If you are trying to grow tomatoes, you will no doubt encounter a whole host of common garden pests. Creepy critters like cutworms, flea beetles, grasshoppers, spider mites, and root weevils are all too eager to feast on your beautiful, healthy plants. Three of the most common tomato pests you’ll want to guard against are aphids, stink bugs and tomato fruit worms. Each of these bugs do different variations of damage to the plants, so it’s helpful to know How to Control Common Tomato Pests Naturally….
Mosquitoes are very common pests. You would be hard pressed to find any area in North America that does not have to deal with these pesky little critters. Often, mosquitoes are nothing more than an annoyance. But other times, they can mean more serious problems. Some individuals have severe reactions to mosquito bites. Other times, mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile virus, dengue and malaria that can become serious and life threatening very quickly. Here are some ways to create Natural Mosquito Repellent Around the Home….
Grow your green thumb and any food you please! Learn smart strategies for veggies, fruit and more that make bringing fresh food to your table a breeze. When you grow your own food, you get delicious flavor and a lower grocery bill! Join horticulture expert Melinda Myers and discover her insider tricks for growing carrots, peppers, raspberries and so much more. …
One of the most important things you need in your backyard if you intend to grow your own food is good soil. Depending on where you live, you might have soil that can handle a lot of different fruits or vegetables, or you may be very limited. There are some natural ways to improve your soil as well….
Have you ever pulled out your flour or cornmeal and found little creepy crawlies in it? I’ve done that and it’s the grossest thing. I had to completely empty my pantry cabinets one summer because the pantry bugs were everywhere. If you don’t secure pantry items like flours and baking goods, the bugs will find a home inside! Fortunately, like other natural pest control ideas, there are some easy ways to get rid of pantry bugs….
Tea tree oil is most commonly known in the U.S. for uses like skin irritations but it can also be used to ward off fleas and ticks. Natural tick repellent tea tree oil is effective for humans while outside in areas that harbor ticks and fleas. Make sure to find out the many other tea tree oil uses….
Bees are not so bad – they pollenate our flowers and plants and because of them we have yummy honey. Bees keep our environment buzzing (no pun intended!). I’ve also talked about how we actually do need wasps, as mean as they are. They eat pests that munch on our crops when no other bug will. I’d much rather have wasps do the job than pesticides, don’t you agree? But we sure don’t want the wasps flying around when we are eating outside or playing with our kids. Let’s find out what the best wasp deterrent plants are to include in our landscaping that look nice and also keep those nasty wasps away. I will go for natural pest control any day….
I admit it, I am not a green thumb. I always wanted to be, but I get so confused by everything. So I’ve been trying for awhile to start growing vegetables and I am so excited this year to finally be doing it. But what are the best vegetables for beginner gardeners? I need something that is fairly easy to tend and something I can plant in pots and not have to worry so much will get eaten by bugs or animals….
Do your kids freak out when they see a wasp flying around outside? My oldest does and it makes me crazy! Wasps are creepy and the thought of them flying around with a chance of stinging makes me shudder. They are mean creatures and it doesn’t take much to set them off. This amazingly effective natural wasp repellent was proven to work in a Pest Management Science study through the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Check this out for more information on Natural Pest Control….
In case you are having pest problems and you’re thinking twice about inundating your surroundings with unsafe chemicals, you can try making your own bug spray. Making homemade bug spray is actually pretty effective in eradicating pests around the house and so much safer for pets and kids. Here is more pest control at home….