How To Deter Mice In Barn And Garden

If mice invaded your barn or garden, I’m pretty sure you’re not a happy homeowner. These little rodents chew everything from cardboard to corn and wood, leaving an incredible mess behind. As a matter of fact they have a strong appetite for vegetables, seeds, nuts, and grains which will probably mess with your vegetable garden and so. Mice chew anything, and when you detect something chewed by a mouse, you should throw it away immediately, because these tiny rodents spread a lot of diseases faster than the speed of sound. How can I tell that I’m dealing with a mice invasion? Look for small teeth marks on wooden object in your yard, partially eaten crops, mice dropping. Also, you can focus on the smell – that particular mice/ hamster smell which is pretty remarkable. How to get rid of mice in the garden? The best way in getting rid of mice is repelling them with the scent they hate such as: GarlicCayenne pepperPeppermint How to use these repelling scents? Well, just soak some cotton balls in water and roll them in cayenne pepper or garlic powder. Place these cotton balls in areas where you see mouse activity.The the same procedure…

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Does Dawn Dish Soap Kill Fleas In The Yard?

There’s nothing more annoying than fighting all night long with a pesky flea or mosquito! Besides yawning all day after a sleepless night, you have to deal with those flea bites on your body. Yes, I have pets and I know they brought the flea colony inside the house even if I used all sort of delousing solutions to prevent this from happening. Fleas are fleas! They stick on pet’s fur and giddy them up until they get indoors to bite you up.So, you have to get rid of this flea problem by controlling them from the outside. This way you’ll keep them away from your pets and beds! How to control fleas indoors? First of all, shake all your beddings and apply a homemade flea repellent as it follows: mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray the solution over the mattress, beddings, in the wardrobe (these tiny creature can sneak everywhere), on the carpet, everywhere. The next move is to check your pets and apply the same vinegar flea repellent to them. But before spraying them over with vinegar, make sure your pet has no cuts or sores. How to get rid…

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Great Mosquito Control Gear For Your Yard

I just finished writing about natural flea repellents, and it occurred to me that mosquitoes need equal attention. These tiny bloodsuckers pop in into our yards and homes as soon as summer appears and we have to deal with their annoying buzzing and painful bites all summer long. But, instead of slapping yourself when a mosquito flies by, you can try some great natural mosquito repellents to keep these bloodthirsty insects away from your patio. Only imagine how all your friends come in for an evening barbecue and the entire party crashes in minutes because some pesky mosquitoes start biting people around. Leaving the bites aside, because it will eventually pass, anyone knows that mosquitoes may carry a lot of dangerous diseases so, you should learn how to properly repel them! Plants as Natural Mosquito Repellents Before summer strikes, just plant some flowers as natural mosquito repellents. These creepy bloodsuckers hate the fragrance of some particular plant species and by planting them around the barbecue area, patio, outdoor dining table, you will keep them aside. lavendermarigoldmintrosemarycitronella grassgarliccatnipbasil Before Hosting a Barbecue, Spray The Area In case you’re hosting a barbecue, I suggest trying Bonide 680 RTS Mosquito Beater.Just attach the bottle…

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How Can I Repel Moles In The Garden?

Moles have what it takes to destroy your lawn – cylindrical bodies, reduced hindlimbs, short and powerful forelimbs with some large paws adapted for digging. These underground mammals dig tunnels under your lawn by pushing the earth to the surface creating volcano-shaped soil mounds. Their underground activity can be beneficial because they can actually aerate the soil and some gardeners don’t mind having moles in their gardens since they don’t chew plant roots. However, these blind creatures can still cause a lot of damage to your garden by digging tunnels and provide routes for other plant-root chewer rodents such as groundhogs, gophers, and voles.So, the conclusion is: you have to get rid of moles in the garden no matter what if you still want to grow crops and have a neat lawn. How to know you have moles in the garden? Various molehill on a lawn in the garden. As moles dig tunnels in their search for food, the soil they remove is pushed to the surface creating molehills. This damage is most evident in the spring, but also in the summer and fall. How to control moles in the garden? Over the years many homeowners tried to send moles…

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When You Should Transplant Orchid Keiki To Prevent Wilting

As any other orchid lover, the moment you see a baby orchid on the rod, it’s priceless. Better said, in Hawaiian, a keiki! Well, wondering what can you do with a keiki? No more! You will transplant it in other pot and start taking proper care of it. But, before doing the keiki transplantation, you should keep in mind the following information: When you should transplant a keiki? 1. Typically, a keiki is transplanted when it has at least 3 leaves and 3-4 roots, of which 2 have exceeded 5cm in length. 2. That is the moment when the new plant is separated from the mother plant by cutting the steam to a 2-3 cm distance. The rod is removed by cutting it at the same distance from the mother plant. 3. As a rule, the transplantation signal is given by the withering and drying of the stem which links the keiki to parent orchid. 4. At that point, the new plant must be moved immediately into a new pot. Better method: early transplantation 1. An even smarter way of transplanting is to place the new plant in a new pot after the first roots appear.2. Proper transplantation consists in laying the roots of the new…

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Efficient Ways To Stop Ants Invading Your Garden

Ants are often less harmful for plants in the garden, but they have a habit that makes them dangerous for gardens. Ants relationship with aphids 1. Ants have a very interesting job in the insect world: they are farmers! 2. Specifically, ants protect the aphids colonies and they even carry them on other plants, establishing other colonies. 3. A colony of aphids protected by ants can no longer be attacked by predators. 4. For example, ladybugs, the greatest enemies of aphids, will be banished or killed by ants. 5. The reward for their services consists in sweet substances excreted by aphids. HOW TO GET RID OF ANTS: BIO METHODS Baking powder. Put 6 tablespoons of powdered sugar mixed with baking powder in a jar. Perforate the lid with a nail and place the jar around the anthill. The ants will carry the sugar inside the anthill, but the ingesting of the baking powder will be fatal for them. Frequent watering. If you frequently flood the anthill, you will determine them to change their home. Watch their migration and direct them outside the greenhouse, solarium or garden. Soap based insecticide. Spray the ants nest and routes with this solution. Moldy lemon.…

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8 ways to get rid of ants without using pesticides

Maybe they are hard-working and praiseworthy, but if they enter your house or if they’re troubling you out in the garden, ants are not welcome. How to get rid of ants without pesticides? Clean the house and avoid leaving food scraps. Take the rubbish out twice a day and leave the trash bin emptied and washed. Insulate the holes with silicone. These are preventive measures. Here and the methods that will help you get rid of ants. Apple cider vinegar. The antifungal properties of the vinegar help remove ant mounds. Ants feed on fungi that grow inside the anthill. Pour vinegar or spray vinegar inside the anthill. Ground black pepper, cinnamon and ground bay leaves. Either you mix them with water and pour the mixture inside the anthill, either you sprinkle pepper / cinnamon / ground bay leaves in areas where ants are passing through. Garlic powder and salt are also useful, especially in the form of brine poured into the anthill. Make a highly concentrated fresh mint tea. Put a hot pepper in it. Pour the tea in a spray bottle and sprinkle on the areas where ants are passing through. Put mint at the house entrances and in…

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Nettle Broth – Best Homemade Insecticide And Organic Fertilizer

I remember my grandma using nettle broth for her crops and houseplant. She used all sort of crazy tricks for her crops to kill pests and to make them grow beautiful. Also, I remember the balcony which was full of blooming flowers and some envious neighbors around. Nettle broth is both a fertilizer and an organic insecticide. It helps fight lice and provides many nutrients to plants, being an important source of nitrogen. If you administrate it regularly to you crops and plants, it will protect them from dangerous pests and diseases. Plant care Never administrate this solution concentrated because it has a high amount of nitrogen. Dilute it first! How to prepare nettle broth The nettle broth is prepared from fresh cuts. Leave them to soak in a bucket of water. Ratio: use 1 pound of nettles to 3 gallons of water. Keep the mixture for 10 days in a sunny place, but be careful because it will start to smell funny at some point. Cover the container to prevent this. It’s very important to mix this macerate daily. After 10 days, pass the macerate through a fine sieve and dilute it to 1:10 ratio. Administration: Pour this organic…

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Homemade Organic Insecticide To Get Rid Of Harmful Pests On Houseplants

Onion and garlic are some of the most effective organic insecticides. They can be used in many ways to combat harmful insects that attack your plants. Don’t forget! Before applying any treatment against the pests, analyze the plant carefully. If you keep the pots outdoors, never, but never, apply organic insecticides when it’s the heatwave climax. The best moment to apply the organic insecticide is in the morning and evening by respecting carefully the rules of insecticide sprinkling. Plant care To prepare an onion insecticide, you need: – a medium onion – 500 ml jar – water Fill the jar with water, and then chop the onion finely to extract its active substances. Place the minced onion in the jar and let it to macerate for 24 hours to a 68-73.4 degrees F. After 24 hours, strain the onion water, pour it in a sprayer and spray over the plants with it. The onion macerate is one of the best fungicide and a great repellent. On the other hand, garlic is also very effective: – 100 g of garlic – 3 tablespoons of olive oil – 1 teaspoon of liquid soap – 1 liter of water Crush the garlic cloves…

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SOS, My Orchid Is Dying! How To Save Orchids From Root Rot

If your orchid is dry and thirsty, excessive watering isn’t the best option for this sensitive plant. Why? Because the orchid roots may rot! So, don’t try this extreme salvation, because saving an orchid with rotten roots is more difficult than saving a dehydrated one. When the plant receives too much water, the oxygen can’t penetrate the roots. Excess water will lead to roots rot, and as a consequence the absorption of nutrients will be blocked. If the orchid has a colorless pot, it will be harder to see if there is any change at the root level. But the effects are seen on the leaves that will turn yellow or will soften. Plant care Once you have noticed that the orchid leaves turned yellow, you should check the roots and act immediately, because there might be a chance to save the plant.Remove the plant from the pot, and then remove all bark traces from the roots. Now, take a sharp and disinfected pliers, and then, carefully, cut all rotten roots. If some roots are only partially rotted, cut them until you reach healthy tissue. Pour hydrogen peroxide over the cut areas because it will act as a disinfectant.Sometimes, alongside…

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Help! My Orchids Are Attacked By Lice And Aphids! Chemical And Non-Chemical Solutions To Save Your Orchids From Pests

Orchids attacked by lice are a major problem for every plant lover, and given the fact that they are sensitive plants will make these tropical plants the most wanted pray of pests. One of the most common pests you can find on orchid leaves or rods are lice and aphids. Because these plant destroying insects multiply fast, creating colonies in just a few days, it often happens to discover that your plants face with a pest lice invasion when is a bit too late.If your orchids are facing with aphid or lice invasion, you will see that their leaves will turn yellow, the flowers will be a bit deformed and the plant will slow its growth. How to track lice and aphids on orchids? These little intruders create their colonies on the back of the leaves, but, slowly, they will cover the rods, and, eventually, the whole plant. During their invasion, lice and aphids feed with plant sap which will lead to plant death. If you carefully look at the leaves and rods, you will see that they are covered with sticky secretions called honey dew which are nothing but insect manure. Important! The secretion left on the leaves attracts the…

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Natural Treatment To Get Rid Of Red Spider Mite On Your Lemon Tree

It’s absolutely normal to hold back a bit when you want to apply the insecticide treatment for your potted lemon.Before applying any insecticide you should be well-informed about this procedure, making sure which insecticide is best for your lemon tree. Anyhow, I’ve done my homework and searched for the best and most handy solution to get rid of pests that attacked your lemon tree. How does a pest-attacked lemon tree look like? It has a pale look which indicates an illness.The young leaves won’t have that dark green tint. They will have a chlorotic aspect.If you analyze the leaves more closely, you will see on the superior leaf surface small discoloration portions.If you look at the inferior side of the leaf (you need a magnifying glass or a good eye) you will find the cause: some tiny reddish-brown insects. The actions of red spider The red spider feeds with the sap of the leaves, which extracts it by stinging the tissues.Basically, the leaves are drained by energy, and this attack causes the decline and vulnerability of the plant.When the attacks become massive, spiders, due to overpopulation, can also attack the upper part of the leaves. Treatment You will need a…

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Top 27 Incompatible plants which you should not Mix it up while gardening

There are so many plants that are very different in humor that they cannot grow together. So many experienced gardeners make this mistake. The plant so many different seedlings together and the seedlings cannot grow properly because of their incompatible nature. So here are some of the incompatible plants which are as follows. You can see the following 27 plants which are very incompatible. 1.Corn The most beautiful balcony views in the world! Take a look at some of the worlds most desirable vacation homes from Inspirato 2. Cabbage 3.Carrots 4. Asparagus 5. Beans 6. Cauliflower 7. Kale 8. Cucumber 9. Peppers 10.Lettuce 11. Melons 12. Onions 13. Pumpkins 14. Potatoes 15. Kohlrabi 16. Eggplant 17. Spinach 18. Radish 19. Beets 20.Squash 21. Tomatoes 22. Peas 23. Strawberries 24. Dill 25. Rosemarie 26. Brussels Sprouts 27. Rosemary Let’s discuss some of the above plants briefly. Carrot: For the carrot, you cannot plant it with herbs. Carrot can grow better with a combination like a radish, leeks, onion, etc. Incompatible plants Beans: If you are thinking about to grow beans then plants with broccoli, kale, cauliflower, chives, leeks, garlic, mustard, etc. These are the plants that belong to one family. Don’t plant with onion or cabbage, because this is not capable to grow together. Asparagus: Asparagus…

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Best Repellent Plants That Keep Aphids, Lice And Snails Away

Best Repellent Plants That Keep Aphids, Lice And Snails Away There are several guardian plants that contain some substances, especially aromatic oils, which are the best pest repellents. Moreover, they are also able to protect certain plants around them because of the odors they release in the air. And don’t even think about a nasty odor. On the contrary, they release a pleasant fragrance, especially lavender. Plant care and how does the defense mechanism work? These plants remove active substances that prevent the growth of fungi and bacteria and also drive insects away. Therefore, it’s advisable to plant these flowers among the plants that need pest protection. You can create spectacular mixed ensembles in this way. Marigolds are among the best repellent plants you can grow in the garden or on the balcony, in pots. And I’m talking about the classic variety, with small flowers and strong specific perfume, not the big flower hybrids. They release through roots toxic substances for soil nematodes. For this reason, they are also used in the green fertilizer mixtures for soil improvement.Specialists recommend planting them next to roses, trees, shrubs, and vegetables. Calendula is in the same plant repellents category. It has the same ability to…

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