Wasps are pretty scary – I can remember as a kid sitting down and having one land on my leg. I have actually only been stung by one a few times in my life but the pain is something I do not want to experience again! We also had an invasion of wasps inside our house one summer after the painter mistakenly blocked them inside the wood. They were able to burrow their way inside the house and it was awful – especially with a newborn in the room! Make sure you know how to get rid of wasps BEFORE they bother you! Find out about other natural pest control and keep the bugs away wihtout chemicals!…
At this time of year, it’s pretty likely you’ve seen a few ants in your home. They enter homes easily and when there is one ant, there are most often more to come. Don’t let your home get infested with ants – be proactive and use these methods to get rid of ants now! Here are some natural pest control methods that work….
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. Get more home and gardening tips here!…
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 home and gardening tips 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 and I’m constantly looking for home and gardening tips. 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….