No one enjoys finding fruit flies or – ew! – even worse, wiggling larva. In this post, I'll share how to get rid of fruit flies with prevention tips and an easy homemade fruit fly trap to kill fruit flies fast.
Although the kneejerk reaction when seeing a spider might be to grab a can of Raid, there are several other alternatives to get rid of spiders naturally without exposing yourself to harmful toxins. Instead, try one of these 8 Natural Spider Repellents listed below, such as the spider spray. We also encourage you to check out the tips to get rid of spiders in your home by making it a less welcoming habitat.
TICKS – Everything you will read about avoiding or repelling ticks will have the word DEET in it. From the CDC to the EPA, they all recommend using DEET to protect yourself and those you love from blood-sucking ticks. Instead, I'd like to discuss Natural Tick Repellents, tick control, and tips to avoid getting bit. We also include recipes for tick repellent for humans and dogs made with essential oils, and how to remove a tick safely. [Read more…] about Natural Tick Repellents and Easy Tick Control Tips
Are you looking for natural pest control options for the garden? Like many home gardeners, I started growing my own fruits and vegetables in part to avoid the toxic chemicals used on most commercial produce. After all, why put in all that time and effort to eat poison? It didn't make sense to me.
Just walking down the chemical isle in the hardware store, i.e., the “garden helper area” or whatever they call it, gives me a headache. Sometimes I purchase certain organic pest control products, but often you can get rid of garden pests with what you have on hand. [Read more…] about The Ultimate Guide to Natural Pest Control in the Garden
Spider bites are generally uncomfortable but not dangerous, and may be difficult to confirm as spider bites because they look similar to other bug bites and the spider wasn't caught in the act. A typical non-poisonous spider bite will commonly present as a raised welt – like a big mosquito bite. It itches and may burn or sting a little, but the pain is not incapacitating or severe. Symptoms may last from a few hours to a few days, and can be safely treated at home. [Read more…] about Spider Bites – 6 Natural Treatments + Tips to Avoid Getting Bit