All Creatures Great and Small

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Pesticide issues

One day our species will realize that all life on the planet are contributors to our environmental balance. We claim to have dominion over everything, yet we depend on everything as all life is symbiotic. When we destroy other living things needlessly, we are destroying ourselves. We poison the planet by spraying pesticides everywhere and … Continue reading


I have been getting a lot of calls about ants coming into homes, probably because of the weather. I will discuss some treatment methods that don’t involve spraying pesticides. There are several things you can do to prevent ants from entering your home. The first step is exclusion. Go around the outside of your home … Continue reading


Let’s not forget flies. You can make a good fly trap with some plastic water bottles, apple cider vinegar and some sugar. Cut the tops off the bottles and invert the top into the lower section forming a funnel and tape them together. Put about 2 inches of apple cider vinegar in the bottle with … Continue reading

Free Handbooks

We have to eliminate pesticides from society.  I have several handbooks that are available free to anyone who wants any of them.  FREE.  We need to stop spraying pesticides in our homes and businesses on a regular basis to “control” pests.  You can, in most cases, do it yourself without using toxic pesticides or hiring … Continue reading

Mosquito Repellents

Mosquitoes will be out pretty soon. Here is some information on mosquito repellents. DEET. What is DEET. Someone asked me why I never recommend it when all government agencies always recommend it. DEET is short for N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide (also known as N,N-diethyl-3-methylbenzamide). In 1998, the EPA made it illegal for any product containing DEET to make … Continue reading

Weeds ?

There are a lot of “weeds” growing everywhere. I put the term weeds in quotation, because they are often poorly understood and worse, poorly regulated by some government agencies. Some agencies like to tell people that they have “weeds” in their yard and if they don’t remove them, they will be fined. This is patently … Continue reading


When people ask me how I am doing, I always have the same answer, “I can’t complain”.  How can I complain even if I am having a bad day, when millions of people in the world are having a much worse day.  As long as I am breathing, I am fine.  I have to think … Continue reading

I will help with pest issues anywhere in the world

I want to help everyone I can to stop using toxic pesticides no matter where they live. In the past I would only help people in English speaking countries, but that is changing.  I will help anyone from any country no matter what language they speak.  Most languages can be translated on Google Translate, so … Continue reading

Email I received

I recently got an email that made my day. I have to post it here. It said Dear Mr. Fagerlund I have been a homeowner for many years and have lived in South Carolina, Texas, California and currently New Mexico. Over the years I have called a number of exterminators for various pest issues. In … Continue reading

Question !

Question! If you had four glasses of liquid in front of you and one glass was filled with a highly toxic liquid, one with a moderately toxic liquid, one with a least toxic liquid and one filled with a non-toxic liquid, which one would you drink? I think that is an easy question. Another question! … Continue reading

New Book

The book is finished.  I am going to edit it today and tomorrow and then put it in PDF format and will start sending it out this weekend.  Every time I went out walking, I would get spiritual suggestions on changes that needed to be made and they were all good suggestions.  Today I went … Continue reading

Plastics and Pesticides

There are two important issues I will be putting in the book. One is about all the plastics in the ocean that are killing fish, turtles, dolphins, whales and other aquatic animals.  This has to be corrected.  The other is the misuse of pesticides that are destroying our ecosystem, including killing beneficial insects, birds and … Continue reading


I decided I need to write one more book.  This one will probably be the most important one.  It won’t be long as I will just want to convey messages that are important, and it may even be free, or very, very inexpensive, so everyone can read it.  The title of the book may be … Continue reading


SILVERFISH: You can trap them by putting some flour in a glass jar and wrapping it with duct tape so they can climb up the sides. They will get in the jar but will not be able to get out. COCKROACHES: Pesticides not necessary. You can control cockroaches with beer and duct tape. HEAD LICE: … Continue reading

Pest control legal action

Someone told me about an incident where a pest control company sprayed pesticides on her property even though it was off limits. They used a toxic synthetic pyrethroid which can affect her, can seriously affect her cats and ruined her organic garden. The technician said it was organic, which is nonsense and a total lie. … Continue reading

Green / Eco-Friendly Pest Management

The name of my business is Richard Fagerlund – Green / Eco-Friendly Pest Management Consultant.  I will help anyone control their pests in an eco-friendly manner.  I will not recommend toxic pesticides. I have over 45 years of experience in the pest industry and I know all of the hazards of pesticides. My consultations will … Continue reading

Non-toxic Pest Management Consultations

I will help anyone, anywhere in the world with their pest problems to the best of my ability, and I won’t recommend toxic pesticides.  I realize money is tight in many homes, so there is no charge for my consultations.  Of course, contributions are welcome as I have to pay bills also, and they are … Continue reading


Since the beginning of human history, wolves have graced us with their presence. They have protected us, they were companions of our ancestors, and because of our relationship with them, we have our modern day companion animal, the dog. Why are wolves labeled as “evil” animals? We see wolves portrayed as “man-eaters” in children’s books … Continue reading

Global Destruction

GLOBAL DESTRUCTION: There are two terms that are in the news a lot.  One is Climate Change and the other is Global Warming.  Climate change is real and needs to be put under control very soon.  Global warming needs to be changed, in my opinion, to Global Destruction.  There are other ways we are destroying … Continue reading

I will help with pest problems worldwide

I have been consulting about non-toxic pest management across the country for many years now. I am going to expand a little, okay, maybe a lot. From now on I will help anyone with a pest problem anywhere in the world to the best of my ability. This includes Australia, Europe, Asia, North and South … Continue reading

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