The $64K Question:  Pesticides - Organic or Natural?

The question of whether or not to use organic or non-organic pesticides and other pest treatments is obviously up to each of us and depends on many different factors.

Like so many emotionally charged topics, finding "balanced" information can sometimes be difficult to say the least. You can Click Here to read a short article on some of the pluses and minuses of taking the organic approach that appears to present both sides fairly evenly.

Flies & Mosquitoes:  The Bane of the Backyard BBQ

Controlling flies and mosquitoes, both inside and outside the home, can sometimes feel like a never ending battle.  From old wive's tale solutions to custom designed automated systems, people have been fighting this particular battle with anything and everything that we could throw at it.

Throw in West Nile Virus and things really can get interesting.

  • A few things that don't work can be found at this article.
  • This ABC News article has a few really interesting ones as well as some great mosquito fighting tips towards the end of the article.
  • Looking to hand it over to the professionals? Take a look at Mosquito Nix. They have both a temporary as well as more permanent solutions as well.

​​Bees, Wasps, Yellow Jackets & Hornets

If you've ever been stung by one of these you definitely don't ever want to be again. And if you or anyone you know is susceptible to a more severe allergic reaction to one that can make controlling them around your home even more important.

The first part of this article has an explanation of the differences between bees, wasps and hornets.

You can also Click Here for an article with some great tips on how to control wasps in particular.

Fire Ants and Red Ants

Not all parts of the US have to contend with these types of ants but if you do, you know neither of them are to be trifled with.

This article contains both natural as well as more commercial means of controlling fire ants in particular but possibly red ants as well in some circumstances.

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