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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How to handle carpenter ants if they want to live in your home

When we were out and about the other day, we noticed large, winged ants making their appearance. At this time...

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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...

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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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Using essential oils to keep away spiders, mice, ants, and scorpions

It’s a frosty morning with windchill temperatures well below zero, so it’s no surprise that...

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Cleaning up and bringing in plants for the winter

’Tis the season to either bring in containers of plants to winter over or dump...

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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...

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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...

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Amy's Videos

Trimming Hops When Overgrown And Unkempt
Trimming Hops When Overgrown And Unkempt
By Amy Grisak
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Elderberry Cuttings: Collection and Planting Techniques
Elderberry Cuttings: Collection and Planting Techniques
By Amy Grisak
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Dealing with Deer – Part 2
Springtime Fly Control
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