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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

Homemade, Natural Febreze Have you seen the latest batch of Febreze ads? Their slogan is “breathe happy.” Unfortunately, breathing in these toxic chemicals does not make me happy: And this is only a partial list–read more on Environmental Working Group’s site. “But wait!” you say. For one single reason–they don’t have to be. Under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, manufacturers are not required to list all ingredients of household cleaners. Thankfully, you can make your own odor eliminator spray for pennies and you won’t have to worry about residue on the baby’s crib–on the dog’s chew toys–on anything at all. You’ll need: A clean, empty spray bottle 1 tablespoon baking soda 2 cups distilled water 10 drops essential oil (a single scent, or a mixture. Measure the baking soda into a bowl and add the essential oil on top. Using a fork, mix the oil into the baking soda. Put the baking soda/oil mixture into the spray bottle (a funnel helps) and top off with the distilled water. P.S.

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?

Mrs White s Swatnot all natural fly spray - 250 ml Mrs White's - Swatnot - All natural fly spray - 250ml Responding to the hundreds of devoted users of Mrs White's 'Unstung Hero' & 'Moth Off' who expressly requested a natural fly spray, Roullier White is thrilled to announce the arrival of Mrs White's Swatnot™. Swanot™ is a completely natural people, pet and planet friendly fly spray which effectively eradicates house and stable flies whilst posing no risk to you or your family's health at all. Swatnot™ all natural fly spray is the most humane way to kill flies, with immediate and effective results thanks to Swantot™'s unique blend of essential oils including highly precious chrysanthemum absolute; a natural extract which destroys flies in the same way as dangerous chemical pesticide alternatives. Swantot™ all natural fly spray can be used around the home and thanks to Mrs White's unique blend of high grade essential oils your home will be left fly free but fragrant.

Crystal Grids and the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy Crystal Grids and Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy Merry Meet :)))) I try to only pass along websites that I absolutely adore. So what in the world is a crystal grid? She is the Author of Crystal Grids: How and Why They Work. Hibiscus Moon Shop On the main page of her website you can sign up for a weekly newsletter from her. Sign Up For E-mail and Free Crystals & Our Sacred Spaces Kit I also recommend her free Crystal Goodness Page. Crystal Goodness Page I really hope you enjoy all this as much as I am. :))) I know you will love her energy and the way she presents her material. She also runs a Crystal Academy that is accepting enrollments right now. Love and Blessings, Jasmeine Moonsong

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

Pest Control Reading, Wasps, Fleas, High Wycombe, Uxbridge Flower of Life Occurrences of the ornament[edit] The Flower of Life symbol drawn in red ochre Temple of Osiris at Abydos, Egypt Abydos (Egypt)[edit] Possibly five patterns resembling the Flower of Life can be seen on one of the granite columns of the Temple of Osiris in Abydos, Egypt, and a further five on a column opposite of the building. As a New Age symbol[edit] The New York Times quoted a New Age artist as saying, "The Flower of Life has been found in sacred sites throughout the world. References[edit] ^ Jump up to: a b Melchizedek, Drunvalo.

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:

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