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.
Germs And Bacteria
Bed bugs, mosquitos, bacteria -- Oh my! We're your one source for everything you need to know about staying healthy in the midst of germs and bacteria. Here you'll find excellent tips for cleaning surfaces prone to bacteria, how to avoid germs in public places, and the best ways to recover after being exposed to germs and bacteria.
Got expired medication? Here’s the scoop on which prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines are still safe to take — even after the expiration date printed on the bottle — and which ones are not safe to take. Plus, tips for safely storing and disposing of old medicine.
If you like weird facts as much as I do, then you’ll appreciate these 5 human body facts that are almost too strange to believe. Trust me, they’re true!
Trying to avoid the flu this year? These flu prevention tips have kept me from getting the flu for the past 3 seasons. They’ll help you too!
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.
The lesson: Whenever someone is about to sneeze in person, try to move farther than 5 feet away from them. And if you’re on a plane when someone sneezes, count the number of rows between you and them. If it’s less than 10, you better take some Airborne right away or some other immunity-booster!
Here are some tips for staying germ-free at home, at work, and when you travel. Many of them I either use myself, or I plan to start using real soon…
Are you a germ freak? I’m not really, but I will admit to being more aware of germs these days. I found this great germ book online, and it’s on sale right now… just $4 including shipping!
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.
There is a new government report regarding the safety of plastic bottles. Supposedly, if there’s a 3, 6, or 7 inside that little triangle on the bottom of the bottle, then it’s not the best kind of plastic that you’d want to be eating or drinking from. Here’s the inside scoop about all of those numbers on the bottom of plastic bottles…
This video will make you think twice before you drink out of the glass in your hotel room next time!
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs are growing in popularity. That means more and more people might be using them without truly knowing how they work and what to do if one breaks. Here are the 5 steps you should take when cleaning up a broken CFL bulb…
With the recent release of the study that found ‘car steering wheels carry more than twice as many germs as a toilet seat,’ I feel compelled to share my thoughts about toilet seats… They’re really not that dirty!
Are you fearful of germs and bacteria? Do you take extra precautions in order to avoid the spread of germs in your own family? Here are some interesting things you can do to prevent contamination.
Antibacterial soaps are useful in hospital and school environments, however, they may do more harm than good when used in normal, healthy households.
Perhaps you already know about it, or (gasp!) have been doing it for years. I may just be the last to know about this healthy new way to prevent the spreading of germs from a cough…