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Battling Summer Garden Pests Successfully - Without Chemicals!

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Winning the war against summer garden pests without harsh chemicals.

Summer is here. And so are the myriad of insects, animals and pests that love to invade you and your landscape! 1,119 more words


How to prevent Chiggers and Bites

How to Avoid Chigger Bites

Three Parts: Avoiding Areas with Chiggers * Keeping Chiggers Off Your Body *Keeping a Chigger-Free Yard

Chiggers, or red bugs, are not insects, but rather the larva of mites. 853 more words

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Squash Beetles Have Also Arrived

I posted yesterday about my first vine borer sighting of the year.

I’ve noticed quite a few batches of squash beetle eggs too.

I kill adult squash beetles without much mercy, because they’re pretty terrible in terms of rapid reproduction and spreading plant disease. 127 more words


Hornets Are Becoming More Common This Summer

Hornets are probably one of the most feared pests here in the UK. They are distinguishable from wasps because of their length and size. They also have sacs that carry a lot more poison than wasps and bees. 7 more words

Vine Borers Have Arrived

I was going around checking plants for bugs last night when I noticed a couple of leaves near the base of a pumpkin vine had wilted. 255 more words


Tomato hornworms

S noticed this half eaten cherry tomato – & then noticed the worm. Hornworms love tomatoes and as you can see, they are really hard to spot. 148 more words