| Aug 15, 2012
DALLAS – The North Texas Poison Center staff will serve as an essential resource as Dallas County begins aerial spraying of insecticide to fight this year’s deadly outbreak of West Nile virus.
A call to the poison help line at 1.800.222.1222...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:06 AM
I planted four honeycrisp, four haroldson and two prairie spy apple trees several years ago. I am interested in information on tree care and basic maintenance because I would like to keep them healthy. (email reference)
A You got a good start on...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:05 AM
We have an old silver maple tree that we have trimmed three times in the past 15 years. The most recent trimming took place earlier this year. This summer, I noticed a lot of sap all over everything on my deck, which is underneath the tree. My husband...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Q. Our azaleas have grown tall and wide. When can they be pruned back?
A. Pruning can be done at any time of the year, but you probably should wait until after flowering to enjoy the late-winter through early-spring blooms. Azaleas have formed their...
| Nov 7, 2012
A nice, big tree can be the glory of a home. It gives shade, softens edges, creates a magic green world beneath its canopy. We want it to live forever.
But what if it's an ash? All around the Chicago area, thousands of ash trees are being killed by a...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:05 AM
I have black ants eating the beets in my garden. Last year, they ate the tassels off my sweet corn. What chemical or natural control could I use to get rid of the ants? (email reference)
A Several ways will work. Spraying the individual or columns of...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The Zimmerman Pine Moth is native to North America and has been a problem for years mostly in the northeastern part of the United States. In recent years, the Zimmerman pine moth has become established throughout northwestern South Dakota. Ponderosa Pines...
| Aug 27, 2012
In the war on mosquitoes, the city of Aberdeen sometimes resorts to an aerial assault.
For that air support, the mosquito control division turns to the north.
Dean Solum, who does the aerial mosquito spraying over Aberdeen, lives in Halstad, Minn....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:29 AM
After experiencing the warmest winter ever, many of us are experiencing major lawn grub problems. Japanese beetles, European chafer beetles, and June beetles appeared early, laid eggs early, and hatched new grubs that are doing major damage to non-...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Unwanted insecticides and pesticides saved from spring or summer are not safe to be thrown out with the garbage.
Virginia Cooperative Extension in Pittsylvania County is hosting a pesticide program to show you how to safely dispose of the chemicals, free...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:37 AM
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, warn ASPCA experts.
"Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:41 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Aware that a 90-year-old American elm on the South Quad had, for some time, been dying, the University of Notre Dame, on Aug. 2, 1955, had Henry Moore, a South Bend tree surgeon, remove the 80-foot giant.
Later that same week, the city of...