contaminate our food without us noticing. Many times we think that cockroaches are resistant to poisons we buy in the super market that not achieve the desired result; but in this publication will show how to eliminate cockroaches using onion and baking soda.



Onion and baking soda



You want to get rid of cockroaches? Today we have a number of options without to get rid of cockroaches easy and simple way; but what happens? some with expensive and others are not only expensive, they are very strong chemicals that harm our health and our mascot if you have one. But do not worry because there are always alternatives. In this publication we will show a video of how to end the cockroaches with home remedies easy to make and very economical, plus some advice to prevent the presence of this insect.


 Onion and bicarbonate


It is important to note that our home hygiene is a key point to combat this insect as cockroaches look for food waste, moisture, drainage water with food residue etc … Another key point to combat cockroaches is to understand where they are hiding or where they live in our house; some of the favorite places they are in the bathroom and the kitchen, in the bathroom sink on the inside and the drainage of the toilet and the bathtub, also where there may be hidden crevasse. Other places are attractive to them wooden furniture, drains, sinks, heating, air conditioning, ceiling board, refrigerator, oven, microwave and debris places.

Garden Pests-How to get rid of them?

How to get rid of garden pests?


garden pests


Pests are attacking your garden…

Clear sign of the presence of insects in the garden is the lack of pieces of leaves and petals. When certain insects and infections feed,then the decayed ones leave traces of the leaves and flowers. Remaining gaps may also appear on the inner surface of these areas. If you notice this, analyze the presence of snails and other insects.

Other signs you can detect clearly are yellowish spots or discolored areas. Also the general weakening of the plant, and even its lack of vitality. Signs like wilted or yellowed leaves are usually due to a matter of hydration (overwatering, for example), although they may well be symptoms of plant disease, mostly caused by certain insects, such as mites, ants and worms.

To prevent the occurrence of garden pests. You must maintain control and hygiene in the area of ​​cultivation.You can also use pest control as linked before. Clean the pots and remove withered or deciduous, especially those that fall to the ground or pot as the rot, attract more insects.

Clean the outer area of ​​the pots with chlorine bleach or white vinegar alcohol, to scare away many insects. If you transplant a plant, be sure to thoroughly clean the new pot inside. Use new fertile land, to prevent the spread of fungi and diseases that may have been in the previous land.

Also be sure to clean the plant, its leaves and stems, with barely warm water. You can supplement the water with a few drops of white vinegar, alcohol, or even create a nicotine solution. Be sure to read our recipes for homemade insecticides and repellents, to maintain good hygiene and health of your plants.

Dust mites all around the world

Dust mites are attacking and spreading allergies

Dust mites allergy


Mites, particularly  dust mites cause in Germany at about 15% of the population allergic reactions. These are not the mites themselves that cause allergies, but the separate you mite excrement contains the so-called P1 antigen. This allergen triggers an allergic reaction of the immune system of the type I, the “immediate type”. This immune response is manifested in various symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, coughing, itching, and swelling of the mucous membranes in the ENT area. In severe cases it can even lead to asthmatic reactions.


Mites belong to the arachnids. However, they are so small that they are barely visible to the naked eye. Mites love high humidity and live with humidity levels of over 60% on formally, as they find in the house. This also explains why house dust mites are hard to find in the dry, higher mountain ranges from 1500m yet. In particular household mites live in mattresses, bedding, carpets and curtains. Even cuddly stuffed animals offer the mites an attractive habitat.


House dust mites feed on human skin scales, hair and eg animal feathers. Everyone loses at least about 1g dander daily. Of these scales can live thousands of mites in each bed and produce the allergenic mite feces.Read more about dust mite allergy and symptoms.


Because of its durability and its excellent facilities with claws and barbed mites in the home are very difficult to eradicate. The in pharmacies over the counter mite sprays are controversial in their effectiveness. You can, at best, be an additional measure, by reducing, for example, fungi, to which the mites are dependent.

Actions to take:

As useful measures should be mentioned in any case:
thorough cleaning of mattresses, beds and pillows
Reducing humidity through regular airing of rooms
Vacuuming with anti-allergenic HEPA filter
Verification of air filters in air conditioning and extractor hoods
Avoid carpets and rugs in bedrooms

Don’t let dust mites take over your home!

Dust Mites are attacking,what are you going to do…?


dust mite attacking


Where to find dust mites?

Where is common to find dust mites?
Dust mites are so small they can not be seen with the naked eye. They live in warm places with high humidity and things made of fabric, for example:

  • Mattresses and pillows
  • upholstered furniture
  • carpets and rugs
  • curtains
  • Plush Toys

Did you know? More dust mites live in your bedroom than in any other part of your home.For more information,read here about dust mites.

How I can remove dust mites from home?

It is impossible to eliminate all dust mites, but there are steps you can take to reduce the amount present in your home.

Remove and protect the things that collect dust

If possible, remove carpets and rugs. Dust mites live on vinyl surfaces or wood.
Limit the amount of upholstered furniture, curtains and soft toys. (Make sure the toys to retain washable.)
Use antiallergic bed linen pillows and mattresses.
Avoid dried flowers and other things that collect dust.
Clean everything that gather dust
Wash the bedding (sheets, blankets, comforters, feather duvets and bedspreads) with hot water once a week. Dry thoroughly.
If you can not get rid of carpets, use washable carpets and wash frequently.
Wash curtains Clean blinds and ceiling fans frequently.
Vacuum furniture and carpets at least once a week.
Limit the amount of animals and other toys and if possible, wash with hot water once a week.If this still doesn’t help,then you need to further find ways to get rid of dust mites in your home!

Carefully clean

Wear a mask when cleaning the house or find a person who is allergic to dust mites to do it. The masks are available in many pharmacies and hardware stores.
Use a damp cloth to remove dust.
Use filtered vacuum high efficiency particulate (HEPA) filter to trap dust mites.
Reduce the humidity in the home
Use a dehumidifier and use air conditioning when the weather is warm for the moisture inside the home (or at least in the bedroom) does not exceed 50%.
Who should treat my allergy to dust mites?
Your doctor may treat any allergy. If symptoms do not improve within 3 to 6 months, if they are serious or you need emergency treatment, your doctor will probably recommend an allergist. Allergists are specialists in the treatment of allergies.

Am I covered by insurance treatment for allergy to dust mites?
Most health insurance plans cover treatment for allergies. Consult your insurance company:

Do I need permission from my doctor to consult an expert in allergies?
Am I covered by my insurance education for the patient or services or special products (such as mattress covers and pillows) for allergies?
Am I covered by my insurance company a pre-existing problem? This usually means any health problems you had before enrolling in the current health care plan.
What test for allergies and medications covered under my plan?

How to keep your yard pest free

Keep Your Yard Pest-Free


pests in yard

Other means of pest control
The pesticides alone, given the problems they cause, are not the ideal solution in the long term, to combat pests. Fortunately other weapons are appearing. Some of the most promising is the use of farming methods that hinder the spread of the pest, biological and genetic control of pests, the use of hormones and pheromones, radiation, etc. The combined use of these techniques when necessary supplemented with a moderate use of pesticides, called Integrated Pest Management. The FAO (United Nations agency responsible for food) is promoting programs and Integrated Pest Management believes it is the right method to achieve sustainable agriculture.

1.-Farming techniques

Various crop characteristics are important in the fight against the spread of the pest. Which are healthy and hardy plants makes them much more resistant against organisms that attack them and choose the right time for planting, irrigation and fertilization is very important to maintain healthy crops.Also can be used pest control supplies to fight pests.Another technique being used successfully, for example in crops of alfalfa, is to leave a portion of uncultivated field. The area under cultivation is good for predators of organism that causes plague live there. They control pests neighboring cultivated area.

Crop rotation is effective in controlling pests. We have seen, for example, that when not plant corn every year in the same rows of a field, a pest of this plant called the rootworm is effectively controlada.Subir to Top

2. Biological control

It is to use disease, parasites and natural predators to control pest organisms. Has been used, for example, successfully, when an area has been introduced a pest from another part of the Earth. Newcomer body is in ideal conditions to multiply because it has no enemies or competitors in the new place that just invade. One solution, which has been successful on several occasions, has been searching the place of origin of the plague organisms controlled there and bring new place to attack. Up to Top

3. Genetic control

In the genetic control a distinct species is not used to control the pest, but the same species is modified.

One of these control techniques using sterile males. A large number of male insect pests that are sterilized then released. Sterile compete with the normal fertilization of females, so many of the theoretically possible offspring are not produced, which decreases the pest population from one generation to another. This technique is successful especially those insect species where the female is crossed only once.

Another is to develop procedures for various techniques, varieties of pest-resistant crops. It can be done by selecting plant specimens that have resisted the plague and crossing each other, until a strong genetic variety. This process usually takes about 10 or 20 years but the result is often outweigh the effort and money spent.

Genetic engineering provides interesting techniques to get varieties of pest-resistant plants. For example, a gene from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (producing a poison that kills insects) has been introduced into cotton plants. The caterpillars that feed on leaves of these genetically altered plants die or suffer serious disturbances in their development.

The development of resistant strains have had great success in the fight against pests, but has not always been a success. In many cases insects, fungi or bacteria proliferate rapidly and can again become the plague of variety it was resistente.Subir to Top

4. Hormones and pheromones

Pheromones are substances that produce animal to attract or provoke a response in other individuals of the same species. They are well known to those used to attract individuals of the opposite sex and thus facilitate fertilization. Each insect species has its own specific pheromones and therefore can be used very selectively to act on a specific organism. Thus, for example, they have been used successfully to attract Japanese beetles to traps that are killed.

Hormones used by insects to control their development and growth can also be used to fight them. These hormones must be present at certain times of insect life in appropriate quantities and if they are not present in other appropriate times cause serious deformities and death of the insect. We investigate to find such substances, but has also been concern that they could cause damage to others, even in hombres.Subir to Top

5. Quarantine

When there is a risk that the importation of a plant or animal other country enter a new pest, governments prohibit importation or decree quarantine the farm where there has been the emergence of this new pest. This quarantine may involve the destruction of the entire crop or livestock operation that contaminated or prohibition to sell their products for a tiempo.Subir to Top

6. Integrated Pest Control

Many pests can not be controlled effectively with a single technique, but using various methods combined control good results. This combination of cultivation techniques, biological controls and use of chemicals is known as Integrated Pest Management. In this system pesticides are used sparingly, only when other methods are not effective.

This system is very important part of the new agricultural methods being promoted worldwide as a way to ensure an effective and environmentally friendly agriculture. In some crops such as cotton it is already having special influence. Cotton is a crop in which a large amount of pesticide used. In the US, for example, while only 1% of agricultural land is used for this crop, it accounts for nearly 50% of all insecticides used in that country. Using simple techniques such as planting rows of alfalfa with cotton fields, reducing the need for chemical pesticides, for Lygus causes, a bug causing considerable damage to cotton, move to the alfalfa, the preference for food.

Skunk feces were found in the yard!

Skunk feces were found in the yard!

Skunk feces


The study was conducted during the months of September to December 2006 in the forest of P. rugulosa Pocsi district, annex Tuctumpaya (Kessler 1995), located 26 kilometers southeast of the city of Arequipa, 16º29’17, 51 “S and 71º20’01,12” W, between 3600-4000 m in the western slope of the Andes in southern Peru. The study area is considered within the living area Desert Shrubland Montano Subtropical and the ecosystem of Tolar Microtémico (INRENA 1995;. Jimenez et al 2003), whose soil is stony-sandy and has rainfall of around 300 mm annually. The main human activities that take place in the forest of P. rugulosa are logging, grazing cattle, goats and camelids (Medina et al. 2005).

Excrement of skunks

Excrement intensive searches Andean Skunk in 3 plots, each 1500 m long and 250 m wide were held, covering a total area of ​​112.5 ha. The plots were located in rocky and steep places, which could be potentially used as shelters by C. fuck (Travaini et al. 1998). The droppings were identified according to the considerations of Travaini et al. (1998), who recognized as the land masses pointed to insect remains surrounded by traces of skunk. They then collected and transported in paper bags to the laboratory for examination. Simultaneously a reference collection of flora and fauna of the study area, based on 5 individuals of each species was developed.

In the laboratory, the feces were weighed and measured (length and diameter). To separate food items from each excrement recommendations Korschegen (1987) it was followed: first, they were placed in plastic bags and soaked in water for 24 hours, then were passed through a sieve of 200 mesch to remove dirt and then They left to dry in the atmosphere for 48 hours, and finally each food item was removed in Petri plates using a stereoscope and stilettos.

The food material was determined to the lowest taxonomic level possible, following taxonomic keys (Francke 1977; Borror et al 1981;. Zeballos and Lopez 2002), other references (Zeballos et al 1998;. Ochoa, 2005a; Ochoa, 2005b) and compared with the reference collection taken in the study area.

Dams found in the droppings are presented on the basis of: frequency of occurrence (FO) calculated by dividing the total number of prey species or category between total prey found; and percentage of biomass, calculated by multiplying the number of individuals of each species or category for its average weight (estimated from the reference collection) and then divided by the total weight of food items, multiplied by one hundred (Travaini et al 1998; Donadio et al 2004).. During the counting of arthropods it was considered: even jaws, pincer, wings, antennae, heads and stingers to record each individual.

Improve Your Workplace by organizing

Improve Your Workplace by organizing

Improve your workplace


Having organized the workspace helps optimize working time and improve your productivity. Furthermore, studies say that when working hours are too long, having a clean workspace and clean helps maintain emotional stability and work with harmony.

Therefore, in this post we will present some simple tips that can help you improve and optimize your workspace:

• A constant cleaning: is one of the factors that must be taken into account. While most companies have cleaning staff, that does not mean you can not clean yourself your desk, drawers, mouse, keyboard and so on.
• Clean the computer: this advice not only attaches to the outside of the computer, but also for the content you have on it. Experts recommend keeping folders to help you organize your information in a systematic way.
• Use natural light: is another factor that can benefit the labor “climate”. Failure to use this type of light, we recommend using one that is quite similar, then this element helps create a relaxed and friendly environment to work.
• Place an archivist: this type of furniture are characterized by very useful for maintaining orderly documents. Not recommended papers and file folders stacked in the workplace, as this cusa visual noise and disruption. Therefore, when working with too many printed documents, choose a file cabinet drawer or cabinet is the best option.
• Ensure that it is well ventilated: the fresh air is the best option; it is recommended to opt for workspaces that have sufficient windows for good ventilation. In hot countries like Nicaragua it is also recommended that workplaces have fans. When it is not possible to have the above, you can opt for air conditioning, provided this is not too low in terms of the outside temperature.
• Use pleasant colors on the walls: painting with neutral colors or a little cold is another aspect advisable, because according to the psychology of color, these shades will help maintain a peaceful atmosphere and motivates the workforce.
• Place a task organizer: A corkboard or markers may be useful to bear in mind and in view daily, weekly and even monthly activities to be performed.

On the other hand, there is also a series of tips designed to promote the physical well-being of people within their work environment. Among them are the following:

• Use good furniture: from having a chair that promotes good posture, to a desk with enough space to place the tools needed for the job, are recommended and comfortable furniture designed for activities to be undertaken.
• Having an oasis or area for a cold or hot drink: if it is true it is the duty of companies to provide these inputs to workers, employees can also choose to carry a bottle of water, instant coffee, etc.

While the advice given in this entry may seem quite simple, they could also be incredibly beneficial when applying, for the count a fit for work performance physical space will help you work better and thus obtain very good results in your day to da

Carpenter bees attacking your yard?

Carpenter bees attacking

Carpenter bees attacking


Carpenter bees are kind of bees that are related to bees and bumblebees. Like other types of bees, carpenter bees are beneficial and economically important for its role in pollinating flowers and food crops. Although often seen floating around the houses usually they are not harmful to humans. Male carpenter bees have no sting, bites and women only if touched. However, carpenter bees can cause damage to homes and other structures when tunnel in the wood to build their nests. The best way to deter carpenter bees is to paint any untreated wood structure.
Level of Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Things You Need:PuttyPutty knife ,Exterior primer and Paintbrush


Discouraging carpenter bees

Identify likely nesting sites carpenter bees. Carpenter bees nest almost exclusively on untreated, unpainted wood. They seek protected areas that are protected from strong winds and rain. Paneling under the eaves of a house, the wood fascia and wooden structures such as garages and sheds are good nesting areas. Look for telltale holes or other damage.

Discouraging carpenter bees

Fill the holes with putty. Carpenter bees return to the same nest sites year after year – the presence of old holes encourages them to nest in the area.
– Paint the wooden structures identified. Apply two coats of good quality external primer and at least one layer of topcoat. For structures that should not or can not be painted, two layers of good quality outer varnish can be used instead. Wood stains do not prevent carpenter bee damage.
-Inspect potential nest sites regularly, even after the wood has been painted. Exterior paints may deteriorate due to the sun, the weather and time, and may have to be repainted.
Tips & Warnings
Consider covering or replacing wooden structures with aluminum, asphalt or vinyl siding if damaged repeatedly by carpenter bees.
Carpenter bees are not usually aggressive, but a female bee sting in his wake. Use caution when working near carpenter bee nesting sites.

How to get rid of skunks in the yard

How to get rid of skunks in the yard

how to get rid of skunks in the yard


Skunks are omnivorous animals that live in human waste. Although harmless, you should get rid of them without approaching them or risk being bitten or even get a dose of their noxious spray that can cause great discomfort to the animals and human eyes.

These creatures often take up residence under decks and patios and scaring them away with a broom is not the best opción.Afortunadamente, there are some things you can do to get rid of skunks in your yard, including:

1.) Do not feed skunks

Skunks are scavengers and eat nutritious than anything in its path. If you have trees that produce berries, crab apples, fruit or nuts, regularly clean raking the yard as often as you can.

It should also rule out other vegetation, as heaps of grass, as they may contain seeds and other food sources for skunks. Place a pan under bird feeders to collect the falling food and clean the street seeds in your yard.

Ripe fruits and vegetables are another attraction of skunks. Therefore, you should surround their crops with a low fence as skunks can not override but can dig under the fence. It can be considered burying the fence a few inches below or sprinkle chili powder or cayenne fence around the perimeter to keep skunks away. Also reap the ripe vegetables and fruits from his garden as soon as they are ripe to prevent skunks from feeding on them.

2) Protect your Waste

Skunks survive with waste, therefore, it is important to keep trash sealed properly. You can get a garbage can lock in local stores for home improvements in your area. You can also consider storing garbage in the garage or in a shed at night so that her scent does not attract skunks.

3.) Bright Lights; Frightened skunks


Skunks are nocturnal creatures and they do not like bright light. Lighting your yard at night will scare away skunks, but runs the risk of attracting insects love the light like moths and crickets.


Since the light will shine in the yard overnight, using energy saving bulbs and solar lighting to save energy and avoid paying high electric bills.

In addition, you can use a motion sensor tripped when any creature approaches her. Thus, the lights do not have to stay overnight as the skunk has to intervene in the sensor to light.

4.) Use chemicals that repel skunks

There are certain chemicals whose scent can keep skunks away. Just spray in areas where suspected skunks skunks spend time and avoid those areas. However, you must apply repellents regularly especially after heavy rains. These chemicals include:

· Dog and fox urine. If you are unable to pick up dog urine, you can buy products containing dog or fox urine in a hardware store and spray it on the patio.

· Pepper spray also repels skunks and other wild animals such as squirrels.

· Citrus peel naturally repels skunks. Esparza either lemon or orange peels in your patio especially in areas where suspected skunks spend time.

· Ammonia; soak cotton balls in ammonia and place them in your yard to keep skunks away.

· Mothball


If you use ammonia or mothballs, keep them away from children.

5.) Install motion activated sprinkler

These sparks automatically when there is any movement too close to them. They are a natural and safe way to get rid of skunks. Place them in areas suspected skunks shelter.

6.) Close Off skunks Hiding Places

Skunks reside mostly in protected areas under the porches and terraces. Close these spaces using a fence, rocks or plywood.
Piles of building materials, wood can also serve as shelter for skunks. These materials must be stored in a container or vessel to prevent skunks to reside there. Also, clear undergrowth or large shrubs, since they act as skunks hiding.

If skunks are persistent to leave your yard, contact animal control center in your area to help take care of disposal. They have special tools to catch and release skunks away from your patio.