bed bug information
EcoSmart's new line of natural bed bug repellents can prevent the pests from hitching a ride home with you.
Bird-X's new Bed Bug Alert is a business card-size device that can be slipped under a mattress or into any tight spot to attract and trap bed bugs--alerting you to a problem before it's too late.
During national bedbug summit, health experts urge thorough cleaning and heat as the best prevention and cure for the nasty pests.
Bed bugs are taking over America. You can prevent them naturally.
“Bed bugs” are small nocturnal insects that feed on blood. Here are some tips for keeping them out of your home, and for getting rid of them--without using toxic pesticides/insecticides--if they do show up.
Simple Living star Wanda Urbanska offers 3 easy steps to a serene, streamlined bedroom.
Wireless temperature control mattresses and pads offer a dream come true for
Learn how to make creative, impactful, and (surprisingly) classy DIY gift tags from soda cans and thumbtacks.
The traditional potato stamp gets a makeover in this tutorial over how to use a spud to make a work of art (and gratitude).
When it comes to your health and well-being your bed is the most important furniture choice you will make. This article describes why and how to choose the healthiest bed options for you and your family.
This potential body style looks hard to beat, in more ways than just physically. What do you think?
Help us learn more about the imported brown marmorated stink bug by taking this survey.
Recommendations for building a wooden bed frame and how to customize the plans.
How to quickly and easily make a soothing herbal tea blend for children, plus bags and boxes to hold it.
Cooking breakfast outside on the woodstove.
This year readers were concerned about bedbugs and greenwashing, and everyone wants to know more about smaller homes.
Welcome to a bug’s world in this week’s Photo of the Week. Remember to submit your own images, and you could be the next Photo of the Week!
This photographic illustration shows how permanent gardens beds are beneficial, and prevent soil compaction.
Our bedroom should be a sanctuary where our body repairs as we sleep soundly but is your bedroom as healthy as it could be?
Organic gardening expert advises on whether to build raised beds for a new garden.
Digging up places for new garden beds can take a long time. The sooner you start, the better!
Readers share tips and tricks for taking care of winter garden beds.
For anyone who has ever wanted to build a raised garden bed, but didn't have the tools, know-how, time or potentially the space, former teacher Jill Plumb invented the M Brace, an easy, eco way to build raised garden beds without tools.
Who knew that making a soda so delicious was so darn easy?! This office experiment is our most rewarding yet. I mean, Marlin is cool with his aquaponic system and all, but I definitely don’t want to drink fish water. (See aquaponic blog.) Our ginger beer is so refreshing, surprisingly effervescent and just plain awesome! So you’d like to know how to make it yourself, right? Well, I will gladly share the steps and recipe with you.
A MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader survey turned up some interesting findings about stink bugs, imported pests that have now been spotted in 35 states.
Cam describes a mosquito infestation INSIDE his house.
Conventional bedding is full of toxic chemicals that outgas while you sleep. Don’t settle for a chemical-laden bed—win an organic bedroom from Lifekind!
Participate in our reader photo contest by showing off pictures of your permanent raised garden beds.
To give your bedroom a boost, consider new paint suited to your personality. AFM Safecoat's Ayurveda Essence line allows you to choose colors based on your dosha, or personality type, within Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal system.
The future looks bright as long as the United States can follow its current energy efficiency programs.
A family comes together to transform an everyday grain bin into a great new space for a Bed and Breakfast.
Brown marmorated stink bugs have quickly become an invasive insect in the Unites States. Find out how to indentify the stink bugs, control stink bugs in your garden and rid them from your home.
Cam thinks people worry about the small things (bugs), when they should be more concerned about the big things (climate change).
Gina Luker of The Shabby Chic Cottage turns a flea market suitcase and baskets into a wonderful bedside table that doubles as valuable storage.
A mortarless rock-wall raised garden bed is easily constructed with simple tools and adds long-lasting natural beauty.
The community garden in East Harlem, Chenchita's Garden, is beginning to take shape.
Want a worry-free, weed-free, organic-matter-rich vegetable garden bed? It is doable and fall is the best time to put it in action!
Prepare simple hugelkultur beds utilizing organic materials found onsite. Use fallen trees, branches, pine needles, leaves and other organic material to build raised beds now for planting in the fall.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Associate Editor Shelley Stonebrook offers tips for building permanent garden beds and paths. Shelley presented her workshop “10 Great Ways to Make Gardening Easier” at the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR in Puyallup, Wash.
Find out what your options are for getting orange Asian lady beetles out of your house.
Join me on a tomato hornworm hunt!
A well-thought-out garden design will make your work enjoyable and manageable and will encourage the gardener's presence and attention.
Starting a new vegetable garden bed doesn't have to be a long, tedious, back breaking job. There are a few different ways to get the job done quickly and relatively easily!
This blog post tells you how to set up a drip irrigation system in a raised bed garden.
The new website offers the home gardener an expanded product selection of useful garden products.
Cam is trying to extend his growing season with DIY greenhouse structures.
A good vegetable garden doesn't have to be expensive. Here is a step-by-step description of how one family was able to build a paved, raised vegetable garden for under $200.
Learn how to request your “closed” complete pesticide complaint file from the State agency through the Freedom of Information Act.
For the first time since the U.S. Energy Information Administration began collecting data on greenhouse gas emissions in 1990, the United States saw a record-setting 5.8 percent decline.
Our experience with our local cooperative.
Choose chemical-free organic bedding to start off the new year with healthy rest in a healthy bedroom.
Make your own “ginger bug” and natural soda from nothing more than ginger root, sugar, water, and fruit juice. The ginger bug, soda starter culture of healthy bacteria, consumes the natural sugars present in fruit juice and causes carbonation to make a fun experiment and soda pop you don’t need to be afraid to give your children.
With a few simple tips, you can transform the leaves overtaking your yard into valuable, nutrient-dense compost, mulch or leaf mold.
University of Florida entomologist Russell Mizell investigated ways to attract stink bugs to trap crops rather than cash crops—with great success. His experience can help you learn how to design trap crop scenarios of your own.
A single, volunteer potato produces 10 pounds of potatoes in a hot bed. A recipe for addictive, oven-fried potatoes.
Asheville has a long history of attracting people searching for a tranquil place for personal retreats and wellness. For Day 3, it’s time to chill, revitalize ourselves and do some rebalancing of our mind, body and spirit on a health and wellness tour.
Hugelkultur is nothing more than making raised garden beds filled with rotten wood. This makes for raised garden beds loaded with organic material, nutrients, air pockets for the roots of what you plant, etc.
Simran Sethi writes about the importance of eco-friendly mattresses, bed frames, and bedding.
How-To Build a Hoop House; a collection of resources for growers.
My garden started out as just a need for feeding my family in the summer months. Over time, it not only needed to feed my family, but needed protection from various critters—including backyard chickens—that inhabit my yard. Learn how to construct raised beds, install shade cloth and build a fence to protect your plants.
Our “needs” for the latest gadgets elevates our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances and consumer electronics in recent years.
When our chicks arrived, we had no idea how much we had to learn about how to raise baby chicks. Nor did we know how much the books couldn't tell us.
Eggs aren't the only things that come from the business end of a chicken. But with a little time and materials, and even less ingenuity, the rest can set you up with a free and steady supply of valuable organic fertilizer.
Whether or not it was devised by clever Mexican potato growers, the cheap, easy to build, and space-saving potato tower is a unique alternative to rows, barrels, and other methods for planting, growing, and bringing in your season's spuds.