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Wolf Spiders, Crickets, & Boxelder Bugs… Oh My!

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‘Furry’ Wolf Spiders

It’s here. It’s here.  Fall is officially here!  Bring on the pumpkin spice flavored everything and changing leaves, and who could forget the migrating wolf spiders and crickets.  Not exactly what you had in mind for a peaceful fall?  Find out how to start preparing now to keep these invaders from making themselves at home in your home. Continue reading

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Post-Holiday Plant Care

pointHappy Holidays! Now that the holidays are over, the real work begins.  Time to get on the treadmill, put the holiday decorations away, and decide what to do with those holiday plants. You can keep these plants year-round with little trouble with a little help and know-how. Continue reading


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Crickets, Spiders, & Boxelder Bugs… Oh My!

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Boxelder Bugs

Warm days and cool nights signal that fall is almost here.  The pumpkins are just about ready to be picked, the leaves will soon be in full color display and the wolf spiders and crickets will start migrating into the home.  Not exactly what you had in mind for a peaceful fall?  Find out how to start preparing now to keep these invaders from making themselves at home in your home. Continue reading


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Dust Off Those Houseplants

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Pothos houseplant. Photo by S. Cochran

Houseplants do many things. They help to clean indoor air, provide a pop of color during a white winter, and they are a great way to keep your green thumb in practice for the upcoming season. With a little know-how, you too can grow prize winning houseplants. Continue reading