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Recent Natural Pest Control Articles


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8 Natural Ways To Get Rid of House Flies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 02, 2015

Shoo, fly! Don't bother me! When they manage to make their way into your home, house flies are unpleasant and annoying to have around, with their incessant movement and relentless buzzing....


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How to Control Pests *Without* Chemicals

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 01, 2015

Cockroaches, mosquitoes, pantry moths, rats, and mice all have their place in the grand scheme of things. However, that place should not be inside your house. But how do you keep these...


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15 Facts About Ants and How to Keep Them at Bay

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 07, 2014

1. Ants are related to wasps and bees (as evidenced by their trim abdomens, or "wasp waists"). All of these creatures are members of the insect order Hymenoptera. 2. Although human...


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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:...