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How to Get Rid of Those Pesky (Brown Marmorated) Stink Bugs in Your House
In Fall and Spring people will sometimes find oval-shaped, brownish flying insects in their house, insects that can be up to ¾” long with a “shield” on their backs, brown and white banding along the edges of the abdomen and antennae, and a pale underside. They emit an offensive odor when threatened. Chances are excellent these insects are the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug that either have come into the house searching for warmth and light or are looking for a way to ex...
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Posted in: Fall | Tags: brown marmorated stink bug , indoor pests , insect control | Comments (0) | View Count: (3)

Pest-repelling Plants

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Pest-repelling Plants
A gardener's dream would be to have a garden that can care for itself, but that is just a dream. Every garden needs tending, but there are a few things that you can do to make your work a little easier, including selecting plants for your garden to help control insect pests. Certain plants attract beneficial insects or repel harmful insects. Beneficial insects  (ladybugs and praying mantis) prey on pests that damage your garden. Using plants to control pests cuts down on your workload and ...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: beneficial insects , insect control | Comments (0) | View Count: (11259)

It's Time to Summer Some Houseplants Outdoors

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It's Time to Summer Some Houseplants Outdoors
Now that spring has sprung and the danger of frost has past, the urge to go outside and enjoy the lovely weather is drawing us into the garden.  Houseplants that have been inside for the long winter are beginning to grow and perk-up and would also like to go outside into the garden to enjoy a breath of fresh air, a bit of sunshine and a little spring rain… how exhilarating!    There are some plants here at the Center for Home Gardening that get a big boost by going outsi...
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Posted in: Spring | Tags: gardenina , orchids , jade plant , insect control , indoor plants | Comments (0) | View Count: (2020)
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