18 Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Silverfish

Silverfish, scientifically known as Lepisma saccharina, is a tiny, wingless insect with silver scale body.

Silverfish is not directly harmful to humans. However, they feed on foodstuffs, clothes, wallpapers, cardboard boxes and pretty much anything made of paper. We don’t want that to happen.

You could find silverfish anywhere in your home including in your bedroom.

Here are some good practices, to consider, when dealing with silverfish infestation;

  • Seal cracks and crevices around windows and walls.
  • You could use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in rooms that are often closed.
  • Don’t allow paper-based materials like cardboards, newspapers, and cartons to pile up as these could invite silverfish.
  • Frequently clean compartments and cabinets you keep your clothes.
  • Try to wash dirty clothes and linen as soon as possible to reduce any chance of silverfish infestation.
  • Periodically expose your materials to sun and air to reduce dampness.
  • Do not allow junk to accumulate in your house. Try to declutter your home often.

Below are 18 home remedies and natural ways to get rid of silverfish and silverfish eggs;

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35 Natural Mosquito Repellents To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquito is a major problem in many places especially in Western Africa, India, South America and other hot and humid regions or climates. Mosquitoes spread numerous fatal diseases such as malaria, zika virus, several encephalitides, and dengue.

Here are 4 reasons why mosquitoes are attracted to you;

  • Blood type O: people with blood type O tend to attract more blood-sucking insects than people with type A, AB or AB. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15311477)
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to people drinking alcohol. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12083361)
  • People that sweat or have high body temperature attract mosquitoes to themselves.
  • Talking too much or breathing too hard could attract mosquito to you as mosquitoes are attracted to carbon dioxide.

Below are some good practices to consider when dealing with mosquitoes;

  • Avoid stagnant water in your yard or garden.
  • Provide habitat for natural mosquito predators such as frogs, dragonflies, birds, and turtles.
  • You could use herbs and essential oils (such as eucalyptus, marigold, and citronella) to repel mosquitoes.

Here are 35 home remedies and natural repellents to get rid of mosquitoes;

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16 Quality Natural Treatments And Home Remedies For Mumps

Mumps is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads from one person to another through direct contact and respiratory secretions.

You can get infected with mumps from breathing saliva droplets from an infected person who has just sneezed or coughed or by even sharing utensils or cups with someone who has mumps.

It primarily affects the salivary glands that are located at the back of the cheek between the ear and jaw. Mumps is common among children between the ages of 5 to 12 years old. However, adults could suffer from it also.

Symptoms of mumps include swollen  and painful salivary glands, fever, headache, intense pain around the salivary gland, muscle aches, loss of appetite, fatigue, sore throat, sore ears, pain while talking, swallowing and chewing.

There is an incubation period of 14 and 24 days before symptoms start to manifest. As such, people could spread the disease before they are aware that they have mumps.

Mumps often runs its course and goes away naturally.

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17 Quality COPD Natural Treatments And Home Remedies

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a respiratory disease that is characterized by abnormally inflammatory lungs response and poor airflow in the respiratory tract that makes breathing difficult. COPD is also called chronic obstructive lung disease or chronic obstructive airway disease.

COPD is the third leading cause of death in America. More than 11 million people have been diagnosed with COPD in America. However, an estimated 24 million may have the disease without even knowing.

COPD is an umbrella term that includes respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and in some cases asthma.

The main cause of COPD is smoking tobacco. Thus, the best way to avoid COPD is not to smoke or to avoid smoking. Unfortunately, half of the US population above 40 years old who have challenges breathing, due to asthma, or have COPD still smoke.

Other causes of COPD include secondhand smoke, exposure to lung irritants such as dust, air pollutants, and chemical fumes.

In rare cases, a genetic condition known as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency may cause COPD. People with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency are susceptible to obstructive pulmonary diseases and liver diseases (eg, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in children and adults).

Initially, COPD may show no symptom or the symptoms may be very mild that the sufferer overlooks it and doesn’t go for check up.

However, over time, the symptoms may become more prominent and could include chronic coughing that produces mucus, wheezing, tightness of chest, blueness of lips or fingernail beds, overproduction of mucus or phlegm, shortness of breath, general weakness or fatigue and weight loss.

If not controlled or treated, COPD could lead to other painful experiences called COPD exacerbations. During COPD exacerbations, symptoms become worse than usual and could persist for several days.

There are four stages of COPD:

Stage 1 — very mild COPD
Stage 2 — moderate COPD
Stage 3 — severe emphysema/chronic bronchitis
Stage 4 — very severe COPD

Each stage of COPD has an effect on the sufferer but, in general, the later the stage of COPD one has, the more truncated the life expectancy.

COPD can cause long-term disability and early death. It can lead to other health complications such as lung cancer, high blood pressure, depression and other respiratory infections. Unfortunately, there is no cure for COPD and the number of people dying from it continues to grow.

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19 Quality Home Remedies For Fever Blisters (Cold Sores)

Fever blisters, aka cold sores, are quite common as they spread from person to person through physical contact. Fever blisters are quite unattractive and painful. They could start out as red, swollen blisters and, eventually turn into scabs.

Fever blisters are caused by the herpes simplex type 1 virus. An outbreak usually last for 2 to 3 weeks and they occur around the mouth region. These fevers could become worse when you have a weakened immune system.

As such, improving your immune system through lifestyle change, maintaining a healthy diet and taking due precautions before an outbreak, you can help keep the virus dormant and limit the frequency of blister outbreaks.

There are numerous over-the-counter drugs you can use for fever blisters. However, they may not be effective for you or may have nasty side effects.

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15 Quality Home Remedies For Rashes Under The Breasts

Rash under the breast is a common condition among women especially in women that are overweight or women that have large breasts. It is known as intertrigo and is characterized by irritation under the breast fold.

Common causes of under-breast rash include; wearing an ill-fitted bra, lack of proper air circulation around the breast, excessive sweating. You can tell, from the causes, that hot, humid climate and obesity can exacerbate rashes under the breast. However, allergic reactions to food or drugs could lead to under-breast rashes.

Rashes under the breast may also be accompanied by bacterial or fungal infection as the under breast fold may harbor the growth of germs. In severe cases, the under-breast rash could lead to blisters around that area.

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