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Return of the wasps!

It’s been cold outside, and we have had the wood stove going almost nonstop the last few days. It’s warm and cozy inside, prompting the… 205 more words


Pests: Can't we just kill them all?

By Sarah “Steve’ Mosko

Appeared: EarthTalk.org, 26 Jan, 2015

I escort spiders out of my house, use humane traps to relocate attic rats, and save honey bees from drowning in pools.   1,235 more words

Sustainable Living

Winter gardening.

The indoor plants are ticking over, I guess. The jasmines (Jasminum sambac) have their usual winter infestation of whitefly, so I broke out the insecticidal soap a few days ago. 233 more words



It’s definitely bleak mid-winter here and most of the plants have died off or decided to hibernate for a while. The daikon lasted a good while but all has now been harvested and pickled. 346 more words


Pesky little buggers - Azalea lace bugs

When we first moved to the Pacific NW, I was thrilled and astounded at the variety of Rhododendrons and Azaleas available to Oregon gardeners. Before long, this infatuation wore off, I got a little jaded, and when we bought a house, I soon started taking them out of the garden. 745 more words


Ant Cows

Today I observed that our citrus tree is being invaded by Ant cows. They seemed to appear just overnight, and already they are spreading like the plague, or flu. 224 more words

My Day

Yuck! Columbus Number Three On List Of Bedbug Cities

Ewww! Did you know that Columbus is on a list no one wants to be on, Orkin’s annual list of “Bedbug Cities?”

According to 10TV, the pest control company bases this list on the number of treatments they perform throughout the year. 84 more words