HELP SAVE THE WILDLIFE and MAKE YOUR HOME SAFE FOR YOU. THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE TO MAKE YOUR
This collection of household
facts, trivia and other information is full of ideas that can be put to use every day. If ONE person takes just one item and
utilizes it, and shares the ideas with their friends, perhaps we can make a difference for our wildlife and the environment
we all live in.
PRACTICE THE THREE R's: REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. HELP US SAVE WILD LIVES.
Use environmentally safe cleaning products: Baking Soda, Vinegar, Lemon Juice, etc., in your home or business. It is
not necessary to use all the chemical products that are on the market today. Some contain agents that can cause allergy, asthma
and other physical problems. These chemicals remain in our environment and expose us, too!
Use cloth diapers when
at home and disposables only when away from home. Disposables are not biodegradable and will still be in the landfill long
after the child who wore them is gone. Instead of using paper towels, buy inexpensive dish towels and toss them in the washer
as you use them.
Another way to save trees is to buy only recycled paper. And instead of paper napkins, you can
buy washcloths and treat them the same way you do your recyclable towels.
Use natural fiber sheets and clothes.
Manufactured fabrics are made out of plastic, a petro-chemical (oil) that is toxic to our bodies. Be sure to wash them and
any other newly-purchased fabric to remove the chemicals applied, called "Finish". This chemical keeps the fabric
freshly starched and wrinkle-free during shipping and selling. At times, the chemical used is formaldehyde, a preservative.
We found it interesting that at a Funeral Director's Convention back in the late 80s, it was stated that: "It is
no longer necessary to embalm the human body. We are exposed to so many preservatives that the body no longer decays as before."
DO NOT use poisons for pests -- non-targeted species
(the good ones) are also poisoned. STW has treated many Birds of Prey who have eaten Strychnine-poisoned squirrels. Old-fashioned
mouse and rat traps are still the best. Don't use glue boards -- birds often become stuck to them and are helpless (we
have seen plenty of this, too).
Cut up string, yarn and 6-pack plastic rings. Animals can become entangled and
die a horrible death at the dump, beach, park, and in waterways. Take a little extra time when shopping to look for and buy
recycled and environmentally friendly products.
Refuse to buy styrofoam products or aerosol cans. Purchase reusable
pump sprayers & refills in wax-coated paper cartons. Use "Lemon Joy" to rid your pets of fleas instead of toxic
flea collars and sprays.
Animals absorb the poison from them into their blood stream and Don't use poison
sprays to rid your home of fleas, roaches or other pesky insects. Instead, use Borax. For fleas, vacuum your carpet and throw
away the bag. Then sprinkle Borax powder on the carpet and furniture, and work the Borax in with a broom or brush. Also sprinkle
it around floorboards and pet sleeping areas. Don't vacuum for 1 week. Repeat every two months. You can also purchase
lizards from pet stores that eat roaches. They only come out at night and are completely harmless (except to roaches, spiders