How to keep Boxelder bugs away
I've sprayed with insecticide, some die eventually, but they keep coming back. My next choice is to try neems oil. Is that a good choice for how to get rid of boxelder bugs?
GNATS - How to get rid of them?
Somehow my house and garden got tiny gnats that killed my fuchsia plant and fly everywhere. I have tried ALL the Web recommendations - soap and oil dishes, sand in th... See more
Marigolds growing! Should I pinch the buds?
My marigold plants are growing. I heard that pinching the buds until Autumn will allow them to grow without killing the plant. Is this true?
What's the best flower/plant to grow in Texas?
I know that opinions vary, but what's your opinion?!I have great luck w Rosemary plants. Green all year long.
How to care for a dogwood tree?
How to get rid of termites?
Suggestions on how to get rid of termites naturally are appreciated however if there is only a chemical solution for these pests please share as well. Thank you!
Can someone tell me what kind of animal this was in my yard?
I thought maybe a rabbit was burrowing in my yard, but it's almost dead center of my lawn (not a very smart rabbit). The hole is not very deep, and I replanted it onc... See more
Is Creeping Charlie in your lawn a good thing or a bad thing?
Is there a sure-fire way to get rid of Creeping Charley?
Neem oil is an excellent choice. Great article on that here: http://www.saferbrand.com/articles/benefits-uses-neem-oil-for-plants
If you spray directly with Dawn dish detergent mixed 2T to spray bottle of water, you may kill them. If you have female box elder trees, that is what is attracting them. Remove all seed litter from trees and ground. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth on ground in circle at base of tree. As bugs walk across, D.E. will rip open their exoskeleton and they will die.Pyrethrin based pesticides also work, but avoid spraying (with backpack sprayer) near your house.