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Real Advice for Real Christmas Tree Care

Real Advice for Real Christmas Tree Care

The Christmas tree is a classic holiday staple and decor focal point for many. You might have a tradition of heading to the tree farm ...

Debug the Myths’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Debug the Myths’ 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Finding the perfect gifts for friends, family and co-workers can be intimidating, overwhelming and stressful, which is why we’ve done the work for you and ...

When Temperatures Fall, Rise to the Occasion

When Temperatures Fall, Rise to the Occasion

Fall means time for football games, cooling temperatures and the end to summer chores like mowing the lawn, right? While you might be ready to ...

Is your home a hotel for pests?

Is your home a top vacation spot for rats and mice? Howard University’s CapComm Lab, the Earth Conservation Corps and the EPA use humor to show how conditions in your home can encourage rodents to move in and stay for a while. (Rated “E” for ... Read More

How golf courses prepare for the season’s rush

Dr. John Stier, Environmental Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Horticulture-University of Wisconsin, Madison. The PGA season has begun and people who live in temporal climates are itching to get back on the course, but it’s still too cold. Ever wonder what golf courses ... Read More

Are your pets more vulnerable to pests?

Melissa Brookshire, DVM, runs North River Enterprises and provides consulting services on pet food and animal health companies while balancing her life as a mom of two active boys. A graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Melissa owned and operated a ... Read More

How to control winter weeds

Dr. John Stier, Environmental Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Horticulture-University of Wisconsin, Madison. Winter weather alone doesn’t solve all your weed problems. Most winter weeds are known as winter annuals, which germinate from seeds in the fall, stop growing in the spring and flower ... Read More

Keep your pets happy and healthy-the importance of a pest free environment

Melissa Brookshire, DVM, runs North River Enterprises and provides consulting services on pet food and animal health companies while balancing her life as a mom of two active boys. A graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Melissa owned and operated a ... Read More

IPM 101: Pest Management in Schools

Dr. John Stier, Environmental Turfgrass Extension Specialist, Professor and Chair of the Dept. Horticulture-University of Wisconsin, Madison. As schools begin their “spring” semesters (in unusually cold temperatures in many places), administrations will begin preparing for warmer weather and the many bugs and creatures that come to life with ... Read More

What about pruning your trees and shrubs during winter?

Cathie Lavis is a professor of horticulture at Kansas State University. Her expertise includes landscaping, arboriculture, irrigation, and landscape contracting. She provides insight for homeowners and gardeners on plant care, selection, and more. Although the removal of dead, damaged or diseased branches and stems can be ... Read More

Protecting Plants in the Ice and Snow

Cathie Lavis is a professor of horticulture at Kansas State University. Her expertise includes landscaping, arboriculture, irrigation, and landscape contracting. She provides insight for homeowners and gardeners on plant care, selection, and more. Although there really is little we can do to safeguard plants from harsh ... Read More

New Year’s Resolution – Debug Your Home

As we welcome in the New Year, consider making a resolution to take actions that will help keep bugs outside and your family safe inside. A few simple steps can help keep pests under control and reduce their motivation for making themselves at home in ... Read More

Are you hosting unwanted guests?

As the weather has turned cooler in many parts of the country, bugs and critters seek shelter in warm, cozy homes just like yours. In addition to annoyance and making your skin crawl, many of these pest also pose real health risks to you and ... Read More

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