Pest Patrol with Amy Grisak

Amy Grisak is a freelance author and photographer in Great Falls, MT who specializes in gardening, foods, and sustainable agriculture. She provides information on every kind of gardening pest from earwigs to elk.

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Learning how to trap skunks to keep them out of the yard

We’ve caught 5 skunks so far this summer, and I’ve learned a lot about their behavior as a result of...

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The deer caught me off guard and ate the garden

It looks like the garden has come to an end, but it wasn’t by Mother...


Whining about wasps and hornets

You know the saying, “The dog ate my homework.”? Well, I’m blaming it on the...


It’s the summer of skunks

Nothing will quite get your blood pumping like rounding a corner and seeing a skunk...


Why frogs and toads are good for your garden

Beyond the voracious marauders of deer, rabbits, or ground squirrels, when we think wildlife in...


Using Bt to battle caterpillars

Something is eating my Swiss chard, and I can’t quite put my finger on what...


A badger in the garden and other odd visitors

I’ve had elk munch my hops in the garden, and a grizzly and black bear...


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Hops Gone Wild: What To Do When Hops Become Overgrown And Unkempt
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How To Take Elderberry Cuttings
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Dealing with Deer – Part 2
Springtime Fly Control
Prevent Box Elder Bug Invasion

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