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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What to do when there’s a badger in the backyard

With an abundance of ground squirrels comes the predators that eat them, and in our area this means badgers. Last...

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How to handle winter damaged evergreens

As we slowly progress into spring we’re seeing some of the damage resulting from the...


When to spray your fruit trees this spring

There’s no doubt it’s been a wild winter for many parts of the country. Some...


When to take down the bird feeder for the season

It’s been a banner year at the bird feeder with hundreds of house sparrows, a...


Choosing blister rust resistant currants and gooseberries

We all know that non-native plant species can be an issue in the landscape often...


Feed the birds now so they eat garden pests in the future

It hasn’t been a terrible winter this year, but early in the season we decided...


Handling problems with poinsettias this winter

During a grocery run this week, I was taken by the stunning poinsettias for sale...


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

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