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 OC Happenings ~ South County


 

 

South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

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DANA POINT

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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

TOMORROW OPEN HOUSE – SATURDAY JUNE 9, 2012 FROM 1-5pm. Beautiful Ocean View home in the Prestigious Ocean Ranch Community! Come on by 22 Emerald Glen, Laguna Niguel & see all this home has to offer!

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

TOMORROW 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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Caruso’s *MOTHERS DAY* OC Happenings ~ Central County


 

CENTRAL COUNTY

 

COSTA MESA

Coming up May 18-20, 2012 is the annual St. Joachim Church & School Spring Fair. St. Joachim presents a SeaKings Atlantis themed fair. Dive into some fun new games and rides. Enjoy great food and new entertainment. Ride Tickets: Special pre-sale price is 20 tickets for $15. ($20 for 20 tickets once the fair begins) Purchase tickets after mass on Sunday or in the parish office.

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

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HUNTINGTON BEACH

Sunday May 13, 2012 at 11 a.m., 1pm & 3 pm seating’s is Don The Beachcomber Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch.  Featuring 2 LIVE Polynesian Shows and a free gift for all Moms! Brunch will include a tasteful variety of traditional brunch offerings such as Make-Your-Own-Omelet, Macadamia Nut Pancakes, Salmon, Carving Stations, Snow Crab, Salads, Pastas and Fruit as well as a delicious assortment of dessert and Hawaiian Shave Ice! Adults $39.95, seniors $29.95, Kids $14.95 (13 & younger) Kids 5 and under eat free!

IRVINE

Sunday May 13th from 10:00a to 2:00p is Mother’s Day Brunch at 6ix Park Grill at Hyatt Irvine. Enjoy a varied brunch buffet for Mother’s Day at 6ix Park Grill. Food items include king crab, sushi, breakfast selections, entrée specialties, salads, a dessert gallery and champagne. Also enjoy live entertainment and complimentary valet parking. Reservations highly recommended.

LOS ALAMITOS

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NEWPORT BEACH

Sat, May 12 & Sun, May 13, 2012 at 10:00AM to 12:30PM, 1 PM to 3:30 PM, 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM is Mother’s Day Whale Watching & Dolphin Cruises. Newport Landing Whale Watching offers multiple whale & dolphin cruises on Mother’s Day. Each cruise is 2.5 hours and lots of amenities including indoor and outdoor seating, upper viewing deck with seating, large indoor salon with full service bar/beverage center, and captain and crew members to make the most of your cruise. Gray whales, finback whales, giant blue whales, several varieties of dolphin, sea lions and more make for great viewing opportunities. Tours depart from Newport Beach and scenery is incredible. All moms come out for only $15 over Mother’s Day weekend.
$35 Adults $25 Kids 3 – 12. For more information you can call 949-675-0551.  

ORANGE

May 12, 2012, 9:30 am – 2 pm & May 13, 2012, 9 am – 3 pm is Mother’s Day at Orange County Mining Co. On Mother’s Day, the Orange County Mining Company offers a Special Mother’s Day buffet. The fix-your-own ice cream sundaes at brunch are a favorite for kids of all ages. The combination of well prepared foods with the unique decor makes the Orange County Mining Company a truly enjoyable experience with family and friends. Call for Reservations! 714.997.7411

SANTA ANA

Sunday, May 13, 2012 from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm is Tangata Mother’s Day Buffet at the Bowers Museum. Located in the Bowers museum’s Mission-style courtyard, the 160-seat restaurant is offering a buffet brunch on Mother’s Day that includes such items as Classic Caesar salad, Turkey breakfast sausage, Fresh fruit salad with passion fruit coulis, Artisan bread, breakfast pastries, Medallion of beef, Fresh Atlantic salmon and Wild mushroom ravioli. Prices are $40 for adults | $16 children under 12.

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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South County

 

ALISO VIEJO

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DANA POINT

It’s never too early to start planning for Valentine’s Day. Coming up February 14, 2012 from 4:00-6:00pmtry this unique and romantic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! You’ll sail aboard the 95′ Dana Pride at sunset as we search for whales, dolphin and other marine life set against the beautiful Orange County coastline. Chocolates and Valentine’s Day treats are included as well as a complimentary glass of champagne for guests 21 and over! Enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail from our cash bar as well! Be sure to make reservations at one of Dana Point Harbor’s many romantic restaurants for after the cruise and you’ll have an unforgettable evening! For reservations or more information you can call 949-496-5794.

LAGUNA HILLS

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LADERA RANCH

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LAGUNA BEACH

Coming up February 14, 2012 is the Annual Valentine’s Winemaker’s Dinner! Enjoy fine epicurean creations paired with artisan boutique wines while listening to live music. More details to come! For more information you can call 949.715.9463.

LAGUNA NIGUEL

Coming up Monday, January 16 is the annual Teen Tubing Trip to Big Bear Snow Play!  Let’s go snow tubing at Big Bear Snow Play! We will drive up in a school bus for some fun tubing! Pack a lunch. Limited snacks are available for purchase at the resort. You must register by 5pm on Jan 11. The event will be from 8:00am-3:00pm. The cost is $40/ Register online or in the Parks and Recreation Office at the Crown Valley Community Park.

LAKE FOREST

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MISSION VIEJO

January 21, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM at the Mission Viejo Civic Center Parking Lot at 200 Civic Center is the electronics recycling event where residents and businesses will have the opportunity to properly dispose of old electronics, including computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, copiers, VCRs, fax machines, cell phones, printers, scanners, hard drives, stereo equipment, cables and cords, shredders, microwaves, and more. The City of Mission Viejo and the Friends of the Library are teaming up with All Green Electronics Recycling to host this E-Waste Recycle Drive. As a community service, All Green Electronics Recycling will make a donation to the Friends of the Library based upon the amount of materials recycled. Information about All Green Electronics Recycling is available at www.allgreenrecycling.com. For more information about the electronics recycling event, call 800/780-0347.

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA

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SAN CLEMENTE

Plan ahead! Coming up Saturday March 17, 2012 is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance from 5-10pm.  Irish is the theme. Tis’ the 45th annual community St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance sponsored by the Exchange Club in partnership with the City of San Clemente to benefit local charities. Corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings served from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Ticket donation includes a door prize raffle ticket. Green beer and a full service bar at extra cost. For more information, visit exchangeclubsc.org

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

January 14, 2012 is the annual Fiesta Association Hairiest Man Contest from 1-4pm. One of the wackiest contests the Fiesta Association holds. You must come to the sign-ups with a “Smooth Puss” (clean shaven) and ready to be photographed for the “Most Wanted” poster. You then have 8 weeks to grow a beard or moustache that will be judged at the Fiesta Grande March 17th beginning at 6:30 pm, existing beards and moustaches are also welcome. There is a $5.00 entry fee which goes to support the Swallow’s Day Parade. For more information you can call 949-493-1976.

 

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Caruso’s OC Happenings ~ North County


 

 

NORTH COUNTY

 

 

ANAHEIM

Coming up Thanksgiving Morning, November 24, 2011 is the annual Plymouth Rock N’ Run 5k! The 5k and 10k course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River bike trail. There will be live music throughout the event, courtesy of CSUF jazz combo music, prizes, food, and a 1k kids fun run for 12 & under. All of the funds raised by sponsors and race participants will help Reeve-Irvine research to battle spinal cord injuries and other neurological afflictions such as stroke, Alzheimer’s, and multiple sclerosis.

BREA

Coming up November 18-19, 2011 is the Nutcracker Craft Boutique. Offering shoppers one-of-a-kind items perfect for the holiday season. Over the two days, 250 vendors will be on site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can come one day or both to shop for one-of-a-kind items. Due to large numbers of shoppers, strollers cannot be accommodated at this event. Admission $2.00 with proceeds benefiting youth, teen and family programs Parking is free. For more information you can call (714) 990-7771.

 

BUENA PARK

TOMORROW Saturday, November 5, 2011 starting at 8am is the Easter Seals “Walk With Me” Fundraiser! This fun, family fundraising 4K walk is in support of Easter Seals. Enjoy music and games. As walkers cross the finish line, they will receive an adult 1/2 price, same day admission coupon from Knott’s Berry Farm, to enjoy the rides and attractions. For more information you can call 714.834.1111, ext 223.

CYPRESS

Saturday, November 19, 2011 is the annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 am – 4 pm. Start your holiday shopping early! Featuring hand crafted items, sweet shop, holiday lunch and entertainment. Admission is free! There’s also a Breakfast with Santa 8:00am-11:00am – $5.00 per person. For more information you can call 714-229-6780.

FULLERTON

Coming up Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 12-5:30 pm is the Winter Market and Tree Lighting. Come enjoy the entertainment, take free pictures with Santa from 12 to 4 p.m., grab a bite to eat, do some holiday shopping, visit the beer and wine garden, and be a part of the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Free parking is available in surrounding streets and parking structures. Craft vendors, food vendors, businesses, non-profits and commercial vendors are invited to participate as vendors.

GARDEN GROVE

Winterfest 2011 is coming up! Atlantis Play Center is transformed into a frosty fantasyland for the Family WinterFest. Activities include the popular snow hill, holiday arts and crafts, bounce houses, and trips around the park on the Polar Express train. Santa and Mrs. Claus will make a special visit and stop for photos. Food will be available for purchase. For more information you can call (714) 741-5200.

LA HABRA

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LA PALMA

Coming Saturday, November 12, 2011is the Annual La Palma Days! This annual tradition event has been celebrated in our community for over 25 years, encouraging residents, business partners and friends to celebrate La Palma’s community spirit. The event features Miss La Palma Pageant, Parade & Band Review, Activities, Entertainment, Cultural & Historical Activities & International Food & Product Vendors. For more information you can call 714-690-3350.

PLACENTIA

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STANTON

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WESTMINSTER

Coming up is The Rose Theater Christmas Concert. Sacred and Secular Songs of the Season performed by Huntington Beach Concert Band! Enjoy beautiful holiday music favorites for all ages – a fine Huntington Beach tradition! For more information you can call 714-793-1150.  

YORBA LINDA

Sunday November 27 is the Annual Handel’s Messiah community sing-along!
The audience is invited to sing along with the Master Chorus and Orchestra in the favorite Messiah choruses, which include Glory of the Lord, Thou that tellest Good Tidings, For Unto Us a Child is Born, Glory to God in the Highest, His Yoke is Easy, Behold the Lamb of God, Lift up your heads, and of course, the Hallelujah Chorus. If you are a singer, please bring your own music scores (G. Schirmer edition). Music scores are available to borrow. Scores also available for purchase for $10 (including tax) Supplies are limited. Non singers are also invited to come and enjoy the music! For more information you can call 714-996-1960.  

 

 

 

 

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