Insect Control

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What is a Portable Bug Zapper?

If you are allergic to bugs, or are just scared of them, a portable bug zapper may be the item for you.

Is a Portable Bug Zapper Dangerous?

Your portable bug zapper does not present any inherent dangers other than the of being improperly used

Are Bug Zappers Fire Hazards?

Any electrical appliance or tool is potentially dangerous as a source of an electrical fire, but are

Crucial Corn Earworm Facts You Should Know

A corn earworm infestation can ruin an entire crop. There are several things to look for to be able to

How To Build A Bat House

Building a bat house is a great weekend project that can be beneficial in helping rid your yard of unwanted

Controlling Sand Fleas

There are many steps to controlling sand fleas once they are in your house. Because they have three stages

Preventing Wasp Infestations

The wasp is a yellow-and-black flying insect that frequently makes its home on the underside of trees

Protecting Your Square Foot Garden From Unwanted Bugs and Pests

Bugs and pests can make short work of a square foot garden if they are not attended to on a regular basis.

How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Common garden bugs like stink bugs often invade the interiors of homes too. They are called ‘stink’

Fighting Pests: Fuchsia Defense

Fuchsia plants can be vulnerable to many different pests. The best defense from pests is to know what

Prevent Chiggers from Infesting Your Home and Garden

Chiggers, the larvae of a harvest mite, are parasites that feed off the skin of small rodents and people.

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

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

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,