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Natural Pest Control

Why & How I Lure Birds To My Garden

Until my son was born, I didn't care much about birds. I grew up in New Rochelle, N.Y., where forests fell in favor of track housing for World War II veterans and their young families. Our posta…

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9 Natural Ways to Stop Gnats & Fruit Flies

A recent and annoying outbreak of gnats and fruit flies in my kitchen and adjoining family room nearly drove me to despair. The darn things seemed to be everywhere Ė hovering over the fruit bowl, perc…

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The Correct Way to Remove a Tick From Your Pet

I am all about biodiversity, but I must admit ticks are not high on my list of biota to celebrate. They are beastly little bloodsucking parasites who double their ick factor when their bellies are blo…

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Buzz-Off Bugs! DIY Natural Bug Repellent

As much as I love being outdoors, I hate getting bug bites! There are lots of commercial bug repellents out there, but most of them contain chemicals I donít want to put on my body or my childrenís…

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9 Wasteful Yard Care Habits and How to Kick Them

Summer means balmy weather, longer evenings and a more leisurely pace of life. If you'd love to sit back and enjoy your garden but are too busy planting, weeding and watering, it's time to stop. Take …

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10 Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion

The ants come marching one-by-one, two-by-two, and gazillion-by-gazillion into our home whenever it's rainy, snowy, too hot, and too cold. My husband favors chemical warfare to get rid of the deter…

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‘RatGirl’ Breeds and Releases Rats in San Francisco

Batman, CatGirl, WonderWoman, Wolverine and now ... RatGirl! †Before saying, wow, that is cool, let it be known that RatGirl is not a superhero nor a fictional character in a comic strip, but rather a…

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Fight Invasive Species With Every Meal

If you canít beat them, eat them! Invasive species management as a whole is extremely complex. However, cooking with certain edible invasives is a creative, fun and healthy approach to reducing the po…

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How 2,4-D Hurts Pets & Wildlife

Dowís Enlist Duo threatens household pets and other animals. Pets, farm animals and wild animals donít know when and where a weed killer has been applied.† They wander into 2,4-D-sprayed corn and soyb…

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15 Brilliant Uses for Vegetable Oil

From cleaning jewelry to perfectly-measured ingredients, read on for some of the most interesting ways to use this pantry staple. Have a favorite use of your own? Let us know in the comments! Earli…

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