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Natural Pest Control

‘Bee-Friendly’ Plants That Could Kill Bees

A new study released by Friends of the Earth reveals that many "bee-friendly" plants sold at garden centers have been pre-treated with toxic pesticides shown to harm or kill bees.  The pilot study co-…

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8 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Honey Bees

When one stands before a hive of bees, one should say quite solemnly to oneself, ‘By way of the hive the whole cosmos enters man and makes him strong and able’ - Rudolf Steiner And if Mr. Stei…

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7 Ways to Protect Fireflies

Compared to photographing them, catching fireflies is about the easiest thing to do. And in the summertime, many people love to run around a field with mason jar in hand, to get closer to these fasci…

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Are You a Mosquito Magnet? Blame Your Blood

If you've ever suspected that you are irresistibly attractive to mosquitoes, you might not just be paranoid. Mosquitoes are drawn to all kinds of physical particularities, from smelly feet— which they…

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GMOs Make Cows & Pigs Sick. What About Humans?

By now you’ve probably heard the words Genetically Modified Organism or GMO. You’ve probably gotten a good sense of what that means by now, too. You’ve also probably been told that only extremists are…

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Stylish Bedrooms That Keep the Bugs Out

Summer's here and the mosquitoes are circling. For inspiration on staying bite-free, here is a round-up of five chic insect-repelling sleeping spaces. Above: A mosquito-net draped bed at the San Gi…

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How Not to Get Stung By Bees

It is no secret that the author of this article is a big fan of honey bees and bumble bees, and an unabashed promoter of bee-friendly landscaping. That is why I choose to begin this article with a fa…

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‘Cat Island’ Has 4 Times More Cats Than People

Cat Island in Japan is appropriately named since cats outnumber residents at least 4 to 1 -- and the 100 or so residents love it that way. I imagine the cats are equally happy with the arrangement, es…

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12 Surprising Uses for Cotton Balls

  Cotton balls don't usually make it out of the bathroom. We use them to remove nail polish and makeup, to help clean cuts and scrapes.. but that's about it. It's too bad, because there are pl…

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Forget Pepperoni. Top Your Pizza with Cicadas!

A book recently crossed my desk titled, The Eat-A-Bug Cookbook by David George Gordon. Judging from the title, you could probably guess what the featured ingredient is in most of these recipes. Taking…

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