Do you know the best way to remove a tick? I do. I do it all the time. I’ve removed DOZENS of ticks from myself, my husband, and my dogs! I’ll show you — from my own experience using tweezers and videos from others showing easy ways to remove ticks without tweezers. Do you know which ticks carry Lyme Disease? I’ll tell you — so you’ll know which ones to look for where you live and exactly what they look like.
We live in a world where even bug bites now are pretty scary -- especially if you're allergic to certain types of bugs and they bite you. Beyond using epi-pens, there are ways to treat bug bites and to avoid them in the first place. Before you head out the door or grab a tweezer to pull that tick off of your skin, read this collection of articles first!
I had no idea I was suffering from the early signs of Lyme Disease – until I got the official Lyme Disease diagnosis. Here’s how I found out I had Lyme Disease, what I’ve learned about how to treat Lyme Disease, and what it’s like living with Lyme Disease in Tennessee.
What is the best tick repellent for humans, you ask? Well, have you heard of Permethrin spray? When it comes to repelling ticks, avoiding Lyme Disease, and buying tick repellents… we recently learned a little secret from the U.S. Military. It’s called Permethrin! If it’s good enough for the Department of Defense, then it’s good enough for us. Here’s why we use Permethrin anytime we go in the woods now. By the way, it repels both ticks AND mosquitoes… far better than DEET-based products do.
There’s a difference between home mosquito control and insect repellents. See what makes each of these mosquito preventatives unique, how using natural mosquito repellent sprays can help, and why they’re better than other mosquito repellents on the market.
Even the mere mention of lice conjures up nasty images for most of us. But let’s face it — lice happens. And it’s best to know about head lice removal before it happens in your home. The best at home treatment for lice is vinegar. Here’s what you need to know about this natural lice treatment, plus a few other options to treat hair lice yourself.
Spring is in the air and so are insects like bees, wasps, and mosquitos! An allergic reaction to bites or stings from any of these can be very scary… and sometimes even fatal. Always keep Benadryl on hand and know these allergic reaction symptoms to watch for — to keep your kids, your pets, and yourself safe.
The camel spider is also known as a wind scorpion, sun spider, and wind spider. They are mostly found in the southwest U.S. and in southern Africa. Camel spider size, speed, and dangers are explained here.
Fortunately, there aren’t that many poisonous spiders in this part of the United States. That said, the hobo spider itself is fairly common. While not fatally poisonous, you still need to watch out for them and keep from being bitten if you can! Here’s what you need to know about hobo spiders.
Dust mites are present and hiding all throughout your home. The house may look clean, but the dust mites are in the air. About 80% of the flecks you see floating in a sunbeam streaming through the window are dead skin cells… and dust mites! Here’s how to avoid dust mite allergy symptoms without spending a dime.
Hate mosquitoes? Here are some of the best ideas for making your own all-natural mosquito repellents, plus a few organic mosquito repellents you can buy.
Bedbugs are a one-time myth has recently been proven to be a REAL threat to people everywhere — both in hotels and at home. Here’s what to look for to determine if there are bedbugs in the bed you are sleeping in, how to treat bedbug bites, and how to prevent bedbugs in your home altogether.
I’ve been living with Lyme Disease in Tennessee for years now. Here’s my story — how I got Lyme Disease from a tick bite and the Lyme Disease rash that followed. Plus, a little about the Lyme Disease movie that had a huge impact on me, a list of people in Nashville Tennessee with Lyme Disease, and a little about Lyme Disease doctors in Nashville Tennessee.
Here’s how to tell if you’ve been bitten by a black widow spider and how to treat the spider bite if you have. Be sure to look for the classic red hourglass shape on the spider’s body.
After being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, my symptoms went away for 1 year and then returned with a vengeance. See the meds my doctor prescribed right away, what my first official round of Lyme Disease treatment was like, and how my Lyme Disease symptoms changed after beginning treatment for Lyme Disease.
If you have a lot of spiders in your area, get a FREE poster to help you identify spiders, including the Brown Recluse spider, Black Widow spider, Wolf spider, and many others. Plus first aid information so you’ll know what to do in the event of a spider bite!
The following pictures illustrate the progression of a brown recluse spider bite. Photos from days 3 through 6 are not too graphic. However, the picture showing the infection on days 9 and 10 are very graphic. Your discretion is advised if you choose to view.