Pests

Frog Deterrent Ideas

Frogs can actually be of great benefit to your garden, but they can also be somewhat of a nuisance too, which is why some folk enquire about frog deterrent precautions they can take in their gardens.

How to Get Rid of Pigeons

Rock Pigeons (Columba livia) belong to the bird family Columbidae, most people refer to them as "pigeons". Contrary to popular belief, they do not spread disease to people, with the possible exception of avian flu, and it isn’t quite fair to call them “rats with wings”. However, they can be a nuisance around a home; they leave droppings that make a big mess and their cooing is annoying to just above everyone. Pigeons can also carry parasites like lice and ticks. If you’ve found this page I’m sure you don’t need to be sold on the need to get rid of pigeons around your house.

Gazebo Mosquito Netting

Mosquito NettingIf you’re fed up of being bothered by mosquitoes, or indeed any other small flying insects, whilst sitting in your gazebo, then you should consider fitting gazebo mosquito netting.

The key architectural feature of a gazebo is that it has open sides, classically it will be an octagonal structure with a roof above it, supported by either brick, stone, wooden or possibly even metal uprights. As such a gazebo is an ideal structure to sit under in hot sunny weather enjoying the views of your garden either on your own or in the company of others.

Why Add Netting?

Fixing Termite Damage

Termites feed primarily on dead wood and wood by-products. Once termites have started eating on your house they will continue to consume it as fast as they can. Although it can take months or even years before the damage from termites is visible, a healthy termite colony can consume a foot of two-by-four in just a few months.

Since they tunnel into the wood this damage is usually spread out. They will eat anything made from wood including furniture, books and new wood. The most important thing when you discover that you have termites is to take the proper steps for fixing termite damage and preventing any future infestation.

Symptoms of Termite Infestation

Gnat Repellents

Gnats are tiny flying insects that can be a source of irritation to anyone’s outdoor activities. They are so prevalent that gnat elimination is not even feasible. There are ways to help control their population and reproduction. Gnat repellents can be natural, homemade, organic or chemical in nature. This article recommends trying the environmentally friendly approaches first. Chemical pesticides are toxic substances that poison the environment and should be left as a last resort, not a first choice. By starting with the least toxic method you will be protecting yourself and your environment.

Natural Repellents