brown marmorated stink bug
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A MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader survey turned up some interesting findings about stink bugs, imported pests that have now been spotted in 35 states.
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.
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.
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).
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.
This potential body style looks hard to beat, in more ways than just physically. What do you think?
The Apollo Alliance want you to tell the new Obama Energy Czar, Carol Browner that you support renewable energy policy.
Cooking breakfast outside on the woodstove.
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!
Bed bugs are taking over America. You can prevent them naturally.
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.
Cam describes a mosquito infestation INSIDE his house.
Cam thinks people worry about the small things (bugs), when they should be more concerned about the big things (climate change).
Using rosemary plants in the landscape can offer a number of benefits such as being drought tolerant, desert soil and climate tolerant, aesthetically pleasing, great for cooking, attractive to honey bees, and more.
I used this tried and true method of preventing a valve from freezing. There was no electricity as a back-up crutch for this mission critical valve and I kept it open through the coldest February on record.
Find out what your options are for getting orange Asian lady beetles out of your house.
Join me on a tomato hornworm hunt!
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.
The very first thing I did after closing on my new house was meet with an expert in natural methods for eliminating brown recluse spiders.
A new episode in the PBS series Journey to Planet Earth, hosted by Matt Damon, will feature Mother Earth News contributing editor and visionary Lester Brown’s “Plan B” on how we can save civilization in the face of global climate change.
Last summer Garth and Edmund Brown built a root cellar using plans from MOTHER EARTH NEWS. It has kept root crops in good condition even in an exceptionally harsh New York winter.
Pancakes made with pumpkin powder, an easy gluten-free breakfast dish.
How big of a priority are good animal handling facilities?
During national bedbug summit, health experts urge thorough cleaning and heat as the best prevention and cure for the nasty pests.
“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.
Reacting against the built-for-resale mentality that's destroying our modern homes' liveability, Slow Home Studio offers a path to a more satisfying home.
Brown rot is a serious disease of peaches, plums, and other stone fruits. For organic gardeners, spraying at-risk fruits with a milk solution can give good control.
Ellen Allard, the Gluten-Free Diva explains how using a pressure cook makes eating gluten free fast, easy and healthy.
Lester Brown from the Earth Policy Institute held a teleconference on Dec. 11 to discuss the advantages of a green economy, for the environment and the U.S. work force.
Aquifer depletion, rising temperatures, population increase and ethanol production are conspiring to send grain prices soaring and could lead to a world food crisis, Earthwatch Institute president Lester Brown predicts.
World nuclear electricity-generating capacity has been essentially flat since 2007 and is likely to fall as plants retire faster than new ones are built.
For calendar year 2015 brothers Edmund and Garth Brown are eating only food that they have produced on their farm or bartered for from a neighbor. To do this successfully they must raise and butcher their own meat, hunt, forage, and cultivate a large vegetable garden.
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.
The past year was a rewarding one for apple discovery, because I potentially found the apple that started my apple search about sixteen years ago — the ‘Harper’s Seedling’ apple.
Tips for learning to grow and spin cotton.
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.
The unintended death of a charming little creature raises the realities of life on a farm homestead.