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How to recognize products with neonicotinoid pesticides in them?

Recently, the EU has temporarily banned neonicotinoid pesticides because there are strong indications that these pesticides are responsible for the decline in bee populations. I've heard that this ...
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How much space do I need for a colony of grasshoppers?

Grasshoppers are a valuable source of protein, and they eat many different types of plants. But how large an area do I need for a colony of grasshoppers providing about 100kg of "meat" a year? In a ...
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How to protect plant from insects?

Here in the place plants are infected with the insects surrounding it and it affects the leaves and root too so decrease the life of plants. So I want to know how to prevent this. Please suggest an ...
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More sustainable mosquito repellants

Having already looked at more sustainable ways of preventing mosquitos, this is a question on living with the remaining ones without getting bitten so much. What methods are there to avoid getting ...
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Non toxic insect(ant) repellent for use in the kitchen

I have an ant problem in my house, specially in the kitchen, where they seem to have taken over. Just found out that they have cut through the plastic packaging of some food items and gotten inside. ...
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mosquito control with plastic bottle

My friend is managing a tiny guesthouse on an otherwise desert island in Indonesia and, as you could expect, have big problems with mosquitoes. I plan to make some test one of those days using PET ...
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What is a low-toxic way to kill yellow Jackets?

Yellow jackets (technically a kind of wasp) can be very annoying when trying to eat outside as they are attracted to food, and especially to meats. When there are lots of them, if you are not careful,...
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How can I tell if the flower bulbs I buy contain neonicotinoids?

Are there neonicotinoids in dahlia flower bulbs? I am starting to keep bees and I am concerned about the pesticides in my bulbs. Can you help me?
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Diatomaceous earth ground injector

I am researching ways to eliminate difficult yellow jacket (wasp) ground nests without using dangerous chemicals. Does anyone know of a commercial machine that is made to inject large quantities of ...
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How can I tell if my light is insect friendly?

This time of year, on my commute home through the forest, I need a bright headlight for me and other humans (and some wildlife) to stay safe. However, research suggests that night lights kill many ...