https://wilcodistributors.com/information/rats-norway-roof/ Rat teeth never stop growing. They can gnaw through things such as lead and aluminum sheeting. Their teeth also grow up to 5 inches per year. … [Read more...] about DID YOU KNOW…
How to Identify Slug or Snail Damage
http://www.allaboutslugs.com/how-to-identify-slug-or-snail-damage/ “What’s eating my plants?” That’s the call we got one spring morning after our young friend Marcie ventured out to check her garden. The sun was shining, dew sparkled on the grass and all was right with the world. Everything, that is, except her row of new lettuce seedlings. Last week they had looked so promising – little green gems that were sprouting new leaves and growing vigorously despite the rainy weather. Now, instead of … [Read more...] about How to Identify Slug or Snail Damage
Are rodents worse in winter?
http://www.bendbulletin.com/lifestyle/4946687-151/are-rodents-worse-in-winter By Mike LaFollette / Angie’s List Published Jan 3, 2017 at 12:02AM Winter’s return means more time inside, but you’re not the only one seeking shelter. As temperatures drop, mice and rats head indoors in search of food and warmth. “There isn’t a home in this world that doesn’t have mice,” says Robin Wilkes, owner of Critter Control of Indianapolis. “Everyone has at least a few mice coming in and out, or living … [Read more...] about Are rodents worse in winter?
Prevent vole damage in the landscape
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/life/home-garden/2016/11/12/prevent-vole-damage-landscape/93593522/ Vijai Pandian 7:46 a.m. CST November 12, 2016 (Photo: Courtesy of Brown County University of Wisconsin-Extension) Freezing nights and shortening daylight in the fall has tranquilized most of our landscape except the insatiable meadow mouse that remains active throughout the year. Meadow mice, also called voles, are a ground-dwelling rodent with a chunky grayish brown appearance, tiny … [Read more...] about Prevent vole damage in the landscape
A little bit about snails..
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7427.html A Little Bit About Snails.. Originally introduced from France as a source of food to humans in the 1850’s, snails and slugs are now one of the biggest pests and can do much damage to a garden or landscape. Snails and slugs are biologically similar, except snails possess an external shell. They travel by gliding along a muscular “foot,” which emits a constant mucus. Reproduction Both males and females have the ability to lay eggs because all land … [Read more...] about A little bit about snails..
Tips on keeping rodents out of home, garden
http://www.mercurynews.com/our-community-garden/ci_30150107/tips-keeping-rodents-out-home-garden By Joan Morris, email@example.com POSTED: 07/20/2016 03:21:06 PM PDT | UPDATED: A DAY AGO Ground squirrels can be destructive and hard to control. (Bay Area News Group Archives) We all have our limits on what we will and won't tolerate when it comes to pests in the home and garden, but there are good reasons to control rodent populations, says Contra Costa Master Gardener Steve … [Read more...] about Tips on keeping rodents out of home, garden
Did You Know..?!
http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7438.html Primarily herbivorous, a ground squirrel’s diet changes with the season. After hibernation, they feed almost exclusively on green grasses and herbaceous plants. When plants begin to dry and produce seeds, ground squirrels switch their diets to seeds, grains, and nuts and will begin to store food. Ground squirrels will forage close to their burrows and their home range is typically within a 75-yard radius of their burrow. For more information on … [Read more...] about Did You Know..?!
Pocket gophers – No. 1 enemy in subsurface drip irrigation in western alfalfa
http://westernfarmpress.com/alfalfa/pocket-gophers-no-1-enemy-subsurface-drip-irrigation-western-alfalfa?page=1 No ‘silver bullet’ to stop rodent damage Dec 31, 2015 Cary Blake Pocket gopher. Photo: Jack Kelly Clark, UC IPM Program. The war underway in agriculture continues and its strategic battlefield is located underground. The continued farming skirmish pits western alfalfa growers – who want to upgrade from traditional surface irrigation systems to more water efficient subsurface drip … [Read more...] about Pocket gophers – No. 1 enemy in subsurface drip irrigation in western alfalfa
Did You Know..?
https://wilcodistributors.com/information/products/homeowner/wilco-snail-slug-gel/ Both males and females have the ability to lay eggs because all land snails and slugs are hermaphrodites. The most common snail in California, the Brown Garden Snail, can lay an average of 80 white eggs at one time, up to 6 times a year. … [Read more...] about Did You Know..?