Category Archives: Pests & Problems

Useful information about the insects in your garden, what they are, what they look like, the best way to combat slugs, all natural insect repellants, beneficial insects, control powdery mildew as well as a listing of toxic plants.

The Stinky Truth About a Common Pest

Warmer, longer days, flowers blooming, birds chirping and the onset of the garden season are all glorious signs that cold weather is behind us. And, while taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Mother Nature at work is refreshing, the good does bring a few, less-than-ideal issues - a major one being stink bugs....
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Natural Insecticides and Fertilizers

Summer is finally here, time to enjoy the garden, relaxing while the kids and pets run around the yard. Till its time to do some actual yard work of course. I was planning to fertilize the lawn this weekend and do something about those aphids on the roses so went to my local superstore. As...
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Pest Control at the Hummingbird Feeder

Four-Legged Critters The most common complaints I hear are about the neighborhood squirrel population. Though not predators, squirrels are devastating to a feeder and will knock down and chew up whatever they can get their paws on. As bad, or worse, in our area are the raccoons that slip right up to the house at night....
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Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me!

With the advent of mosquito season, many people are feeling concern for more than just the annoying itchiness of a bite or two. Worries about West Nile Virus -- and other mosquito-carried diseases -- are leading many who would normally avoid excessive use of chemicals, to start spraying and slathering on insect repellents containing the...
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How to Use Essential Oils to Repel Insects and Mosquitos

Abide me staying near nature and forestry, insects and mosquitoes always the problem while i sleeping, especially Mosquitoes, until i have to use "RIDSECT", chemical synthetic based insects repellent in my room, of course this is really no good for health especially for children and pregnant women. Read more

Natural Medicine & First Aid – Stings and Insect Bites

It is important that parents and caretakers have a first aid box and procedure book on hand, in the home, in the event of accidents, illnesses, and emergencies. Here are some natural remedies to disinfect, soothe, and prevent further swelling of bug bites and stings that should be prepared and kept in the first aid...
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Repel Cats From Your Garden – Seven Organic Ideas

Need to repel cats from a vegetable or flower bed? Of course, the easiest way is to lay a wire net across the ground, supported by bricks. Cats won't step on it. But the best organic gardening ideas are the simplest. Just lay some thorny rose clippings or brambles on the ground. Read more