A snakes presence can be very unnerving, but they can be incredibly beneficial to your homestead, as long as they have boundaries. While you might not want to get up close and personal, you shouldn’t kill them. Here are 8 ways to naturally repel snakes from your homestead!!
I really, really, really don’t like ants. I saw Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! when I was fourteen and I’ve been terrified of the swarmy little creatures ever since. This aversion has led me to become unusually militant when they attempt to take up residence in my kitchen every summer. I tend to get a […]
Are critters making a meal out of your home? Do they get into your trash? Do your birds go hungry because some varmint eats their seeds? Do deer eat your prized flowers and garden? As contractors (and someone who lives in an all cedar, squirrel-buffet house) we see critters causing damage all of time to […]
The best way to combat slugs is to find something they won’t want to crawl through. If you’ve ever picked one up, you know how unbelievably slimy they are. They have to stay moist to survive, which is why anything that will cause them to dry out is generally avoided. Here are some ideas on […]
WHAT IS DIATOMACEOUS EARTH? In short: ground up fossilized remains of tiny organisms. Diatomaceous Earth is one of the most common natural pest control substances known to gardeners and homesteaders. This fine white powder is the bane of insects everywhere! As a mother of two little boys, a pet owner, and an organic gardener it […]
Flies are the worst, but chemical-laden fly spray is almost as bad. Do we really want pesticides or chemical concoctions on our livestock? I say no, no we do not. Not to mention the expense! Thankfully there’s an alternative: homemade fly spray. Made using ingredients you will recognize, this fly spray is natural, frugal, easy […]