For years we've had silverfish darting around our guest bathroom floor. I bought some silverfish traps (little cardboard boxes with sticky goo to ensnare them) and they helped, but didn't stop them. In 2017 I read that lavender oil is a good silverfish repellent. It's only [amazon_link asins='B00PYS7R7M' template='PriceLink' store='boingboing' marketplace='US' link_id='45821b01-58c1-4b72-95e5-f9356cc91bce'] for a small bottle on Amazon, so I decided to give it a try. I wetted the end of a Q-Tip with the oil and ran it around the perimeter of the bathroom floor, adding a little extra to a seam between the floor and the wall. It smelled nice and did not see a single silverfish for two weeks. I finally saw one, reapplied lavender oil on the perimeter of the floor, and it keep the little bastards aways for an even longer time. Now I hardly ever see them, and treat the floor every few months.
It's easy enough to snip a cable tie with cutters, but in some cases, you might want to remove It without cutting it. If you need to re-use the cable tie or want to avoid the risk of cutting a cable by mistake, you need to resort to a non-destructive removal method. Core 77 has… READ THE REST
With Live Photos activated, iPhones record what they see 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture. It's useful when you're taking photo of something moving or changing quickly and want to select a key single image, but I find it annoying and my phone seems to enjoy defaulting to it. Here's how to… READ THE REST
Writer Clive Thompson (a frequent contributor to Boing Boing) has an excellent regular column at Medium. One of his recent pieces is about how he switches to a different word processor when he is revising a draft. He says seeing the words in a new window, font, or interface gives him the distance he needs… READ THE REST
Whether you're an avid athlete, a weekend warrior, or a casual exerciser, you owe it to yourself to recover properly. The best way to do so these days is with a massage gun. It doesn't get much better than an at-home percussive massage that you're in control of because you know your body best and… READ THE REST
If you're an at-home cook who is gearing up for all of the holiday cooking this season, you know the work that goes into making the dishes your family and friends love best. You also know there are some kitchen tasks that take forever to complete, and just aren't fun to do. The 3rd Generation… READ THE REST
The holiday season is upon us, which means we'll all be surrounded by friends and family cracking open ice-cold beverages to celebrate. This usually means the glassware will be brought out and washed over and over, or a thousand red cups will be floating around your home long after the party is over. However, now… READ THE REST