Pest Threats to Humans ! AAARGH !!!

Pest Threats to Humans ! AAARGH !!!

Which pests are posing significant health threats to Humans this Summer ?  This question was posed to Dr. Stuart Mitchell and he replied the following.  ” We tend to overlook the backboned critters. However, the risk to health from exposure is sometimes...
Pollinator Garden Tips !

Pollinator Garden Tips !

So you want to create a pollinator garden ?  It’s a great way to help the local native bee population by providing easy-to-find and diverse sources of pollen and nectar.  Below are 8-tips to help your pollinator garden bee a success with the bee crowd ! (yes,...
Tent Caterpillar  ! ?

Tent Caterpillar ! ?

While out and about yesterday the number of tent caterpillar/webworm sightings were up , way up.  You will notice the “bags of worms” in several trees.   They are common in Black Walnut , Sweet Gum , Persimmon and other fruit and nut bearing trees as well...
Lawn Disease -Argh!!!

Lawn Disease -Argh!!!

Of all lawn-damaging pests, fungus diseases are some of the most difficult to tame.  There are literally hundreds of diseases that can infect your lawn. Some are relatively harmless while others can take a lawn out quickly. This stuff can travel on your mower , kids...
Bad News Grubs !

Bad News Grubs !

White Grubs show up in well-kept lawns for one reason !  To fatten themselves up by eating  the roots of your grass. Grubs feed underground and out of sight. They don’t really care if your grass dies in the process.  Let’s prevent (stop) these unwelcome...
Cool time, slow Bermuda !

Cool time, slow Bermuda !

Well gang , we are having another cool wet Spring.  Oh I’m not complaining too much as this fortells a milder Summer without 110 temps with high humidity we can see in late July and August ( don’t ya love it here ? ) BUT , what does this do to our warm and...
Food Mfg. Fears : Listeria

Food Mfg. Fears : Listeria

Well we have Listeria in the news again. What is Listeria ?  Listeria is a common bacteria that feeds off of organic soils , which in food facilities can be found trapped inside of coolers, chillers and drains(floor drains).  What is interesting here is Listeria will...
April DYS Check List

April DYS Check List

It is April….. Spring is springing !!!  Now what to do for the Do-It-Yourselfer ?   For the lawn … change oil in mower, put on new blades and you also might want to just go ahead and put in a new spark plug while you are at it.   Get your pre-emergent weed...
Spring Lawn Preparation ?

Spring Lawn Preparation ?

The time for do it yourself weed control is before the weeds (crabgrass, etc) begin to pop up so…….. get to the Co-op or lawn and garden store and pick up a bag of pre-emergent weed control, usually mixed with fertilizer as a carrier…. READ THE...
Do it yourself termite inspection !

Do it yourself termite inspection !

Ok, you’re wanting to inspect your house and rather than call a licensed professional (we inspect for free 🙂 ) you want to do it on your own…. so , what do you do and what are you to look for ?  I’m fix’n to tell ya. The signs of termite...

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