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Non toxic insect(ant) repellent for use in the kitchen

I would suggest baking soda. It is very effective against ants, cheap and available in the supermarket. Just put some on the areas that frequented by the ants and if you can locate the points they ...
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How to recognize products with neonicotinoid pesticides in them?

I am a grower of herbs and alpines. I use only bioinsecticide ie critters that control other critters. In the uk as far as I can tell there is only one product still in use as an insecticide from the ...
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What is a low-toxic way to kill yellow Jackets?

I personally use a combination of d-limonene & borax. First, borax is a natural occurring salt from lake beds and d-limonene is basically just orange oil, a solvent. Mix the two together and ...
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What is a low-toxic way to kill yellow Jackets?

One method that I have found to be particularly good is using a soap with surfactants in a Hand Pump Garden Sprayer which can be found for under $20, for example here is one on Amazon that looks ...
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What is a low-toxic way to kill yellow Jackets?

Another way is to use a trap to get rid of them. I hate wasps and these devices work quite good and most importantly passively (i.e. you don't have to spray the wasps). It's also very easy to build ...
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How can I tell if my light is insect friendly?

First, the amount of light you use is (close to) the minimum for the task - you're already doing far better than most. It may still be a concern as you seem to be in an area that's otherwise dark, but ...
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Non toxic insect(ant) repellent for use in the kitchen

Rubbing alcohol will prevent all insects. Of course, it doesn't last very long. Clove powder will kill ants, even causing burning to them if it is just sprinkled on top of them. But, I do not know ...
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