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DETERRING MOSQUITOS WITH CATNIP

The Iowa State University Department of Entomology recently presented the results of a study on common catnip. They concluded that an essential oil in catnip is very effective at repelling mosquitoes.  When placed in a garden, small doses of catnip oil were 10 times more effective than DEET. While the researchers don’t know why mosquitoes […]

LEAF CUTTER BEE

Many clients, during the summer season call to say they found these perfectly cut out holes in the plant leaves !  A mystery no more !  –  these are actually made by a group of bees – the Megachilidae. Typical leaf cut outs in roses.  Thank you U of Florida ! A common solitary garden […]

 
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