Are Mosquitos Keeping You Inside Your House

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Are Mosquitos Keeping You Inside Your House

Is the fear of mosquito bites keeping you inside this season? Are you leery of slathering dangerous chemicals all over your body just for a few hours of protection against the blood-thirsty creatures? Have you found so called mosquito traps to be less effective than promised?

Most store-bought bug sprays contain N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide, or DEET to combat mosquitoes. This chemical can irritate and cause skin reactions. Extremely rare cases of seizures and death have been attributed to DEET as well. Clearly, there has got to be a better way to manage mosquitoes than to apply dangerous poisons to your body.

How to get rid of mosquitoes naturally

The first step of mosquito management is to make yourself as unattractive to them as possible. Mosquitoes are attracted to a few specific characteristics in a host.

Carbon dioxide. Mosquitoes hunt their prey through the CO2 that we all expel when breathing.

Body heat. Mosquitoes have sophisticated sensors that track body heat and gases.

Color. Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors.

Moisture. Mosquitoes absolutely love anything wet. Moisture not only attracts them to food sources, but also to breeding areas.

There are other traits that mosquitoes prefer, but these are the main attractions. The first step in mosquito control is to manage these items as well as you can.

Of course, we cannot stop breathing or control our body heat just to get rid of mosquitoes. We can, however, trick them into seeking those traits elsewhere. A fire puts out carbon dioxide and heat. Even burning a candle can be a great assistance in the war against mosquito bites. More on this website @

Color is probably the easiest to control. If you’re going into an area that may have mosquitoes, wear light clothing to make yourself as unattractive as possible. It is also advisable that you wear long pants and long sleeves when weather allows it. In particularly mosquito-filled areas, rely upon clothing that fits close to your skin to prevent mosquitoes from crawling up pant legs or through sleeves.

Moisture is the main concern in mosquito control. Not only the moisture that we expel when we breathe, which alerts them to a host, but because they require it to reproduce successfully. Just like expelling gases and heat, we cannot control the moisture that we expel with our every breath. However, we can manage the moisture around our homes or farm buildings by cleaning up any stagnant water that might be attractive to a female mosquito looking for a place to lay her eggs.

Following the steps outlined above should severely limit mosquito populations, but mosquito-prone areas may require more aggressive actions.

A mosquito net keeps not only a mosquito, but other flying insects out as well. The net can be placed over beds to protect while sleeping indoors or you can purchase a tent made of mosquito netting for camping. Mosquito nets have been used since prehistoric times to protect against a variety of insects. The nets can be made from cotton, polyester, polyethylene, or nylon. They are generally very lightweight and provide excellent protection against mosquitoes. The use of flies traps will not be very much help in this regard.

A mosquito trap is another way to protect without harmful pesticides. These devices come in a variety of sizes and prices, depending upon need. They are placed between the mosquito source and where people gather. Once the trap is set, it will release a combination of odors and/or lights to lure mosquitoes inside. The traps then capture the mosquito and force them into bags, basins, or sticky boards to die.

Another way to combat mosquitoes and getting rid of flies is through the use of homemade mosquito repellent and organic fly control. Many people swear that Listerine is a great repellent. Although there have been no scientific studies to confirm or disprove their claims, Listerine features eucalyptol, a derivative of eucalyptus oil, which is commonly used in insect repellents. The amount of eucalyptol in Listerine, however, is not very high. A better answer may be to make your own insect repellent at home. Following is a recipe that has been used since medieval times to protect against mosquitoes and other biting bugs.

Vinegar of the Four Thieves Insect Repellent:

1 quart bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tbsp. each of dried mint, lavender, rosemary, and thyme.

Quart-sized (or larger) glass jar with airtight lid

Put the vinegar and dried herbs into large glass jar.

Seal tightly and store on counter. Shake well each day for 2-3 weeks.

After 2-3 weeks, strain the herbs out and store in spray bottles, preferably in fridge.

To use on skin, dilute to half with water in a spray bottle and use as needed.

For extra-strong repellent, you may wish to add fresh garlic to the mixture.

As you can see, there’s no reason to call for an exterminator when you can attain easy, inexpensive mosquito management without the use of harsh chemicals or pesticides.

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Looking For Reliable Electricians?

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Looking For Reliable Electricians?

When looking for service contractors like electrical contractors, you will find that they are not as hard to find as you’ve first imagined. However, looking for the appropriate electrical contractor who can and will do the job to your satisfaction will prove challenging. But that, too, is not a big deal. With some research, you can locate someone who will do the job. A dedicated electrical contractor will be available if you need electrical repairs, rebuilds, or electrical design and arrangement for your commercial or residential property.Electricians san antonio

Many new townhomes, condominiums, and flats are currently springing everywhere. With the booming industry, the need for electrical contractors is also rising. When dealing with electrical problems, it is wise to trust the matter in the hands of knowledgeable professionals. Whether the service is needed for commercial or residential buildings, it is always advisable to seek the services of a licensed professional.

Finding the Right Electrical Contractor

What do you need to do? Is it about repairing lights, outlets, or switches? Is the problem to be fixed in your room, living room, bathroom, or outside the house? Is your commercial office or house an old or modern building? Whichever it is, an electrical contractor would know how to address any of these issues. Our electrical contractors are licensed to do electrical jobs because they have complied with the requirements to become service providers where electrical applications are concerned. They are well trained and know which services are appropriate to resolve the problem of your house or commercial establishment.

Perhaps the house or building you are staying in may have been built decades ago. Now, you need a professional with some orientation in outdated electrical structures. A professional oriented in building and electrical construction is perfect for the job. When seeking the services of an electrical contractor, look no further. A service provider is always qualified to fix your residence or commercial establishment. Contact us today.

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Exceptions to the Two Year Statute of Limitations

Exceptions to the Two Year Statute of Limitations

There are, however, exceptions to the two-year statute of limitations:

When the Plaintiff is a Minor, Child.

A wrongful death claim on behalf of a minor child can not expire until the child is of legal age. The two-year statute of limitations, therefore, does not start to count down until the child’s 18th birthday. For example, if a 15-year-old child lost their father in a work-related accident, that child’s claim would be extended until two years after they are of legal age (their 20th birthday). Generally, a minor child has no legal standing to file any civil suit in Texas until they turn 18.personal injury law - limitations

Even so, a minor child is not restricted to waiting until they turn 18 to pursue a wrongful death claim. A parent or guardian can pursue the claim on behalf of the minor child. This is usually a better idea than waiting because the evidence necessary to win a wrongful death case will usually vanish long before the child becomes of legal age.

When a parent or guardian pursues a wrongful death case on behalf of a minor child, the court will appoint an ad litem (a non-biased, third-party attorney) who will review the terms of the settlement or jury verdict to determine that the resolution was fair and in the best interest of the child. This keeps family members and other parties from helping themselves to the child’s claim. Once the case is resolved, the money is put into the court’s registry and is made available for the child when they come of legal age. The ad litem legal representative is also allowed to invest this child’s money, under certain clear circumstances and only with the supervision (and at the discretion) of the court.

When the Defendants or Their Negligence Were Unknown

Wrongful death cases in Texas are subject to the “discovery rule” which states that the two years do not begin to run until the time that a reasonably prudent person would have known that they had a cause of action. A perfect example if the differences in this discovery rule would be to compare a fatal construction accident injury and a fatal injury in a pharmaceutical case. Wrongful death from a construction accident usually doesn’t take very long to determine if someone’s negligence lead to the death of your loved one. So the discovery process usually begins relatively quickly.

But on the other hand, imagine that a person takes a pharmaceutical drug and dies due to complications from taking that drug. Then, ten years after this death it is determined that the drug was defective and that this defect was a direct cause of that loved one’s death. One of the decedent’s family members – typically the spouse – would more than likely be able to file a claim even though the standard two-year window had expired. The idea behind this is that the plaintiff did not know that they had a case until years later: which would, therefore, extend the statute of limitations.

Put our experience to work for you, today! If you want to know what your rights are, and how Texas Statute of Limitations laws affect you and your surviving family members after the accidental death of a loved one, even if the events or time-frame for filing your lawsuit are unclear, we can help you understand the best way to proceed with your claim, how much compensation you can reasonably expect to secure, and the right time to spring into action against the negligent defendants and their well-funded insurers and attorneys.accident attorneys

We can answer every one of your questions and share the likely strategy to produce the rightful compensation you have a right to claim, in addition to “hanging back” and waiting for the right moment. In the words of Sun Tsu, “Make no battle until the outcome is foregone and favorable.” Because sometimes, waiting and preparing is the best strategy.

Contact our wrongful death attorneys at our Texas Law Firm now at 1(800) 862-1260 (toll-free) for a free consultation and find out how we can help you and your family during your time of grief and doubt.

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