pest control

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    How to deal with home pests

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    Your home is your castle and you want to keep it that way, right? While you might be known to your friends as the hostess with the...
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    Mouse and Rat Control

    As temperatures drop, furry little creatures outdoors look for warm shelter to spend the winter. If you don't take appropriate...
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    Prevent Garden Pests

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. When it comes to garden pests , the work up front to prevent them is a lot easier...
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    Identify Insect Pests

    The first rule of garden pests is not to spray until you know what's causing the damage. Here are some tips to follow to identify...
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    Squash Vine Borers

    Fall is harvest season for squash, but there's someone else who wants to get to those plants before you do---the squash vine borer...
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    SOL-R Action Owl

    The battle against garden pests is never-ending. Wild critters, like rabbits, mice and birds, love chomping on greens, and domestic...
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    Cutworm Control

    Cutworms are a troublesome garden pest, knocking down young plants as soon as they begin to stand on their own. Cutworm damage is...
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    Spider Mites

    With summer fully upon us, the weather is warm enough to allow a spider mite explosion in the garden. Spider mites are one of the...
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    Tomato Hornworm

    One of the most loathsome garden pests, the tomato hornworm , is just as nasty as he looks. Despite its name, the "hornworm" isn't...
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    Bird Control

    Birds can be their own form of pest control , eating bugs from the garden while plants grow, but once fruit begins to ripen,...
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    Aphid Control

    Aphids are tiny sap-sucking insects that are one of the most troublesome garden pests. Nearly every plant species has a different...
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    Colorado Potato Beetles

    The Colorado potato beetle is one of the most destructive garden pests. Despite it's name you can find these bugs all over the...
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    Slugs and Snails

    Slugs and snails are in just about every garden and they cause more damage than most other garden pests. You may not see them...
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    Compost Fly Control

    One of the home gardener's biggest compost problems is controlling flies. Manure and food scraps are very appealing to flies, and...
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    Ants in the Garden

    A vegetable garden can attract a host of insects that you wouldn't want in your home, and it can be difficult to weed out the...
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    Stink bugs invade American homes

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    Stink bugs are bringing their special brand of foul odor to homes and gardens in several east coast states. What do you need to know...