They also allow farmers to establish relationships with their customers and create a sense of loyalty. The USDA maintains a National Farmers Market Directory where you can locate a farmers market near you, find out what products are available there, and the types of payment they accept. If there is no farmers market in your area, consider starting your own. There may be grant programsavailable to help you get started.
Keep your home free of pests without using pesticides
- Securely close the boxes and bags of cookies, cereal or candy to keep out roaches or ants.
- Store foods such as flour, sugar, rice or pasta in airtight plastic bags or containers.
- Dispose of waste in food you find on the floor, the table, the surfaces of the furniture and shelves and other parts of the kitchen or dining room.
- Do not leave any food on the plates of your pet because it could attract cockroaches, ants and rodents.
- Remember to take out the kitchen garbage frequently, preferably every night.
Restriction of water and fluids
- Do not allow water or other liquids in the kitchen or other areas of the home build. Cockroaches can not survive more than a week without water.
- Wash and dry dishes immediately after eating.
- Repair water taps , keys or pipes in the kitchen, bathrooms, garden and around your house to prevent water leakage.
- Avoid leaving puddles or excess water when watering plants. Standing water provides mosquito breeding.
- Open the bathroom window after a shower to remove the steam. Vapor drops are enough to satisfy cockroaches and other insects.
- Seal cracks around pipes, doors and windows to keep out insects.
- Repair holes in window screens.
- Lock the space under the doors.
- Before arriving home have check for eggs, larvae and small insects hidden in bags or boxes for your purchases.
- Discard or recycle the boxes or envelopes that do not need to avoid a haven for cockroaches or rodents.
- Place mice traps inside and outside your home where your children or pets do not have access.
Substance use during childhood or adolescence is linked to long-term health risks
The risk of developing drug dependence or abuse is greater for individuals who start using these substances in adolescence or early adolescence than for those who start during adulthood.According to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), people who start using substances at a young age are at greater risk of needing treatment later.In 2011, 74 percent of people ages 18 to 30 who were admitted for substance abuse treatment started using substances at 17 or younger. The report also showed that 10.2 percent of those admitted for treatment started using at age 11 or younger.
In addition, those who start using substances at a younger age are more likely to be using more than one substance when they are admitted for treatment.More than 78 percent of those admitted who reported starting to use substances at age 11 or younger also reported abusing two or more substances when they started treatment. In contrast, for those who reported starting to use substances at age 25 to 30, less than half as many 30.4 percent reported abusing two or more substances.
Early to late adolescence is considered a critical risk period for the beginning of alcohol and drug use,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde.Knowing the age a person starts the use of a substance can inform treatment facilities so that they can better provide timely and appropriate prevention and treatment programs.”