Month: August 2009

  • Untrained pesticide use can do more harm than good

    As the economy continues to slog along and homeowners become more frugal in response, a new do-it-yourself trend has caught on. More families are enjoying home-cooked meals rather than eating out. The backyard vegetable garden rage has permeated all the way to the White House. Householders are tackling home renovation projects and auto repairs on […]

  • Most Common Northern California Ants

    Spring and summer is high season for ants and for ant pest problems in our homes and gardens. There are some 200 species of ants in California, but fewer than a dozen are common household pests in our area. Of those, the most common is the Argentine ant, a dull-brown ant about 1/8-inch in length. […]