Tis the season for bug bites and bee stings! It comes along with camping trips, lake swimming, outdoor BBQ’s. When you have had a good bite it swells, itches and is even painful for days. The best way to reduce symptoms is to catch the bite right away so you can tend to it before the swelling an d stinging occurs. Bug Bite Thing is a suction tool you use as soon as you recognize you have been bit or stung.
You simply hold it over the bug bite or sting area and pull up to create a suction you will hold for 10-20 seconds then push down to release suction.
This painlessly and effectively extracts insect saliva/venom from under the skin so that you don’t react to it and get the pain and swelling as fierce. It is reusable and safe to use on all ages.
How easy is that? No chemicals, no greasy or smelly creams and it works for Mosquitoes – Bees – Wasps – Ants – Biting Flies – Splinters & More! If you flip the cap you get a smaller surface to treat places like finger tips and toes. Plus you can even use this to bring splinters closer to the surface for easier removal. The suction handle is also a sting scraper. Make sure you wash the cap as that is where saliva and venom collects when you suction.
Welcome back to another guide full of seasonal topics. Our 2020 Summer Guide is here! This is all about summer from getting your body summer ready, indoor and outdoor organizing, play for the kids and travel. If it fits the sunny weather topic, we will feature it.
Keep checking back throughout the 2020 summer months and see what new topics and brands I have added! In July we will have a fun giveaway for visitors so stay tuned on the blog!
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Summer is finally here, but due to the current state of the world, most Americans are staying at home having been forced to forego their vacation plans. But, instead of feeling sad about being stuck at home and not on a beach sipping a mojito, you can take this as an opportunity to tackle a few summer home maintenance projects. A little pain now will provide big gains later – you’ll ensure that your home not only runs smoothly throughout the summer but also when the colder seasons eventually come.
Assess the state of your roof
You may not think so, but summer is the best time to check your roof and gutters to ensure they’re still in good shape. The last thing you want is to realize that you have a leaky roof when it starts raining in the fall or, even worse, during winter when it’s so hard to get up there and fix it. You can start by checking your gutters to see if there is an excessive amount of granules since they can be a sign of roof issues. Also, look for any chips or cracks in the roof, missing shingles, and water stains on the underside of the attic as they can indicate that your roof needs repair. Make sure to clean out your gutters as well to get rid of leaves and debris that could clog the water runoff and cause damage to the sides of your house.
Check the plumbing system
A smoothly and efficiently operating plumbing system ensures that you have clean, freshwater flowing out of your faucets as well as warm water to keep your family clean. Unfortunately, most homeowners don’t think about their plumbing system when it comes to summer home maintenance until a problem arises, by which time they’re left with a huge mess and a large bill. You can avoid this by checking your plumbing system regularly to catch small problems early before they get worse. Start by checking for leaks in pipe valves, faucets, toilet flappers, showerheads, and loose pipe fittings.
You also want to ensure that all your drains are not clogged, particularly in the kitchen and bathroom; all drains must have a full swirl as the water goes down. Your water heater may also need a tuneup if you notice any signs of damage, including getting cold or lukewarm water, a foul smell coming from your faucet, a complete discoloration of hot water, or low hot water pressure. Most types of water heater damage can be repaired by a professional, but if your heater has served you for more than a decade, it might be a good time to get a new one.
Tune up your HVAC system
The HVAC system is vital for keeping your home comfortable regardless of the weather conditions outside. This is another summer home maintenance must! First of all, since you need your air conditioner most during the hot summer days, you can check it to ensure that it’s cooling properly. While at it, clean the filter to get rid of debris that could make it hard for the system to cool your home or even replace it if necessary. The heating system also needs some TLC to ensure that it’s ready for its busiest seasons – fall and winter. If anything seems off with your HVAC system, your best bet is to hire a professional HVAC company to perform a full and thorough service of the entire system.
As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that all your systems are always working efficiently. Proper summer home maintenance practices not only keep you comfortable and happy in your home but also help you to prolong its life and boost its value.