Animals & Insects

How to control ants organically

May 2013

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

May 2013

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 around the home.

Malay hen is on her game

November 2012

A hen from a much-maligned breed is proving a great surrogate mum, SIMON WEBSTER reports.

Fruit Fly Netting

Tips for Fruit Fly Season

October 2012

Fancy growing organic fruit in an area infested with fruit fly? It is possible, and JUSTIN RUSSELL shows how it can be done.

Fairy Wren

Away with the birds

October 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL writes that wildlife is an essential element of an organic garden, and birds in particular can play an important role in helping to control pests.

Native Bee Apple Blossom

Where’s the buzz

September 2012

JUSTIN RUSSELL notices a lack of honey bees in his garden, and suggests a course of action to help local bee colonies thrive.

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