Newest Control Measures For The Nematode Menace


Nematodes, or microscopic eelworms, are rapidly assuming the role of Public Enemy Number One among the organisms that cause plant diseases.  Last year,  they seriously damaged one out of every

How Do Praying Mantises Help Humans?

Praying Mantis

Maybe you strolled onto your porch one late summer afternoon to find a cool breeze. Perched on a porch rail or table, you discover something that looks oddly like an

The Friendliest Bug


An insect with all virtues and no vices is the ladybug, that diminutive beetle whose back is a brilliant orange with black spots. That is, to say, she has no

How To Use And Mix Neem Oil For Plants

Aglaonema plant indoors

Neem oil is generally considered one of the safest, most useful natural insecticides on the market. In its purest form, it is literally the oils extracted from cold-pressing various parts

Using Natural Methods to Control Caterpillars

Tomato hornworm feeding on tomato plant

Caterpillars can quickly decimate a vegetable crop. Controlling caterpillars takes a combination of prevention, avoidance, monitoring and suppression. It is the only way to successfully battle caterpillars. Natural Ways to

How To Treat Root Rot With Hydrogen Peroxide

using Hydrogen peroxide on plants

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a simple product most people have in their medicine cabinet. It’s an inexpensive, effective sanitizer for cuts, scrapes and more. It’s also a great thing to

23 Natural Ways To Repel Insects

When it comes to repelling insects, we fortunately have dozens of products, herbs and chemicals at our disposal. However, not all of us are willing to buy and use the

31 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

plants that repel mosquitos

When spring arrives so do those annoying mosquitoes. Instead of going the chemical route with insect repellent to prevent mosquito bites, here is a collection of deet-free mosquito repellent plants