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How to Make Natural Mosquito Repellent

Posted: 22nd February 2014 by Michael Levanduski in Animals, Bug control, How To
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There are dozens of different mosquito repellents on the market today, and many of them are quite effective.  The problem is, however, that most of them have unhealthy chemicals in them.  In addition, in the event of a catastrophic disaster, stores would no longer be around. Whether you’re looking to save some money, make sure you’re not spraying chemicals on your skin, or you just want to be prepared for anything, it is a good idea to learn how to make all natural mosquito repellent. Controlling mosquitos is extremely important not only because they are a nuisance, but also because they can be very hazardous to your health.  Mosquitos can transmit many different types of diseases.  In addition, mosquito bites […]

Bug Zappers

Posted: 24th January 2011 by admin in Bug control, Survival Gardening
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I’ve been gardening for over 30 yrs and would not be considered an organic gardener.     My garden has been as large as an acre and a half but have since cut back considerably to about 7/10 an acre.     I have dealt with all the calamities that come with gardening,  the bugs,  the pests,   the varmits,   climate conditions,  etc etc,   but one of my worst problems was with the caterpillar worms that attack my green leafy plants like collards,  cabbage,  lettuce,  broccoli,  etc etc,   and “especially” the corn earworms…..My success with corn,  because of the earworms,   always bordered a total loss……I never discovered where these worms came from until some extensive reading on the subject recently.   The information i found revealed it was nocturnal […]

Old-Time Remedies

Posted: 24th March 2008 by admin in Bug control
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Repellents are often very effective in deterring pests, thereby protecting crops without having to resort to poisons. Now many gardeners will add a few drops of liquid detergent or 1/3 cup of soap flakes per gallon of any spray to increase the spray’s sticking power and effectiveness. You can also get quite inventive by using house hold items like tar paper which repels cutworms and maggots by its odor. Use 4-inch squares of tar paper laid on the ground, with holes in the centers for the stems to pass through, to protect seedlings from these pests. Aluminum foil laid on the ground has been found to be effective against aphids and squash-vine borers. Copper strips placed around a garden is […]