Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith

Weekly Trip to the Library This week we discussed the dangers of pesticides and the need to use bug spray and how to use insect repellent safely. Here is another option. You can make insect repellent out of herbs. Herbal insect repellents work. They can help keep flies away from the dinner table, fleas off […]

Using Bug Spray for Nannies and Au Pairs

Yesterday we discussed the link between pesticides and ADHD. Despite the dangers of pesticides, there are also plenty of dangers caused by being bitten by bugs. We summarize an article by CBS News on proper use of bug spray below. The Centers for Disease Control warns about the dangers of the West Nile virus, which […]

Don’t Be Bugged

You may be a bit of a pest to your charges, but sometimes you have to bug them to protect them.Similarly to sun damage, protection from insect bites is best accomplished by prevention. Avoiding areas known to harbor flying insects and ticks goes a long way to prevent bites. Early morning and early evening are […]