Insect Control

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How to Control Scale Insects

Scale insects destroy plants by sucking sap from their tissue, turning their leaves yellow and eventually

Treating Shasta Daisy Pest Problems

The Shasta daisy has three major pest problems that can be treated fairly successfully. Gray Mold Gray

Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees: 4 Tips

Carpenter bees are most prevalent during the spring. They are so named because they create galleries

How to Safely Remove a Tick

Did you know that there are safe ways and not so safe ways to remove a tick? It is important to know

Pest Problems With Your Zinnias

Zinnias are rarely attacked by insects. When it happens, the culprits are usually Japanese beetles, aphids

Building a Wasp Trap with Household Items

Even though wasps are less aggressive than hornets or yellow jackets, they can still be unnerving. Control

Building a Home for Orchard Mason Bees

Knowing Orchard Mason bees is the first step in knowing how to build them a habitat they can call home.

Spotting and Controlling Scarab Beetles in Your Garden

Scarab beetles are notorious tree and garden pests. They are nocturnal and cluster under light sources

Preventing Flea Beetles from Spreading

Beetles are capable of causing much damage to your garden. They are, perhaps, every gardener's worst

Completely Ridding Your Garden of Cucumber Beetles

Cucumber beetles can be a pesky nuisance in the garden, ruining many different types of plants, including

Dealing with the Asparagus Beetle Organically

One of the major insect threats to your asparagus plant is the asparagus beetle.There are two varieties

Natural Methods to Control Cucumber Beetles

Common in many domestic gardens, cucumber beetles are challenging to control. Plants belonging to the

Tiger Beetle: The Beneficial Garden Beetle

The tiger beetle likes damp habitats. They tend to live on the shores of lakes and streams, sand dunes,

Eliminating Asian Beetles from the Garden

Beetles are perhaps the most common of insect pests, and can cause a lot of damage in your garden if

Different Types of Bug Repellents

Bug repellents are frequently a necessity when gardening or doing other outdoor activities. Repellents

How To Kill Flying Bugs

Bugs are a nuisance especially when they buzz around the head. There will always be a certain amount

Protecting Impatiens From Pests

Impatiens have become a mainstay of North American gardens in the past two decades. While their rapid

Habits and Characteristics of Box Elder Bugs

Box Elder bugs are more of a nuisance than a hazard. Measuring about 1/2 inch long, these bugs are identified

Protecting Your Weigela from Pests

Weigela is a low-growing shrub that makes a snug defining garden border. Its flowers come in many shades,

Preventing Pest Attacks on Your Boxwoods

Boxwood shrubs are vulnerable to several pests that can cause major damage to the plant. These pests

Preventing Pests from Attacking Your Parsley

Parsley is a strong plant that does not often suffer from insect infestations. Prevention is often more

Making Insect Repellent with Basil

Fresh basil is one of the many ingredients you can use to make an insect repellent. Basil insect repellent

Protecting Your Hypericum from Insects

Although hypericum can grow in the worst soil and are often grown for that reason, poor soil does not

Protecting Your Rosemary Plants from Pests

While rosemary is well loved as a culinary herb and for aromatherapy, you may not realize that it is

Protecting Your Broccoli Plants from Pests

It is necessary to protect your broccoli plants from pests if it is to produce the desired result during

Making a Garlic-Based Insect Repellent for the Garden

Making your own garlic based insect repellent is a good way to ensure an organic mixture that will be

Make the Ultimate Insect Repellent by Mixing Essential Oils

A natural insect repellent is superior by far to the chemical derivatives that exist on the commercial

How to Make Insect Repellent Incense

Insect repellant incense is one way to keep down the population of biting insects around your garden

How to Make an Insect Repellent Sunblock

There are some ways to make a sunblock that has some insect repellent included. Herbs can be added to

Infusing Insect Repellent into Your Clothing

Your clothing is your first line of defense against intrusive stinging insects, while insect repellent

7 Tips on Using Insect Repellent on Babies

An insect repellent can be a chemical or herbal product that is applied or sprayed on the skin and clothing,

How to Control Apple Maggots in Your Orchard

If you have an orchard or even a single apple tree, chances are that you've already encountered apple

Get Rid of Ants with Bay Leaf Tea

Bay leaf tea is considered to be nutritious as it is high in vitamins A and C but it can also be used

Make Natural Pesticide from Rhubarb Leaf

Rhubarb is an intriguing plant, with edible red stalks and a poison in every large, green leaf. The stems

How to Identify Garden Pests by Damage They Cause

There are many garden pests that can cause damage to your garden and the various plants, trees and shrubs

Recognizing and Treating Springtail Fleas

Springtail fleas do not make their way into your home on your pets. They arrive in swarms when a home

How to Eliminate Dog Fleas in the Yard

To effectively eliminate all dog fleas, you must keep your home and your surrounding areas clean. Take

How to Make a Pet-Safe Flea Trap

A pet-safe flea trap is easy and inexpensive to make, and it will prevent harm to your family and pets

How to Kill Sawflies Organically

From time to time, you may have a sawflies infesting your garden. They can be devastating to your plants

How to Get Bees out of House Framing

Although bees are necessary pollinators, they can also become pests. They may set up a new nest within