Though summer brings all kinds of wonderful things such as barbecues, picnics, fun outdoor activities, and more, it also attracts stinging insects. While you should be concerned about the species that pack a powerful and painful sting and can cause allergic reactions, there is one that should be protected. Check out this infographic that compares wasps, yellow jackets, hornets and honey bees. By following this guide, you can learn how to tell the difference between these stinging insects and what steps to take to control and prevent or protect them respectively.
The following Infographic shows the respective diet, anatomy and nests differences between Bees and Wasps:
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By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden)
Originally posted on Gardening Know How
While there are many repellents on the market aimed at keeping these animals at bay, there are no sure-fire results, as each cat responds to repellents differently. Let’s look at how to keep cats out of the yard and how to keep cats out of my garden soil.
How to Keep Cats Out of My Garden Soil
It’s no secret – cats are unpredictable and extremely territorial, so keeping cats out of garden areas can be a bit tricky. They mark their territory by depositing pheromones from scent glands (urinating or otherwise), and will continue to visit as long as their scent remains. Therefore, if an area of your garden has been frequented by a cat, the first thing you must do to keep cats out of the yard is remove any feces along with some of the soil.
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Originally posted on Natural Living Ideas
The warmer months are on their way, and what does that mean? Bugs! If you are not into using chemicals to repel bugs, read on for some great plants that are natural insect repellents! Think about it: repelling insects naturally, and sprucing up your space with beautiful plants- what could be better?
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Spring is coming, flowers are blooming and the temperature is heating up… enough reason why Mosquitoes and other bugs are suddenly appearing. Many of us don’t like a mosquito buzzing around in the middle of the night, when cooking or just around us whether we are indoors or outdoors. Since one of my fellow bloggers asked me the other day which natural repellents can be used, I decided to get information and sharing some tips for the different situations and avoid mosquitoes bites.
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