Spidermites On Your Indoor And Outdoor Plants?

The spidermite is a very common garden pest that can cause serious damage to your indoor or outdoor vegetable garden. These microscopic spiders are found on the underside of leaves. They extract fluids vital to your plants’ survival from the leaves, leaving noticeable traces of yellowish white spots, known as stippling, on the top side of the leaves. Further inspection of your plants should reveal tiny spider webs on stems and leaves. If you mist your plants, before inspection, it will make the webs easier to detect.

With very simple, preventative measures you can spidermite proof your indoor garden by making the living conditions inhospitable. Spidermites thrive in dry (20%-30% humidity), warm (70-80 degrees F) conditions. In temperatures above 80 degrees F, spidermites can reproduce in as little as 5 days, making early detection a necessity.

In order to make the environment uncomfortable for them, before and during the onset of an infestation, use a humidifier to raise the humidity in the room to around 50%-60% humidity and cool the room, with an air conditioner, to below 60 degrees F. This cool, moist air should drive away any spidermites. Outdoors, it is impossible to control the environment, so in case of an infestation insecticidal soaps, pyrethrum sprays and pyrethrin(all described later) should be used to keep an outdoor spidermite infestation in check. Always remember the best preventative measure you can take is checking your plants on a regular basis(every 2-3 days).

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“Pantry pests can contaminate food products. Mice can spread Salmonella and Hantavirus. They can also carry fleas and lice into our homes. With our plan,  …. less pests means less risks of diseases.”

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Metal Insect Sculptures Designed by Edouard Martinet

These metal sculptures are designed by French artist Edouard Martinet. Edouard creates these unique sculptures from recycled material he collects ranging from bike parts, to head lights and moped parts. He then transforms that seemingly useless junk it fantastic works of art.

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Environmentally Conscious Termite Control

Rather than saturating the soil with liquid chemical solution, the Sentricon System uses Recruit™ termite bait strategically, while cleverly manipulating termite biology and behavior to destroy the termite colony.

The Sentricon System has many environmental credentials.

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After Winter Inspection of Your Home

Winter has come and gone and spring is here. April’s rain showers will soon bring May flowers. But the rains may also bring other things too, pest problems! Moisture is one of the main ingredients needed for many pest invasions, such as termites or carpenter ants around your home. Post-winter exterior home inspections (and subsequent repairs) become very important…

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Get Rid Of Ants With Borax And Sugar
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Get Rid Of Ants With Borax And Sugar

Here are two recipes for a DIY ant remover. For both the liquid and solid ant baits, you want to mix the borax into the sugary bait in a 1 to 3 ratio.

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Winter Bird Feeders Attract Mice Too
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Winter Bird Feeders Attract Mice Too

Bird feeders are great and ensure a steady food supply to birds in the cold weather. However, mice are also attracted to bird food, including the seeds and discarded hulls. index

Make sure you regularly clean up seeds and debris surrounding bird feeders to keep mice and rodents away.

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As Wasps Emerge
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As Wasps Emerge

If you happen to see one or two lone wasps inside the house this spring, don’t be alarmed; it’s probably just an overwintering queen that has become trapped indoors. Cold temperatures kill paper wasp colonies each winter, but before they are eliminated, the colonies produce male wasps to mate with a few lucky females who will be next summer’s…

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