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Build a Homemade Mosquito Trap

Build a Homemade Mosquito Trap
Mosquitoes are more than just annoying pests in your yard or garden. Mosquitoes carry many diseases including West Nile, encephalitis and malaria. There are many commercial products to rid your landscape of these dangerous insects. Most of these products are quite expensive, however. How it WorksMosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide (CO2) that we exhale. Your homemade mosquito trap will use yeast to create CO2. MaterialsTo build your homemade mosquito trap, you'll need: 1 plastic two-liter drink bottle, emptied and cleaned. Putting it Together Cut the top off the two-liter bottle just below the point where the top merges into the cylinder. Using The TrapYour homemade mosquito trap will work indoors or out. You'll need to replace the yeast mixture about every two weeks. The trap can be made more effective by taping an Octenol or Lurex mosquito lure to the inside of the bottom section of the bottle before sealing. Related:  Eco-living!willatwood

Coolest Hack Ever? Cool Water + Pipes + Fan = DIY AC When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you an apartment with no air conditioning, you grab some supplies and make your own air conditioner. A clever Flickr user did just that and documented his project with annotated pictures. Starting off with a regular oscillating tabletop fan, he wrapped copper tubing in a spiral around the front and back of the fan. Flexible plastic tubing connects the copper coils to the reservoir below so that the fan can still oscillate. Fish tank pumps cycle cold water up, through the coils, and back down.

Extensive List of Organic Pest Control Remedies Start a Garden… why is the garden so important? It teaches us all in what we can do Now! Break free from the dependency from Big Agra, and take out the guest work of knowing that the food you grow will be safe to eat! An organic garden also helps restore and repopulate the bee colonies. In this video noted physicist & recipient of The Right Livelihood Award, Dr. List compiled by Australian Organic Gardening Posted on Wake Up World You can make your own organic bug spray from kitchen leftovers! Bury the onion bits around plants that are prone to aphids, spiders and other pests. CURE FOR WHITE/BLACK SPOT (mildew) Add *1 litre of FULL cream milk to an *8 litre watering can, watered on Roses or mildew attracting plants, will kill white/black spot Make the oil spray by blending two cups of vegetable oil with one cup of pure liquid soap, and mix it until it turns white. Dilute one tablespoon of the emulsion to one litre of water and spray all affected areas thoroughly. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

12 Awesome Home Organization Ideas People usually say that “there’s no place like home”. Well, we’d rather say that there’s no better place to live than a clean and organized house. Yeah, we know: it seems like we’re making chit chat and talking about something that everyone already knows. The thing is that we know great home organization secrets and applying them to your house can spare you a lot of time, time you can spend relaxing. 1. Have you ever thought about this option? 2. This one is a ‘do it yourself’ kind of tip. 3. Another tip that’s so easy to do and apply to any home. 4. Another great idea! 5. Do you hate to see your office supplies and generic “junk” lying around? 6. Usually, garages are filled with clutter and things we don’t use, so every little inch of the floor is occupied. 7. Cool idea… Imagine that, for some reason, you have extra shower curtain rings lying around. 8. The pegboard is a classic. 9. 10. Empty paint cans are great for organizing purposes. 11. 12.

Neem Insect Spray: Making And Using Neem Garden Spray When making your own neem insect spray you can adjust the concentration to the purpose and situation. There are no hard and fast rules, only guidelines. Some insects are more persistent than others. A preventative neem spray can be weaker than one used for fighting a severe infestation. For a neem garden spray 0.5% to 1% is a good general purpose solution. Use your own observations and common sense. Neem Oil Amounts For Insect Spray For 1 liter of a 0.5 % dilution of neem plant spray you need: 5 ml neem oil1-2 ml insecticidal soap or other detergent1 liter warm water To convert into US measurements: Five ml make a teaspoon. Just multiply these amounts if you want to make a bigger batch. For 20 liters of a 1% solution of neem insect spray you need: 200 ml neem oil20 ml insecticidal soap20 liters of water If you have trouble dissolving the oil, use more detergent. Method For Preparing Neem Insect Spray Use warm water if possible. Additional Instructions How often should you use neem garden spray?

1001 Pallets: Repurposed Pallet Ideas Home Remedies for the Garden « Central Coast Gardening Whatever you’re paying for high-priced garden solutions, it is far too much! Many concoctions can be made with ingredients you have in your pantry. ROSE SPRAY-helps prevent diseases such as rust, blackspot, and powdery mildew. Mix together: 1-tablespoon baking soda1-teaspoon mild dishwashing detergent1-tablespoon vegetable oil1 dissolved aspirin Add: 1-gallon water Mix together and pour into a spray bottles. DEER REPELLENT-will keep deer from nibbling plants for up to two weeks. Blend and put through cheesecloth to remove lumps: 1 raw egg Add and mix: 1-tablespoon Tabasco sauce1-tablespoon fish emulsion Some have said to put this in the sun for a few days but I’ve found it to be stinky and very effective straight from the kitchen. MOLE REPELLENT-will send moles to another garden. Blend together: 1-tablespoon castor oil1-tablespoon dishwashing soap1-tablespoon water Mix with 2 gallons water and spray the ground where moles are uprooting your seedlings.

Ecological Bricks - The Temas Blog « IDB Loan for Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rican Wilderness Areas / Prestamo de BID para turismo sostenible en áreas silvestres de Costa Rica | Home | Implications of the Stern Review for LAC, Part I » By Keith R | December 24, 2006 Topics: Environmental Protection, Waste & Recycling | 13 Comments » (2 votes, average: 3.50 out of 5) Loading ... It’s been interesting to see how much the articles on the Brazilian and Honduran buildings made using PET bottles have captured the imagination of so many readers. “Ecological Bricks” for Low-Income Housing in Argentina One example involves bricks developed by Argentina’s Experimental Center for Economical Housing (Centro Experimental de la Vivienda Económica – CEVE). In a project funded in part by Germany’s technical cooperation agency, GTZ, CEVE developed a brick made of used food (primarily candy) wrappers and plastic (primarily PET) soda and water bottles. For more information (in Spanish) on the CEVE project, click this link. – Keith R

Crunchy Farm Baby: Homemade All-Natural Flea and Tick Repellent Living on a farm is a great adventure, but it does come with its downsides - one of which is an abundance of pesky creatures. We have no shortage of spiders, earwigs, flies, caterpillars, and of course, fleas and ticks. Summertime is especially bad for fleas around here, and since we have six indoor pets, they present quite the challenge! Since I am not one to want to spray my home and yard with dangerous chemicals, I needed to find a natural solution to try to keep these pests at bay. After several failed attempts, I found a great solution! In an old spray bottle, simply add about 15-20 drops of lemon essential oil and fill the rest of the bottle with water. You can also use this in place of a flea collar (which have so many harmful chemicals for your dogs and little ones in your home). Now, remember that this is a repellent, not a flea/tick killer.

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