In the summer the yard becomes more of our personal living space, which means most people like a nice clean and manicured yard. Mowing is also essential for keeping unwanted guests, like mice, snakes and insects at bay. Most people don’t give mowing a lot of thought. As long as it is done, it is… Continue reading Mowing Tips and Tricks
If you are outside lately you may have noticed the mosquito population is fierce this year! One of the draw backs from rain in summer is moist, hot temps are exactly what this critter loves. Here are some tips to keeping your backyard a mosquito free zone! The most effective way to reduce the number… Continue reading Mosquitoes Keeping You Indoors?
In the summer it is easy to head out the door for an everyday task only to find we it is a little harder than normal. That is because our bodies require more hydration when temperatures are high then other times of the year. It is also important to understand the difference between sport drinks… Continue reading Summer Hydration & Infused Waters
In my job we see a lot of kids and parents attending 4-H summer camps across the state putting them at risk for bringing home unwanted pests. It is important to remember that Bed Bugs are here and anyone, regardless of income level or cleanliness, can get bed bugs in their home. In fact, bed… Continue reading Preventing Bed Bugs at Summer Camps
With the official start of summer just a few weeks away, Oklahomans are making plans that include spending a lot of time outdoors. Something to take into consideration when outdoors is the protection of your skin, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension consumer and housing specialist. For a family with a blue-eyed redhead,… Continue reading Summertime Sunscreen
The best way to prevent tick-borne disease is to prevent ticks from attaching and feeding for long periods. Notably, less than one percent of the ticks are infected with pathogens. Ticks must be attached and feed for several days in order to transmit disease. Do not panic if you find a tick attached. Remove attached… Continue reading Preventing Ticks in Your Yard
We have been fairly fortunate this spring, avoiding huge tornadoes. However, first part of May always reminds me about the devastation that is possible from spring storms, along with recent wildfires in the west. Although the things we own can usually be replaced, and in the grand scheme of a disaster are put into perspective… Continue reading Making Your Household Inventory