Natural Ways to Fight Bugs and Pests without Pesticides in Your Garden

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There are so many reasons to avoid the use of chemical pesticides in your garden. For many sound ecological reasons, the number of people joining the green gardening bandwagon is increasing year on year whatever their motivations.  Going completely chemical-free is tricky but there are lots of things you can do which will alter and …

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 …

Home remedies for Mosquito bites, bee stings and other insect bites

Mosquito bites are a hazard of the warmer weather and you don’t even need to go outside to get bitten.  Even with domestic precautions, it is impossible to completely rid your home, garden, or yard of mosquitoes and other biting insects, all you can do is hope to lessen the number of times you are …

How to keep Mosquitoes off your kids outdoors and in the garden

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If you have ever had to manage the aftermath of itchy mosquito bites on young children then you will know how miserable it can make them, particularly if they have been bitten multiple times. And boy is it challenging to stop them from scratching that itch! You want your kids outdoors in the sunshine having …

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 increasing.  The demise of the honey bee is a worldwide crisis but why is …