Pests

brown marmorated stink bug

Stink bug repellent – They hate this

The fall season in the US brings with it stalls of stink bugs that can wreak havoc on fields, gardens, and homes. Although these bugs are quite small and well-camouflaged, they emit an unmistakable smell when disturbed - a defence mechanism against potential predators.
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Killing moles with marshmallows – Here’s what to do

Are you fed up with devoting endless amounts of time to perfecting your garden, only for moles to come and ruin your lawn? There is a straightforward answer...marshmallows. Believe it or not, these sweet treats can actually be used as an effective mole prevention tool and can help bring back the beauty of your lawn. Find out how marshmallows can get rid of moles along with other mole-related information in this article:
clover mite adults

Clover mites – what homeowners must know

Have you ever noticed tiny red bugs crawling around your home after heavy rainfall? These little creatures are clover mites, and they have a tendency to invade our homes during the wetter months. Clover mites are nuisance pests often mistaken for insects, but they're actually arachnids.
fly repellent plants

Plants that repel flies – 16 of the best

There's no doubt that summer is one of the best times of the year. The sun is out, the temperature is warmer, and people seem to be in a better mood overall. Many of you will find yourselves opening up your windows to enjoy the nice summer breeze. One of the drawbacks to summer is it brings with it those annoying flies… So what are the best plants that repel flies? Let's find out:
attracting flies

Flies in garage – Don’t ignore this

It's really annoying finding something that doesn't belong in your garage, whether that be pests, small animals, or something as small and insignificant as flies. Don't worry, I've had this problem in the past and I'm here to help you solve it. This article will give you tips on how to get rid of flies in your garage so you can enjoy your space again.
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Will mothballs keep squirrels out of flower pots?

Do you know, watching a squirrel darting around never fails to amuse me – they're so nimble and agile. I've always enjoyed watching them from my window, almost like I'm part of a David Attenborough documentary. With that being said, they can be a real pain for gardeners. They can be known to dig up bulbs, strip the bark of trees and generally wreak havoc. So let's find out if mothballs deter them from flowerpots:
Where do Japanese beetles go at night

Where do Japanese beetles go at night? Let’s find out

Like all garden pests, Japanese beetles can be a real annoyance in anyone's yard and trying to find out where their nests are is like trying to find an honest man in Congress - very tricky. Let me guess, you're wondering where they go at night right..? Let's find out together:
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Does pine straw attract snakes? Let’s find out

There is a lot of debate surrounding the question of whether or not pine straw attracts snakes. Some people think it does, while some believe the opposite is true. But does the science support either side of the argument? Snakes can be a bit of an annoyance in our yards and no one wants to inadvertently invite them into their home by using pine straw as mulch. So, what does the research say? Let's have a look below:
Can spider mites live without plants

Can spider mites live without plants? Let’s find out

Take it from somebody that has experienced spider mites in the past, they can be a real pain in the you know where. Pests are just a part of life when it comes to gardening and growing plants indoors in general, so unfortunately there is no real way to avoid them. So allow me to answer your question... Can spider mites live without plants - let's find out:
Why do water bugs come out in the summer

Why do water bugs come out in the summer? Explained

Waterbugs, also known as "black cockroaches" are a species of cockroaches but, more specifically known as aquatic insects belonging to the Blattidae family. They are forced to change their environments and become more active in the summer months. While they typically live in freshwater environments, they can also be found in swimming pools, puddles, and other moist areas. Let's explore this topic in full: