All Creatures Great and Small

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Covid-19 pandemic free pest management

  I am going to start something effective today because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am starting a business that will help anyone with pest problems via consultations. I do that now with many people, but it is time to expand it because of the pandemic. Many people use exterminators and that is no longer … Continue reading

Safe pest control products

Here is a list of some products you find around the house or that you can easily purchase that will help you manage your pest problems. There are many others, but these may be the easiest to find and use. Baking Soda Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a mined alkaline mineral. When it is … Continue reading

Coronavirus opinion

The coronavirus pandemic is terrible, and I don’t think it is going away. This is just my opinion. It originated from live animal markets in China where wild animals are routinely slaughtered and sold to people on site. The animals live in terrible conditions that creates an environment where the germination and spread of diseases … Continue reading

Pesticide spraying outside

Someone asked me if it was okay to have the perimeter of her house sprayed with pesticides for cockroach control. It is not good for the ecosystem. There are numerous beneficial organisms in every yard and this is one reason, plus your safety, your family’s safety and the safety of any pets you have for … Continue reading

Are spiders dangerous?

Someone asked me if spiders are dangerous. Yes! In one case, a woman jumped out of her car while she was driving because she saw a spider on her shoulder. The car was wrecked. In another case, a woman saw a spider on her rear-view mirror and panicked and ran off the road. She wasn’t … Continue reading

Have you ever met a tiger?

Have you ever met a tiger in the wild? I did, twice, in Thailand when I was in the army. The first time I had to go to the restroom at night, which was a porta potty about 50 yards from the camp. When I got done, I opened the door to come out and … Continue reading


Snakes are out. I saw a bullsnake this morning. If bullsnakes are out, so are the other species, including rattlesnakes. I want to give you some information on snake bites and I have experience as I have been bitten 9 times by venomous snakes. The first time I got bit was in the Magdalena Mts. … Continue reading


I found this post on Facebook and it is very important. So much confusion, misinformation and denial is bouncing around on social media about the coronavirus that I thought I would try to explain, in plain language, why the experts see this as such an emergency. You will see the claim online that this virus … 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 like … Continue reading

The truth about pigeons

The truth about pigeons Someone asked me if pigeons are hazardous to our health. I told her that alcohol, tobacco and eating meat cause more death and grief in a single day than all the pigeons on the planet have since the beginning of time. When I look at the pigeon-infested roof of a fast-food … Continue reading


You can mix one clove of sliced garlic, one sliced onion, one tablespoon of cayenne pepper and 1 quart of water. Steep for one hour, strain, add a tablespoon of liquid soap and spray it around the house for ant and/or roach control. Much better than toxic pesticides. You can pour boiling water over a … Continue reading


Mosquitoes will be active soon and many agencies will start spraying pesticides from trucks and even planes in a futile effort to control them. These methods destroy the ecosystem, can harm people and pets and will chase bats out of the area, even though one bat can eat a thousand mosquitoes in one night. We … Continue reading

Free consultations

  I have helped thousands of people do their own pest management over many years and I have never had a single person say the methods I recommended didn’t work and they were going back to a pest control company. There are incidents when you have to hire a pest company. Certainly, if you have … Continue reading

How dangerous are pesticides?

How dangerous are pesticides? Based on information from hospital surveys, an estimated 20,000o people receive emergency care annually for actual or suspected pesticide poisoning, and approximately 10% are admitted to the hospital. Each year 20 -40 die of acute pesticide poisoning in the United States. We still allow pesticides to be sprayed in our homes, … Continue reading

Bed bug in the mail

Several years ago, I got a bed bug in the mail that was still alive. I posted his picture on FB several times. Because he wasn’t a pest, but just a specimen for identification, I just couldn’t kill him in cold blood. I couldn’t put him outside as he would have starved, so I put … Continue reading

Offer to help international associations

It has been an interesting week and I think positive. I wrote several snailmail letters to organizations nationally and in NM about non-toxic pest management and I offered to help them with any pest issues they have. Here is who I wrote. On Monday I sent a letter to the NM Realtors Association offering to … Continue reading

International Pesticide Issues

I want to ask the visitors at this website from other countries a question. How are pests managed where you live and does your government recommend safe pesticides or do they use toxic pesticides? Most countries have household pests and I’m concerned how they are controlled. Hopefully you have non-toxic method of dealing with pests. … Continue reading

Roaches will be out soon

Cockroaches are getting ready for Spring. These insects created the pesticide industry and have created more jobs than congress. Next time you see a cockroach, remember that it is more productive than politicians. If you need to control them, you don’t need toxic pesticides or someone spraying your house on a regular basis. Most cockroaches … Continue reading

Pesticide Precautionary Principle

PESTICIDE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE Pesticide Precautionary Principle The Pesticide Precautionary Principle (PPP) simply means that any pesticides used for any purpose have to be proven safe for people and the environment. There are three sections of the PPP that are important. First, before any insecticides or herbicides are used, the target pest needs to be positively … Continue reading

I will help anyone, anywhere in the world with pest issues

I have adjusted my 2020 plan a little from what I previously said. I did say I was going to help anyone anywhere in the world with pest problems for free and I have handbooks also available for free. Several people said it was good that I help people, but I should charge something. I … Continue reading

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