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How to Get Rid of Flies Easily

How to Get Rid of Flies Easily

One of the most annoying problems of the hot season is the emergence of flies. The presence of these annoying little creatures in your home is not only unhealthy but it’s also an irritating factor that can distract you from doing your chores.

These flies are also the carriers of some really dangerous diseases and if you have kids, preventing their access into the house it’s crucial.

Simple Steps to Get Rid of Flies

  1. Secure Your Windows With Protective Nets

Whether you are living in a flat or in a huge house, installing these protective nets to your windows, even to some of your doors, might save you from a headache during the summer.

  1. Plants
  • The smell of cloves will flush flies out within minutes.
  • You can place a few dried leaves in small sachets and you can even place them near the windows.
  • Lavender, mint, laurel, and eucalyptus are also great options when it comes to “chasing” flies away.
  1. Insecticide Spray
  • The market is saturated with these products but, unfortunately, not all of them provide the promised results.
  • According to some forums and websites specialized in gardening, some of the most efficient products are Fendona, Muskill and Protect.
  • These are great because they can be used both outdoors and indoors and they come in various shapes and forms (sprays, granules).
  • If you spray these on your stairs, terrace, window nets by following the instructions on the packaging, they should do the trick.
  1. Ultrasound Machines
  • Another option is to use an ultrasound device. Big companies, high-end stores, and even restaurants adopted this strategy to get rid of flies because it doesn’t generate any sounds or any odors.
  • These devices are equipped with high-frequency ultrasound emitters and flies perceive them as a danger because it affects their central nervous system.
  • Ultrasounds are super safe in terms of having children around or pets, they also don’t interfere with other electronic and home appliances and they are inexpensive.
  1. Use a Vacuum Cleaner
  • Yes. I am talking about the same vacuum cleaner that you guys are using when you are cleaning the house. Besides the fact it’s a clean solution because it doesn’t imply harmful substances, it’s also the quickest one.
  • Muscles that have already entered the house can be caught using a regular vacuum cleaner or using a mini insect vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner is a clean solution without harmful substances and without contact with the bite.
  1. Electric or a Normal Fly Swatter
  • We all know what a fly swatter is, but only a few know there is also one that works by electrifying the insects.
  1. Traps for Flies
  • Flies traps are some of the most efficient solutions because they have a single entrance blocking the exit.
  • Pitfalls are made of transparent glass filled with vinegar or a sugary liquid meant to attract these little fellows.
  • These can also be used both indoors and outdoors.
  1. Stickers and adhesive tapes
  • Another object similar to a trap is the sticker or the adhesive tape.
  • Stickers can be glued to windows or other surfaces flies are drawn to. The product is odorless and does not generate toxic emissions.
  • The only disadvantage is the fact they are not very “pleasing for the eye”.
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How to Fix a Clogged Toilet Without a Plunger

How to Fix a Clogged Toilet Without a Plunger

Have you ever “experienced” a clogged toilet?

Because we might provide you with the world’s simplest trick to solve this nasty situation.

The best part is the fact that this particular trick can be performed by anyone without too much effort. Most of the times, when this type of situation occurs, we don’t own the required tools (plunger) to unclog our toilet and we also have to do it fast in order to prevent other “complications”.

How to Fix a Clogged Toilet Without a Plunger

clogged toilet

Method 1:

  • You need to pour liquid soap, liquid detergent or shampoo into the toilet and wait for 15 minutes.
  • In the meantime, boil a large pot of water and after it started seething, pour the water into the toilet until the bowl it’s filled up,
  • The final step is to flush the toilet so that the circular motion cleans the pipe completely.

Another super effective method also does not involve a plunger because this is the whole point of this article (obviously).

 

clogged toilet

Method 2:

  • Grab a plastic wrap and put some gloves on, just in case.
  • Squeeze a generous amount of toilet paper into the bowl and to don’t skimp on.
  • After you make sure the toilet bowl is full, seal the toilet bowl with wrapping foil and flush the toilet a few times.
  • By applying pressure repeatedly, the residue will be pushed through the drain, successfully eliminating any obstacle.

 

clogged toilet

Method 3:

  • In this method, fill a medium-sized pan with water and leave it until it boils.
  • Pour the hot content water the toilet and hopefully, this will dissolve the remaining residue on your pipes.

No matter how much you want to deal with the problem yourself using handy materials and not resort to plumber services, sometimes it might be impossible because the cause or the object which generated the problem is not something that we can see. However, if the cause of the malfunction is just toilet paper, you might be able to solve the problem on your own without any assistance, by using one of our tips.

However, as already mentioned, in many cases the cause of the problem is hidden from the view, and the blockage might be caused by old, corroded or cracked pipes. In this case, they collect and store any waste and therefore the toilet will become clogged all the time.

In such cases of emergency, you need an experienced plumber who has the equipment and the materials. Maybe you need to replace the pipes and that certainly requires professional experience. So, before you try our tips, make sure this inconvenience is something that you can figure out, otherwise trust the professionals because they know what they are doing.

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How Earthworms Improve & Protect the Soil

How Earthworms Improve & Protect the Soil

 What creature have no arms, no legs, eyes to see, but no ears to hear?

…..an earthworm, right?

They look bad and people also claim, these little fellows are able to destroy the soil and, therefore, your precious garden and your lifetime work.

However, what you have to know is that these old-fashioned conceptions are 100% false because although they might not look like a pair of graceful butterflies, you should definitely enjoy when you see earthworms crawling around your garden because it’s a sign that suggests your soil is rich in nutrients.

Therefore, despite their repulsive and muddy appearance, for gardeners, they are most the most amazing creatures.

How Earthworms Improve & Protect the Soil

  • These little buddies “work” the land as much or even harder and more than a passionate gardener.
  • Their contribution, without ceasing, determines earthworms to dig deeper and deeper into the soil without the slightest need to see the light of the day.
  • Most of us don’t realize, which is normal, but earthworms are a very important part of our existence.

We can consider these creatures our own small natural recycling network. Practically existing in every corner of the Earth, for those who want to cultivate the garden in harmony with nature, this little crawler is very important for both soil and the evolution of your plants.

How to Make Sure your Garden is Being “Protected” and Maintained by Earthworms

Grab a shovel and start digging around. Once you spot earthworms struggling to hide you stay relaxed because your garden will be rich and productive. Earthworms help maintain the fertility of your soil, improve texture and drainage, transforming the organic matter into humus.

In case you don’t spot too many of these in your garden, it is time to do something to improve the soil quality. However, it’s not the case to bring earthworms from other places because once they realize the soil lacks from organic substances they will leave. The simplest measure that you can adopt is to increase the amount of organic matter.

We can keep these living creatures around if we stop using any chemical fertilizers and provide them the right environment, shaded from the sun and with an increased level of humidity.

The humus produced by earthworms is the best organic fertilizer in the world, ideal for horticulture, forestry, and vegetable crops.

About Earthworms

  • Basically, these crawlers don’t stand the sun, the heat over 300C, the cold below 10C and the lack of humidity.
  • Although they are equipped with both sexual organs the frames need a partner for mating.
  • If you see them tight in the gem, leave them alone, they are on the right track.
  • They are multiplied by the deposition of an egg of 2-3 mm, brown, from which a single frame comes out. These eggs appear with a frequency of 2-3 weeks.
  • They grow fast enough, reach sexual maturity in max six months, full life cycle stretching to 2-5 years.
  • Feeding is influenced by the temperature of the environment (as well as the whole metabolism). Under 100 C they become slow, below 5 0C become inert, below 10C they die.
  • They multiply on organic matter from kitchen waste and cleaned vegetable scraps.