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Dec 08

Your Living Christmas Tree Is Most Likely Crawling With Bugs

For many of you, the Christmas tree has already been chopped, erected and decorated already, myself included. We only got a table top sized tree, so examining it for bugs was an exceptionally easy process. But for those of you with a Sasquatch sized tree, this is a much more daunting task. If you haven’t …

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Nov 30

How To Avoid Fleas and Ticks Forever With This Natural Remedy! 

  I’ve never been a fan of those chemical, drop-on flea treatments. I always used the all-natural, essential oil based version on my pets. But that is also pretty expensive. You can just as easily make your own concoction and be assured, fleas and ticks HATE this stuff, and will stay off of your pet. …

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Oct 08

How to Kill Termites Yourself Like the Pros (OR Use Natural Methods)

There has been concern raised the last few days about termites getting into your home via firewood. The most important thing to remember is that termites like moist wood. So keeping your firewood off the ground by at least a foot, covered, and not leaning against your house will ensure that they do not infest …

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Sep 21

How to Make A Homemade Fly Trap 

I’m desperate folks. I don’t know where they’re coming in, but they’re certainly not finding their way back out. Each night before bed, my neighbors must be getting an amusing show of me whipping a kitchen towel around my tiny kitchen, furiously attempting to end the short lives of three or four common house flies …

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Sep 14

Presenting, the Mosquito Killer Robot 

S It’s true. Leave it to the Chinese to come up with a laser-wielding mini-tank robot, purported to kill 30-40 mosquitoes per SECOND, using an advanced algorithm that apparently recognizes the mosquitoes before lasering them. I have my doubts, and I think this sounds like the makings of a bad 80’s movie, where the robots …

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Sep 01

How To Use Predator Insects to Control Garden Pests

If you have an established, native garden, chances are you’ve already created an attractive habitat for the type of predators that will feast on your garden nemeses. But, if your plantings are being ravaged by pests like the hornworm above, or aphids, or grub worms, basically, you can mail-order the right predators to put those …

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Aug 27

How to Prevent Head Lice

  Now that the kiddos are back in school it’s time to start taking precautions so you don’t live through the hell that is head lice eradication. Apparently, this process is lengthy and understandably disturbing. Unfortunately, children in close quarters are prone to sharing all sorts of gross diseases and bugs, so sometimes despite your …

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Aug 26

How To Identify Wildlife By Ground Holes

When we stayed in an RV park in Louisiana there was torrential downpours. Of course, I had to do laundry and walk through the sloshy Louisiana mud to get to the laundry room. Also, littering the marshy lawn were gross, mud mounds like the one pictured above. I had NO idea what made these mud …

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Aug 24

How to Attract Toads to the Garden 

I’m in full blown gardening mode, folks! Naturally, I want to find out as much as I can before I start planning or make decisions. This article just crossed my path, and piqued my interest. I never would have even thought about the possibility of attracting toads, but I love the idea! They eat bugs …

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Aug 10

Is the Black-and-Yellow Garden Spider Safe To Have Around? 

Our culture seems to have nurtured an unreasonable arachnophobia.  I don’t particularly want a spider to be crawling on me, and admit, I will likely over-react to finding one on my body. But if it’s in my house, (not near my bed), I leave it alone. Not that there aren’t spiders we should be wary …

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