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Pest/Insect Problems and Controls (15)

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Attracting Owls To Your Backyard And Why

Does some tiny, fuzzy marauder eat all your early pea plants each spring and fall? Do you feel like what goes around ought to come around?…

Started by Colin Keizer

0 Feb 10

Chicken-Friendly Plants

Interesting article and ideas for a healthier flock. https://insteading.com/blog/chicken-friendly-plants/ A lot of them seem to be about…

Started by Colin Keizer

0 Nov 29, 2020

Surrounding Environment Impacts Effectiveness Of Natural Predator Insects

That box of ladybugs might be less effective or even irrelevant if the garden plot where you apply it is surrounded by other garden plots a…

Started by Colin Keizer

0 Jul 16, 2019

Natural Rodent Resistance

This article has two suggestions for making your garden more resistant to rodents. https://www.hometalk.com/37148048/how-to-remove-garden-r

Started by Colin Keizer

0 May 22, 2019

Science-Based Guidelines For Bee-Friendly Landscape

Several interesting websites are tagged in the following article -- https://phys.org/news/2019-04-science-based-guidelines-bee-friendly-la

Started by Colin Keizer

0 Apr 5, 2019

Phacelia as a cover crop/insectary plant

Phacelia tanacetifolia is a short season annual cover crop that has beautiful lavender/blue flowers that bees and beneficial insects love.…

Started by Darien Payne

0 Mar 22, 2018

Mexican bean beetles have invaded the Snoqualmie Valley

Mexican bean beetles have invaded the Snoqualmie Valley. At least 3 Trellis members, including me - I found 3 on my string beans, reported…

Started by Larry Fisher

2 May 1, 2014
Reply by David Bach

The dreaded Washington slug

Has anyone has any success with slug baits and killers?  We live on a large piece of property and slugs seems to be never ending.  I tried…

Started by Scott Stainer

2 Nov 4, 2012
Reply by Colin Keizer

Killing slug eggs next spring

I promised at the June Trellis meeting last Saturday to repost this tip from a previous meeting. Everyone at the meeting complained of lots…

Started by Larry Fisher

0 Jun 20, 2011

Treat wood for outdoor use via old ways

How to make wood fireproof, dry rot proof, and resistant to insects via old time ways:   Soak the wood in a concentrated solution of rock s…

Started by Larry Fisher

0 Jun 20, 2011

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