Can Boric Acid Kill Insects Safely And Inexpensively?

pill bugs

Few things are more upsetting than to have an insect invasion of your home. Ants, cockroaches and other insects can carry illnesses and make a homemaker feel almost helpless. Based upon my training and experience in Pest Control Management I'd like to share how Boric Acid works for controlling insects. Can Boric acid kill insects…

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Ant Invasions (Ant Facts, Successful Eradication, Cost And Safety)

Ants are some of the most successful insects when it comes to living in our homes and not the easiest insect to get rid of. Understanding a few facts about ants makes their eradication easier for us all. To rid your home of ants safely and without it costing very much, we need to use…

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Diatomaceous Earth⎜Uses, Health Benefits, Is It Safe

If you do a web search for Diatomaceous Earth, (DE), you will turn up articles claiming a lot of varied benefits from it's use. Some claims may be valid and some claims may be stretching things a bit. Diatomaceous Earth is claimed to be good for; treating high cholesterol, promoting heart health, strengthening immune response,…

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Does Diatomaceous Earth Work As A Method Of Pest Control?

Ants

Diatomaceous Earth, (DE), kills insects primarily by disrupting the waxy layers on their body. This causes excessive water loss and death by dehydration. DE is nontoxic to mammals including humans. Does Diatomaceous Earth work as a method of pest control? Diatomaceous Earth is effective in killing most bugs and crawling insects that have a hard…

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Chainsaw User Guide (Pro Grade, Cost, Bar, Chain, Maintenance)

chainsaw and wheelbarrow

One of the most beneficial tools a homestead can have is a chainsaw. I've used chainsaws for 38 years, in fact our homestead has three. If the homestead heats with wood or supplements the heat with wood, you want to have a good quality professional grade chainsaw. In this chainsaw user's guide we will look…

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Cutting Down Trees (Safety, Cutting Firewood, Using Chainsaws)

If you heat with wood, you either buy your firewood or you learn to harvest your own firewood. I have 38 years experience cutting down trees without a single injury. I'd like to share with you what I learned and do so you too can harvest your own trees for firewood safely. To teach you…

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Fuel Storage⎜Long-Term, Cost, Safety, Gas, Diesel, Kerosene

Proper long-term fuel storage is something anyone can learn to do. Whether you are storing fuel for a generator, your chainsaw or other equipment. It is not rocket science. I know, I learned how to do it and so can you! Long-term fuel storage involves; proper storage methods, a knowledge of fuel stabilizers learning which…

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Firewood⎜ Types, Uses, Seasoning, Storing, Cords, Facts

stored firewood wood

Firewood is a renewable heating energy resource. Carefully managed, a five acre wood lot can give firewood for a 1500 square foot house for a lifetime. Many homesteaders use wood heat as the primary source of heat in their home. Having heated or supplemented heat with firewood myself for well over 20 years, this is…

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Wood Burning Stove Chimneys, An Informative Buyer's Guide

braced chimney

A wood burning stove needs a chimney to allow the smoke and gasses to go up and exit the house in a safe and approved manner. Most wood burning stoves use what is called black chimney pipe from the stove to the inside ceiling or wall of the house. From there, special double or triple…

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Wood Stoves - Valuable Buyer’s Guide (Choose The Right Size)

wood burning stove

For nearly 20 years I have lived in homes that had wood stoves for heat or supplemental heat. In some of the homes the stoves heated just fine. In other homes there were rooms the heat did not reach. In one case the wood stove would not hold a fire all night long. There are…

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