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How to Make Carpenter Bee Repellent at Home

Chemical Free DIY Prevent Carpenter Bees

How to Make Carpenter Bee Repellent at Home

DIY Carpenter Bee Repellent Spray There are natural do-it-yourself carpenter bee repellents that are effective in deterring carpenter bees. The DIY version can save you money and eliminate chemicals that could be harmful to people, pets or the environment. Photo Credit: gardenerspath.com  It is well known that carpenter bees tend to avoid certain strong smells –citrus is one of them. Using just a leftover slice of citrus fruit you may already have in your kitchen can be very useful to keep carpenter bees at bay. How to make a citrus spray Making your own citrus spray repellent can come in...

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

Chemical Free Mosquito Repellent

How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

Preparing for Mosquito Season Mosquito season typically starts when the weather warms up. Not only are mosquitoes annoying, but they can also spread disease.  When and how to prepare for Mosquitoes It is always best to be prepared well in advance of the season. Nothing ruins a nice backyard BBQ like a swarm of mosquitoes when you have no defense!  The best defense is not to rely on a single method, but have a multipronged plan to stay safe! Create a mosquito-free backyard oasis!  During mosquito season, we recommend the following for full protection: Mosquito Sprays – Sprays made of...

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How to Get Rid of Wasps

Chemical Free DIY Wasps

How to Get Rid of Wasps

Wasps are any insect of the Hymenoptera family, which means they are different from ants and bees. They are generally more aggressive than the other two as they are naturally predatory and very protective of their young. For farmers and gardeners, they may be a useful form of natural pest control, as their young feed on insects that may damage crops.1 But due to their aggressiveness, they can be a nuisance as well.  While it may seem easiest to stamp on the insect with your shoe, aside from the risk of being stung by a wasp underfoot, it is a...

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Natural Gnat Prevention Methods

Natural Gnat Prevention Methods

No More Gnats! Even though most gnats are not considered to be harmful or disease spreaders, they can still be quite annoying. Thankfully there are several ways to eliminate these bugs, which thrive in fungus and moisture. How can I get rid of gnats? There are several methods you can use to help you get rid of gnats without resorting to harmful pesticides, ranging from low-tech flyswatters to electronic devices to natural solutions you can make at home. Flyswatters These low-tech devices are usually lightweight, flexible racquet-like objects with a flat, perforated surface and a flexible handle, which allows quick...

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Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

Repelling Mosquitoes Can Also Attract Butterflies to Your Garden Everyone dreams of having a stunning yard with beautiful plants that can attract colorful butterflies, pest-eating dragonflies and pretty songbirds! When you choose the right varieties, a garden or well-placed plantings throughout your landscape can also repel mosquitoes and other pests. We will sum up a few beneficial plants that can help you with this. Best of all, some of them make flavorful additions to a kitchen garden. Basil Widely used for cooking, aromatic basil, a member of the mint family, can also offer protection against mosquitoes. While basil has a...

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