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A Flower Garden of Your Own

I absolutely adore flower gardens. Whenever I want to relax and view nature in one of its most beautiful forms, I sit in or near a flower garden. Smelling the aromatic fragrances of roses always instantly improves my mood. Do you have a flower garden on your property? If you don’t currently have a flower garden, consider starting one this summer. If your knowledge about flowers is limited, visiting a local home and garden center is a great idea. An expert at this kind of business establishment can help you pick the varieties of flowers that grow best in your part of the country. On this blog, I hope you will discover the easiest types of flowers to grow in a backyard flower garden. Enjoy!


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DIY Pest Control Supplies To Keep Your Home Free From Pests

by Amelia Sutton

Keeping bugs out of your home is as much about prevention as it is killing off bugs already present. You can buy different types of pest control supplies and treat your home yourself. However, you want to take action as soon as you see bugs or they will be more difficult to eliminate when their numbers grow. Here are a few pest control supplies you may want to have on hand to keep bugs away and to get rid of them when you notice the pests scurrying around:

Diatomaceous Earth

You can use diatomaceous earth around your home to kill all kinds of bugs that come in contact with it. Buy food-grade quality so you don't have to worry about it contacting your dishes. You can spread this substance in your cabinets and silverware drawers to kill off cockroaches, spiders, fleas, and ants. It is safe to use around pets and in your kitchen area since it is food grade and safe to ingest. By applying diatomaceous earth around your home regularly, you can keep down on infestations since the bugs are killed off as soon as they come in contact with the powder.

Electric Rodent Traps

You can always monitor for rodents when you leave an electric trap set. These are safer to use around the home than snap traps when you want to set them and forget about them. Some of these traps come with an indicator light attached to a cord so you can hide the trap on top of a cabinet or in the attic and let the cord dangle to alert you if a rodent is caught.

Boric Acid Tablets

Boric acid is another pest killer you can leave out all the time to keep roaches under control. Boric acid is toxic to roaches, so it kills them once they nibble on the tablets. It is less toxic to people and pets. However, you want to keep the tablets away from kids and animals to be safe. You can place a tablet under the stove or behind the refrigerator to keep roaches from getting out of control. You can even use boric acid to kill off an active infestation of roaches if you want to avoid using chemical pesticide sprays.

Pesticide Sprays And Bait

If you currently have an infestation of roaches, bed bugs, or some other pest, you can find chemicals to combat them at a pest supply store. There are chemical treatments for termites and yard treatments for mosquitoes. Seek advice from the staff for the best products to use and then follow the instructions for applying it carefully so you stay safe and don't endanger your pets or family. Applying the pest control treatments you need at the first sign of an infestation is the best way to keep your home free from bothersome and destructive bugs and rodents.