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Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

Yet another study has found further evidence that catnip and silvervine (and similar plants) may protect against mosquitoes. As icky as some repellants smell, I’d rather rub catnip on myself. Ha! Of course, I’m sure processing catnip would result in a much more effective & useful application. But still, fingers crossed that one of the . . . → Read More: Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

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My Services During The Pandemic

Yes, I’m pet sitting during the pandemic. Established clients (families I already know) are welcome to contact me when they need me. I’m not taking new clients because I’m not doing face-to-face interactions unless it’s a life-or-death emergency.

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I want to be sure I follow your safety procedures as closely as . . . → Read More: My Services During The Pandemic

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Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

Tough to resist Lily smooshing her face into my lips!

(Most recent update: February 24 2021.)

As I learn new info about Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 regarding our little ones, I’ll share it in the comments below.

I’ve had no known exposure, no symptoms, no clients telling me they have been exposed, and I’ve had . . . → Read More: Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

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Avoid Turning Water Into Whine (Automated Garden Irrigation)

One of the things I love about pet sitting is that I get to use many different household products and discover their effectiveness without actually buying them myself. Garden watering products are one category of product I’ve appreciated learning about over the years. I’ve seen lots of products break or wear out faster than others. . . . → Read More: Avoid Turning Water Into Whine (Automated Garden Irrigation)

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Ant Misbehavin’ (Pet-Safe Ant Deterrents and Poisons)

As long as I’ve been a professional pet sitter, I’ve been helping people keep their dog and cat food dishes free of ants. So for years I’ve been implementing non-toxic, safe deterrent methods. Only recently did I have my own ant problem at my own home which led me to research how to kill off . . . → Read More: Ant Misbehavin’ (Pet-Safe Ant Deterrents and Poisons)

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