Pest Control Tips

Keeping Sweat Bees Away! How To Repel Sweat Bees

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Late summer is here, and that means everyone is looking for a way to repel sweat bees. You know, those annoying, tiny little glowing-green bodied bees that seem to hover right in front of your face. Or worse, land on your arms and legs, only to pierce your skin with an occasional rousing sting! One…
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Tags: How To Eliminate Sweat Bees, How To Repel Sweat Bees, Mint To Repel Insects, Repelling Insects, Repelling Mosquitoes, Repelling Sweat Bees, Sweat Bees

How To Get Rid Of Squash Bugs From Your Garden

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Trying to get rid of the dreaded squash bugs from your garden can seem like a daunting task. Especially once they have arrived in full force! Squash bugs, which are often confused as stink bugs, are a devastating garden pest that can lay waste to otherwise healthy crops. And they attack much more than just…
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Tags: Controlling Squash Bugs, Eliminating Squash Bugs, Garden Pests, How To Get Rid Of Squash Bugs, Killing Squash Bugs, Squash Bugs, What Are Squash Bugs

How To Stop Grasshoppers From Devouring Your Garden & Landscape

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So just how can you stop grasshoppers from devouring your vegetable plants, flowers and perennials? An invasion of grasshoppers can spell serious problems for a home garden and landscape. The voracious plant-eaters can quickly decimate crops, perennials and annual flowers. Grasshoppers can devour a plant's foliage with amazing speed. Left unchecked, they can destroy an…
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Tags: Garden Pests, Grasshoppers, Grasshoppers Eating Plants, Grasshoppers In The Garden, Hot Pepper Spray Grasshoppers, How To Stop Grasshoppers, Spraying For Grasshoppers, Using Garlic Spray For Grasshoppers

Eliminating Fruit Flies – How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies In The Kitchen

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Garden season is here, and that means in addition to finding ways to use all of that fresh garden produce, everyone is also searching for the best methods for eliminating fruit flies from their kitchen! Nothing is more annoying than a kitchen full of pesky fruit flies. It seems that within minutes, they can find…
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Tags: Eliminating Fruit Flies From The Kitchen, Fruit Fly Control, How To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies, How To Stop Fruit Flies, Keeping Fruit Flies Out Of The Kitchen

How To Stop Japanese Beetles From Destroying Plants, Trees & Bushes

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Without a way to stop Japanese beetles, they can quickly decimate an entire landscape in just a few days. Japanese beetles are voracious eaters. And unlike many pests that attack only specific plants, they chew and devour foliage from nearly any species. That includes vegetable plants, flowers, bushes, trees - and even ornamental grasses and…
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Tags: Garden Pests, How To Stop Japanese Beetles, Japanese Beetle Spray, Japanese Beetles, Killing Japanese Beetles

How To Eliminate Mosquitoes Naturally From Your Backyard And Patio

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"What can I do to help eliminate mosquitoes naturally from ruining my evening outdoor activities at my house?" That recent question is one we receive quite regularly to the blog. Especially as the heat and humidity of summer bring on these annoying and harmful pests in record numbers. Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance, but…
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Tags: How To Eliminate Mosquitoes, Killing Mosquitoes, Mosquitoes, Plants That Repel Mosquitoes, Repelling Mosquitoes

How To Keep Cucumber Plants Healthy! Avoiding Powdery Mildew

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Nothing can destroy an otherwise healthy crop of cucumber plants like a battle with powdery mildew disease. Cucumbers are one of the most popular vegetables grown in home gardens. Prized not only for fresh eating, they also are the star of the show when it comes to making delicious pickles. But growing them can be…
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Tags: Avoiding Cucumber Beetles, Avoiding Powdery Mildew, Cucumber Beetles, Garden Pests, Growing Healthy Cucumber Plants, Powdery Mildew, Powdery Mildew On Cucumbers, Repelling Cucumber Beetles

Using Hot Pepper Spray To Deter Rabbits And Squirrels! Recipe Included

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If you are looking for an all-natural method to deter rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks and more - it might be time to try your hand using homemade hot pepper spray! Hot pepper spray has been used for decades by organic gardeners as a natural solution for repelling pests. Whether keeping deer from devouring apples from an…
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Tags: Applying Hot Pepper Spray, Deter Rabbits, Deter Squirrels, Hot Pepper Spray, How To Control Pests Naturally, Natural Pest Control

Growing Marigolds In The Vegetable Garden – The Ease, Beauty And Benefits!

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When it comes to adding an explosion of color to the landscape, its hard to beat growing marigolds. From giant blooming "puff-ball" styles to dainty miniatures, and everything in between, there are well over 50 varieties of marigolds available. And with their high tolerance to both sunlight, drought and heat, it's easy to see why…
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Tags: Growing Marigold From Seed, Growing Marigolds, How To Grow Marigolds, Insect Control, Marigolds, Pest Control With Marigolds, Planting Marigolds

How To Stop Ants Naturally – 3 Great Methods For Outdoor Control!

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Looking for a natural way for stop ants in your landscape and garden? Ants can cause all sorts of issues throughout the landscape. In addition, ant colonies that thrive in the yard can easily make their way indoors. And that is where they can really wreak havoc. Although there are many commercial insecticides available to…
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Tags: Ant Hills, Controlling Ants, Garden Ants, How To Stop Ants, Killing Ants, Stopping Ants

How To Control Aphids – 4 Simple Methods To Battle Aphids Naturally

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Looking for a way to control aphids without spraying harsh chemicals? You might be surprised just how effective natural and organic methods can work when battling aphids. And at little to no cost! Aphids cause major damage to vegetable gardens, flower beds, and perennial plants. And in quick fashion. Of the thousands of aphid types,…
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Tags: Aphid Control, Aphids, Controlling Aphids, Eliminating Aphids, How To Stop Aphids

4 Beneficial Insects To Attract And Keep In The Garden

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It is amazing what a few beneficial insects and critters can do for the health of a garden! [caption id="attachment_1963" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The lady bug has a big appetite for aphids, mites,and even fleas[/caption] When gardeners start talking insects, it’s usually not a good thing. Thoughts instantly turn to crop-killing invasions by slugs, or attacks…
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Tags: Beneficial Insects, Garden Insects, Ground Beetle, Lady Bugs, Paper Wasps, Praying Mantis

Battling Slugs – How I Control Slugs From Destroying My Garden

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How do I control slugs? It is a question so many gardeners ask year after year. Slugs can cause some serious damage to home gardens and flowerbeds. For starters, they can wipe out an entire row of young seedlings in a single night. They also can chew holes in everything from hosta, to tulips, greens,…
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Tags: Garden Pests, Garden Problems, Insects, Pests, Slugs