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Spraying our yard for ticks: yea or nay? And chemical or organic?

We have a small back yard that backs up into some woods. I’ve seen deer in the neighborhood (not in our yard though), and there are definitely mice, bunnies, chipmunks, squirrels, and neighborhood cats and dogs that can be seen roaming our property. We’re thinking of getting the back sprayed for ticks, esp. for the sake of our one year old. Is that overkill? And if we spray, do organics work, or do we need to go chemical? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 4, 2015 - 12 answers

OCD Friendly Hair Gel / Spray / Wax

I'm a bit OCD from a touchy/feeling standpoint, and hair gel / spray / wax gives me the chills. I have short hair (under a few inches) and need to gel my hair for work (office environment). Any suggestions for a non-sticky feeling, OCD friendly hair gel / spray / wax etc.?
posted by WhereAmI on Apr 9, 2014 - 21 answers

Looking for a website of personal essays

The website was text-based, with lots of hpyerlinked titles that clicked-through to the essays. The author had a biography page that was a big picture of his face that had been heavily filtered and a brief paragraph explaining that he (maybe?) used to live in Ireland, and now resides in America. His essays covered topics from film reviews - The Matrix is one I remember specifically - an addiction to on of the Civilization PC games, an addiction to nasal sprays that was overcome by going cold turkey for three days, internet trolls, and common logical fallacies. Does anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by Cpt. The Mango on Apr 5, 2014 - 2 answers

What are the major sources of cabin noise in cars?

I've been thinking of buying noise dampening products to make my car interior quieter. It seems that the common approaches are to get spray-on dampener for the wheel wells and peel/stick sheets for areas like the trunk. Some people go nuts and tear the entire car apart to line the entire cabin with sheets. I don't have time or money to go nuts, but I would be willing to be a little crazy to target the top 3 or 4 sources of cabin noise, if I could figure out what they are. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Jun 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me make mag spray and save $20 (SAIT)

Calling all chemists: I'm trying to recreate a store-bought magnesium gluconate elixir spray and am having some trouble. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Oct 9, 2012 - 20 answers

What is the best way to "slick" my hair a bit, but won't make me look like a creep?

Male, late 30s - what is the best way to "slick" my hair a bit, and won't make me look like a creep? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Aug 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Instead of arresting you, how about some pepper spray?

I'm having an online discussion (which I am trying to keep civil) with a group of people who claim that the police in California have the right to pepper spray anyone who does not obey a police order. How in the world can this be true? I'm not a lawyer - but my gut tells me that there has to be case law to the contrary. Help me out!
posted by dirtmonster on Nov 20, 2011 - 18 answers

VOKRA Commander Seeks Chemical Weapon

What would be the best way to subdue an urban skunk? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Nov 14, 2011 - 9 answers

Options for vapocoolant/cryogesic/refridgerant sprays that are safe to use on human skin?

What are the current options for vapocoolant/cryogesic/refridgerant sprays that are safe to use on human skin? What is a hassle-free option to find and buy in a foreign country (Korea)? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I pitch an idea to a corporation without getting screwed?

Can I make a company sign a contract that says that they will have to pay me a certain percentage of profits for an idea? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Jul 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Tomato growing advice

Hey tomato gardeners! I have some questions. Do you use blossom set spray on your tomatoes? Would you recommend it? Do you pinch off suckers? Do you remove some blossoms in pursuit of fuller fruit? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Jun 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Every hose (nozzle) has its thorn.

Yard-Filter: I need recommendations for the garden hose spray nozzle. The one that does not leak if the hose is left on. [more inside]
posted by terpia on Feb 16, 2010 - 7 answers

Decorative graffiti

Art filter: I'm thinking about using spray paint to decorate the walls of a shop. I've never done this before, please help! [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Jan 3, 2010 - 10 answers

My apartment is filled with Mace!

My lovely husband has just accidentally set off pepper spray in our one-bedroom apartment. We're now hanging out in the building lobby, and have all the windows open and the fans going. Is there anything else we can do to make it so we can go back in the apartment tonight?
posted by EmilyFlew on Nov 14, 2009 - 9 answers

How to get this aerosol can to spray

I feel ridiculous asking this. I have a new can of WD40, and the nozzle won't depress. What do I need to do to get it to spray? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Sep 8, 2009 - 17 answers

Damn moles, get off my lawn!

We've been getting molehills in our front garden lately, and we want them to go away. Which anti-mole technology is best for us? [more inside]
posted by Artw on Aug 24, 2009 - 10 answers

Maybe it's time for a (hairstyle) change?

I'm a man, and all my life I've had exactly one hairstyle. Now I'm looking to refine my look a little bit. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Whats the deal with spray tans?

What do I need to know, as a very pale girl, about getting a spray tan? [more inside]
posted by Unred on Jun 16, 2009 - 31 answers

How can I best spray paint my white Macbook's exterior?

How can I best spray paint my white Macbook's exterior? [more inside]
posted by ilumos on Mar 18, 2009 - 9 answers

How messy are vampires?

What happens when someone gets stabbed in one of the main neck arteries with objects of varying dimensions? [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Jan 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Good painters imitate nature, bad ones screw it up...

Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew(screw) it up. (Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist and poet. ) I suck at painting with a brush or pad. What is the best way to paint (Maybe with a sprayer) a large room? [more inside]
posted by emjay on Oct 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find a new hair spray!

Hair spray fanatics: Help me find an unscented, non-aerosol, max hold alternative to this Pantene hair spray. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Acrobatic Skunk?

Do Spotted Skunks stand on their fore legs? [more inside]
posted by Sam.Burdick on May 7, 2008 - 6 answers

Can you spray paint a storage tub?

Is it possible to (successfully) spray-paint a rubbermaid storage tub that would sit outside and be exposed to the weather? Alternative suggestions for sprucing up a plastic storage tub welcome! [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Jan 24, 2008 - 9 answers

our cat is peeing all over our furniture AFTER being fixed... what do we do?

our cat is peeing all over our furniture AFTER being fixed... what do we do? [more inside]
posted by esolo on Oct 21, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me find an affordable Air Compressor and Spray Gun combination?

What is an affordable air compressor and spray gun combination? I'm not sure about how powerful a compressor I'll need. Also, I'm planning on keeping it down the basement and running the hose up through the floor. Is there a way to turn the compressor on and off without having to venture downstairs? (I'm in an apartment and the basement door is outside) I've seen things that allow you to shut off lights with a remote control. Maybe something similar to that? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on May 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Moldy Walls

My family has mold growing on the lower portions of inside of the walls in the central area of our 15-year-old home. We're getting the house sprayed, but the price the contractor gave us seems extremely high. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by silasjones on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

CookingFilter: 2 of Graham Kerr's tools

Asking for my mom: Help us find 2 kitchen tools that Graham Kerr uses on his Gathering Place show. They are not branded with his name. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Aug 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Foot rash

I went to the doctor a couple years back for a rash on my foot, he used a very very very cold spray on my foot, it seemed like he was drying it out. After that, he gave me some cream and that was it. I was wondering where I could find that really cold spray.
posted by Gabe014 on Aug 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Is pepper-based Sinus Spray effective? Dangerous? Risky?

I have chronic sinus infections for which I am now considering surgery after trying most major medical options, as well as a massive allergen removal program. I read about a product called "Sinus Buster" which uses pepper in the form of a nose-drop to clear sinuses. I bought some, and based on just a few days usage, there is a definite improvement. I'm surprised, since the manufacturer also claims that the product can help you lose weight and has even said that it can cure some forms of cancer (multiple miracle claims=sure red flag.) So, my questions: - Does anyone else have any exeperience with this product? - The stuff burns, which I am getting used to - but is it really a good idea to put something that (at least) feels caustic up my nose? Is there a possibility of long-term damage? -Can I become reliant on it for clearing my congestion, as with "traditional" OTC nose drops? Here's the product URL: www.sinusbuster.com
posted by soulbarn on Aug 15, 2006 - 17 answers

What is the magic spray used by soccer/football medics?

What exactly is the "magic spray" used by soccer/football medics? [more inside]
posted by jeversol on Jun 18, 2006 - 21 answers

Help me with a kitty problem.

Cat Issue: I've got a female spayed kitty acting up and spraying my stuff. [more inside]
posted by Destroid on Apr 13, 2006 - 13 answers

Non-violent self defense?

What is the best form of non-violent self-defense, speaking in terms of both resultant injury and price? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2005 - 25 answers

Anti-Fog shower mirror/spray

I'm looking for one of two things: 1. A shower mirror that actually doesn't fog up, ever (without in-line installation or electrical installation), or 2. An anti-fogging spray that works well on, say, cheapy suction mirrors without giving me, say, lead poisoning over the course of a year or something. Any suggestions?
posted by sirion on Apr 23, 2005 - 16 answers

Can someone explain the red liquid spray patterns that appear on the asphalt of Southern California freeways?

Can someone explain the red liquid spray patterns that appear on the asphalt of Southern California freeways? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by quarantine on Mar 26, 2004 - 5 answers

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