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How To Keep Ticks Away From Your Garden

How To Get Rid Of Ticks From Your Garden

Ticks are one of the most common concerns for garden lovers. These pests feed on blood from both humans and animals, so we bet you’re wondering how to get rid of ticks especially from your garden. They can carry different diseases, so you want to protect your family. Even if you don’t experience this problem, it […]

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Apple cider vinegar as homemade bug spray

Homemade Bug Spray: How to Use Vinegar for Pest Control

Vinegar serves many purposes when used around the house; you can clean with vinegar, use vinegar for baking, use as homemade bug spray, and distill vegetables, all of which make this tangy liquid a pantry necessity.In addition to vinegar’s culinary and cleaning attributes, vinegar can also be used as a powerful deterrent against pests, both […]

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Do Bed Bugs Live Outside? Where? And For How Long?

Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are not your typical garden pests, as they don’t have any interest in plants and cause problems mostly indoors, they can give you a hard time outside. Yes, the blood-munching pests can live outdoors undisturbed for some time in the right conditions. As the insect vermin feed exclusively on human blood, […]

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How To Identify Houseplant Pests and How To Get Rid Of Them

Are Your Houseplants Attracting Unwelcome “House Guests”?

Now that the outdoor gardening season has ended in most parts of the country, many gardeners are bringing plants indoors to protect them from the cold. Bringing houseplants indoors during the winter is a great way to beat the winter blues and keep your thumb green during the coldest months of the year. Unfortunately, most […]

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5 Top Tips For Gardening Without Pesticides

We need to be real when it comes to using pesticides. Pesticides with a variety of chemicals are manufactured to kill insects that attack our trees, flowers, and vegetable gardens. Even when a person uses these chemicals as directed it is important to note that besides being toxic to the bugs they are also toxic […]

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Effective Ways to Keep Cats Out of the Garden

Having a garden in your home is a common fixture in American households, and for good reason. Gardening not only gives your front yard an aesthetic appeal; it also increases home value to up to 20% (a helpful boost if you plan to sell your home in the future), lifts your mood, and helps in […]

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