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Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions

Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions
Wasps Eartheasy has a separate page about natural wasp control. See Natural Wasp Control Moths Cedar chips in a cheesecloth square, or cedar oil in an absorbant cloth will repel moths. Homemade moth-repelling sachets can also be made using any of the following: bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cloves, eucalyptus leaves, lavender, pepper corns or wormwood. Dried lemon peels are also a natural moth deterrent - simply toss into clothes chest, or tie in cheesecloth and hang in the closet. Natural attractant pheromones have been developed for controlling moths, and are now available as clothes moth traps and pantry moth traps. Earwigs Diatomaceous earth is a safe and effective way to control earwigs in the home. To trap earwigs, spray a newspaper lightly with water, roll it up loosely and secure with a string or rubber band. Another method to trap earwigs is to take a shallow, straight-sided container and fill it half full with vegetable oil. Related:  Pests, pruning, and problemsmoizemieke

8 Astuces Pratiques pour vous débarrasser des Araignées Il y a quelques jours, nous vous donnions des astuces pour vous débarrasser des fourmis. Pour rester sur notre lancée, et parceque vous étiez beaucoup à nous le demander, nous nous sommes intéressés aux araignées et aux remèdes de grands-mères susceptible de les faire fuire. Voici 8 trucs pour y arriver: Les Feuilles de Tomates: Les araignées n'aiment pas les feuilles de tomates, disposez-les aux endroits ou vous avez l'habitude de les voir, ou dans tous les trous susceptible d'en cacher. Vous devrez cependant renouveler la méthode dès que vos feuilles seront sèches. Le bois de châtaignier et/ou de marronnier: Les araignées détestent l'odeur de ces bois, vous pouvez en disposez partout dans votre appartement, il n'est pas nocif et il répandra une agréable odeur lorsque vous le mettrez à proximité (sans risquer de le brûler) de votre feu de bois. Des morceaux de cèdre: Le bois de cèdre est efficace aussi contre les araignées.

Eggshells as Organic Pest Control - Get Busy Gardening 2K+ The flea beetles have been worse than ever this summer, and the Japanese beetles are no fun either. On top of that, the slugs have been turning my hostas into swiss cheese. (Ahhh, the joys of gardening) I need all the help I can get fighting these and other pests in the garden. There is a well known organic pesticide called diatomaceous earth, which is basically the fossilized remains of creatures that are ground into a fine powder. This works as an organic pesticide because it gets under the shells of beetles and acts like bits of glass to cut them up and kill them. Snails and slugs will also die if they slink across it, and it works as a deterrent. I eat a lot of eggs, so I have plenty of eggshells. Eggshells as organic pest control: Allow the eggshells to dry out before crushing them. Grind the eggshells into a powder using a food processor or coffee grinder. The coffee grinder does a great job of grinding the eggshells into a powder. You can’t beat free organic pest control.

* Maria's Self *: DIY Toilet Bombs - Deodorize & Kill Bacteria! Just Drop One in the Bowl;-))) Remember I told you in my previous post that the next product in my store will be an "outside the box" one? Well, you've been warned;-))) I came up with the idea of Toilet Bombs a few months ago. At first I thought it would be embarrassing to make a post about them but I fell so much in love with these toilet bombs that I just HAD to share the idea with you - I'm seriously addicted! When I drop them in the toilet bowl they start fizzing (= exploding;-) and not only do they smell amazing they also deodorize, kill the bacteria (including the odor-causing ones!) and keep the bowl clean. WHAT I USE: (for approx. 24 bombs) --1 1/3 cup Baking Soda - amazing for all-natural cleaning AND deodorizing! --1/2 cup Citric Acid - (low-strength acid that exists naturally in fruits like lemons & oranges) - used in many kitchen & bathroom cleaners for its cleaning, whitening & deodorizing properties About me: Find this post helpful?

Adhesive Remover - Homemade Goo Gone One of the greatest things about natural DIY products is that many of them have multiple uses. This is rarely the case with store-bought products. Example: Would you ever use your store-bought deodorant as an exfoliating scrub for your face, and also as a sticker remover? I had a homemade deodorant mixture of coconut oil and baking soda that was a little heavy on the baking soda, making it too strong for my underarms. It might seem a little counterintuitive to get sticky, gummy labels off with oil, but it really works like a charm! Homemade Goo Gone 2 parts baking soda (find it here)1 part coconut oil – I used expeller pressed (unscented) for this purpose (find it here)a few drops sweet orange essential oil, for extra de-greasing power and scent (find 100% pure sweet orange EO here) 1. 2. 3. Voila! The best part – I don’t have to recycle glass containers just because I’m dreading the hassle of removing the labels. Hint: it makes a fabulous moisturizing facial exfoliant!

PlantVillage | Avocado: Diseases and Pests, Description, Uses, Propagation Algal leaf spot Alga Cephaleuros virescens Symptoms Raised, orange-red spots on both upper and lower surfaces of leaves; spots may coalesce to form irregularly shaped patches; spots may also be present on twigs and branches; when the surface of the spot is scraped away, a gray to dark necrotic crust is visible Comments Disease affects many fruit trees in the tropics; infection is unsightly but often harmless Management Ensure that trees are properly pruned and fertilized to promote vigor; remove all weeds from around tree bases; employ a wider tree spacing to increase air circulation around the trees; badly infested trees can be treated with copper containing fungicides Anthracnose Fungus Glomerella cingulata Chlorotic and necrotic spots; dead leaf tip; defoliation; brown or purple lesions on new shoots Spores spread by rain splash; high moisture and warm temperatures encourage spread Avocado thrips Insect Scirtothrips perseae Bacterial soft rot Bacteria Erwinia herbicolaErwinia carotovora

13 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away Want to be notified each time we publish a new blog post? Then make sure you like Natural Living Ideas on Facebook here where we share not only our blog posts, but the best natural living ideas from around the web. I’m sure everyone reading this right now has experienced the redness, the swelling and the uncontrollable itching that comes with a mosquito bite. It’s enough to ruin any barbecue or picnic! Many people turn to store bought insect repellents to keep mosquitoes away, but these insect repellents often contain a toxic pesticide that is dangerous to human health. Heavy exposure to DEET has been linked to memory loss, headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors and shortness of breath in humans and is particularly toxic to children. Needless to say, this is a pesticide we do NOT want to be using – especially when there are so many more effective ways to keep mosquitoes away using natural remedies and ingredients. Homemade Citronella Candles A Few Drops Of Lavender

Remplacer l'eau de javel USDAgov / / CC BY L'eau de javel est souvent utilisée pour nettoyer et désinfecter votre intérieur. Cependant, ce produit est très nocif pour votre santé et pour l'environnement lorsqu'il est rejeté dans la nature. Nocive pour la santé L'eau de javel est toxique et corrosive. L'eau de javel réagit avec des composés chimiques, vous devez éviter tout mélange avec d'autres produits. Le stockage et l'utilisation d'eau de Javel à la maison comportent des risques. Si vous avez un contact accidentel avec la bouche, la peau ou les yeux, rincez abondamment à l'eau et consultez un médecin rapidement. Nocive pour l'environnement Lorsque l'eau de javel est rejetée dans l'environnement, elle libère du chlore qui réagit avec les matières organiques du sol, l'eau, l'air et forme des composés organochlorés. Dans nos maisons, nous avons tendance à désinfecter les surfaces de façon massive. Chiot's Run / / CC BY-NC Nettoyer sans eau de javel Nettoyer les toilettes sans eau de javel

Pest News - Agriculture and Natural Resources Blogs Adult spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula). Source The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently reported the first detection of yet another invasive hemipteran pest in the US. An exotic pest known as the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula (White) was recently detected in Berks County, PA. Origin and distribution Spotted lanternfly is native to China and is present in Southeast Asia. Host range Spotted lanternfly feeds on a variety of host plants including fruit trees, ornamental trees, woody trees, and vines. Biology Eggs are laid on tree trunks in ootheca (egg case) in groups of 30-50 and are covered in a yellowish brown waxy deposit. Damage Adults and nymphs feed on phloem tissues of foliage and young stems with their piercing and sucking mouthparts and excrete large quantities of liquid. Management Neonicotinoids, pyrethrins, and organophosphates are among the chemical insecticides effective against spotted lanternfly. Adults:

The Burlap Bag - High Quality Handmade Goods Shop - Austin Texas December 20, 2011 by Lauren (Check out our new ONLINE SHOP for The Burlap Bag!!) We have two cats. They get stanky. And I refused to buy air fresheners. It turns out I already had everything I needed for a homemade and EASY air freshener! What you need: A container (we used these) Baking sodaEssential oil Foil (or a lid you want to ruin and poke holes in) This gets really complicated so pay attention…. 1. Oh. Well, add a lid if you want. Seriously the easiest thing I’ve ever done. Done. Follow us for instagram for updates! (p.s. we’ve had a lot of people email us asking where to get those jars! Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

5 Herbs That Repel Flies Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials on herbs and natural health topics! Image – Flies are definitely one of the most annoying pests you can have at home. But do you really want to spray toxic chemicals where you can breathe them? We’ve recently discovered a post that describes five herbs that could be of help in warding off insects, especially flies. Often used in cooking, basil is reported to be useful in driving away flies. Tansy is a wonder herb that doesn’t just work on flies. Here is the link to the original article with more info: