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Pest Control For Mice

The original habitat of the common mouse is the rolling fields of the country. These mice however gradually grew to depend on humans for their sustenance and once flourishing cities were established, migrated in droves and permanently settled, bringing with them a host of problems. Mice and rats played main roles in an age old and famous story of death and disease: that of the Black Death in London in the year 1665. The pest control for mice at that time was rudimentary at best; people hunted […]

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Organic Pesticides

A pesticide refers to a single substance or a combination thereof, which is used to prevent, control or destroy pests. The pests that are thus being controlled, repelled or destroyed make up a vast and varied list that includes insects to plants and microbes. The agent used for this purpose can be a purely chemical, a mix of chemicals and organic matter or purely organic. Given the heightened awareness on pollution, health factors and sustainable farming processes, organic pesticides are a preferred method of fighting pests. What’s […]

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Garden Pests

A pest is defined as a living organism which causes damage directly or indirectly to crop plants domesticated animals or humans. Garden pests are organisms which are actively causing damage to flora in gardens. They do so by employing a variety of methods and the damage they cause may not always be apparent. Some pests such as caterpillars and leaf miners defoliate gardens by feeding on the leaves and stems of garden plants and leaving behind skeletonized remains. Insects like aphids and whiteflies suck plant juices and […]

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Natural Ant Control

Ants help us more than we give them credit for. Unlike most pests, they are clean insects and do not leave their droppings and eggs all over. The only fault of theirs, however, is that they destroy food. When ants get to stored food they can make the food impossible to eat. Therefore, ants inside a house need to be dealt with. Ant infestations can be difficult to handle inside a house. This is because it is not a good idea to use harsh chemicals in a […]

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Japanese Beetles

The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica Newman) is a highly destructive plant pest native to Japan as the name suggests. It is not considered a serious pest in Japan where its natural predators keep populations in check. However it is rampant in the United States where infestations are regularly reported. Strict regulations and pest management strategies have prevented the establishment of the Japanese beetle in other parts of the country. The adult Japanese beetle is approximately ½ an inch long, it has an iridescent metallic green body and […]

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Garden Slugs

Any committed gardener might suffer a mild heart-attack at the mention of the dreaded words “garden slugs“. Slugs feast on many plants that you have grown with much effort and care and it is natural that you don’t think of them with affection. Though slugs are eaten in some parts of the world, garden slugs are largely considered to be disgusting and harmful creatures. This view is not totally correct. One must always attempt to keep in mind the value of slugs and their contribution to the […]

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Garden Pest Moles

After the initial plotting and planting of a garden, the growth phase begins. For every dedicated gardener, there are a myriad of complications that arise, all of which they try their fullest to overcome in order to protect their turf – the most common being garden pests. Out of the many varieties of garden pests moles are one of the trickiest to deal with. Moles, also known as mould warp in the past are sturdy little mammals that live below the soil. Even though they are considered […]

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Aphid Control

Gardening is a real challenge because of the amount of work involved. Majority of the work, though, involves protecting the plants than growing them. Just like having kids, plants need to be taken care of and treated for diseases and fed and so on. They do not simply grow. Similar to kids they, too, need their regular checkups and medication so they do not get sick. Like children’s viruses, plants are regularly attacked by pests, who feed on the plants, destroying them day by day. One such […]

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Garden Pest Control

Garden Pest Control entails the regulation and control of pests, which is a type of species that are damaging to plants. Garden pests diminish the quality and look of plants, bring a bad appearance to the garden overall. The types of garden pests are extensive; bring forth a need for numerous ways to control them all. Thus, garden pest control, too, is a vast and immense topic. The first method of garden pest control is prevention. Prevention of pests should be a precaution taken by any gardener […]

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Organic Insecticide

Organic insecticides are made from by avoiding harmful chemicals. You can get hold of organic pesticides from the local stores. When purchasing organic insecticide, you need to check for the label which gives you a sign of approval. Apart from that you can also make organic pesticides from your own home. This is cost effective and healthy too for the environment. There are so many ways in which you can make organic intestacies with the help of day to day products which are available at home. Organic […]

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