Recent Natural Pest Control Articles


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Uninvite Insects from Your End-of-Summer Outdoor Meals

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 26, 2015

Wow. It's hard to believe that summertime is almost over. This sweetest of seasons seems to go by faster every year. All the more reason to enjoy the outdoors while you can. And what...


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Keep Flying Insects out of Your House, the Green Way

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 23, 2015

Bzz … Buzz … Whoosh! Flying insects are definitely annoying. They can also be dangerous-- flies and mosquitoes spread all sots of diseases, while stings from hornet, wasps,...


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Stop Spider Mite Garden Damage this Safe, Natural Way

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 18, 2015

They are tiny but deadly ... to your garden, that is. We're talking about spider mites, minuscule members of the arachnid family with enormous appetites. Not to be confused with dust...


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Update on Ladybugs as Natural Pest Control

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 08, 2015

It seemed like an excellent idea in the beginning. Using ladybugs as a form of non-toxic, hypoallergenic, affordable pest control for growing fruits and vegetables … what could...


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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 | G+ | 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...