Recent Natural Pest Control Articles


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...


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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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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Why Not Plant Vegetables this Fall?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 07, 2014

As your late summer vegetable harvest winds down, why not celebrate a great home gardening season by … planting some more!! “What?” you may ask. “The leaves...

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Beautiful Built-In Benches for Your Deck

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 09, 2014

Whether your home already features an exterior deck or you are planning to build one, a built-in bench or two will add immensely to its beauty and usefulness. A built-in bench is a...

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Uses for Eggshells that Would Make Grandma Smile

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 08, 2014

My introduction to recycling came in my grandmother's garden. Granddad was a big-city veterinarian who, years ahead of this century’s homesteading movement, decided to buy a farm...