Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Medicinal Garden Herbs For You And The Bees

January 12th, 2015

Natural Remedies There are many wonderful healing herbs or weeds which you can grow in your garden for the purpose of helping cure many of the common ailments which allay us.  They will also help the bees to make good honey and stay healthy. note - this article was originally posted up around 2010 - mistakenly, it was moved onto another site - now restored to this one Below I list some of the easiest ones to grow, and some of the most useful, which you can add to your garden, whether it is large or small. Caution: I do not recommend that people ...

Natural Insecticides Derris and Pyrethrum Not Always Safe

September 2nd, 2011

Beware as  these organic insecticides often have added chemicals.   Pyrethrum and Derris dust are advertised as being  'natural herbal' insecticides, but this is sometimes misleading. Piperonyl butoxide is one of the chemicals which is sometimes added to pyrethrum.  Piperonyl butoxide is a synergistic chemical which makes the pyrethrum compounds more active, but this is a toxic poison. And remember that herbal insecticides are likely, too, to affect the bees if it is sprayed on flowering plants.  So do not put any insecticide around flowering plants. Many toxic chemicals are added to household pyrethrum sprays which are used to kill flies, spiders ...

Risk of Using Rat Poison

December 16th, 2009

Read merrilyn's  'Organic Rat Poison' for a homemade rat poison idea.  This post gives some organic solutions to  the problem of rats and mice. About a week ago I saw a commercial pest eradication van leaving our hotel grounds in Glenfield. I hadn't seen the driver at work, so I wasn't sure what he was up to. Was it going to be a fumigation of our rooms, or was he here to lay poison for rats. Either way, I thought it would mean trouble. After a few days I could taste poison  around the hotel. My vision was affected. For days it was blurred and my ...

Prevent Cancer

December 1st, 2009

CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS. - Keeping a clean environment, of course,  is extremely important. Toxic working and home environments should be avoided. The use of anything toxic  in the house, garden and work place  such as fly sprays, herbicides, fungicides and other chemicals should  never be used. Merrilyn's book on Amazon has more information on the subject of avoiding and treating cancer: http://www.amazon.ca/No-Cancer-Good-Health-Notebook-ebook/dp/B01DHMH6DG/175-1299456-6844733?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 Many things which people use about the house and garden are used in good faith that they won't hurt the user. Rat poison  is a good example. This is extremely toxic and contaminates the area in which it is laid ...
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