Pests in Landscape and Garden

  • Ash and Oak Borer Beetles

    Beetles are among the most beautiful of all the insects. They also are among the most destructive to our forests and landscape trees, and new species finding their way into North America are taking a terrible toll on our native trees. Read about some of these recent exotic imports here.

  • Bees In Their Burrows

    Have you ever noticed the sudden appearance of hundreds of little bees in your yard, flying back and forth over the lawn or soil? Your garden may be better off if you leave them alone and enjoy them.

  • Orb Weaver Spiders

    Those with a severe aversion to spiders may not be particularly happy to see these guys in the garden. Orb weavers are some of the largest spiders in North America, and they have a habit of placing their webs across pathways. However, these are beautiful creatures with a beneficial role to play, and an understanding of them just might make you more tolerant.

  • Weeds in Your Yard - a Basic Primer

    Weeds....they are cursed at every step of the way. Gardening articles are filled with advice on keeping them out of your lawn, and local stores sell an arsenal of products to kill them. But, there are things you need to know before beginning this kind of program so that you don't add new headaches to your life.