Stories tagged: pests
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, noon
In the Garden: Identify the pest before choosing the remedy
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.
Threats to the potato crop
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.
Burrowing rodents threaten Central Oregon canals
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.
Ag site for potato seed experiments in limbo over nematodes
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.
Bedbugs a growing problem in the Inland Northwest
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.
Stray cat patrol: Feral felines deployed in New York City war on rats
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 plans to rid nation of rats to help birds
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
Gardening: Beneficial bugs and right plants part of pest management
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
Expert sees drop in yellow jackets
Spokane photographer Nick Follger was shooting photos at two recent outdoor weddings when he noticed something odd. No yellow jackets.
Thu., June 9, 2011
Pesky bloodsuckers are in full attack mode
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 …