Monday, November 15, 2010

Natural ways to keep spiders and kreepy crawlies out of the house

Summer is fast approaching and with all the wet weather and warmer conditions we've been seeing lately it's a haven for Spiders. Here's some ways that you can stop them from getting into your house.

Steps to Natural Spider Control
1. Find out how they are entering your home. Find and seal all cracks in basement walls and in window casings and doorways. If there is just a tiny crack in your house, spiders will crawl through.

2. Clean any places there are lots of spider webs, clean both inside and outside. Use a broom to sweep down if inside or use water to remove them outside.

3. Keep clutter picked up inside the house so spiders won't have a place to hide. They won't stay in an area that is completely smooth and clutter free.

4. Make your house unfriendly to other bugs. Spiders eat bugs, if their dinner isn't handy, there's no reason for them to hang around.

5. Inside the house, look under beds, couches, and other furniture for hiding places and clean out with a broom. Any spiders can be sprayed with an indoor spray formula (described below).

6. Essential oils:
Rose oil
Citronella Oil
Lavender Oil
Cinnamon Oil
Peppermint Oil
Citrus Oil
Tea Tree Oil
any of the above oils will kill spiders and other insects on contact!

A Natural Spider Spray Formula for inside the house: To get Immediate Relief from spiders inside the house buy 8 oz bottle of Peppermint or Lavender Soap, or any other natural soap. Go to your local drug store (I've found a great supplier at the local arts and crafts store) and buy 1 oz of Essential oil.
Add 5 tablespoons of the soap per quart water. Add 5 tablespoons of any natural citrus oil to the quart water which you added the soap and label it spider control spray. Add to sprayer and spray inside house where spiders are seen. Should be done as often as needed. This is not a long term solution but will provide you immediate help.

You can also add 1 drop of any of the above (depending on preference to you) to 1 quart of water:
Test for strength.

7. Spray outside the house: Spray outdoor trash and recycling bins with any natural soap. Use the same formula as in #4 to spray the containers and the area around it with. You can also use any natural citrus based cleaner at 1 oz per quart water. Spray around the outside of the house and along any places that you see too many of them.

8. Wear long sleeved shirt and long pants when cleaning up in areas you know have brown recluse spiders. Have spray bottle ready with spray formula.

9. Clean up around the outside of the house and garden. Less trash, less spiders. Less places for them to hide in. Do spring cleaning every year and get rid of piles of wood etc that you are not using. You will be glad you did.

10. Keep your trash bins away from the house because spiders will stay around them, hoping to catch the bugs that are attracted to them.

11. Remove old vegetation or wood from against the house foundations. Spiders like to hide in these things and often find entrance from there.

12. Trim back trees, bushes and other vegetation from touching the house walls.

13. Keep pet food tightly covered to keep from attracting bugs which attract spiders. (Don't leave pet food in a dish all day.)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

GO BOYS!!!!!

Make sure ur tuned into 92.9 from 2.45 this arvo with Josh,as he keeps you updated with live scores as Farrer MAHS takes on Eagle Vale High School in the University Shield Final at Shark Park in Sydney.Live scores and news from the game live from 2.45pm.Go the Mighty Farrer boys!!!!! - Josh Out!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tamworth Sport

Well Tamworth have done it again,our sporting teams will host 2 local Grand Finals in the same week.Well done to the Mighty Pirates for securing a home Grand Final berth last weekend with a gutsy win oner Minor Premiers Inverell at Inverell.While in the Group 4 Rugby League the West Lions won in a back and forth hard earned fight against Wee Waa.Up the Mighty Pirates and West Lions-bring home both Cups.......Josh out!!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Want A Baby Girl

Scientists have done some research into how mum's can have a baby girl. Apparently cutting out salt and going on a diet of beans and hard cheese gives you a higher chance of having a baby girl.

So if your planning on having a girl, cut out foods containing sodium like Olives, Bacon, Salami, Smoked Salmon, Potato's, Meats, Bread and pastries. Try eating foods that are rich in Calcium and Magnesium like Yoghurt, Spinnich, Hard Cheese, Rhubarb, Tofu, Almonds, Oatmeal, Brocolli, Oranges, Brazil and Cashew Nuts, Whole Wheat cereals and Figs.

Almost 80 percent of females who stuck to the diet apparently had a girl. So if you want a girl, go through these steps and you never know.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Magpies What To Do When One Swoops

It's Spring and Magpies are nesting again, which means that they could swoop you. Here's some tips on what to do thanks to the Environment Climate Change And Water department.

For most of the year magpies are not aggressive, but for four to six weeks during nesting they will often defend their territory vigorously. People walking past may be seen as 'invaders' of the territory, prompting the magpies to fly low and fast over the person clacking their bills as they pass overhead.

The experience of a magpie attack can be quite alarming, but it is usually only a warning. Only occasionally will a bird actually strike the intruder on the head with its beak or claws. If this unusual behaviour persists, there are ways of reducing the risk of physical injury to humans.

If a magpie swoops at you:

  • Walk quickly and carefully away from the area, and avoid walking there when magpies are swooping.
  • Make a temporary sign to warn other people.
  • Magpies are less likely to swoop if you look at them. Try to keep an eye on the magpie, at the same time walking carefully away. Alternatively, you can draw or sew a pair of eyes onto the back of a hat, and wear it when walking through the area. You can also try wearing your sunglasses on the back of your head.
  • Wear a bicycle or skateboard helmet. Any sort of hat, even a hat made from an ice cream container or cardboard box, will help protect you.
  • Carry an open umbrella, or a stick or small branch, above your head but do not swing it at the magpie, as this will only provoke it to attack.
  • If you are riding a bicycle when the magpie swoops, get off the bicycle and wheel it quickly through the area. Your bicycle helmet will protect your head, and you can attach a tall red safety flag to your bicycle or hold a stick or branch as a deterrent.
Remember Magpies are protected throughout NSW, and it is against the law to kill the birds, collect their eggs, or harm their young. If you feel a magpie is a serious menace, it should be reported to the police or the nearest office of the NPWS.

Drinking Beer Is Awesome

If you think that slurping an ice cold beer after work is only a boys favourite past-time...Think again. According to scientists drinking beer for guys and girls is awesome. Here's why.

It makes you clever - According to research moderate beer drinking has been linked to a healthy brain function helping you out with cognitive functioning

Your Heart Loves It - Researches say that drinking beer lowers your chance of having a heart attack.

It Hydrates You - Researches say that beer can hydrate you more than water - in moderation of course

Lowers cholesterol - Hops are a source of polyphenols believed to help fight cancer, strengthen your immune system and lower bad cholesterol.

It's Good For Your Bones - Beer apparently contains Silicon which helps strengthen bones.

So drinking beer is awesome!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Friday Send Off

Huge Friday Send Off this arvo from 5.Alan Toungue live to talk up his 200th game and the Raiders good form heading into the finals.Plus both coaches from this weekends Group 4 2nd division final between Werris Creek and Kootingal.PLUS we will talk to both coaches ahead of the CNRU Minor semi this weekend between Quirindi and Narrabri-Go Quirindi!!!!!A HUGE Friday Send Off from 5pm this arvo thanks to The Imperial Hotel Tamworth.Only on 92......Congrats Toungey!