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Six Ways to Say So Long to Slugs

Slugs and snails are a huge problem in many gardens, especially those with tender-leaved plants that have lots of folds or large sheltering leaves low to the ground, such as lettuce, hostas, and tender seedlings. Luckily, there are many ways to stop these critters. Try these six ways to say so long to slugs! 1. […]

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Insect Repellent Oil for Mosquitoes

* 10 to 25 drops essential oil (pennyroyal, lemon balm {citronella}, thyme, and lavender. Other choices include bergamot, cajeput, eucalyptus, rose geranium) * 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Combine the ingredients in a glass jar; stir to blend. Dab a few drops on your skin or clothing, making certain to avoid your eyes. Makes about 2 […]

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Mosquito Chasing Oil

Ann Lovejoy, the noted Seattle gardener, writer and organic-gardening proponent, has suggested a recipe for catnip-and-rosemary mosquito-chasing oil: * 2 cups catnip, stemmed * 1 cup rosemary, cut in 6-inch sprigs * 2 cups grapeseed oil Get your dried, organic herbs, organic essential oils, bulk spices, loose leaf organic teas and aromatherapy supplies at the […]

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Natural Moth Repellent

In a small sachet or small sock or nylon toe stuff dried tansy, yarrow, cedar shavings or a few drops of essential oil of cedar. Close off and hang in your closet or put in your drawer to repell moths. Free PDF Health Ebook…Remedies4.com!

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Natural Ant Control

Block cracks & points of entry with caulk. Try to water a little more outside – ants come in when they are thirsty or they smell something good. Keep clean. Wipe down kitchen counters, floors and cabinets with equal parts vinegar and water. Place animal food bowls in shallow pans of vinegar or water (you […]

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Insecticide for Plants

* 8 oz. sugar, 4-8 oz. 3% peroxide (food grade) in 1 gallon water and use as a spray. * or: 1%soap and 99%water as a spray using a container affixed to the end of a hose. * or: Use predator insects or bacillus thuringiensis * or: Mix 1 gallon of water, 2 tablespoons dishsoap, […]

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Ridding Your Home of Moths

Avoid mothballs and flakes. Clean garments thoroughly before storing them in a sealed closet, bag, trunk or other container – moths are attracted to dirt on clothes. Vacuum the closet regularly to get rid of moths food sources. Cedar (hangers, lining, shavings, oil) or lavender (dried, sachets, oil) act as deterrents. Moth eggs can be […]

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Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellents

All natural bug repellents are becoming more common over their toxic counterparts. Why not try to make up your own natural bug repellent and see the different in the lack of fumes (some even smell really good!) and the cheaper price. Most all of these bug repellents incorporate essential oils. Tick Repellent * 20 drops […]

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