As an entomologist and pest control expert specializing in both urban pests and agricultural pests for the past 25 years, I’m going to show you how to get rid of moles in your yard – from my most favorite to my least favorite methods. Lots of ground mole removal methods ranging from mole poison and baits more humane options. I’ll even show you how to get rid of moles naturally using items you already have at home!
Trying to keep bugs & insects out of your house? Here, homeowners are sharing the best ways to keep your home free from insects -- everything from ladybugs and ants to Japanese beetles and spiders of all types. Lots of easy DIY tricks to get rid of them, plus helpful tips for removing bugs (and bug guts) from your car and other items!
Unless you want a ladybug infestation this Winter, you’ll want to follow these tips to keep ladybugs out of your home, as well as the reasons they invade your house in the first place. Avoid an Asian lady beetle infestation — with these helpful tips. Trust me, this is the article for the most helpful info about natural ways to remove them from your home and some common misconceptions about ladybugs.
There’s just something about coffee & roaches… especially cockroaches and coffee machines. Trust me, I know! Unless you want cockroach coffee at home, here’s how to get rid of roaches in your coffee maker once and for all. Plus how to properly disinfect a coffee machine that’s had roaches in it.
Are invasive species of insects eating your plants — maybe even starting to take over your garden? Instead of using chemicals to control pesky garden insects, here’s a list of beneficial insects you might want to release into your garden. They will naturally get rid of the pesky insects for you! Or, if you don’t want to release live predatory insects, then see our list of plants that attract beneficial insects naturally.
The Scrub Daddy sponge, a popular kitchen scrubber, gets SOFT in hot water and HARD in cold water. Plus it doesn’t hold onto food & odors. Lots of fun uses here!
We had a big problem with black ants in the kitchen. To get rid of them I didn’t use any chemicals. Nor did I purchase any ‘safe’ ant repellents or anything. Instead, I searched for a natural home remedy that would work. I found it… Bay leaves!
Want to see some more examples regarding the ‘magic’ of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers?… Here are a few more ways that I’ve used Magic Erasers in our home and how I continue to be amazed by these low-tech gadgets.
You’ve probably seen them hanging out in people’s yards. Truthfully, I never understood the whole Bag-a-Bug concept… that is, until WE needed to use them! Here’s why we swear by the bug bags…
Some fun — and interesting — information about spiders!
These spiders are a common sight around our Tennessee home. We find them both indoors and outside. This one was photographed in the corner of our dining room. At first, I was scared it might be a poisonous Brown Recluse spider! Turns out it’s a Wolf spider, which is a rather common household spider. See a […]