DATE POSTED: January 19, 2015
Which are you? The kind of person who believes that anything with more than four legs should be squished, or the kind of person who will delicately trap a fly and release him back into the wild? I used to be the second one--and I guess I still am, to a certain extent. Just yesterday I caught a stink bug with a tiny glass and escorted him off my property. But flies don't live long in my house. I…
DATE POSTED: January 12, 2015
Did you put on a few holiday pounds? Who didn't? My grandmother use to say, "A moment on the lips; a lifetime on the hips." There is a lot of wisdom in that. But it hasn't kept me from packing down the holidays pies--at least, not yet.
DATE POSTED: December 19, 2014
There is a long, and very boring list of pantry pests that I could bore you with, but it really comes down to four classifications: moths, beetles, weevils, and foraging pests. But, instead, give me a minute of your time, and I'll give you a lesson on pantry pests that will stay with you longer than a Schoolhouse Rock jingle.
DATE POSTED: December 17, 2014
Pantry pests are just about the most disgusting thing in the world. Have you ever opened up a bag of sugar and seen black bugs wiggling in it? Or walked into the pantry, flicked on the light, and watched a cockroach zip across the wall at waist level, and disappear behind a box on the shelf. It is nasty! Thankfully, there is something you can do about pantry pests, and it begins by protecting your…
DATE POSTED: December 10, 2014
'Tis the season to pull out the decorations and fill your halls and living spaces with twinkling lights, colorful ornaments, and festive socks. You will likely eat more in these three months than you will in any other three months for the rest of the year. Many of you will bake tasty pies and scrumptious turkeys, with a dozen different sides, and pig out on leftover treats for the days between…
DATE POSTED: November 27, 2014
The cycles of nature ensure that every year the same thing is going to happen. It is going to get cold and bugs and mammals are going to seek shelter from that cold. It is as inevitable at the rising of the sun. But having pests inside your home isn't inevitable. Bugs and wildlife are looking for the "right" place to overwinter or hibernate. Are you inviting them to stay at your house? Let's find…