Stories tagged: pests
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, noon
Gardening is such a delightful pastime that rewards us with fresh produce and beautiful flowers. When occasional problems crop up, they can dampen our enthusiasm.
UPDATED: Sat., April 22, 2017, 10:17 p.m.
Changes, from law to diet, have affected the way farmers grow one of the country’s staple starches.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:56 p.m.
Drive along the Pilot Butte Canal in Redmond in the spring and you’ll see ground squirrels scurry frantically back and forth across the road. Chubby rock chucks sprint from rock …
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 10:35 p.m.
The future of an agricultural research farm in Powell Butte is in limbo as state officials decide what to do with the land.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 7:30 a.m.
Getting rid of one bedbug is simple – just squish it with your finger. But getting rid of a lot of bedbugs? That’s tricky. Just ask Jason and Serenity Longacre, …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
Multitudes of feral cats roam New York City’s concrete jungle, and some now have a practical purpose: They’re helping curb the city’s rat population.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday announced an ambitious plan to completely rid the South Pacific nation of rats and some other nuisance animals, including possums and stoats, …
Thu., June 11, 2015
The garden season is in full swing and that means one thing: The bugs, weeds and plant diseases will be out in force. Fortunately, the era of reaching for the …
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012
Spokane photographer Nick Follger was shooting photos at two recent outdoor weddings when he noticed something odd. No yellow jackets.
Thu., June 9, 2011
Residents are coping with a scourge of bloodsucking insects this week, including swarms of biting black flies that have turned Spokane Valley school offices into itchy triage centers. Dozens of …