Entries Tagged as 'Pesticides'

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Helping a Sick Peace Lily

  TheGardenLady received this question about a Peace Lily from Janet. I just moved my Peace Lilly to a room with better light to discover why my leaves were turning brown on the tips then turning black. What I discovered were little white worm-looking bugs crawling in the soil. I have not found any help on the […]

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part VI

There are, of course, some insect pests that NO one wants. One of those insects is the Japanese beetle. Japanese beetles like over 275 plant species. For TheGardenLady Japanese beetles are especially awful on the roses. To get rid of Japanese beetles, one should start early in their life cycle when Japanese beetles are in […]

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part V

So what should a gardener do if there are insect pests in the garden? There are too many suggestions to write just one short article about how to prevent or get rid of insect pests, but TheGardenLady will give some suggestions in this brief post. This garden site is for the person who is a […]

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part IV

This post is the fourth in a series of posts on the control of pests. When it comes to pests, the last question you should ask yourself is, “Are insecticides the best overall management tactic?” Insecticides have strong and sometimes dangerous chemicals in them. After all they are designed to kill. Some of these chemicals […]

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part II

This post is the second in a series of posts on the control of pests. The second question a gardener has to ask when seeing pests or pest damage in the garden is: “Are the pests still actively damaging the plants or have they long since left or matured?” Many pests have a brief lifespan. […]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

How To Control Pests – Part I

One of the challenges of gardening is how to control the pests that like your garden as much if not more than you, the gardener. Some of these pests’ lives depend on your garden for their livelihood- literally eating to remain alive to repeat their own life cycle. So when you have insects on your […]

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Honey Bee Troubles!

Bees are in Trouble! by Richard Elzey TheGardenLady just read the most recent articles on the death of the honey bees and other bees. (see here) The death of bees has been a concern for a number of years now, but the most recent articles are saying that this year is the worst ever – […]

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Pesticide Problems

Warning Pesticides: Fire Will Cause Toxic Fumes by C. G. P. Grey More and more people are becoming concerned with the excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers on lawns and gardens. Careful, judicious use of small amounts of pesticides and fertilizers may be helpful, but using a lot on lawns and gardens may not be […]

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Pesticides for Ticks

Deer Tick (Ixodes scapularis) female, dorsal view by Michael Bok TheGardenLady would love to have a party in my back yard. But my back yard is not typical or usual in that it is across from a stream in a wooded area. This area is lovely, but I fear insects, especially Lyme ticks, that might […]

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Indoor Insect Killer that Kills Stinkbugs and More

How to Kill Stinkbugs, One of the Newest Pests in the U.S., Without Releasing Their Odor Halyomorpha halys, or more commonly known as the stinkbug, is a fairly new pest to the United States. First appearing in September of 1998, it’s believed to have entered the country in packing crates from China or Japan. Since […]