Bye bye, yellow fly!

Published by : Doug

Bye bye, yellow fly! Yellow Fly, image courtesy of MA Zumbado/INBio, courtesy of Flickr CC

Summer time is here, which means lazy afternoons by the pool or grill, lounging in the backyard, resting peacefully…until..YOW! Those flies bite! Learn a bit more about the pesky yellow fly, and what you can do to combat it.

Problems with Opossums? The humble Opposum - photo by Dawn Huczek

The poor opossum: loved by few, scoffed at by many, and labelled as little more than a dumb animal that merits either a shotgun blast or bludgeon. He is rabid, hisses, eats children, defecates where he wants, runs one out of house and home…The list goes on.

So you have a mole cricket invasion Curbing your mole cricket invasion - Image courtesy of gb_packards

Sure, they look like a cricket on steroids. Yes, they have apparently wicked claws. But, other than appearance, they are not harmful to you. However, your yard is an entirely different matter. Join us as we discuss the best ways to rid your lawn of mole crickets.

Dealing with winter pests Winterize your home against unwanted pests.

With the onset of winter, we tend to spend more time in our cozy, warm homes. Unfortunately, unwanted critters also tend to flock to this source of warmth…From mice and squirrels to other, larger pests.

Crush those cockroaches, naturally! A natural remedy to remove cockroaches, image courtesy of Neil T.

There is nothing quite as repulsive as a roach scuttling across the floor. Unfortunately, one roach usually leads to many, so it is a problem that needs to be dealt with decisively, before the roaches run you out of your own home.

Getting rid of groundhogs Groundhogs like to burrow, and they have a penchant for eating the nice greens in your yard and garden.  However, you can keep them away from your garden without killing them.

Groundhog Day aside, groundhogs are actually interesting creatures (I hear that they make a great stew, but I have yet to put that to the test).  That being said, they can be nuisances in the garden, but there are non-lethal ways to control them. 

Man vs Ant, and you must win! Ants can quickly infiltrate your home, but there are ways to control their numbers:  follow these preventive steps to keep ants from invading your house.

It is that time of year where ants start their long, methodical march through your house.  However, it is about time that you use that large cranium and DO something about it. 

Getting rid of moles with gum Juicy Fruit and other types of gum can be used to remove moles from your yard or garden.

You’ve heard about it, thought about it, and now you are ready to try it.  But, does giving moles a stick of gum actually get rid of them?

For moles, there is always the Rodenator

Sure, it might not be available at your local hardware store. And, it is definitely used for live training. But, if you simply have to get rid of damaging moles, the Rodenator might be the tool for you.

Keep bugs away with garlic

Garlic doesn’t just keep those pesky undead away…You can use it to get rid of  insect pests in the garden, yard, and even on house plants.