All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘pests’

All About Ticks And Lyme Disease Prevention

What Everyone Needs to Know About Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention

I always thought of ticks as bugs that would drop out of tall trees to bite you. I figured if you stayed out of the woods, wore bug spray when hiking, and kept a hat on while camping you would be perfectly safe from contracting Lyme disease. Was I ever wrong. Last year I heard Vanessa Farnsworth talk about ticks and Lyme …

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Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners

These Aromatherapy Closet Fresheners are a Crafty Way to Outsmart Moths

I love bugs. I mean, I’m a gardener and I can see the benefit of all insects, even those who want to munch on my veggies or decimate my flowers. But I have very little tolerance for pests IN the house. Sure the occasional spider doesn’t phase me, but moths are my mortal enemy. Here is my story on how I …

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14 Totally Organic DIY Projects To Get Rid Of Pests Safely And Naturally

Totally Organic Ways of Getting Rid of Pests in the Garden

In my garden I use no chemicals or pellets or sprays. I develop healthy soil through composting and mulching and planting to attract the beneficial insects that hunt the bad bugs. Gardeners know to live with bugs and accept them for the value they add. If they don’t add value, and attack our plants and our bodies, well then they are dead to us …

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CSI Horticulture Whats Wrong With My Plants

CSI Horticulture: Organic Control of Plant Disease

Does this look familiar? or this? how about this? These little holes here… …could they possibly be caused by these guys? (A. They are not responsible for the holes but are causing damage to the plant). If you have ever had a vegetable garden then you are likely familiar with disease and pests. From blight to powdery mildew to aphids …

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How to make a fruit fly trap

How to Make a Quick and Easy Fruit Fly Trap

This fruit fly trap will clear out your kitchen in no time at all and it’s super easy. What’s worse than fruit flies?  Well, mosquitoes are definitely worse but I made some citronella candles and all-natural bug spray to keep them away. Oh, and yellow jackets are also a pain but I made a recycled bottle wasp trap for those. Now it’s time …

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Overwinter Beneficial Insects In This Beautiful Bug Hotel By Garden Therapy

Build a Bug Hotel

A bug hotel is part garden art and part winter habitat for beneficial insects. Here is how to make one for this weekend project. Before we dig into the project this week please raise your glass and toast to Weekend Project #52! Cheers! For one full year now I have created some sort of garden related project that in most …

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