Brought to you by Australian Natural Pyrethrins
Let’s be honest, in Australia we have a wide variety of insects that often like to spoil our fun. They hover around our food when we eat, buzz around our ears when we sleep, and often surprise us by appearing when we least expect it! My two girls, Possum (aged 5 years) and Boo (aged 2 years) are always asking why there are so many bugs in and around our home, which probably has something to do with my reluctance to spray toxic chemicals to get rid of them (the insects that is)! Which is why it’s so exciting that there is now a more natural way to keep bugs at bay – one that actually works!
These gorgeous daisies, which are pictured above, are the Australian grown bug-stopping daisies! There is a lot more to them than just being a pretty face
Bug control products featuring the special ‘daisy mark’, pictured below, are guaranteed to contain the 100% natural insecticide active ingredient, PYRETHRINS, extracted from Aussie grown bug-stopping daisies.
Amazingly, this all-natural active ingredient knocks down pesky insects fast! Great news for parents like me who are looking for a naturally smarter solution to control bugs in and around the home.
Even better news is that these products containing Australian Natural Pyrethrins® can be found at your local grocery store or garden centre. Simply look for the ‘daisy mark’ on product packaging, or check for PYRETHRINS in the list of ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS on the product label.
To celebrate this wonderful news, the girls and I decided to get back to nature and make some insect art using bits and pieces of nature found in our backyard. We gathered flowers, rocks, leaves, sticks, twigs and interesting seed pods.
Power of nature
My girls love getting into nature. They find it calming and I’m always blown away how creative they can be with just a few sticks and dried leaves.
In this activity, little Boo was keen to design her own insect, which was fabulous as this is an activity that children of all ages would really enjoy. It was also a wonderful opportunity for her to develop her verbal communication skills as she talked to me about her newly designed insect and what it does. Just quietly, it was a hilarious conversation.
Possum wanted to create a common household fly using the natural pieces from our yard. We decided to include some technology to research more information about flies and what they looked like.
What a result!
It’s amazing what children can make using a few bits and pieces of nature from the backyard. What is equally amazing is the power of the bug-stopping daisy! Remember to look for the ‘daisy mark’ next time you’re purchasing a bug control product and if you’re wanting more information, be sure to check out the beautiful Australian Natural Pyrethrins website and Facebook page. You’ll be amazed to learn more about the power of nature and the products that are so closely available.
How do you manage insects in your home?