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Of corn eating mice and other pests Blog Image
Of corn eating mice and other pests

Mice are definitely not one of my favorite critters. Granted, they are cute and all that, but I...

When bears come a knockin’ Blog Image
When bears come a knockin’

Bears are making the news around here a lot lately. Grizzlies are expanding their current range...

What to Do When Whiteflies are Out of Control Blog Image
What to Do When Whiteflies are Out of Control

I’m often envious of gardeners living in temperate climates because they can grow practically...

Pests on People Blog Image
Pests on People

Most of the year the pests are problems with the plants in the garden, but recently they’re more...

Time to Look into Companion Planting Blog Image
Time to Look into Companion Planting

I’ve never been a big proponent of companion planting, probably because my gardens all seemed to do...

Stop Mealybugs from Sucking the Life out of Your Plants Blog Image
Stop Mealybugs from Sucking the Life out of Your Plants

There are times when pests are very evident. There is plenty of activity to give it away, and it’s...

Are Lizards Eating the Garden Plants? Blog Image
Are Lizards Eating the Garden Plants?

A friend of mine lives in Arizona and wondered if the any lizards she’s seeing in the garden are...

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Listen for the Cicadas

Oh boy, is my mom lucky.

It sounds like the 17-year cicadas are set to arrive on her birthday, May...

Voles, Be Gone! Blog Image
Voles, Be Gone!

In the cartoons there are vegetables that suddenly disappear below the soil, and it's usually some...

The Benefits of Ants Blog Image
The Benefits of Ants

I bet one of the most common questions I receive is about ants in the garden. People think if they...

When the Snails are Big Enough to Eat Blog Image
When the Snails are Big Enough to Eat

A week ago my sister-in-law asked if our boys ever considered cooking and eating the snails in our...

What To Do When a Dog is Nibbling your Plants Blog Image
What To Do When a Dog is Nibbling your Plants

Sometimes our garden pests are the ones sleeping in our beds.

I’ve had people ask me how to keep...