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Is a mole harming your grass?   Here’s a home remedy to get rid of him from your yard.

For the First Procedure, you’ll need:

¼ cup castor oil                                                        2 tablespoons liquid dish detergent

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper                               6 tablespoons water

 

Blend together ¼ cup castor oil, 2 T liquid dish detergent, and 1 T cayenne pepper.  Be sure to blend them well.  Then, add 6 T of water, blend.

Keep the solution in a sealed container and store until you see a fresh mound.

 

Second Procedure:

2 tablespoons of the original solution                   1 gallon water

 

Mix well 1 gallon of water and 2 T of the original solution.

Using a spray bottle, spray the mole holes as well as the top of the tunnels.  Or you can simply pour the solution into the moles.

 

For safety tip: Wear gloves or keep your fingers out of entry points; moles may bite you.
Ceramic tile floors are the most chosen floorings among homeowners.  Aside from being durable, they’re also easy to install, waterproof, and don’t demand much maintenance.  However, just like other floorings, they still need proper cleaning and care to look like as good as new and last for many years.

Clean the floors daily.  Use a vacuum cleaner to remove loose dust and dirt on your floor.  After that, mop the floor with warm water and mild detergent, or cornstarch, or baking soda.  That will help your tiles stay shiny.   Or you can also mix water and vinegar.  That will work as a natural grease remover; use only small amount because of its acidity that can destroy natural stone tiles.  To avoid a cloudy floor, change the bucket of cleaning solution once the mop gets dirty. Let the floor dry right after mopping to avoid new dirt set in by using clean-absorbent cloth.

Put some extra attention on the tile grout.  Grouts easily absorb any dirt and grease.  Before using the commercial cleaners, try to use a homemade cleaner.  Maybe, some mix of baking soda and water. Put the paste directly on the grout then, let it sit for a couple of hours.  Scrub with toothbrush or other small scrub brush.  Avoid using metal brush, it will scratch the tiles.  Wash with warm water.

If natural cleaner doesn’t work, try a bleach solution.  Always wear rubber gloves when using it to protect your hands.  Follow product instructions as indicated.  If your grouts are colored, don’t use bleach; it may affect the color.  Also, take care not to get the bleach solution on the tiles.  Use toothbrush or small scrub brush to clean the grout, then, wash the floor with warm water.  Let the floor dry completely and apply grout sealer to prevent it from absorbing dirt quickly.

Wood furniture especially dining table gets stained easily from hot items or fire that touches it surface.  But fortunately, most minor burns in wood may be able to remove.

 

Try one of these steps:

Mix equal amount of baking soda and non-gel toothpaste and rub into the marks. Wipe off with clean cloth. If the marks are still there, rub it again with paste. Make a paste of lemon juice and cigarette ash, then, rub on the paste with 0000-steel wool. Once the wood is exposed, stop rubbing. Make a paste of salt and olive oil and let sit for at least one hour. Wipe off with dry cloth. Mix equal amount of vinegar and olive oil, then rub into the marks. Mix a solution of oxalic acid crystals and water and dab into the marks with a cotton swab. Let it soak for 20 minutes or more, then, wipe off.

Dab a solution of baking soda and a water and clean with dry cloth