Flies and summer seem to go hand-in-hand. You just can’t have one without the other. Although there are many different sprays on the market to get rid of flies, not everyone wants chemicals sprayed around their homes.
Were you present in school when your science and/or biology teacher talked about dirty and yucky worms? If you did, congratulations! You then knew that tapeworms are the worst of them all so you definitely need to find best ways to get rid of fleas in your own house. But if you were not, you [...]
Melipona beecheii: it's a Central American "stingless" bee species that produces honey with anti-microbial properties, frequently used as medicine by the Mayans. They are sensitive to pesticides and like to colonize in hollowed logs. They are also great pollinators of your prettiest flowers and native plants!
Controlling aphids is actually easy, though somewhat time consuming. A sharp stream of water will knock the little buggers off the plant, although a hose nozzle may be too strong - especially for tender plants like peas. Another effective alternative is insecticidal soap. The soap washes off the aphid’s protective waxy coating and causes dehydration, thus killing the insect. Insecticidal soap spray is economical, nontoxic, and environmentally safe both indoors and in the garden.