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Essential oils for flea and tick treatment for dogs (and how to make your own)

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Everyone welcomes the longer, warmer days of Spring but it also heralds the arrival of fleas and ticks for your pets, definitely visitors you don’t want to be sharing houseroom with.  With everyone spending more time cooped up indoors in lockdown, it is more important than ever to keep your home free of those passengers […]

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How to make your own essential oil remedies for Scabies

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What Is Scabies? Scabies is a skin condition characterized by a distinctive red rash and unbearable itching that worsens at night.  Scratching of the rash creates open sores that can become infected and the skin may also blister. Globally, Scabies is estimated to affect around two million people at any one time.  The condition is […]

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Encouraging The Right Insects in Your Garden – Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects

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Insects can get a bit of a bad press. Creepy crawlies are not for everyone but most insects are essential to sustainable biodiversity and usually have a very important role to perform. How can insects be beneficial to the gardener? Some insects such as honey bees and bumblebees are pollinators of flowers and other garden occupants […]

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Homemade Mosquito Repellent – How to Make Your Own Bug Spray

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Make your own homemade mosquito repellent with some of our suggested recipes In the 21st century, ecologists and biologists will tell you it’s all about the insects but don’t you just feel sometimes that all the wrong insects seem to be proliferating.  The demise of the honey bee is a worldwide crisis but why is […]