Gardening Help FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive about garden plants. You will find concise information on general gardening techniques as well as plant selection and care. For detailed information on specific plant pests and problems refer to our Common Garden Pests and Problems page.

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Horticulture Questions and Answers

Are electric bug zappers effective?

Although bug zappers sound like a good idea, research has shown that the majority of these devices do very little good in reducing the number of bothersome insect pests. In fact, they kill many more beneficial and non-biting insects then biting ones. A study in Delaware showed that less than a quarter of one percent or only 31 out of 14,000 insects killed were biting insects. The wise recommendation is not to use bug zappers.