Smart consumer tips and strategies from Eyewitness News Online
Stop Bugging Me
It's happened to you at one time or another, you walk into your home and find creepy critters. What do you do to get rid of them? If your answer is hire an exterminator, that can be a pretty costly choice. But, Dr. Myles Bader, author of the 21st Century Reference Guide to Cooking Secrets and Helpful Household Hints says you can often do it on your own for practically pennies: "You can keep the ants, inspects, and critters away from your property, away from your house, with mostly natural ingredients that you have around the house." Here are some of Bader's tips:
If you have a problem with mice, rats, squirrels, or moles, Bader recommends using peppermint oil. Put it on a cotton ball and place it in any trouble area.
If these rodents are outside, try planting peppermint plants.
Don't Tick Me Off
Calling all dog owners, To get rid of ticks and fleas:
Crush up some sage (as close to a powder as you can) and rub it on the pet's skin. Wait 20 minutes and brush off.
To keep them away from Fido's sleeping area, put one or two drops of lavender oil on his bed.
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