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5 Natural Tricks to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

Has this steamy summer driven fruit flies into your kitchen? Try these natural ways to give them the boot! Fruit flies breed quickly, so you can go from just a few of the buggers to a super gross s…

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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 don’t want to put on my body or my children’s…

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Easy and Effective: Vinegar, Garlic & Herb Disinfectant for Your Home

A friend who is keenly interested in all things natural, found an interesting recipe for household disinfectant in the book Herbal Remedies by Christopher Hedley & Non Shaw. The recipe is calle…

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Non-Toxic Pest Control for the Eco-Home

We recently moved into a gorgeous 112-year-old house in the historic district of our town. We are renting long-term with an option to buy. We have an awesome landlord who has let us really make this o…

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The Anti-Plastic Fantastic Episode

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Scott) anytime - Podcast here! How do you interact with plastic? I'm still reeling from my plastic-free February trauma. I had thou…

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What Kind of Pesticide is Your Exterminator Using?

by Steve Graham, Networx A reputable exterminator should list the active ingredients in their pesticides. The exterminator also should tell you the potential health threats associated with th…

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Is Your City in the Bedbug Top 10?

In America's most bedbug-infested cities, panic attacks about bedbugs are common, but there are ways to cope, both with the bugs and the anxiety they trigger. By Emily Main, Rodale.com B…

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Seven Tips for Chemical-Free Pest Control

The weather's heating up, and that means all sorts of creepy crawlies are about in force. Conventional pesticides are full of nasty chemicals linked to health concerns from ADHD in children to Pa…

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Backyard Bug Books…And Dislodging The Pests

Not a huge fan of collecting bugs, I do enjoy watching them, and even better, watching my daughters pore over their movements. So today we had a huge adventure in our backyard tracking the bugs we fou…

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Ask Annie: Mitigating Mice

Dear Annie I have mice and they are multiplying fast. I hear them in the walls and I sometimes even find them in the bathtub in the morning! Help! --- Karen, MI Dear Karen I have mice, too, and hav…

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