Keep Flies Away With One Simple Trick…It Really Works!


Keep flies away the natural way…

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I recently saw a post on facebook about this trick…and I never thought about blogging about it until now, since so many people had never heard of this, I thought it would be worth sharing.

My wife’s family has been doing this for many years to control flies the natural way. I was skeptical until we tried it ourselves. It really does work. We would just put in 1 penny and sometimes a crumbled up piece of aluminum foil in a bag, filled it with water and then hung it by a tree, under a patio umbrella or wherever pesky flies would be. It definitely works!

Below are comments on this fly control idea.

Zip-lock water bags: #1 Says: I tried the zip lock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggies with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer.The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!

#2 Says:Fill a zip lock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.

#3 Says:I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store& have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection& won’t come around.

#4 Says:Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it’s like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won’t take the risk of being around that much perceived action. We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn’t hang around long.

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Keep your Pets Safe and Cool in the Summertime


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Five Ways to Keep Pets Cool
Water play, shade and tasty treats…

In the heat of the summer, you may be cranking up the air-conditioning to stay comfortable, but don’t forget about your four-legged pals — especially if they’re spending a lot of time outdoors. Consider these five fun and easy ways to keep them cool and happy.

H2O and treats

It may sound obvious, but your dog and other pets need access to plenty of fresh, cold water. On a really hot day, you might toss a few ice cubes in the bowl to keep the water even colder. There are also ice cream treats designed specifically for dogs, or you can find recipes online to make your own. Here’s one clever idea — fill an ice cube tray with chicken broth or beef broth and then toss your dog a “pop” once the individual squares are frozen.

Water play

Many dogs love to get wet, whether they are splashing in a stream, swimming in a lake or jumping into a kiddie pool in your backyard. You can also set up a sprinkler for them to run through.

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There are always new products on the market to keep pets cool in the heat, such as cooling bandanas and collars, pet beds that can be filled with cool water, and a collapsible water dish that you can carry anywhere — from a hike to a car ride. Keep in mind that if you’re driving with your dog, do not leave him waiting in the car for you, even if you crack the windows. His body temperature can rise quickly in a hot car and prove fatal.

Limit activity in the middle of the day

If you’re heading out for a walk or involving your pet in other outdoor activities, make sure to plan your excursion during cooler parts of the day (morning and early evening). The middle of the day is usually the hottest, and too much activity during this time can lead to an overheated pet. Pay attention to your pet’s cues and seek the advice of a vet if she is exhibiting any health problems.

Provide shade

If your pet stays outdoors, make sure he has a shady place to retreat when the heat becomes too intense. If you don’t have any natural shade in your yard, consider getting a beach umbrella or invest in a doghouse.

With a little bit of thought and preparation, you can prevent your pets from suffering in the summer sun. And they’ll love you all the more for it.

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Caruso’s *NORTH* County OC Happenings


 

 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

Coming up Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. is Get Outdoors! OC at Yorba Regional Park & Tyke Hike.Happier, Healthier, Smarter…Join us for outdoor activities geared to inspire your family to spend time outside. Easy Naturalist led hikes, nature crafts, and more! Each Get Outdoors event is at a different location with various games and activities depending on the park. Feel free to drop in for all or part of this free event. A special Tyke Hike will be offered at this event. Cost: Free (This program is generously sponsored by a grant.) For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

BREA

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BUENA PARK

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CYPRESS

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FULLERTON

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GARDEN GROVE

NOW May 25-28, 2012 is the annual Strawberry Festival! The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history. Free admission! For more information you can call 714-638-0981.
LA HABRA

Coming up June 8-10, 2012 is the annual La Habra Valley Fair! This fair celebrates the success of the youth in our community while giving them a place to showcase that work, as well as learning through competition. High quality hormone free meat will be showcased and available to bid on. Livestock shows – including pigs, sheep, goats, steers and dairy run from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. There will also be a dog show, car show, youth exhibits and Chili cook-off.

LA PALMA

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PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

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YORBA LINDA

Coming up Sunday June 3, 2012 from 11-5 is Celebration of the Arts. A very unique fine arts & music festival featuring nearly 100 exhibitors, including almost every type of visual and performing art that you can imagine. What makes it unique is that it very family friendly, offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, beerfest, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired! There will be Continuous entertainment on 5 stages & a variety of delicious food is available for lunch, including teriyaki chicken bowls, funnel cakes, Italian sausage sandwiches, pasta bar, hamburgers, & tacos. This is a free event, free parking. The event takes place in three locations; Yorba Linda Community Center, Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House, and Hurless Barton Park. For more information you can call 714-996-1960.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caruso’s *CENTRAL* County OC Happenings


 

 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up June 2-3, 2012 is the annual Lions Club Fish Fry. Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and rides in Fairview Park. Event includes fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides. Fish Dinners $10. Also coming up June 9 & 10is the annual BBQ Cookoff and Family Festival. This event is benefitting Kristie’s Foundation, a non-profit that provides assistance, support and cherished moments to critically ill children and their families. Delicious BBQ – Classic Car Show (Saturday) – rib eating contest – beer & wine tasting – Great Kids Zone with activities & entertainment- Live Main Stage music & entertainment.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

Coming up June 7-10, 2012 is the annual Summerfest. This 4-day celebration will include carnival rides, food and beverage booths, game booths, local entertainment, exhibitors, non-profit organizations, live music, beer/wine garden, Battle of the Bands on Sunday, Live Sports Tent, the Fountain Valley Classic Car & Truck Show, and the Dog Day Afternoon event.

HUNTINGTON BEACH

Coming up June 2-3, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is the Huntington Beach Concours, a Classic Car & Motorcycle Show! The Huntington Beach Concours is a fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing that they are also helping a worthy cause, The Huntington Beach Library Children’s Resource Center. It is rated # 1 in California, please help us keep it that way by attending this year’s event. ALSO coming up Saturday, June 16, 2012 is Chili at the Beach from 11 am – 6 pm. Chili Cook-Off as well as a Salsa Tasting Contest (New this year!) There will also be Dads Toys (Choppers  – Trikes), 2 stages of live music and plenty of Kids’ Activities. Benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. For more information you can call (714) 536-8300. AND June 24, 2012 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm is Pups N Pinot. An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction, “Pooch Pageant” at the Newland House. Raising money for A Leg Up Rescue and Waggin’ Trails – rescuing dogs (and other animals) from certain death in our shelters or bad living situations ensuring they get placed in a forever home. $35 pre-sale, $40 at the door. VIP $45, $50 at the door – vip begins at 1pm.

IRVINE

Coming up June 22-24, 2012 is the annual A Taste of Greece! This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, full-Scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings Admission $3.00 Children under 10 FREE.

LOS ALAMITOS

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NEWPORT BEACH

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ORANGE

Coming up Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17 2012 is the Annual Irish Fair and Music Festival from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Western United States. The Fair highlights 16 entertainment areas featuring the very best in the music, song, dance and sport of the Irish, along with over 100 Irish, Scottish and English import shops and arts and crafts vendors along with sheepherding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish Step Dancing competitions in California. ALSO coming up Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 8 – 9:30 p.m. is Nature at Night – Dusk to Dark. Join inside the Outdoors on the first official Saturday evening of summer! Experience nature as the evening fades from twilight to starlight. With a Naturalist as your guide, discover night life out on the trail. Cost: $5 per person/ $25 per family. Advance registration required. For more information you can call (714) 708-3885.

 

 

SANTA ANA

Coming June 2, 2012 is the annual Heritage Music Festival. Bluegrass, Folk and Americana – live music, craft brew beer garden and great food! Plus a Native-American exhibit, a blacksmith demonstration, an adobe brick making workshop, mounted police, photographs in heritage costumes, docent-led tours of the historic Kellogg House, storytellers, student performances in the gazebo between main-stage acts, a popcorn cart, and lots more family fun! For more information you can call (714) 540-0404.

SEAL BEACH

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TUSTIN

Coming up Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. is the annual Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off! The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Watermelon Eating Contest, kid’s carnival, music and much more. Admission is free. For more information you can call (714) 573-3326.

VILLA PARK

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Caruso’s *SOUTH* County OC Happenings


 

 

South County

ALISO VIEJO

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DANA POINT

Starting May 31 – June 3, 2012 is the annual Dana Point Harbor Boat Show!
Both New and Used Boats and Products are on display both in and out of the water at the boat show. General Admission: $12, Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Free admission on May 31st!

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

Starting June 29 through September 2, 2012 is the annual & very popular Sawdust Festival! This outdoor arts and crafts festival is great for the whole family. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere. For more information you can call 949-494-3030.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

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LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

Sunday May 27 is the annual KSBR Birthday Bash! With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special – it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced. This year, they’re adding a tasting of over 25 restaurants that will be showing off their finest creations – the first annual Taste of the Bash! For more information you can call (949) 582-4714.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

Coming up Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10am-4pm is the annual San Clemente Garden Club 2012 Garden Tour. The San Clemente Garden Club presents the 2012 Garden Tour of unique coastal gardeners. Enjoy a self-guided tour of several private coastal gardens including the student vegetable, flower and butterfly gardens at Concordia Elementary School. The selected gardens will showcase varied garden styles, horticulture, hard cape and garden entertaining area ideas for every tour guest. Ticket order forms are available at online. For information please contact Mary Mohr at (949) 498-2818

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Coming up June 30-July 1, 2012 is the annual Relay for Life. A fun and inspirational 24-hour event that brings together a community to raise funds for cancer research. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the largest cancer-fighting event in the nation, raising nearly hundreds of millions of dollars last year alone! It’s a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we’ve lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

 

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Total Eclipse of the Moon


 

“Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished.” ~ Og Mandino

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” ~Goethe

“Are you in earnest? Then seize this very minute. What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power and magic in it; only engage and then the mind grows heated; Begin, and then the work will be completed.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Happiest are the people who give most happiness to others.” ~ Dennis Diderot

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.” ~ Anna Freud

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Caruso’s *MOTHERS DAY* OC Happenings ~ South County


 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

TOMORROW Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2-4 pm come for Teacups of Love with Mom. Mothers and daughters will create wonderful memories together, while sipping afternoon tea, sharing delicious finger foods, and choosing delectable pastries. Enjoy an elegant atmosphere, while dining and creating your own spring craft. For more information you can call 949.643.6700.

DANA POINT

Sunday May 13, 2012 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM is the annual Mother’s Day Champagne Cruise! Join Dana Wharf Sport fishing on Mother’s Day for a two-hour Mother’s Day Sunday Coastal Cruise aboard the newest addition to our fleet, the Ocean Adventures catamaran. This holiday trip will depart Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. Champagne, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, pastries and muffins will be served. (No discount will be accepted for this cruise.)$45 Adults $30 Kids 3 – 12. BOOK ONLINE OR CALL: 949-496-5794. ALSO, now through May 13, 2012 bring your mom in for a Spa Treatment at the Spa at Laguna Cliffs. Pamper Mom this Mother’s Day weekend at The Spa at Laguna Cliffs. Enjoy a complimentary Mimosa with any spa treatment. Spa gift certificates are available. Continue the pampering at home. All of our exclusive Orange Peel products are Buy One, Get One Free! (Certificates are available online).

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

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Coming up Wednesday, May 16, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. is the Whole Foods Laguna Niguel Grand Opening!!! “Bread Breaking Ceremony” to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Whole Foods Market Laguna Niguel. The new neighborhood culinary destination and hang out will host a variety of events following the grand opening to allow the community to sample the store’s offerings and take some goodies home. The first 300 customers in line for the 9:00 a.m. “bread breaking ceremony” will receive a complimentary demi-baguette. There will also be delicious foods to taste and the Seafood Team will be outside grilling in the afternoon

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

Coming up Sunday May 27 is the annual KSBR Birthday Bash! With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special – it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced. This year, they’re adding a tasting of over 25 restaurants that will be showing off their finest creations – the first annual Taste of the Bash! For more information you can call (949) 582-4714.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

Sunday, May 13 come to Sarducci’s Capistrano Depot Mother’s Day Brunch!
Mom will enjoy Sarucci’s special Mother’s Day brunch in their courtyard patio dining located in the heart of Old San Juan while listening to the soothing fountain and enjoying the tastes that made Sarducci’s famous. Overlooks Orange County’s most beautiful train station and is located one block from Mission San Juan Capistrano.

 
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