Bye-Bye Bites

Forget citronella candles and tiki torches, a custom-designed automated mosquito misting system from SWAT Mosquito Systems is the way to truly end the annoyance of mosquitos and no-see-ums.
Text by Sandy Lindsey & Stacy Wynn | May 26, 2018 | Lifestyle

It also works on flies, spiders, gnats and other outdoor insects. Plus, it’s backed by an unmatched mosquito-control guarantee. So don’t let flying bugs ruin your next outdoor party or kid’s playdate. Commercial systems are available for restaurant patios and more; 954.437.1815;

While we savor the fact that we’ll never have to shovel snow in South Florida, we still like the ambience of winter. Eye-catching and smoke-free Cocoon Fireplaces are very eco-friendly. They run on bio-fuel, don’t require a flue and are easy to clean. Units give off approximately as much CO2 as a single candle, and 3.6 kw of heat to warm a small space just right. Available in hanging, standing and in-wall designs, in a black satin finish or stainless steel;

When it comes to cleaning, some people try to do it immediately, some prefer to do it when company is coming…and some will rate a chapter in their maid’s memoirs. All should know the following:
Text by Stacy Wynn

Sneeze SOS
The average person spends 87% of their time indoors, and an astonishing 50 million people suffer from allergies nationwide. Dust is one of the most common allergies — about 70% of that is comprised of dead-skin flakes.



Kitchen Hazards
Most kitchen sinks actually contain more germs than the toilet. If that isn’t scary enough, approximately 75% of diseases in the U.S. and Canada can be attributed to poor food handling.



Tough Inhale
No matter what type of a cleaner you are (obsessive, realistic or “I’d rather move first”), using improper cleaning products can result in an indoor air quality that’s up to 500% worse than outdoors.