While we have a veritable cornucopia of toxins lining the isles of our stores, the “nuclear solution” is not always warranted or healthy. For nearly every single one of nature’s opportunists that choose to invade our homes and gardens, nature has also provided a solution or defense. Selecting a milder but alternative, effective response can improve the air, water and soil quality of our environment for ourselves, our children and other, bystander species. The following is a list of some tried and tested solutions you may want to use in your home and garden. Your mileage may vary so feel free to innovate and share your experiences if you stumble upon an improvement.