Pest Control

Bug Out: Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen with These 7 Simple Tips

As the weather warms up, you may notice the arrival of some unwanted house guests—ants. These little critters will swarm your home in a heartbeat. They are voracious foragers, constantly looking for...

Sprouting seeds

by CharityBeginsAtHome 1 year ago

Does anyone know where to buy sprouting seeds in the GTA and/or in Ontario?

The Truth About (Wild) Turkeys

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

From the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program --- " . . . What can you do if you see a wild turkey in your neighborhood? • Do not feed the turkeys. Many p...

Minnesota will pay residents to make their lawns bee-friendly

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed a series of budget bills that included the provision of $900,000 for helping homeowners populate their pristine lawns with bee-friendly plants, like nativ...

Pest control

by emeldag 2 years ago

a red bug has eaten the leaves of my earth cherry plants in my garden. Can anyone suggest how to control them? thanks

Can anybody else "smell" fruit flies?

by porcospino 13 years ago

So I've done some fairly extensive web research (read: about 5 minutes with Google) that has brought up nothing on this topic, and maybe (my completely forgotten) high school biology would explain ...

DIY greenhouse

by Dorothee5 3 years ago

Hello everyone. I have got a big garden, but I wanted to create a place in it where I can grow some plants like vegetables and fruits. However, prices of greenhouses are really high for me, so I th...

How to eradicate tiny black bugs on my potted cucumbers

by small h 6 years ago

They are poppy-seed-size, round, and immobile. My research indicates that they might be flea beetles, but they don't jump or even crawl. They are on the undersides of the leaves, and to a lesser ex...

How do you get rid of fruit flies in your kitchen??

by thunderbug84 14 years ago

Is there any trick that will rid my kitchen of fruit flies?? There are sooo many and I don't know why they are here! All of the food that is out is fresh and I keep our kitchen clean. We even have ...

What is this?

by capjeff 4 years ago

Can someone tell me what this is please?

Food Safety Advice

by ElWalker 4 years ago

I just did something pretty dumb. I have a couple plants outside a window and I've been having trouble with bugs getting through the edges of a screen in the window. Someone told me to spray the ed...

Getting rid of roly-poly's (or pill bugs)?

by baloney 12 years ago

How do I get rid of these pests? They aren't a huge army but they are all spread out over my garden. They like to hide under my strawberry leaves and my beans have all been eaten to nubs! So far...

Getting Rid of ANTS!!!

by Whinerdiner 10 years ago

So I feel like I'm in a bad sci-fi movie. There are ants everywhere in my kitchen! Counters, cabinets, stove, sink, walls, - everywhere. I have a patio deck off of the kitchen where I have an herb...

what's eating my green bean plants?

by AmyH 9 years ago

I like to plant Kentucky Wonder pole beans but every year, right after they come up and start getting leaves, something nibbles holes in the leaves until the little plant dies. I've never caught an...

Garden pest issues

by Kaur 4 years ago

I made a small garden bed. Its full of compost, Peet Moss, garden soil and mulch on top. I planted Zucchinis, Tomatoes, Pepper . But now I see whole bed is full of sow pills/bugs. Earlier I thought...

Teeny, tiny white bugs on my indoor parsley plant. What to do?

by Googs 11 years ago

How can I get rid of the insects without harming hubby or my cat? Yes, I know my cat shouldn't be eating my plants, but it's parsley. If he wants to freshen his kitty breath, who am I to stop him?

Basil and the Asiatic Beetle

by Bonbon10 5 years ago

Basil is a leafy herb that is enjoyed not only by humans but these contacorous pest called Asiatic Beetles. I never had a problem till 2014. I did some research and found they have actually been i...

Can someone tell me what kind of bug this is?

by JoeSof 6 years ago

I just found these bugs on a weed near my garbage can. I haven't see any in my garden yet, but there are lots of them and they seem to have appeared overnight. Anyone know what these are and if t...

What are these stupid bugs and why won't they die??

by thursday 10 years ago

We found teeny tiny little bugs in our sugar bowl close to a year ago. They're about 1/4 to 1/2 the size of a gnat, maybe the size of a comma in 8 point font - I'm talking tiny. They looked like ...

Garlic Spray for Insect Control on Basil?

by CindyJ 10 years ago

The insects are awful this year! Maybe it's because of all the rain earlier this spring, or (more likely, I think) the disappearance of the bats that used to live behind our shutters, but for what...

can anything be done about cucumber beetles?

by AmyH 6 years ago

I have a recurring problem with cucumber beetles. My plants look great but then the cucumber beetles cut the stems and they slowly die. I've heard that if I don't plant cucumbers for a couple of ye...