Gardening and insect identification, pest minimization, and as a last resort, pest treatment.
Squash borers might be the number one cause of death for squash plants in the garden and they sure are annoying! Learn the signs of squash borers in your garden and get tips for how to get rid of them organically. How to you control squash borers in your garden? | GetBusyGardening.com
Whiteflies are small, flying insects that feed on the leaves of garden plants. Whiteflies may be as small as 1/12 inch long and may be very difficult to see with the naked eye. Look for the insects on the undersides of leaves during the day, when they are most active. Whiteflies may survive the winter and large infestations of them will severely...
Research supported (don't) Make your own Weed Killer with products from your own kitchen & bathroom - not so fast! Aggie hort news, supported by research says - It's illegal & a federal offense & just as likely to kill everything, making the soil incompatible for ALL plant life, for years.
The home remedies for weed or insecticide control shared in pins are typically ineffective at best and dangerous at worst. If you haven't tried something and found it to be effective and safe, don't use it or share it with friends. Here's the truth about insecticides, from an extension office where research trumps rumor. I have seen some home remedies that border on being illegal, .Illinois Pesticide Review Newsletter
Prevention of wasps and yellow jackets. Slice a fresh cucumber into thin slices and arrange them in a single layer on an aluminum pie plate. The cucumber must be fresh – the pan must be aluminum. The cucumber reacts with the aluminum and gives off a chemical reaction/scent that is undetectable to humans but drives wasps and yellow-jackets away and makes them flee the area.