I read a permaculture article that said slug issues in the garden weren't due to too many slugs, but to a lack of ducks. That's what triggered the purchase of the Duck Patrol. Some of you know our duckies from other posts or their Instagram feed. In this article, we'll talk specifically about using duck pest control in the garden. We'll share why we chose the breed that we did, how to train your ducks, and tips for managing your pest control crew.
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.
If you build it, mice will come. Sooner or later, you'll probably need to get rid of mice or rats. Fall is prime time for an increase in mice in your house, as they look for winter protection, but mice and rats can move in at any time. While small, mice and rats can cause big problems. They chew on everything, causing property damage and potential fire risks when they gnaw on electrical wiring and build tinder dry nests in dark corners. Rodents can spread disease, on their own, through the parasites they carry (their fleas carried the Black Plague) or through their droppings (such as hantavirus). [Read more…]
Walking down the pest control product aisle in the hardware store or garden center gives me a headache. Sure, I know bugs in the garden and yard can cause trouble, but that doesn't mean we need to wage full out, heavy duty chemical warfare. It's easy to make up homemade bug spray for the yard and garden that use plant compounds and soap to knock back your bugs. [Read more…]