If outdoor pests have taken control of your garden, knowing some easy ways to control them may help you make your garden more hospitable for people. Take this quiz to see how good is your knowledge of how to control outdoor pests.
What easy-to-build structure may work well to deter birds from snacking in your garden?
wooden frame with window screening
wooden frame with plastic sheeting
wooden frame with cloth sheeting
Why is window screening an effective shield?
lets water through
lets sunlight through
What kitchen staple may take care of an ant problem?
Why may grits and cornmeal be the final solution to an ant problem?
grains expand rapidly when exposed to moisture
grains are toxic to ants and other pests
What type of oil works well to repel mosquitoes, flies and other biting insects?
grape seed oil
Why are sprays and lotions made with lavender safe for your skin?
toxic to the skin
What ironic approach may you take to prevent skunks from hanging around your backyard?
sprinkle some perfume on rags
sprinkle broken black and white cookies
If you don't want to use your good perfume for a turf war with skunks, what else may you use?
inexpensive eau de cologne
What may be a favorite meal of slugs?
delicate leaves of young plants
What easy homemade remedy may deter slugs?
rinse, crushed up eggshells
What items should you pick out of your kitchen garbage and use to feed your soil?
What kind of ant roadblock may encourage ants to change direction?
What may scare away birds?
Which pests are offended by the smell of peppermint?
Why should you plant mint in containers rather than plant beds?
may crowd other plants
What does adding mint to make it taste delicious?
What homemade mixture can be used to defend your home from ants?
borax and flour
flour and baking soda
borax and salt
Why should the borax mixture be kept away from children and pets?
may be toxic
may irritate skin or the respiratory system
What is the recipe for the borax mixture used to prevent an ant home invasion?