Recent Natural Pest Control Articles

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Banish Fruit Flies, Naturally!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 20, 2014

Ugh, fruit flies. No one wants to see a little cloud of insects hovering around the kitchen, darting in and out of the garbage, or making merry in the compost. Yet, even in a clean...

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Duck, Duck, GOOSE! Raising Waterfowl

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 19, 2014

Whether you want eggs, meat, a friendly face, or a guardian animal, ducks and geese are a great choice if you want to think beyond chickens. These personable, active birds are a fantastic...

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Measles Outbreaks Coast to Coast

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 17, 2014

Think of viruses like household pests: they creep in anywhere they sense a weak point in the defenses, and they'll happily settle in and spread if you don't get a firm hand on them....

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Welcome Bats to Your Garden

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 04, 2014

Bees, mason and otherwise, are among our favorite pollinators, but there's another group of pollinators out there that doesn't get nearly as much friendly press: bats. That's right!...

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Secrets of Companion Planting

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 31, 2013

Raise your hand if you've ever headed out to the garden in the morning, only to find that all your lettuces have been chewed up by insects. Or if you've noticed problems with your soil:...

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An Invasion on New York's High Line

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 09, 2013

New York's High Line is a bit of a crown jewel for the bustling city: a former elevated freight rail line, it's now a marvelous public park with ample room for walking, playing, and...

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Your Guide to Green Lawn Care

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 25, 2013

There's nothing quite like a sweep of emerald-green lawn, is there? It's a beautiful thing to see, but unfortunately, lawns are often laden with toxic chemicals: harsh chemical fertilizers;...

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12 Uses for Epsom Salt

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 25, 2013

When I hear the words "Epsom salt," I think of those containers I see in the store and how you're supposed to add Epsom salt to a bath when you have aching muscles. So I got curious...