Does Vinegar Kill Ants?
Home Pests / Ants

Does Vinegar Kill Ants?

It’s frustrating when ants invade your house, and your first thought may be to use dangerous chemicals or attack them with boiling water.  Ants are both annoying and dangerous. You probably don’t want to kill them with chemicals, but you might have to resort to some non-chemical methods in the case of a massive infestation….

Do Ants Bite?
Home Pests / Ants

Do Ants Bite?

With more than 12,000 ant species in the world, the answer to “do ants bite?” is a resounding yes! In fact, all species of ants can bite if they so choose. What we should be asking, however, is will ants bite? And the answer to that question depends on the species of ant. Which Ant…

Natural Aphid Predators: What Eats Aphids?
Aphids / Outdoor Pests / Pest Control

Natural Aphid Predators: What Eats Aphids?

Aphids are incredibly destructive plant pests and the bugbear of gardeners and crop growers worldwide. They are transmitters of plant disease and destroy their host plants. After infestation, the plant will show stunted growth, deformation, low yields, and sometimes even death.  It’s essential to act fast once you have identified an aphid infestation. While insecticide…

Biological Control
Pest Control

Biological Control

WHAT IS BIOLOGICAL CONTROL? HOW DOES THIS METHOD CONTROL INSECTS IN THE GARDEN? Instead of using chemicals, a gardener may want to use biological control, which is a method that allows one to control insects and diseases with natural predators. Many organic gardeners believe that a landscape is more sustainable and healthier when there is more…

Natural Pest Control
Pest Control

Natural Pest Control

IS NATURAL PEST CONTROL THE WAY TO GO? Wherever I can, I use organic or natural ways to control pests because I value my health. For years, people have been using chemicals to control pests in homes and gardens. The unfortunate part of using chemicals is that the chemical kills not only the pests but…

17 Non-Toxic Slug Control Methods
Slugs & Snails / Outdoor Pests

17 Non-Toxic Slug Control Methods

NON-TOXIC SLUG CONTROL CAN BE A REAL CHALLENGE, …especially if you have pets or young children and you don’t want to use poisonous slug/snail pellets. Therefore to salvage your plants, you might want to use one (or more) of these 17 non-toxic slug control methods to immediately control or kill these slugs (or snails). Garden slugs and snails love tender-leaved plants — any plants:…

When To Spray Fruit Trees
Pest Control

When To Spray Fruit Trees

EVERY FRUIT GROWER WILL REALIZE SOONER OR LATER THAT IN ORDER TO HAVE BEAUTIFUL AND HEALTHY FRUIT ONE MUST FOLLOW A SPRAYING SCHEDULE AND KNOW WHEN TO SPRAY FRUIT TREES According to my gardening books, professional growers spray fruit trees at every stage: dormant, green tip, 1/2 inch green, pink blooms beginning, full bloom, after…