A couple of months back, I opened up the patio umbrella to find five or six paper wasps busy making tiny paper homes, right on my umbrella. None of them seemed very worried about my presence and continued on doing whatever it is they do.
One of the quickest ways to get me up at night, is to hear the high piercing sound of a mosquito buzzing around my head. Frankly, I’m on red alert anytime I SEE hear or HEAR a mosquito.
Hmmm… you say to yourself, that salad would be awesome with a little squeeze of lemon. So you head out to your garden to harvest a few of your Meyer lemons only to find all the ripe lemons, completely and neatly peeled, but still hanging in the tree. Weird, right?
Word in the garden is that skunks are doing more than drive by’s, they’re wreaking havoc. With the ongoing drought a moist, luscious garden offers a bounty of skunk food. You’ll find circular holes in your lawn when they dig for grubs and other insects…
Alas – DDT is no longer an option, but joking aside, here are a few ways to naturally control or repel mosquitoes, starting with the obvious, their breeding places.
As I learned from perusing, Good Bug Bad Bug, by Jessica Walliser, we’ve got to incentivise beneficials and give them what they want in order to keep them at home and living in our gardens.
According to The Gardeners Guide to Global Warming, it’s predicted that as global temperatures rise, “We will see more infestations from both native and exotic pests, such as gypsy moths, bagworms and vine weevils.”
OMG, what’s eating my plant? Good and bad bugs have been around…