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Why Is Collecting Rainwater Illegal in Some States?

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There are numerous benefits to collecting your own rainwater. If you can treat it correctly then it can potentially be consumed but more likely it will be used for washing your home, your car or your animals, for showering, for watering the plants or for washing the dishes. This can then help you to save water which is not only good for the environment but also for your utility bills! With a...

5 Health Tips That Are Good for the Planet as Well

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Making sure to look after your health is incredibly important and you shouldn’t need any extra motivation to do so. Improve your health and you’ll reduce pain and discomfort, upgrade your performance in sports and athletics, increase your attractiveness, become more effective and productive and have far more energy and enthusiasm for life in general. But that’s not to say that...

How to Get Rid of Clothes Moths Without Risking Your Health

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Nobody likes sharing their home with insects any more than necessary but we tend to feel even more strongly about this when said insects are taking it upon themselves to eat all our clothes. This is precisely what happens when you have an infestation of clothes moths, which is why it’s so important to get rid of them quickly. Here we will look at how to identify a clothes moths infestation...

Bedbugs and Your Health – What You Need to Know

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The thought of bedbugs is an unpleasant one, which is probably why parents have used the concept for years now to scare children just before going to sleep (a lot of parents it seems are at least mildly sadistic…). But it’s not just children who should be afraid of bedbugs; it’s an idea that most adults probably aren’t too keen on either and they’re certainly not the...

Is Your Water Making You Sick Slowly?

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If your water was making you sick quickly then you’d most likely notice it, so count your blessings that at least that isn’t happening. However, just because you don’t vomit straight after cleaning your teeth every morning (which would be counter-productive), that doesn’t mean that your water is completely healthy and good for you and there is a lot of suspicion...

A Summertime Insect Repellent Guide

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Ah, summertime. Who among us has not reacted to the warmer weather by wanting to go down to the shore of the lake and enjoy a beautiful sunset? On the other hand, who among us has acted on this desire, only to realize that it is shared by several million swarming insects, all of whom think of us as their dinner? Insects and their bites can very quickly erode the joys of a summer vacation. And...

Bug Spray Poisoning

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Using insect repellants is a handy way to avoid one of the biggest pitfalls of going on holiday – coming back with big painful bites. At the same time, in some cases if you are going somewhere where malaria is prevalent, then using bug sprays can be a very important way to avoid getting ill (along with the use of immunizations). It’s possible to get too much of a good thing, and if you are...

Tips to Get Rid of Sparrows

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Sparrows are cute and attractive birds that are fun to watch and will even sometimes eat crumbs out of your hands. While this may be true however, it doesn’t necessary mean that you want them in your back garden. The problem is that they aren’t supposed to be there and this means that they can damage the ecology of the garden and the balance – thereby damaging the native species there...

Waterborne Diseases in the USA

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Disease-free water is one thing that many Americans can enjoy unconditionally due to stringent control and implementation of advanced water purification technology. However things can still go wrong; sudden or gradual geological changes may affect ground water and E-coli outbreaks may still occur due to accidental contamination. Although Americans can feel confident about their clean water...

Getting Rid of Gnats

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Gnats are a household irritation that can be notoriously difficult to get rid of. Gnats like to live around fruits and vegetables as well as plants. They are particularly common where you might have over-ripe fruits and vegetables and can make a home look unclean and unhealthy. Just to give you an idea of what you’re up against a female gnat can lay 400 or more eggs in their life-time...

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