Remedies for the home

Treating head lice

Treating head lice

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 10:03am

With the incidence of head lice on the rise, KYLIE McGREGOR looks at the shift towards chemical-free treatments.

How to control ants organically

Mon, 20/05/2013 - 2:32pm

Ants can be a real nuisance inside the home, but there’s no need to use highly toxic insecticides to control them, writes PHIL DUDMAN. Read on for some simple organic ant control strategies.

Paper wasps's nest

Organic strategies for household pests

Wed, 01/05/2013 - 10:56am

It’s one thing to be organic outside in the garden, but all too easy to slip into conventional thinking inside the house. JUSTIN RUSSELL outlines some basic strategies for organic pest control...

Herbs and alcohol can be used to make a tincture to treat head lice.

Bug battles

Tue, 01/06/2010 - 10:19am

Whether it’s mozzies, flies or cockroaches, humans are constantly plagued by insect pests. LINDA COCKBURN heads to the garden to find some simple plant-based repellents.