November 19th, 2011
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Termites can cause extensive damage to the structural integrity of a house and a lot of other things too. They not only eat wood, they eat any cellulose based substance such as cardboard, books and some cloth. There are some things that can be done to prevent a termite infestation as well as some natural, non-toxic substances that will kill the insects. A professional pest control company that uses Green Pest Control Products will be able to determine how far advanced the infestation is.
January 17th, 2014
There is no doubt that using Green Pesticides can make a difference in protecting the environment. Mother Nature was never meant to be doused in toxic chemicals in order to protect crops from being destroyed by insects. What about the effects of these compounds on the human element? It’s highly doubtful that the human species was meant to be subjected to such chemicals either. In fact, many of the compounds that are used can have detrimental effects on human beings. What are some of these problems that you may be subjected to while others spray toxic materials around?
If you’re heading out for an afternoon at the park with your kids or hitting up the golf links with your friends, the use of pesticides at these locations may be the furthest thing from your mind. For the sake of you and your loved ones’ health, though, you should consider how these places are treated for pests. Are harsh chemicals used, or does the park take a more natural approach? It’s something you certainly have a right to know. After all, in many cases it’s your tax dollars that help support these places.
Many commercial pesticides contain harsh man-made chemical formulas and components that are harmful to animals. If you are an animal enthusiast who owns pets, and especially one or more dogs, it is crucial to the ongoing good health of your lovable four-legged friends to use safe, all-natural pest control products for your lawn, garden and other outdoor home areas.
December 10th, 2013
Home redecoration can bring a fresh look to a space, but a new look doesn’t necessarily require you to be hard on the earth’s resources. Whether you’re redoing a room or accenting an outdoor space, it’s easy to do so in a way that’s easy on the environment. Below are five tips to an eco-friendly redesign.
1. Add Color and Elegance with Natural Accents
Keeping a variety of potted plants inside your home will liven up any room, and adding vibrant flowers to the beds outside your windows will ensure you always have a beautiful view of the outdoors. The big mistake that many well-intending nature enthusiasts make, though, is trying to protect their plants with harmful pesticides. However, such chemicals completely negate your environmentally-conscious design strategies, so make sure you always use Environmentally Friendly Pesticides. Protecting your plants from hungry bugs with Green Insecticides is a win for both you and your flowers.
Proper preparation of your garden for spring doesn’t start when the season begins. In fact, most sources advise that green thumbs start their prep work as soon as summer winds down and cold temperatures roll in. Not to fret, though, if you haven’t started: it’s not too late to get a head start on your garden prep for next spring. Below are five tips to help you prepare your outdoor space for the impending sunshine.
When it starts to get cold outside, many the bugs, rodents and other pests begin to look for a warm place to spend the winter. If you’re not careful, that warm place can be your house. Because the house is also home to you, your children, and perhaps pets, it’s important to be sure that any pest control remedies applied in the home are completely safe. Fortunately, there are many Green Pest Control methods and products that are both safe and effective.
Maybe you consider yourself a master gardener and are looking for a new challenge, or maybe you live in an urban area without much garden space. Perhaps your soil is not conducive to growing plants. Whatever your situation, there is a solution: hydroponic gardening. Just as its name implies, hydroponics is a way of growing plants in water with the help of mineral nutrients but without the use of soil. If you’re game to give it a try, here’s all you need to know about hydroponic gardens.
Gardeners can roughly be divided into two schools of thought; those who happily spray chemicals on anything that infiltrates their beloved garden…be it of the green leafy variety or of the creepy crawly variety and those who are keen to find another path, one which is safer for our bee population! It’s possibly a little unfair to judge those who don’t have much time to dedicate to Organic Pest Control, or to cast aspersions on their methods of pest control, but it is fair to share some of the simplest forms of organic pesticides which are thorough in the elimination or the discouragement of pests which either eat or damage plants.
November 6th, 2013
Winter is probably the last time of year that you’re thinking about gardening, but this could be a mistake — at least, as far as your wallet is concerned. As soon as the end of summer, the basic gardening supplies that every green thumb (or green thumb in training) needs go on sale. Those deals often last until spring shows itself again.
Here is a list of supplies to add to your arsenal, as well as a few tips on how to prepare your garden before it’s time to start planting:
With cold weather comes the increased chance that rodents may become unwelcome visitors in your home. Any type of rodent – from rats to squirrels – may choose your home as an escape from the winter weather. Do not fret though; there are several precautions you can take to avoid a rodent invasion. Some of them are obvious, but others may be resourceful enough to surprise you:
Winter is a blissful month, filled with holiday cheer and spirit. Gardeners change from their fall plants to their winter plants and begin the holiday season off in a fashionable manner. Each gardener has a preference as to what type of plants they prefer to season for the holidays. The array of flowers is in abundance for winter season and planting several might even be suggested. After all, what is winter without an abundance of those holiday flowers?
October 5th, 2013
Just as you’re excited to break out the garden gloves and shovels to prepare for the beginning of spring, it’s equally important to get your garden prepared for fall and winter. Once your annuals start browning and dying and the leaves start changing, you know it’s time to get to work. There are many things you can do to ensure the health and safety of your perennials, and many of these tips will benefit your annuals come spring time.
Keeping pests like mice, ants, spiders, silverfish and roaches at bay is essential when maintaining a happy and healthy home and whilst it is all well and good showing problem pests who’s boss, it is more effective to draw out your lines of defense and work on preventative methods of pest control so problems with unwanted guests don’t get out of hand.
The experts from the Air and Water Centre have compiled their 5 preventative steps to a home free from problem pests…
Exposing yourself to the great doors and getting in contact with nature is one of the best ways to enhance your life. It’s been proven for some time that getting all green-fingered possesses a number of personal and health benefits, including exercise, mental health, and saving you a few pennies.
But whether it’s growing your own fruit and vegetables from seed, or tending to shrubs and perennials purchased from a garden centre like Coblands, chances are you’re going to need to pesticides of some description to look after your crop. In recent years there’s been much debate over the use of chemical pesticides versus natural pesticides.
The term pesticide covers a wide range of plant protection products, including weed killers, insecticides, and animal repellents.
September 12th, 2013
gardening . molehills . moles
Few things lower the American gardener’s spirits like the appearance of molehills on a pristine lawn. Moles can devastate a garden as they tear roots off grass, encourage weed growth in disturbed soil and leave your lawn lumpy and covered with molehills.
Know Your Enemy
The garden may look like an entire family of moles moved in, but in reality you’re probably dealing with one or two animals. Moles are solitary, shy critters.
Unfortunately they’re also productive. A single garden mole can dig through 18 feet of upper lawn soil in an hour, so you can be forgiven if you thought you were dealing with a multi-mole infestation.
Popular gardening myths claim moles eat bulbs. This isn’t true. The mole is an insectivore, living off subterranean insects and worms. Any damage moles cause to bulbs is due to their spade-like feet, which is small comfort if a mole tunnels through your crocuses.
Aside from actually getting plants to grow, protecting your garden is one of the most difficult aspects of gardening. Pests of many varieties are frequently unwanted guests in your garden. Whether deer are eating your ripe tomatoes or bugs are chewing up your flowers, pest problems can be very detrimental. While purchasing pesticides is a commonly used solution, there are other more inexpensive and environmentally friendly methods for protecting your plants – we call these Green Pesticides and Green Insecticides. In order to safely rid your garden of harmful pests while still saving money for that new TV or those 2002 mustang parts, consider the following Green Pest Control Products and tips.
Mix It Up
Growing a variety of different plants can be a deterrent for many insects. According to Organic Gardening, plants with different scents, shapes and sizes will scare off pests that would normally feast on a group of similar plants. Their piece on Organic Pest Control suggests mixing up the organization of your garden rather than segregating it into rows of the same plants. Not only does this mean growing different vegetables next to one another — but it also means you should mix in fruit and vegetable bearing plants with flowers and non-edibles when sowing seeds. While some bugs will likely still make their way through this deceptive obstacle, it is still a cheap and environmentally friendly way to decrease the hoards of bugs descending on your plants.
Rat problems are normally something you don’t think about until you’re dealing with them personally. But according to an article published in The Guardian, such issues can cause structural damage to your house and landscaping.
Left unchecked, these issues can put a sizeable dent in your bank account. They can also make it more difficult to develop your green thumb. Fortunately, Environmentally Friendly Pesticides let you tackle rat infestations without using products that could be harmful to your household or the earth.
One of the things that modern life brings to the “equation” is the fact that each and every person strives to be an expert in a peculiar field. This is because the pace of life is fast and not a lot of people have the time to devote their attention to many things. We have to perfect our performance at whatever it is we are doing, so that we can get promoted, prosper and, as they say, live the “American Dream”. And although it does sound rather normal, some problems do occur.