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Pest Control

Say Goodbye to Pantry Pests with These Easy Tips

For many of us, the transition from winter to spring (when and if it ever decides to show up, that is) signals that’s it time to clean house—dust off the cobwebs and sort through the accumulated masses...
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Minnesota will pay residents to make their lawns bee-friendly

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 21 days 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

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by emeldag 1 month 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?

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by porcospino 11 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

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by Dorothee5 1 year 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

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by small h 4 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??

thunderbug84
by thunderbug84 12 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?

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by capjeff 2 years ago

Can someone tell me what this is please?

Food Safety Advice

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by ElWalker 2 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)?

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by baloney 10 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!!!

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by Whinerdiner 8 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?

AmyH
by AmyH 7 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

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by Kaur 2 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?

Googs
by Googs 9 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

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by Bonbon10 3 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?

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by JoeSof 4 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??

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by thursday 7 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?

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by CindyJ 8 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?

AmyH
by AmyH 4 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...

Something ate all my lettuce...

PharmaChick
by PharmaChick 4 years ago

I mean, decimated it. Down to the roots. A whole pot of it. (Well, storage tote, an 18 gallon, I think. That's what it's planted in.) It was beautiful, strong, and tasted amazing...apparently to t...

Ants in our Organic Garden

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by normalheightsfoodie 10 years ago

I am the Chair of our Community Garden in San Diego. Many of our plots that have chard is being attacked by ants. Does anyone have an organic suggestion to rid the garden of ants? Thanks