Thursday, July 19, 2018

Home redemy for rats

1. PeppermintGreen fresh mint on the wooden table
Rats have an acute sense of smell. We, humans, find the fragrance of peppermint as refreshing and pleasant while it’s very offensive for rats.

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DIRECTIONS: Add 25-30 drops of peppermint essential oil to every cotton ball and place it surrounding your home. Keep replacing it when you feel the smell is diminishing off. The peppermint oil kills the rats as soon as they feel it which directly affects their lungs, shrink them and kill the rats off. If you are not willing to put peppermint essential oils, you can go for minty toothpaste or peppermint leaves.

2. Moth Balls
Moth balls can repel both rats and mice. They are poisonous to both humans and mice.

DIRECTIONS: Place moth balls in deserted areas like attic, backyards or basement. Touch them with covered hands and try to be careful. They are readily available, and they are simple to use.

3. Ammonia
Ammonia is a super cleaning agent, but it acts as an excellent repelling agent to the rodents.

REQUIREMENTS: 2 -2 1/2cups of ammonia, 100- 200 ml of water and 2 -3 spoons full of detergent.

DIRECTIONS: Mix all the above substances in a bowl and place the bowl near those locations where rats are frequently found. Ammonia has a pungent smell due to which mice die.The texture of owls feather

4. Owls Feather
There are few natural predators of rats and mice which include owls and snakes. However, we can’t bring them home so we can act smart and put some owl feathers near the holes of rats. These feathers are inexpensive and simple to use. They act as a wonderful repellent to mice.

5. Pepper
Pepper produces a very sharp smell. This smell is very offensive for the mice and rats. It acts as an excellent repellent against them. As soon as the rats inhale the aroma of pepper, their lungs react, and they are dead.

DIRECTIONS: Sprinkle a small amount of black pepper around the residing places of rats.

6. Bayleaf
Bay leaf has an aromatic smell which commonly attracts the rats. They try to feed upon the bay leafs and end up choking themselves. Bay Leafs possess secondary metabolites which are found to be toxic to the mice.

DIRECTIONS: Put some bay leafs around the tiny holes and corners of your house.

7. OnionsRed onion isolated on white background
Onions have a pungent smell as well. This smell is not tolerable for rats or mice. As soon as they smell onions, they try to run away from such places. That is one of the most efficient remedies.

DIRECTIONS: Cut onion slices and place it around areas inhabited by rats or mice.  Try to replace the onions every day as they rot with time.

8. Human Traps
Human traps are the easiest and the most efficient methods for people who would not like to kill the rats. These traps are easy to use and available easily in the market. They comprise of two types i.e. sticky trap and snap trap.

Snap traps entail spring which activates as soon as the mouse reaches for the bait. While sticky traps are considered to be inhuman as the rats get stuck when they try to escape, they eventually die due to starvation or dehydration. Electronic mouse traps are also available in the market.

How to make sore throat feel better

Using Home Remedies to Relieve a Sore Throat

Gargle to help reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt into 8 ounces of warm water. Take the liquid into the back of your throat, gargle with your head turned slightly up, and spit the water out. Gargle once every hour or so. You should wash your mouth out after so your mouth doesn't taste too bad.
Optional: Put one teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar in the gargle and gargle as usual. Do not swallow!

Use nonprescription throat lozenges for relief. Many herbal lozenges that you can buy over the counter contain analgesics like lemon or honey.
Some throat lozenges, like Sucrets Maximum Strength or Spec-T, are safe and effective and contain medicine (local anesthetic) that numbs the throat to soothe pain.
Try not to consume analgesic lozenges for more than three days, as the anesthetics could mask a serious bacterial infection such as Streptococcus (strep throat) that needs medical intervention.

Use throat sprays for relief. Like lozenges, throat sprays such as Cepacol, help relieve pain by numbing the lining of the throat. Follow instructions on labeling for proper dosage, and consult a doctor or pharmacist for information regarding use with other medications and/or remedies.

Soothe your throat pain with a warm compress. You can soothe pain on the inside of your throat with warm tea, lozenges, and throat sprays, but how about attacking the pain from the outside? Wrap a warm compress around the outside of your throat.[1] This could be a warm heating pad, a hot water bottle, or a warm, damp cloth.

Make a compress out of chamomile. Make a batch of chamomile tea (or soak 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers in one to two cups boiling water and let steep). Once the tea is warm enough to touch, soak a clean towel in the tea, wring it out, and apply to neck area. Leave it there for 30-45 minutes and repeat several times a day, if you need to. Alternatively, you can buy chamomile flowers and put it in a teapot and let it sit for five minutes in hot water. 

Make a plaster with sea salt and water. Mix 2 cups sea salt with 5 to 6 tablespoons lukewarm water to create a damp, but not wet, mixture. Put the salt in the center of a clean dishtowel. Roll the towel along its longer side and wrap the towel around your neck. Cover the plaster with another dry towel. Leave on for as long as you wish.

Use humidifiers or steam treatments for relief. Warm or cool mist moving through a humidifier can help soothe your throat, although take care not to make your room uncomfortably cold or damp.
Use a steam treatment with warm water and a dishtowel. Bring 2-3 cups of water to a soft boil and remove from heat. (Optional: steep chamomile, ginger, or lemon tea in the water.) Lest rest for about 5 minutes. Put your hand over the steam coming off the water to test if it is too hot. Pour the water into a large bowl, drape a clean dishtowel over your head, and bring your covered head over the steam issuing from the bowl. Breathe deeply through your mouth and nose for 5-10 minutes. Repeat as necessary.

Take acetaminophen or ibuprofen. For pain relief, it's okay to take acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Avoid giving children under the age of 20 any aspirin. The combination has been linked to a serious condition called Reye syndrome.  Follow dosage instruction on the label exactly.