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Clues to Determine and Deter Unwanted Animals in Your Yard and Garden

It is possible to thwart garden thieves, but first you have to know what animals have been dining on your plants and shrubs.

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies: Testing 8 Odd Methods

I tested 8 of the most common homemade methods for getting rid of the teeny pests. Here's what worked, and what didn't.

How to Diagnose Soil Problems with Weeds

The list of species is referred to as "indicator weeds" because their presence indicates a soil condition that is both detrimental to your lawn and inviting for that species of weed.

The Stinky Truth About a Common Pest

This season, try using an organic approach to your stink bug control and help keep the environment, and your home, safe.

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...

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me!

The most common and most effective natural insect repellents are various essential oils.

Deer Resistant Plants

Here you will find a list of ground covers, shrubs and perennials that we have seen deer stay away from if other vegetation is available.

Bed Bug Bites – 3 Common Herbal Remedies

The common herbal plants good for bed bug bites are as follows.

How to Use Essential Oils to Repel Insects and Mosquitoes

There are many preparations from naturally occurring sources that are repellent to certain insects. Some of these act as insecticides while others are only repellent.

Using Essential Oils as Insect Repellents

Instead of bringing out the harmful pesticides and chemical ointments here's some natural earth friendly options for dealing with those pesky insects.

Tips to Make Natural Mosquito Repellent

The insect repellent is safe and effective, plus it costs much less to make it than to buy it.

Peppermint Offers Safe, Non-Toxic Deterrent to Mice

Although humans find the scent pleasing, mice are repelled by the aroma of natural peppermint essential oil.
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