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Steer clear of tarantula hawks

Tarantula Hawk finds its prey. (Photo from Oak “Woodland Invertebrates, The Little Things Count”.)

I was sitting on my deck here in Saratoga recently and noticed a beautiful, albeit very large, bug walking near me. I wasn't sure what it was, but after doing...

Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 12:59 PM

Get fall garden going with help from harvest fest

Different types of cauliflower

Growing plants in the off-season is easy, productive and beneficial to our native birds, bees and bugs There are hundreds of varieties of veggies, herbs,...

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5:56 PM

Weeds Be-Gone

Spotted spurge seedling. A common garden weed.

Garden threats turned opportunities One of the hardest things about gardening is setting priorities. The to-do list never seems to end. Weeding, watering,...

Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:54 PM

Battle bugs in the garden to protect produce

It’s not too difficult to see how the spotted cucumber beetle acquired its common name.

With the garden moving into full swing, you may be seeing a plethora of pests trying to get to all that produce before you do! First, you need to make it...

Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Fuzzy, but not Friends

PREVENTION The first step to controlling citrus mealybugs is to monitor trees in the spring for signs of ant trails, sooty mold, and egg clusters.

If you have citrus trees, you likely have citrus mealybugs Cousin to scale insects, these tiny Morgan Hill pests are often overlooked. At first, you may see...

Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM

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