Geranium Farm Home     Who's Who on the Farm     The Almost Daily eMo     Subscriptions     Coming Events     Links
Hodgepodge     More or Less Church     Ways of the World     Father Matthew     A Few Good Writers     Bookstore
Light a Prayer Candle     Message Board     Donations     Gifts For Life     Pennies From Heaven     Live Chat

Hodgepodge from The Geranium Farm

Debbie Sharp Loeb, teacher by training but full-time mom to a disabled son, craftsperson, bead artist, great cook, creative homemaker & terrific spotter of cool new products for everything under the sun, presents Hodgepodge: recipes, household hints, stories about children, friends & relatives, cool stuff, music, & much more.

Subscribe for HP via email

Search Hodgepodge...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Mosquito Control and Safety

Did you know that mosquitos can lay eggs in as little as a thumbleful of water?
*Check your property to see if there is any standing water where they can breed.
*Yellow “Bug Lights” are not repellant but they do not attract mosquitoes like other incandescent lights.
*Mosquitoes are most active – usually dawn and dusk, so when possible plan outdoor activities at other times.
*Since they are weak flyers a fan on your deck or patio can provide an effective low-tech solution to keeping them away.
*Keep the grass cut, shrubbery and weeds trimmed to cut down on shaded areas where mosquitos rest.
*DEET, Picaridin and Oil of Lemon-Eucalyptus are proven to be the most effective. Use them properly and only as directed on the label.

For more information and tips check in here:

In many areas of the world, biting insects are not only a nuisance, but also pose a serious health threat. Sleeping under a bednet is highly recommended by the World Health Organization. "A child in Africa dies of malaria every 30 seconds. With a gift of $15 to Episcopal Relief and Development you can help prevent the spread of the disease by delivering a long-lasting insecticide-treated net, which will protect children and families while they sleep. Your support offers community-based training on how to use the nets properly, as well as supplies drug therapy and other health services to people suffering from malaria."

Click on this link to make a donation:


Post a Comment

<< Home

Copyright © 2003-Present Geranium Farm - All rights reserved.
Reproduction of any materials on this web site for any purpose
other than personal use without written consent is prohibited.