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Plants that Naturally Repel Harmful Insects

10 Awesome Plants that Naturally Repel Harmful Insects

Several plants have shown effectiveness in repelling insects. This is likely because these plants produce compounds that are toxic to insects or make it difficult for them to feed. If you're looking for a natural way to keep pests at bay, consider planting some insect-repelling plants in your home and garden.
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Natural Ways to Keep Mosquitoes out of Your Yard

Summertime is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the warm weather. However, one thing that can ruin a good time is mosquitoes. Read on for helpful tips on how you can repel them from your yard without using chemicals.
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How to Get Rid of Garden Pests Without Chemicals

Home gardening accounts for an astonishing 75% of all pesticides used in North America, making it several million pounds used per year. Fortunately, there are a number of natural alternatives to these potent and dangerous chemicals, most of which are harmless to people and animals.

Are rooftop beehives just a brand buzz exercise for companies?

What links the London Stock Exchange, posh grocer Fortnum & Mason and the Scottish parliament building in Edinburgh? All great institutions, of course, but they have also proudly introduced...
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Robot bees vs real bees – why tiny drones can’t compete with the real...

The latest service to be revolutionised by drones might not be package delivery or internet connections but the far more valuable service of pollination. Researchers in Japan have been...
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How to Safely Coexist with Bees and Wasps

If you’ve been dealing with some uninvited insect guests to your yard this summer and need to know what to do to get rid of them, consider the tips...
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A New Study Finds That Plants Can Hear Themselves Being Eaten – And It...

We know that plants can sense and react to changes in the temperature, to harsh winds and even to physical stimulus, but a new study completed at the University...
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Avoid Bug Bites this Season by Wearing Stripes

Put that bug zapper away. You won’t need that awful stinky chemical spray either. There’s an easier, more environmentally-friendly way to keep the bugs from biting this summer. Just wear...
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Fireflies and Fairies: Magical Natural Creatures that Give Us Light

Every now and then, nature gives us things that make us look twice. Bio-luminescence is one of those things, literally meaning bio and light, it refers to the production of...
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To kill or not to kill? Sharing the world with black widow spiders

“We don’t eat animals,” my 3-year-old told our new neighbor proudly before her smile turned to deep seriousness, “but, my papa kills black weirdos ’cause they will hurt me.” “Widows,”...

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The Latest Technology Trends To Reduce Your Eco Footprint

With new applications for smart devices being developed every day, ‘green’ apps are a dime a dozen. Here are a few worth checking out.
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20 Ways to Recycle & Upcycle Old Fabric

Before you toss any bits of material, try some of these recycling and upcycling ideas. You'll reduce your waste and give new life to an old fabric!
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51 Household Uses of Baking Soda

Here are 51 uses for baking soda in your home that can change your life for the better. This inexpensive pantry item has many applications!
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Are Vertical Farms the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Vertical farming could be an incredible asset for the future of sustainable agriculture. Keep reading to learn how this technology is revolutionizing how we produce food.

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What You Can (and Shouldn’t!) Burn in Your Fireplace

However you choose to while away the colder winter months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.
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13 Advantages Of Growing Plants Within A Greenhouse

If you’re considering growing plants inside a greenhouse, here are 13 obdurate advantages you’ll definitely like to know and utilize as well.
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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.

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