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Natural Mosquito Repellent to Ward Off Summer Bugs & More



My Ecocentric Mom Box has arrived just in the nick of time. Summer is in full swing, which means so are the mosquitos. There are lots of ways to reduce mosquitos around your home, but most of us still need to use some kind of repellent when we're in the garden, at a picnic, or […]

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Simple, Non-Toxic Ways to Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus



West Nile Virus is on the rise in the United States, a consequence of the climate change that is bringing more extreme weather conditions to many parts of the country. The Centers for Disease Control report that, "since 1999, 30,000 people have been reported as getting sick with West Nile Virus. Occasionally, an infected person may […]

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To Beat Mosquitos – Don’t Zap ‘Em, Trap ‘Em



Don't waste your money buying electric bug zappers or battery-powered insect traps. They don't actually prevent mosquitos from breeding, and they're pretty intrusive – who wants to sit on the porch on a nice summer night and hear "zzzz" every time a bug gets electrocuted? This simple mosquito trap is a more environmentally friendly option. […]

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