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Minimize Garden Pest Problems

Don’t you hate the possible plant destroyers we have here, like insects, mites, fungi, nematodes, weeds and bacteria to name a few?  With humans, staying healthy is a key to reducing sickness. Plants are the same way. The healthier they remain with your help, the less likely they are to succumb to diseases and pest problems. Good

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Southern Chinch Bug

The following article and information is part of the LSU AgCenter’s  “Louisiana Home Lawn Series.” Description The southern chinch bug, Blissus insularis Barber (Hemiptera: Blissidae), is a common insect pest in turfgrass throughout Louisiana. These insects favor thick thatch, full sun exposure and hot, dry weather. They are primarily a problem in St. Augustine grass but can injure

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5 Natural Ways to Mosquito-Proof Your Yard

Keep pests at bay and stay bite-free with these easy tips and DIY project — no chemicals required. Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance; they can also carry dangerous diseases like the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. Banish Standing Water The best way to keep mosquitoes at bay is to eliminate their

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