Pests and Problems

Guide to Springtime Garden Pests

A pesticide-free guide to dealing with pests.
When gardening, it’s easy to put all your attention on the composition and needs of your plants and to forget about the pests…
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Steel Wool to the Rescue

Uses for Steel Wool range from stopping infestations of rodents, starting a fire, refinishing wood and metal surfaces and even keeping mice out of the house.
Steel wool is a…
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Bye Bye, Fruit Fly! How to Keep Your Kitchen Fruit Fly Free!

How to get rid of a pesky fruit fly – fast! – using two things you may already have in your kitchen!
Fruit flies can be a crazy critter in…
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10 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds and Tea Leaves

Repurpose used coffee grounds and tea leaves
We don’t have to tell you how popular coffee and espresso drinks have become. Whether you grind your own beans or pop a…
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A Safe Pet For The Great Outdoors

Summertime is a great time for the Great Outdoors with your pet. But before you hit the beach, lake, pool or trails, here are some tips and tricks to…
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Get Rid of Gnats on House Plants

Control pesky fungus gnats on your plants with these easy remedies.
Like people, most house plants enjoy their time outside in the summer to bask in warm sunshine before you…
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Wildlife Through the Window

Creating a little wildlife sanctuary in your yard can bring delightful sights through the window and beneficial amenities to a variety of critters. It doesn’t need to be expensive…
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Preventing Common Household Pests

Everyone hates household pests. Whether you fear those whom walk on more than four legs, are repulsed by animal droppings in your home or are concerned about the transfer…
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Warning Signs of Termites

Is your house at risk?

Oh no! Termites are not a problem anyone wants to have to deal with. Do you suspect you might have a termite problem? Here are…
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Conquering Slugs and Bugs

Get Out the Beer, Milk and Chili Peppers

Just like you (and Eric) are fond of a great beer after a long day of work, so are… slugs and snails.
And…
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