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Unwanted visiters

Boxelder bugs, Autumn is here and Boxelder bugs will try to move into homes during fall as they search for overwintering sites, often in large numbers. Fortunately, they do not bite people and are essentially harmless to property. When abundant, … read more »

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I Hate House Flies

The most annoying flying inset is house flies. They are just everywhere. They are the only living things that I dare to kill and don’t feel guilty about it. I look up and find some tips to prevent house flies. … read more »

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Zombie Flies..??

Honeybees were already facing colony collapse in the Northwest when a Northwest researcher discovered they were also falling victim to a new horror: the zombie fly. Ramesh Sagili, a honeybee specialist at Oregon State University, discovered the region’s first honeybee … read more »

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West Nile Virus – Protection and Prevention

Signs and Systems of West Nile Virus Illness: West Nile Fever West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease  Clinical manifestation of West Nile Virus: Encephalitis Meningitis Asymmetric Flaccid Paralysis Definitive diagnosis is by laboratory testing –Peripheral Blood Testing for IgM EIA for West … read more »

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West Nile Virus

Hello Friends, With the scare of West Nile Virus in Texas, here’s a few tips on avoiding being bitten by mosquitoes. Dusk to Dawn: Try to stay inside from dusk to dawn, that’s when mosquitoes are most active. Dress: Wear light … read more »

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What are these holes in my yard?

It may be Digger Bees or Cicada Killers. These two winged pests dig burrows in the ground. This can be very frustrating to a gardener or a greens keeper. Digger Bees are often mistaken for Honey Bees or Yellow Jackets … read more »

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