How to control pests naturally

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How to Control Swarming Bees

TDS Reader Contributors

"I have been trying to get bees away from my house for the last seven years. I've had the house treated five times and called the bee exterminator three times with no luck. The bees come back to the very same area. I can't afford treatment every four months. I heard from a neighbor that the previous owners had the same problem. I think there must be a way to get rid of the bees. I need help. Can anyone help?"

Get Rid of Roaches Safely

TDS Reader Contributors

"I have tried everything to get rid of roaches, and I really need help. I am scared they will bite my kids or make them sick. I don't have much money so I was hoping you could give me some cheap ways to take care of it. I live in a very wooded area, and I am worried for my children. I would appreciate any tips you have."

Natural Flea Control

My Story contributed by Lisa

Fleas. Just the mere mention of these annoying bugs has the ability to give pet owners nightmares. These hard bodied, wingless insects feed on blood but can survive for weeks without eating at all when living in carpet, soil, or grass. So how do we rid ourselves and our pets of these disease-carrying insects?

Repelling Mosquitoes Naturally

Deborah Taylor-Hough

With the advent of mosquito season, many people are feeling concern for more than just the annoying itchiness of a bite or two. Worries about West Nile Virus (and other mosquito-carried diseases) are leading many who would normally avoid excessive use of chemicals, to start spraying and slathering on insect repellents containing the chemical DEET. But are there valid, healthier options when it comes to repelling our fine buzzing and biting friends? You bet!

Natural Roach Remedy

TDS Reader Contributors

"Help! I'm desperate. I need a natural remedy for roaches. I'm being bombarded and have tried having the house sprayed several times. The critters will not leave. I've also tried spraying it myself. I need advice on something that will really get rid of roaches naturally."

Nature's Best: Using Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Pests

Tina Shake

Would you like to learn how to battle pests the natural way? Learn from my mistakes! This is what I tried and what did and did not work for me.

Natural Flea Prevention

TDS Reader Contributors

"I was wondering if there are any home remedies to get rid of fleas. I live in town and the house next door is about three feet from my house. They had extremely bad fleas and their yard is full of them. Anytime we go outside, if we are in that yard, we bring fleas into my home. I have two indoor cats and a toddler so I do not want to have to spray my house anymore than necessary."

Humane Mouse Removal

TDS Reader Contributors

"I've got mice in my garage. As I have to store car seats, kid toys, and other things I don't want doused with mouse wastes, I'm looking for a way to drive them out, short of getting a garage cat. Any "scarecrows" or other non-lethal ways of driving them off?"

Natural Insect Repellents

TDS Reader Contributors

"Does anyone have any ideas and information about natural or organic insect repellents, especially something that would be safe for children? Many commercial repellents contain DEET which may be cancer-causing."

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