Check out this expert advice for keeping an organic garden pest-free.
Yellow jackets can pose a threat to honeybees. If yellow jackets have built a nest in your yard, here's a recipe for a natural, non-toxic solution that will get rid of them. Please share your own recommendations too!
This spring when the pests arrive in your garden try this radical strategy - Do nothing!
The good, the bad and the ugly of a nice mild winter and its effects on the homestead in 2012.
Tired of pests? Here are five tips for knocking ‘em back without resorting to pesticides and toxic chemicals.
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.
Identify the animal tracks and footprints of the critters who visit your garden and yard.
The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to cancel the use of carbofuran, but FMC Corporation stands in their way.
Suddenly it seems like spiders are everywhere, which makes many people uneasy. Fear not! Autumn's awesome arachnids can be fun to watch and easy to capture using no-touch methods.
Readers report on the types of flowers they grow to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects.
It’s that time of year when the flying, buzzing, blood-sucking insects are at their peak annoyance, and, if you want to comfortably enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll need to apply some sort of bug repellent to your body. Try this non-toxic, herbal remedy that Stephanie Tourles has for 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.
Summer skin problems are irritating and embarrassing. Show off your best skin with these inexpensive natural remedies.
I got first bee removal call of the year yesterday. It’s a bit early, but hey, I won’t complain. The woman said that she thought there were three colonies in her wall.
Cam battles with scarabs in his raspberry patch.
Survivalist Gardener Rick Austin offers natural and long-lasting tips for repelling pests and insects in gardens hidden in the forest.
Pennsylvania is under federal quarantine due to the threat of Emerald Ash Borers. Raising awareness and getting the facts are important. However, getting to the root of the problem may be as simple as supporting local food systems.
Tips on wasps and ways to get rid of nests around your house or property.
Dealing with insects in your garden is inevitable. It’s just a matter of when it happens. Just because you have some critters munching on your food doesn’t mean that you have to break out the chemicals.
With our chickweed and lavender salve, the bites I typically get that are swollen and painful were nothing more than a minor annoyance. All came from ingredients that we made ourselves.
Fly season is upon us. Here are some helpful and easy hints to control those buzzing beasts at your homestead this year.
In this posting we discuss how the record infection rate of West Nile virus is related to the record global temperatures of the past decade. We also discuss how these record temperatures have allowed the infections to occur in northern latitudes.
We have developed two customized search engines that make it easier to locate companies that offer specific varieties of seeds and plants, as well as organic garden products and tools.
One small brown bat can eat several thousand insects each night. Install a bat house and invite them to feast in your yard.
Help us determine if a mixture of coffee grounds and eggshells can protect your cabbages from pest damage.
Organic gardeners often need to remove mammal pests such as groundhogs and raccoons. Like many, I use live traps. How to deal with a skunk you accidentally catch, without getting sprayed?
Learn how to encourage good pollinators when growing plants under row covers to keep out the bad bugs.
Forget pesticides or kerosene. Instead, smother badly placed yellow jacket nests with a translucent cover.
The 2008 fall monarch migration is underway, with better resources than ever for tracking the progress of these miraculous butterflies.
Find out what your options are for getting orange Asian lady beetles out of your house.
Western culture has taught us to eat all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons.
Organic is a phrase that’s tossed around and abused a lot by marketers these days. Not all “organic” products should be treated equally.
How one rural county without animal control regulations or a public pet shelter is working to make a better community for all residents — both humans and their companions.
“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.
Maddy Harland explains how to make light work of establishing the ground layer in a forest garden, create a wildlife habitat and control pests all at the same time.
There are many logical reasons for adding flowers to your vegetable garden: attracting beneficials, crop diversity, companion-planting, barriers and healthy soil. But perhaps their beauty does not need to be rationalized at all!
Ira Wallace inspires us to create flowering, native plant habitat in our gardens. Learn how to identify plants that are 'user-friendly' to the bugs that help keep our gardens healthy.