Remedies for the home

Treating head lice

Treating head lice

March 25, 2014

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

How to control ants organically

May 20, 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 1, 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.

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

Bug battles

June 1, 2010

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.