How to Keep Pests Out of Your Vegetable Garden

There are so many benefits to planting your garden beyond the satisfaction you get from your work and the food you produce. Gardening can be a mindful and enriching experience. But how do you avoid the crop-destroying pests? Beneficial Bugs Plenty of wildlife are willing to work for free, the trick is getting them to […]

Can Bed Bugs Live Outside In Your Lawn?

Bed bugs — these nasty little critters are one of the well-known intruders to homeowners. Often, they can be spotted on your bed, under your mattress, on your couch.  But why do they usually live inside? And do they live outside on your lawn? These and other common pest control questions will be answered in […]

Extinguishing Fire Ants

Thanks to Mother Nature, people moving to the Southern or Southeastern United States are receiving a warm welcome. A very warm welcome. With temperatures in the triple digits most of the summer, most transplants expect to ditch the winter coats. But most don’t expect the baptism of fire they get while walking barefoot through their […]

5 Most-Common Lawn Problems

If you’ve got a yard, you’re likely spending some time taking care of it. After all your hard work, it can be frustrating to discover unsightly lawn problems. This may be small comfort, but you’re far from alone.  The best way to avoid lawn problems is to grow and maintain a healthy lawn. Start by […]

How to Get Rid of Grub Worms in Lawns

When grubs crash your lawn party, it’s a serious problem. As your lawn begins to green up in early spring, dead patches are usually a dead giveaway that these uninvited pests are lurking. Patches of grass that appear brown and lackluster can be a sign of various lawn pests, but a grub infestation is easy […]

How to Repair a Vole-Damaged Lawn

Got voles? Your first clue is likely vole tunnels and lawn damage in the form of snake-like ribbons of dead grass. Here’s how to repair a vole-damaged lawn. Identifying the Problem  Voles are small rodents, also known as meadow mice or meadow voles. They’re about 4-8 inches long, and their fur is grey or brown. […]