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Know the cure for jellyfish sting

Know the cure for jellyfish sting
Q. How do I stop termites from attacking my wooden furniture?

Termites at home or firm – is a common problem with wooden fixtures and furniture like wooden doors, shelves, racks, windows, dining tables and wooden flooring. Termites generally feed on dead plant materials – and wood is dead. Some termites can consume about 15 pounds of wood within a week. Houses with high moisture content in them have a higher risk of termites. Here are some useful home remedies to get rid of termites.

a. Cardboard Traps
The termites not only feed on wood, but also on paper and cardboards, these are termite friendly foods as they contain cellulose. The cardboard can be used as a trap to control termites. Wet the cardboard and place it near the affected areas to attract termites. When the cardboard is full of termites, then hold it with handles or with gloved hands and flame it out. Repeat the process several times.

b. Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera kills termites. Crush the aloe plant and store it in a container filled with water over it. Mix Aloe Vera and water properly and spritz it on the infested areas using a mist sprayer.

c. Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum jelly contains phenol. Rub petroleum jelly on wooden furniture. Leave it for a day or two and afterwards use a soft cloth to polish your fixtures.

d. Garlic Oil
An analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry proved that the compounds of garlic oil showed insecticidal activities against Japanese termites. According to a study, concentration (20%, 10%, 5%) of different solutions consisting garlic, neem and tobacco was used in hot and cold water. Solution having higher concentration of garlic in both hot and cold water resulted in 100% mortality of termite species.
e. Fill the cracks or holes in the foundation using mortar or other material.
f. Do not store wooden logs or wooden debris near the house.

Q. What is the cure of a jellyfish sting?

The best treatment for you may depend on the type of jellyfish that stung you. But most stings can be treated with these simple remedies:
a. Remove stingers. Remove any pieces of jellyfish tentacle in your skin by rinsing the wound with seawater. You can also try gently scraping off the stingers with the edge of an ID card or a credit card. Avoid getting sand on the wound. And don't rinse with fresh water or rub the area with a towel, as these actions may activate more stingers.

b. Rinse with vinegar or apply a baking soda paste. Rinse the affected area with vinegar for about 30 seconds. Or apply a paste of baking soda and seawater. Each method may deactivate the stingers of some types of jellyfish.

c. Take a hot shower or apply ice packs. Hot water — as hot as you can tolerate but not above 113 F (45 C) — and ice packs may help ease pain.

d. Take a pain reliever and apply lotions. Apply calamine lotion or lidocaine to help relieve itching and discomfort.

Q. What does a woodpecker eat?

Woodpeckers are omnivores, they eat fruits, insects, berries, nuts and tree sap.

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