It's one of the biggest issues in property management: pests. Nobody wants them, but what's the best way to prevent them? This episode dives into the world of Justin Clements of Pest Share who explains the reason why he helped start his company and why when it comes to managing properties, you want as much taken off your plate as possible, especially when it comes to pest control. Connect with Justin at www.pestshare.com Connect with Brad's team at www.rentwerx.com!
In this 72nd episode of About the House with Troy Galloway, Troy talks to Blake House of Crawlspace Medic St. Louis about crawlspaces. Find out why homeowners choose crawlspaces over basements and find out some of the strangest things Blake has found in a crawlspace. Contact Blake by calling 314-750-5033 or visit his website at https://crawlspacemedic.com/locations/st-louis-mo/ Submit your questions at the Galloway Building Services Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GallowayBuildingServices About the House brought to you by http://gallowaybuildingservices.com/ 2:47 Blake House is the market director for the St. Louis branch of Crawlspace Medic 4:33 There are a lot of crawl spaces in the midwest and even more in the south. Crawlspace Medic started in the Carolinas 5:16 Why do people build crawlspaces? 7:17 What are the most commons mistakes Blake sees with crawlspaces? 9:35 What are some of the crawlspace building codes? 9:55 How much does crawlspace encapsulation cost? 10:25 What is poly vapor and how thick should it be in a crawlspace? 12:15 Can poly vapor adhere to concrete in a crawlspace? 13:12 How hard is it to service a furnace in a crawlspace? 13:30 Scary ways to support your home in a crawlspace 15:09 Home inspectors will not enter a crawlspace if it looks unsafe 16:45 Digging a trench because there is not enough clearance 17:25 A remote control car probably won't work in a crawlspace 18:25 Plastic shims should not exist 19:20 Can a home be supported by just wood or metal in a crawlspace? 23:15 Can a dehumidifier be put in a crawlspace? 24:23 What to do with old wires hanging in a crawlspace 24:50 Perimeter concrete walls in crawlspaces are porous and should also be covered in polyvinyl 26:38 Can a sump pit be added to a crawlspace? 27:50 Ban boards and plate moisture 28:50 Brand new homes can also have the elevation too high 30:20 Take care of your crawlspace now or you will lose money later when you sell your home 30:55 Is it hard to get an electrician in a crawlspace? 31:20 Pests will eat wires. Pests will eat everything. ( Link to past pest episode with Noel Buckingham https://gallowaybuildingservice.com/radioshow/pest-control-with-noel-buckingham-of-buckinghampestcontrol-com/ ) 36:22 Mudslides in crawlspaces 37:33 A dead man anchor keeps a home from sliding down a hill 39:45 Plastic soil 40:00 The piers were not deep enough to keep the home from sliding down the hill 41:50 What weird things can be found in a crawlspace? 43:05 Reinsulating the floor of a crawlspace 46:40 Does crawlspace repair come with a warranty? 47:30 Offering video proof of work done in a crawlspace 49:33 Is there a bear sleeping in my crawl space? ( https://www.nbcnews.com/news/animal-news/5-hibernating-bears-source-california-crawl-space-snores-rcna25879 )
Wisconsin is one of the top five Christmas tree-producing states in the nation. One of our entomologists is back to tell you how to avoid bringing in bugs if you're getting a real tree this season.
In this episode, your hosts, Pioneer Territory Managers, Chris Scuse and Emily Allegar, are joined by Mike Stanyard, Regional Field Crops Specialist for Cornell Cooperative Extension's NWNY Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Team to recap what we've seen this past year in the northeast for pests and diseases.
There are so many insects in the world, that most of them likely haven’t been described yet. From some of the more common insects, such as the flea beetle, to a lesser-known such as a the beet webworm, this episode of The Agronomists tackles as much as we can in an hours’ time. Host Lyndsey... Read More
We all know what a "pest" is. We can all point to creatures that are pests in our neighborhoods, those invasive hard-to-get-rid-of, disruptive animals that civilization seems to be in constant battle with. The rats, the racoons, the pigeons... But what makes them pests, really? Who decides? And what about other animals that are pests to some - cats, elephants, and deer for example - but not to others? Rachelle Saunders speaks with our very own Bethany Brookshire about her new book "Pests: How Humans Create Animal Villains" and explore how our very human problem with pests is really more...
History of the SAVE Farm Winter Grain Mites and Army Cutworms Learning from the K-State Dairy Days 00:01:12— History of the SAVE Farm: In honor of Veterans Day this Friday, Agriculture Today will be sharing multiple segments throughout the week highlight the SAVE Farm, a program housed on 308-acres of farmland with the goal of providing agricultural training especially to veterans and their families. Tod Bunting, chairman of the board for the SAVE Farm, joins us to share insight on the history of the program and how it has evolved over the last decade. SAVE Farm website 00:12:09 — Winter Grain Mites and Army Cutworms: K-State row crop entomologist, Jeff Whitworth, discusses winter grain mites and army cutworms. He shares insight on these wheat pests' behavior and ways to mitigate their effects this fall and winter. 2022 Wheat Insect Pest Management Guide including information on winter grain mites and army cutworms 00:23:03 — Learning from the K-State Dairy Days: We end with this week's Milk Lines where K-State dairy specialist, Mike Brouk, encourages producers to attend one of the two K-State Dairy Days being held this Thursday in Whiteside and next Tuesday in Seneca. He share that this is an opportunity to learn more about the on-going research being conducted at Kansas State. More information on KSU's Dairy Days Send comments, questions, or requests for copies of past programs to email@example.com. Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast. K‑State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well‑being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K‑State campus in Manhattan.
Today on Go Gaddis Real Estate Radio, we interview Alex Newton, Inspection Specialist with Northwest Exterminating to discuss, "Are You Prepared for Fall Pests?"
On this week's Good Growing Podcast, we talk with Illinois Extension Forestry Specialist Chris Evans and Media Communications Coordinator Emily Steele about garlic mustard. This invasive plant can be found in forested areas throughout the state of Illinois. Learn about why we should care about garlic mustard, how to identify and manage it as well as some research updates! See our smiling faces and garlic mustard pictures on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8LS9gLiT5uM 00:30 – Ginger, turmeric, and galangal harvest time! What are we doing with it? 01:20 – Have we planted garlic yet? 02:34 – Welcome Chris and Emily! 03:40 – Defining invasive species 05:00 – How extensive are invasive plants? 05:44 – Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference 06:58 – Why are you interested in garlic mustard Emily? 08:38 – What does garlic mustard look like? 11:23 – How many seeds can garlic mustard produce? 12:00 – How long do garlic mustard seeds survive in the soil? 12:26 – Why should we care about garlic mustard? 16:31 – Is it true garlic mustard will ‘go away' on its own? 18:13 – Natural area restorations 21:43 – Is garlic mustard a listed/regulated invasive species in Illinois? 25:25 – How did garlic mustard get here? 27:30 – What are some ways garlic mustard gets spread? 29:30 – How can we manage garlic mustard? 31:42 – Are control burns effective for managing garlic mustard? 32:44 – Can you eat garlic mustard? 35:00 – Garlic mustard website and research updates 39:37 – Can goats be used to manage garlic mustard? 40:58 – Is there a difference in herbicide concentration you use when treating garlic mustard? 43:15 – Wrap-up, thank you, what's up next week, and goodbye! Illinois Extension garlic mustard website: https://go.illinois.edu/garlicmustard Management of Invasive Plants and Pests of Illinois: https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/management_of_invasive_plants_and_pests_of_illinois.pdf Contact us! Chris Enroth: firstname.lastname@example.org Ken Johnson: email@example.com Check out the Good Growing Blog: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowing Subscribe to the weekly Good Growing email: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowingsubscribe Any products or companies mentioned during the podcast are in no way a promotion or endorsement of these products or companies. -- You can find us on most podcast platforms. SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-555304573 iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-growing/id1446630377 Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/good-growing Tunein https://tunein.com/podcasts/Gardening/Good-Growing-p1187964/ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/202u3siWExE1tTqrVgtmCR Vurbl https://vurbl.com/station/good-growing-4pljnNlUtyG/ Listen notes https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/good-growing-chris-enroth-cHLPMWpvEOG/ Ivy https://ivy.fm/podcast/good-growing-167902 Castbox https://castbox.fm/channel/Good-Growing-id4302614?country=us Google podcasts https://bit.ly/3AiYjTD
Do you experience disgust at the sight of certain insects? Which ones? Fiona Benson teaches us how to see. Fiona Benson is the author of several poetry collections including Bright Travellers (Jonathan Cape 2014), Vertigo & Ghost (Jonathan Cape 2019), and Ephemeron (Jonathan Cape 2022). She is the winner of the 2015 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for Bright Travellers and the Forward Prize for Vertigo & Ghost. In 2019, Fiona collaborated with sound artists Mair Bosworth and Eliza Lomas for an 18-month, singing exploration of the wonders of the insect world as part of the University of Exeter's Urgency Arts Commissions. The series of workshops culminated in a public anthology of poetry sound pieces called “In the Company of Insects.”Find the transcript for this show at onbeing.org.We're pleased to offer Fiona Benson's poem, and invite you to connect with Poetry Unbound throughout this season.Pre-order the forthcoming book Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World and join us in our new conversational space on Substack.
Have you had pests? Currently battling them on your Hoya or wanting to know what to do to prevent them? We've got you covered! In this second part of our Hoya care series, we go over how to make this task as least daunting as possible. Listen as Adam, Lydia and Jessi dive deep into all things pests.. the good, the bad and the ugly! Looking forward to the next episode? Subscribe & share with your friends! Grow & connect with us on Instagram! https://instagram.com/lets.talkhoya Get to know your hosts better! Lydia - https://instagram.com/thegreenplant.az Jessi - https://instagram.com/perritos_y_plants Adam - https://instagram.com/knotdude
Join us for a Xmas parade! See the cute animals! See Lego Hair(#3901) with a complete disregard for his daughter's safety! See the Camel with feelings about Lego Hair that I trust. Our deep dive is a dark look at Ana and Pests' timeline of courtship and engagement. The term timeline is a stretch when you hear the total time that passed. Yeesh! Feel Free to buy us a pickle...or a coffee. https://www.buymeacoffee.com/diggingupthedug Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy our episode visuals and other shenanigans on insta @digginguptheduggarspod
Meet Riley, the Museum of Fine Arts dog whose job is sniffing out moths and other pests on the works and artifacts that come in and out of the museum. You can't see him on the podcast, but there are many photos of him and the humans who work with and care for him at gbhnews.org.
On this week's Good Growing Podcast, we continue our discussion on problematic plants in the landscape by getting into some invasive plants we have in Illinois. We discuss invasive bush honeysuckle, oriental bittersweet, teasel, and purple loosestrife. These plants are having negative impacts in many different environments across Illinois. Learn more about these invasive species, how we can control them as well as some alternative plants we can plant instead! See our smiling faces and pictures on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0YGwaqfXMkw 00:35 – Enjoying the rainy weather? 02:00 – Invasive vs. species of concern 03:50 – Invasive bush honeysuckle 04:15 – Why was it originally introduced? 05:00 – What does it look like? 07:25 – Are they good bird food? 08:35 – How can we control bush honeysuckle? 11:55 – Problems that bush honeysuckles cause 13:20 – More on honeysuckle control 13:45 – Hand-pulling and cutting 15:35 – Cut-stump and herbicides 18:05 – What about fire? 19:10 – Helicopters 21:30 – Alternatives to bush honeysuckle 23:23 – Oriental bittersweet and problems it causes 25:20 – Native bittersweet 27:00 – Oriental bittersweet control 29:30 – Online purchases 30:37 – Alternatives to oriental bittersweet 31:35 – Teasel 33:10 – How does it spread? 34:05 – Control of teasel 37:01 – Online purchases 37:33 – Purple loosestrife 38:17 – How can it spread? 40:38 – Biological control of purple loosestrife 41:25 – Herbicide control 42:50 – Sterile purple loosestrife? 43:20 – Fall invasive plant and weed management 44:44 – Purple loosestrife alternatives 46:31 – Wrap-up, thank you, what's up next week, and goodbye! Miss part of our discussion on good and bad plants? Part 1 (wintercreeper and Japanese barberry) – https://soundcloud.com/user-555304573/ep-118-good-plant-bad-plant-part-1-goodgrowing Part 2 (Callery pear and burning bush) - https://soundcloud.com/user-555304573/kill-your-callery-pear-burning-bush-and-plant-these-instead-goodgrowing Invasive shrubs increase spread of tick-borne disease - https://news.wisc.edu/invasive-shrubs-increase-spread-of-tick-borne-disease/ Management of Invasive Plants and Pests of Illinois: https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/management_of_invasive_plants_and_pests_of_illinois.pdf Purple loosestrife, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/invasives/aquaticplants/purpleloosestrife/index.html Check out the Good Growing Blog: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowing Subscribe to the weekly Good Growing email: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowingsubscribe Any products or companies mentioned during the podcast are in no way a promotion or endorsement of these products or companies. -- You can find us on most podcast platforms. SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-555304573 iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-growing/id1446630377 Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/good-growing Tunein https://tunein.com/podcasts/Gardening/Good-Growing-p1187964/ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/202u3siWExE1tTqrVgtmCR Vurbl https://vurbl.com/station/good-growing-4pljnNlUtyG/ Listen notes https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/good-growing-chris-enroth-cHLPMWpvEOG/ Ivy https://ivy.fm/podcast/good-growing-167902 Castbox https://castbox.fm/channel/Good-Growing-id4302614?country=us Google podcasts https://bit.ly/3AiYjTD
In this week's episode of the Homegrown Potcast, Kronic sits down with Homegrown Cannabis Co's brand new IPM expert Matthew Gates. If you're curious about what pests are out there in 2022 destroying cannabis crops, you won't want to miss out on today's episode. Learn all about fighting or preventing these pests from entering your garden!
Are they invasive? Not legally in the state of Illinois. (Yet!) But we are seeing Callery pear and burning bush escape from our yards into natural areas across the state. Today Ken and Chris talk about these two plants, give some background, and then what we can plant instead of these baddies! Watch us and see some pictures of the plants we mention on YouTube https://youtu.be/NcI0Q11AD0o Check out this article from Arnold Arboretum on the history and spread of Callery pear tree https://arboretum.harvard.edu/stories/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-ornamental-callery-pear-tree/ Skip to what you want to know: 0:30 Hey Ken! Here comes the first freeze of 2022 2:22 The difference between invasive and aggressive and are plants really bad? 4:00 Kicking things off with the naughty Callery pear (aka Bradford pear or ornamental pear) and all the reasons you should kill yours! 5:45 A history of Callery pear, how it got here, and how it spread everywhere 17:54 Callery pear alternatives 18:20 Flowering dogwood 19:17 Serviceberry 19:49 Redbud 21:42 White fringetree 22:30 Hawthorns 23:31 Wild plum and crabapples 26:08 White fringetree and EAB 27:09 The second BAD plant for this week - Burning Bush 30:10 Chris' burning bush conundrum 32:30 First time Chris realized burning bush was a problem 34:09 Alternatives to burning bush 34:30 American hazelnut 36:01 Arrowwood Viburnum 'Chicago Lustre' 36:45 Doublefile viburnum 'Opening Day' (may be invasive in your area) 38:04 Buttonbush 39:17 Mophead hydrangea (arborescens) 40:10 Pannicle hydrangea (paniculate) 40:47 Oakleaf hydrangea (quercifolia) 41:25 Ninebark 42:15 Fothergilla 43:10 Virginia sweetspire 43:53 Highbush blueberry 46:33 Answering a comment on photos from last week 47:51 Farewells and thank yous 48:47 Coming up next week! Management of Invasive Plants and Pests of Illinois: https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/management_of_invasive_plants_and_pests_of_illinois.pdf Check out the Good Growing Blog: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowing Subscribe to the weekly Good Growing email: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowingsubscribe Any products or companies mentioned during the podcast are in no way a promotion or endorsement of these products or companies.
Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart Support The Daily Gardener Buy Me A Coffee Connect for FREE! The Friday Newsletter | Daily Gardener Community Historical Events National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day Look at the Leaves Day 1877 Birth of Otto Emery Jennings, former curator at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and devoted scientist. In 1904, Jennings started as the custodian at the Carnegie Museum, where, over the next 41 years, he held almost every position before becoming the director of the Museum in 1945. Today, the Jennings Nature Reserve near Butler, Pennsylvania, is named for Otto Jennings. Otto worked to protect the 20-acre area because it was a natural habitat for the native Blazing Star (Liatris spicata "Ly-at-truss Spah-cah-tah"). The Jennings Reserve was expressly established to ensure that the Blazing Star could spread and multiply. The Blazing Star is native to North America and is known by other common names, including the Gayfeather or Prairie Star. The Blazing Star is a late-bloomer and features majestic plumes in purple or white. Blazing Star is a gardener favorite, easy to grow and propagate, it's low maintenance, makes excellent cut flowers, and pollinators love them (Monarchs go crazy for Blazing Star). The Blazing Star grows up to 16 in tall, but if you want something more elevated, its cousin, the Prairie Blazing Star, can grow five feet tall. 1891 Birth of Lewis Stiles Gannett, American journalist, and author. Lewis wrote The Living One, Magazine Beach, The Siege, and two Millennium novels: Gehenna and Force Majeure. In Cream Hill: Discoveries of a Weekend Countryman (1949), Lewis wrote: But each spring . . . a gardening instinct, sore as the sap rising in the trees, stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground. Lewis also wrote, Gardening is a kind of disease. It infects you, you cannot escape it. When you go visiting, your eyes rove about the garden; you interrupt the serious cocktail drinking because of an irresistible impulse to get up and pull a weed. 1895 Birth of Sergei Yesenin (books about this person), Russian lyric poet. One current biographical account of Sergei's life said, "his poems [became] the people's songs." Today, the Yesenin Monument graces the Tauride Garden in the center of Saint Petersburg. The likeness of Sergei Yesenin, seated in a thoughtful pose, is made of solid white marble. There are words that are difficult to translate ie Russian because there is no English equivalent. For instance, there is a word that translates to "mushroom rain." A mushroom rain is a gentle, fragrant rain that wets the forest floor in a steady, lazy fashion. It's the kind of rain that is perfect for mushroom cultivation. In terms of his use of language, Sergei Yesenin was not averse to adding new words to the Russian lexicon. He once created a Russian word to describe how sand ripples across the surface when blown by the wind - something Sergei would have seen daily growing up along the banks of the Oka river near the birch forests in his hometown. Sergei's first poem Beryoza (The Birch Tree), was published in a children's magazine in January of 1914. Today Sergei's Birch tree poem is still taught in Russian schools. Birch trees are a powerful symbol in Russia, where folklore held that planting birches around a village had the power to ward off cholera. A beloved tree in Russia, Birch trees can be found growing across the breadth and depth of the country. In addition to the birch, Sergei wrote about the maple, willow, fir, lime tree, poplar, and bird cherry. Here's an excerpt from The Birch Tree: Under my own window White is birch's hue • Snowy blanket-shadow, Silver patterned too. On its fluffy branches With a snowy hem Tassels' blossom blanches Fringe's icy gem. Standing, birch is yearning, Silent, sleepy spire, Falling snow is burning In its golden fire. Lazy dawn in wrinkles, Circling all around, Now its branches sprinkle Newly silver-crowned. Sergei once wrote, In this world you can search for everything, except Love and death. They find you when the time comes. All will pass like the smoke of white apple trees Seized by the gold of autumn. I will no longer be young. 1900 Birth of Thomas Wolfe (books by this author), American novelist. Thomas once wrote, All things on earth point home in old October: sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken. He also wrote, And the flowers grew in rioting glory... Garden and Gun magazine once shared this quote about Thomas Wolfe: Thomas Wolfe may have said 'You can't go home again,' but I can. Just give me some vinegar and red pepper and I'm there. Today, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Garden in Chapel Hill is a living memorial to Thomas. Thomas attended the University of North Carolina and remained one of their most famous alumni. And there is, at Chapell Hill, a wonderful sculpture of an angel in the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Garden. The poignant words from Thomas's novel Look Homeward, Angel is inscribed above the piece and read: O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost, come back again Thomas once wrote, ...bewildered again before the unsearchable riddle - out of death, life, out of the coarse rank earth, a flower. Grow That Garden Library™ Book Recommendation Successfully Grow & Garden Citrus Fruit Trees Using Pots and Containers by Madison Pierce This book came out in 2020, and the subtitle is Simple Ideas For Small Outdoor Spaces. This book gets very high ratings on Amazon. It came out a year a, go in May of 2021. And the subtitle is A Beginner's Guide to Selecting the Right Tree, Pots, and Containers for indoors and outdoors - and also covers Pests, Diseases, and Transplanting - so tons of information, all about growing citrus. Now I have many friends up here in Minnesota who would never even dream of growing citrus indoors. And so I think they would be absolutely floored to learn that it is possible - if you know what you're doing and take the proper precautions. This is something that Madison acknowledges herself. She writes, Many avid gardeners discover that growing fruit trees directly in the ground presents various difficult to overcome complexities. For this reason, this entire book focuses on how to effectively (and most successfully) grow strong, sturdy citrus fruit trees in pots and containers which produce fruit bountifully. If you're going to go to the trouble of trying to grow fruit trees, you might as well amp up your chances of success by following the guidance in Madison's book. Well, by now, you might be wondering who Madison Pierce is. She writes, I am a devoted wife and mother, and to say that I am a fruit tree enthusiast would be an understatement. - live and breathe gardening, and one of my main focus areas is fruit trees. Whenever someone sees and samples the fruit from my garden, they marvel at just how much effort must have gone into nurturing and growing them. While I admit that a considerable amount of heart and soul has gone into my garden, it was a process to get the basics down to a fine art. Ever since I equipped myself with practical gardening knowledge, the process has been more straightforward than expected and immensely rewarding. I share my wealth of citrus fruit tree gardening knowledge and experience with other passionate gardeners because I want like-minded people to derive the same joy I have from the process. There are several crucial elements to growing and nurturing exceptional citrus trees. First and foremost, it's about getting to know what citrus trees like and dislike. Just like you and me, trees have their lifestyle preferences, so it stands to reason that if you give your trees what they want and need most, they will reward you with an abundance of fruit. It's important to note that you will reap the rewards of the time, effort, and care you put in. At this point, educating yourself is of the utmost importance. And, so with that, you are off to the races with Madison Pearce as your guide. Consider this book a masterclass on growing citrus and fruit trees in pots and containers. Growing citrus could be a fun little activity for you, especially if you're moving your gardening indoors over the winter. It could be a fun little project for you and the kids to work on together. Something worth considering... You can get a copy of Successfully Grow & Garden Citrus Fruit Trees Using Pots and Containers by Madison Pierce and support the show using the Amazon link in today's show notes for around $18. Botanic Spark 1920/2010 Birth of Philippa Foot (books by this author), philosopher. She also died on this day. Philippa's mother was Esther Cleveland, the daughter of Grover Cleveland, and she was the first presidential child to be born in the White House. She understood that philosophy could be confusing. She once mused, You ask a philosopher a question and after he or she has talked for a bit, you don't understand your question anymore. Philippa always sought to keep her work simple. She found inspiration in nature and kept her main points short and sweet. She advised, In moral philosophy, it is useful, I believe, to think about plants. In an interview with Philosophy Now's Rick Lewis, Philippa explained that, due to her work studying goodness, she believed that human vices are merely a natural defect. And just as flaws exist in nature, they also exist in humanity. Philippa believed that morality was rooted in nature. In 2012, it was revealed that Philippa was romantically involved with Iris Murdoch (books by this author) in the 1960s. The women had met at Oxford, and though their friendship faltered at times, the two remained lifelong friends. On July 8, 1968, Iris wrote to Philippa. She was staying at a friend's home in Inverness in Scotland. Iris wrote, I had forgotten the beauty of this place. The highlands are a vast rock garden - hundreds of kinds of tiny things flower and the variety of the woodland - it has no horrible Schwarzwald ' look. Much walking has been done and a little swimming but it's damn cold. Not a soul in many days of walking have met no one, and seen no one over those vast hillsides. Do you suffer from chronic anxiety? I think not. It is a vice, a form of deep fear. I'd like to talk to you about this sometime. Write to me. [.. •] Much love I Almost two decades later, in 1985, Iris would write to Philippa again, I imagine you now in the sun, surrounded by those magic trees, in a garden of flowers, looking out upon the glittering dolphin-crowded sea. Dear old Europe, poor old Europe. (Dear old planet, poor old planet.) Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener And remember: For a happy, healthy life, garden every day.
Beneficial insects that prey on pests can be a gardener's best friend, but many of the predatory insects sold in stores and online are not the right choice for effective biological control. To clear up misconceptions about beneficial insects and explain the best way to get more in your garden to manage insect pests naturally, my guest this week is Suzanne Wainwright-Evans of Buglady Consulting.
On this week's Good Growing Podcast, we talk about some problematic plants in the landscape, wintercreeper and Japanese barberry, They have been widely planted, but in many places, they have escaped cultivation and are now causing problems in natural areas. Learn more about these troublesome plants and some alternative plants we can plant instead! Watch us on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-06EunFV3Gk 00:27 – Ready for colder weather and moving plants indoors 01:32 – Keeping cats out of potted plants 03:12 – Can plants be good or bad? 04:26 – What does invasive mean? 08:00 – “Bad plant” #1 – Wintercreeper 10:36 – Managing wintercreeper 13:18 – Wintercreeper alternatives 14:12 – Wild ginger 14:55 – Barren strawberry 15:40 – Ferns 16:14 – Sedges 16:47 – A few more groundcovers 17:42 – Vining alternatives, Virginia creeper and passionflower*c 20:07 – Mayapple (groundcover) and other spring ephemerals 22:44 – “Bad plant” #2 – Japanese barberry 26:14 – Managing barberry 28:55 – Barberry alternatives 29:07 – Hydrangeas, Little Quick Fire 29:44 – Boxwood 30:39 – Winterberry holly, Berry Poppins 32:35 – Inkberry holly 33:42 – Aronia, Low Scape mound chokeberry 35:34 – Fothergilla 36:42 – Ninebark 38:15 – Knock out rose 39:05 – Red and yellow twig dogwood 40:32 – Wrap-up, thank you, what's up next week, and good-bye! Management of Invasive Plants and Pests of Illinois: https://extension.illinois.edu/sites/default/files/management_of_invasive_plants_and_pests_of_illinois.pdf Check out the Good Growing Blog: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowing Subscribe to the weekly Good Growing email: go.illinois.edu/goodgrowingsubscribe Any products or companies mentioned during the podcast are in no way a promotion or endorsement of these products or companies. -- You can find us on most podcast platforms. SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/user-555304573 iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/good-growing/id1446630377 Stitcher https://www.stitcher.com/show/good-growing Tunein https://tunein.com/podcasts/Gardening/Good-Growing-p1187964/ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/202u3siWExE1tTqrVgtmCR Vurbl https://vurbl.com/station/good-growing-4pljnNlUtyG/ Listen notes https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/good-growing-chris-enroth-cHLPMWpvEOG/ Ivy https://ivy.fm/podcast/good-growing-167902 Castbox https://castbox.fm/channel/Good-Growing-id4302614?country=us Google podcasts https://bit.ly/3AiYjTD
Wouldn't it be nice if you could sleep at night knowing that you don't have to worry about pests in the properties you manage? In this episode, property management growth expert, Jason Hull interviews Nick Drzayich from Cover Pests to learn about dealing with pests in property management. You'll Learn… [02:00] Cover Pest… It's like Insurance for Pest Control [03:59] Dealing with Pests as a Property Manager [07:48] Dealing with the Different Kinds of Pests [13:13] How Partnering with Something Like Cover Pest Works [16:02] Eliminating Having to Figure Out Who is Gonna Pay the Bill [17:15] Using Pest Coverage as a Selling Point for Property Management Tweetables “We want the tenants to feel good about where they live and have it clean. We also want the owners to understand that their property's being taken care of when it's needed.” “It's nice for the property manager to have someone else get some eyes on the property every once in a while.” “It's increasing the visibility. It's decreasing some of the potential costs for the owners. It's protecting the owners.” “We go out, and we take care of it.” Resources DoorGrow and Scale Mastermind DoorGrow Academy DoorGrow on YouTube DoorGrowClub DoorGrowLive TalkRoute Referral Link Transcript [00:00:00] Nick: We want the tenants to feel good about where they live and have it clean. We also want the owners to understand that their property's being taken care of when it's needed and then obviously the property management companies, they don't have to hassle with the back and forth and who's paying the bill. [00:00:14] Jason: Welcome DoorGrow Hackers to the #DoorGrowShow. If you are a property management entrepreneur that wants to add doors, make a difference, increase revenue, help others impact lives, and you are interested in growing in business and life, and you're open to doing things a bit differently. Then you are a DoorGrow Hacker. DoorGrow hackers love the opportunities, daily variety, unique challenges, and freedom that property management brings. Many in real estate think you're crazy for doing it. You think they're crazy for not because you realize that property management is the ultimate, high trust gateway to real estate deals, relationships, and residual income. [00:00:53] At DoorGrow, we are on a mission to transform property management business owners and their businesses. We want to transform the industry. Eliminate the BS, build awareness, change perception, expand the market, and help the best property management entrepreneurs win. I'm your host property management growth expert Jason Hull, the founder and CEO of DoorGrow. [00:01:13] Now, let's get into the show and my guest today, I am hanging out here with Nick, and Nick, you got to tell me your last name. I should have asked you before the show. [00:01:25] Nick: No, that's okay. I tell everybody to just say "does your eye itch?" And that'll about cover it. Okay. It's pronounced (dur zye ich) Drzayich. It's a Serbian name, and it's way too many consonants in a row. [00:01:37] Jason: Nick Drzayich. All right. From Cover Pest. Cool. And is it Cover Pest or just "Cover?" Website says "cover." [00:01:45] Nick: Yeah. Cover Pest. Yeah. [00:01:47] Jason: Cover Pest. Okay, cool. Well Nick, glad to have you on the show. So tell me-- give us a little bit of background. How did you-- and I'll just say for those listening, it says, "pest control solution for property managers," like on your website. So tell me a little bit about Cover Pest, and how did you get into this? [00:02:04] Nick: Come from an insurance background actually. 13 years or so ago, I started and grew a independent life insurance agency, and so that's kind of been my background. Right. And so within insurance, you're obviously taking a big cost in life insurance. There's a death benefit with other insurances. There's big expenses that come at some point throughout the life of a policy and you're taking the cost of that and you're spreading it out among all the policy owners. [00:02:34] Jason: Mm-hmm. [00:02:34] Nick: So kind of with that mindset. I was chatting with my business partner who lives north of me, and he actually runs a pest control company and has for several years. We kind of got to chatting about this combination of life insurance and kind of sharing this cost, spreading the cost out and how you could potentially do that with pest control. And that's how we kind of landed on this idea of using that model to help property management companies take care of their pest control issues, which we know are just a hassle whenever they happen. Yeah. And solve that issue for them and allow them to take that off their plate and add a little bit of revenue in the meantime. Got it. And what areas do you guys cover? Is this a national business? Or is this local? How does this work? Yep. So this is a national business. [00:03:21] We obviously have the ability to go anywhere in the country. We have, we started it here in our home state of Idaho, which is where we have the bulk of our clients. But ultimately, yeah, we we work with vendors across the country to be able to help take care of the issues that, that property managers are seeing. [00:03:37] Jason: Cool. So help me understand how this works. Like why would a property manager decide, Hey, I should work with Cover Pest instead of just use some pest control vendors locally and connect with and have these people in as a feather in my cap. What advantages do they have with working with Cover Pest and why would a property manager choose? Or why do they choose to work with you? [00:03:59] Nick: Yeah. Great question. So. As soon as you mention pest control to a property manager, you're probably going to get just a lot of heartache right there. Whenever an issue comes up, it's technically it's a tenant responsibility. Yeah, but ultimately it's going to come back to the maintenance manager. It's going to come back to the property management company or owner every once in a while. And so they're having to deal with finding a vendor. Vendors got to contact the tenant, get the service done, and then you got to figure out where you're sending the bill, and there's always going to be a fight there. The tenant's not going to want to pay it, the owner doesn't want to pay it, and you, as the property manager, you don't want to pay it either. And the benefit here is that, we work best with companies that have some kind of resident benefit package. So what our service does is it kind of slides right into that resident benefit package, and for a very nominal fee compared to what you would normally pay for pest control, your tenants are able to have all their pest issues covered, and when they need service, they put the request in online-- goes to call. We send a technician out and take care of it. There's no additional cost on top of what that monthly fee is. [00:05:03] So like I mentioned, we kind of slide in the benefit packages. We also work as a standalone amenity for those that either don't want to put us in a benefit package or don't offer a benefit package. [00:05:13] Jason: Got it. So what are what are property managers typically bundling in along with Cover Pest in, you know, in addition to Cover Pest in their resident benefits packages that you're seeing? [00:05:26] Nick: Yeah, so oftentimes we'll see-- a big one is filter service, so furnace filters that are shipped-- [00:05:31] Jason: mm-hmm [00:05:32] Nick: --every few months. There's a lot of times some kind of a credit building aspect to the benefit package. There's usually some kind of a maintenance, a 24 or seven maintenance benefit that's inside of that package. And then a lot of times there'll be some kind of perks. You get a free maintenance request once a year on something that would normally be charged to you, or you have late fee, late payment protection. Once per year, you can make a late payment and not have to worry about any kind of fees. So those are just some of the things that we're seeing inside of benefit packages along with our service. [00:06:03] Jason: Got it. And what are you typically seeing property managers charge for this resident benefit package? And I would assume this is something that they're convincing the tenants to buy as a product. [00:06:15] Nick: Yeah, so ultimately, what we've seen is that the benefit package just rolls right along with the lease agreement. There's not an option there for the tenant to either pay for or not. It just is what it is and you get it. Yep. And they range across the board, right? From, you know, 20 bucks all the way up to 75 plus dollars per month, depending on what's in the package. [00:06:41] So when we were designing our service to be able to slide into a benefit package, we wanted to be super conscious of increasing that at all right because any increase in a benefit package cost is going to come with some kickback initially. And so there's got to be some good value there. So we had that in mind for sure, but they definitely range. They kind of run the gamut of, you know, pretty cheap all the way up to some pretty expensive packages, depending on what's offered. [00:07:08] Jason: Got it. Now you said kickback, but I think you mean push back, right? [00:07:13] Nick: Yeah. [00:07:13] Jason: Okay. All right. Just making sure. People are like, "is there an affiliate thing going on here?" right. Okay. Yeah. Right. The tenants are going to be a little frustrated if it's too expensive and they're going to say, "Well, why am I being forced to do this? I don't know that I need all that stuff." Okay. So then, can you give us an idea of what this would cost? How do you price this with companies? Is this like on a per unit basis that you work out a deal with the property managers? Are there certain rates? Is this something that they just can do on certain properties that they can convince the owners to buy into? How does that typically work? [00:07:48] Nick: Yeah. So when we onboard a company. It's pretty much an all or nothing deal. Right. We want to make sure we cover all of their properties regardless of where they're at and if they have current pest issues. We do work individually on a customized basis with each property management company to decide: "all right, what are you seeing typically pest issue wise? What package makes the most sense, and do we need to customize a package to best fit?" So, at a broad level, we have a couple of different packages. One of 'them is more of a basic package that covers the things that don't typically happen a lot, but when they do happen, it's a real hassle. [00:08:25] So a good example of that would be bed bugs, for example. They don't happen a ton, but when they do, it's a pretty severe cost. [00:08:32] Jason: Right. [00:08:33] Nick: Yep. And and then going up from there, our upper package is a little bit more of the common stuff that people call on a regular basis. Your spiders, your ants, wasps, bees, that sort of thing. And so we do have a couple of packages that we work off of, but we do customize with each company and make sure that we're covering what they want and making it specific to them. [00:08:56] Jason: Got it. I'm sure it differs. Like here in Texas, we have some big bugs and a lot of mosquitoes here in Austin, but yeah, in some markets, I would imagine you've got certain issues that are just typical to that market and then other markets you don't, and it might also have to do with sometimes-- unfortunately might have to do with the class of the property or the area of the property that it's in, how well it's maintained, stuff like that. [00:09:21] Nick: Yeah, for sure. And I mean, ultimately we don't want the tenants to hesitate to call because that's what normally happens, right? They know that they're responsible for it. [00:09:30] Jason: Yeah. [00:09:30] Nick: And so, they don't call and they just kind of sweep it under the rug either literally or figuratively and the pest issue goes untreated and it can get out of hand, and so we want to eliminate that from happening. We want the tenants to feel good about where they live and have it clean. We also want the owners to understand that their property's being taken care of when it's needed and then obviously the property management companies, they don't have to hassle with the back and forth and who's paying the bill. [00:09:57] Jason: So let's make this a little bit real. So let's say you've got a tenant. They've got some pests. I don't know what kind of pests would be a serious issue, but they decide not to call. Give me an example you've heard of, and then it's incurring additional damages that then the owner's going to have to pay for. Can you think of something like that? [00:10:17] Nick: Well, I can tell you that, for example, like an average bed bug cost to remediate is going to be anywhere between 800 and a thousand bucks. [00:10:25] Jason: Okay. [00:10:25] Nick: So right there, you know, our average package is probably around 10 to 12 bucks a month. So if a tenant is paying 10 to 12 bucks a month, they have a bed bug issue, they're paying substantially less than what they would have to pay to have that remediated through just a general pest control company. Those obviously become much bigger issues when you're looking at multi-family situations where units are connected and those bugs can travel. So I've seen that stuff get pretty out of hand, but ultimately we want to get it controlled as, as quickly as we can so that doesn't happen. [00:11:00] Jason: Yeah. I hate roaches. Really don't like those things like yeah. I remember being in some houses, like some just not really nice areas, like visiting some houses and stuff in upstate New York and high humidity, and there were some units that I went in that had some really nasty infestations with cockroaches and some of them are really freaking tiny. They're just running around all over, so. Yeah, I hate those things. [00:11:27] Nick: It's rough. It is nice. Yeah. It's nice for the property manager to have someone else get some eyes on the property every once in a while because typically if you're seeing a lot of bugs, there's a reason. The bugs want to eat. And so there's some cleanliness issues there. So it's nice to be able for us to be able to report on what we're seeing and if we're seeing multiple calls on the same property that's a little bit of a red flag to maybe send someone out there to take a look at the property and have a chat with the tenant. [00:11:52] Jason: Got it. Yeah. So one of the key benefits then is it's giving you greater visibility into some of the problem properties as to what's going on. [00:12:02] Nick: Yeah, absolutely because we're going to track every time we get a service call, and you're going to see that report as well. So we can both kind of keep eyes on it. [00:12:09] Jason: Got it. Okay, cool. So this is something they can build into, you know, along with their leases as part of their resident benefit package. It's not going to increase their costs. Does this become a profit center in any way for property managers or is this just mitigating costs? [00:12:26] Nick: Yeah, we've had property managers use it just to kind of mitigate those costs. No additional revenue. [00:12:32] Jason: Mm-hmm. [00:12:32] Nick: Most of the companies we work with as with everything in their benefit package, they're going to add some kind of a mark up there or an admin fee just for them for kind of doing the work and yeah and setting up the relationship. So it makes perfect sense, so that's what most of them will do. And it's kind of up to them, how much they mark it up, but yeah, there's definitely an additional kind of profit stream there that can be created through using Cover. [00:12:54] Jason: Got it. And certainly some advantages to taking greater care of the property. Cool. So what are the big questions besides the ones you've already touched on that when people come to you, they're really curious to know because I'm sure some of our listeners are probably thinking, "Hey, maybe this is a good idea." [00:13:13] Nick: Yeah. Yeah. So one of the main questions I get is how do we roll it out? Yeah. And a couple different ways. Typically what we'll do is it's a kind of a slow rollout and it's upon lease renewal or a new lease creation. So as you're working with a property management company, they have new leases come up. They'll send us that batch for the month. That's renewing and we'll get them added into the service catalog. We have had companies that have gone in and asked their tenants, "Hey, do you want to opt into this right now in the middle of your lease?" and that option is there as well. [00:13:44] Jason: Have you seen much success with that, with them doing that? What percentage do you see typically? I don't know if you have that data, but... [00:13:52] Nick: that are opting in? [00:13:54] Jason: Yeah. If they put it out to all of their residents for opt in, I'm just curious what the typical response rate is that people are like, "yeah. I'll go ahead and do that." Maybe 10%? [00:14:05] Nick: Yeah. It's not high. Not high-- [00:14:07] Jason: yeah [00:14:07] Nick: because-- [00:14:08] Jason: I would imagine it's like, "Hey spend more money. Do you want to?" And they're like, " yeah." [00:14:11] Nick: exactly. Yep. [00:14:13] Jason: Okay. [00:14:13] Nick: So most frequently, most commonly, it'll be rolled out as leases are renewed and as new properties or leases are assigned, that's the most common way that it's done. [00:14:23] Jason: Okay. Got it. So they sign up with you. You've worked out the pricing based on what sort of package they need, you implement, consult them and help them figure out how they're going to roll this out, and they're probably building this into their lease with some verbiage. You typically provide some verbiage for them to add to their lease as part of this. [00:14:41] Nick: Yep, absolutely. We have some stuff that you can throw in. [00:14:44] Jason: And then they get this rolled out. So then they've got this new maybe profit center, but at least it's being paid for by somebody. It's increasing the visibility. It's decreasing some of the potential costs for the owners. It's protecting the owners. If something gets really bad it could cause a lot of damage. And I'm curious, like, you've mentioned bed bugs, and I mentioned roaches, but what else are you typically seeing causes a lot of damage? I mean, termites, we hear a lot about. Is this something that is checked for or like relevant? [00:15:13] Nick: Yeah. wood destroying bugs like termites are a completely different animal. [00:15:18] Jason: Yeah. [00:15:18] Nick: That's not honestly a part of what we do. It's another specialty altogether. As far as damage is concerned, mice and rats are another one that are-- [00:15:28] Jason: oh yeah. [00:15:28] Nick: --they're out there, and we hear about them and we treat for those. Those ones will come in and cause some real issues. If nothing else, just scaring the crap out of people. [00:15:37] Jason: Yeah, that's true. Yeah. And then, you know, safely doing the cleanup because-- [00:15:42] Nick: right. [00:15:43] Jason: --You know, some issues with some of that stuff, so yeah. [00:15:46] Nick: Yeah. [00:15:47] Jason: And so no on termites, but yes, on bed bugs, roaches and mice and and rats. Okay. Got it. Any other questions that property managers might ask that would be curious about your service or that you'd like them to understand or know? [00:16:02] Nick: Yeah, maybe just to, again point out that sometimes when we go out to do a service the property management company will expect another bill from us or think that there'll be another bill coming, but it's all taken care of. Just in that monthly subscription that's paid for by the tenant. There's no additional fee, no additional cost. We go out and we take care of it. And so that's a common question, common concern. One other one that comes to mind is sometimes they'll be rehabbing a property or making some significant changes to one of their properties and they'll want to stop the service or pause the service. We're definitely open to doing that and have done that. So pausing service during a rehab or big remodel is definitely something we can do. That's one question that has come up in the past as well. [00:16:44] Jason: Unless they potentially could uncover something in the walls during that room. [00:16:49] Nick: Right. Right. Yeah. And that's another thing to mention. Yeah. Another thing to mention is the service kind of runs with the address, not necessarily the tenant, so-- [00:16:59] Jason: okay. [00:16:59] Nick: --if you have a property that maybe sat vacant for a couple months, and you had a maintenance manager out there to check on something and he notice a pest issue. He can just give us a call and we'll go take care of it. Even though there's not a tenant in there, because it kind of runs with the address. [00:17:15] Jason: Got it. And that justifies including it as part of the rent as well. So if you're saying, "Hey, this. This property, in some instances like in California, like you have to usually pay for lawn care if you want the lawn to be maintained because some people just won't do it sometimes, right? So there's certain things you would include. So this would be included. You could then-- that could be a selling point to the tenants. Like this comes with a resident benefit package where it includes this and this, you won't have to worry about pest control. You won't, and these other things. [00:17:46] Nick: Yep, exactly. [00:17:47] Jason: Okay. So potentially as the benefit of helping, sweeten the deal a little bit on a potential rental property for a potential resident, so. [00:17:55] Nick: For sure. Yeah. [00:17:57] Jason: Cool. Well, I think we've covered most of the highlights. This sounds like-- it sounds like a no brainer. It sounds like a good service. Let's tell everybody how to get in touch with you and how to find you. [00:18:10] Nick: Yeah, super easy. Our website is CoverPest.com and you can call me anytime. My number's (208) 477-1330. That's my cell. And you can go on to CoverPest.com, submit a form, and we're happy to chat about creating kind of a custom pricing model for your property management company. [00:18:29] Jason: Cool. So I want to ask one more question. So when they hear you say, "you'll call my cell" and "here's my number," they might be thinking, is this a scalable business? What if somebody has 10,000 doors or they're a big conglomerate, you know, or they're a small property manager. Is this a scalable model for you? Can you handle different size property management companies? [00:18:50] Nick: Yeah, what's nice is that our portal, our backend portal that's a part of our website makes it really easy for property management companies to go in and add their properties to their list. So every time they have a backed upload of lease renewals. They go to the service portal, they put it in there and they're added and they can see exactly which properties are covered in that month. And then, yeah, we work with a network of pest control companies that we use as vendors to service accounts that we get with property management companies in different states, if that makes. [00:19:23] Jason: Got it. So you've got this all figured out really well. I appreciate you coming the show, Nick, and it's been great hearing about Cover Pest. So thanks. Thanks for coming on. [00:19:33] Nick: Yeah, thanks so much for having me. I appreciate it. [00:19:36] Jason: All right. Cool. So check them out at coverpest.com sounds like a good service. And as always give me your feedback. I want to hear... those of you that work with Cover Pest, let me know how it goes. And those of you that are tuning in for the first time, and you got some value from this episode, or if you're not tuning in for the first time, give us some feedback. If you find us on YouTube, The Google play store, or you find us on Spotify or iTunes, give us some feedback. We'd love to hear what you think of the show. And we may even give you a shout out on a future episode. So we appreciate that. And if you're interested in growing your business, check us out at doorgrow.com, and if you want to join our free community of property management entrepreneurs, you can go to doorgrowclub.com and that will get you to our Facebook group. [00:20:23] Join that community. We've got some great people in there and you know, a rising tide raises all ships, as they say this will allow you to connect with some other property managers and have a resource you can go to to ask questions. And we'd love to hear from any of you inside there, so make sure you join. And until next time, to our mutual growth. Bye everyone. [00:20:49] You just listened to the #DoorGrowShow. We are building a community of the savviest property management entrepreneurs on the planet in the DoorGrowClub. Join your fellow DoorGrow Hackers at doorgrowclub.com. Listen, everyone is doing the same stuff. SEO, PPC, pay-per-lead content, social direct mail, and they still struggle to grow! [00:21:16] At DoorGrow, we solve your biggest challenge: getting deals and growing your business. Find out more at doorgrow.com. Find any show notes or links from today's episode on our blog doorgrow.com, and to get notified of future events and news subscribe to our newsletter at doorgrow.com/subscribe. 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There are 10 times more wasps than bees – so why do we know so little about them? Seirian Sumner, professor of behavioral ecology at University College London, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the wild world of wasps, which she says have an undeserved reputation as nature's bad guys. Her book is called “Endless Forms: The Secret World of Wasps.”
I was joined by Alex Newton, Inspection Specialist with Northwest Exterminating, and we asked him: -Can you name a few of these pests that might be found in our pantries? -Do they cause real damage? -How do I know if I have pantry pests? -How do I get rid of them and prevent them from coming back?
Wash the windows - (no streaks clean inside and out remove screens) Deep Clean - (focus on removing stains, addressing especially high traffic areas with stubborn dirt, wear areas, cleaning grout, dirty baseboards, blinds, appliances front inside esp stove and microwaves, shower doors, heads, fixtures, patio areas, anything that you have been neglecting or ignoring) DeClutter - (less is more, no extra stuff, think Airbnb, no papers, personal items, or extra stuff, including packed closets) Remove Pet stuff and odors - (ODORS, litter boxes, pee pee areas, places where pets congregate regularly, and your pets (clean them too) no pet bowls, toys etc out Fresh Paint inside an out if necessary - (cheapest and best investment, ROI) Mini Kitchen Lift Reface or paint cabinets, and kitchen reglazing (very cost effective) Add Back splash Pests (include the areas by the garage door) Plants - (fresh greenery, no dead stuff, or overgrowth - big bushy, go for color, no weeds in the flower beds especially in front, neat a clean look, nothing touching the house
Rich Wiland, district manager from Davey's Naples/Fort Myers, Florida, office talks about preparing for hurricane and storm season, planting trees in Florida and his background. In this episode we cover: Preparing for hurricane season (0:55) The 2022 storm season (2:00) Rich's background (2:25) How Davey Tree prepares for and reacts to intense storms (3:54) How Rich started with Davey and his current position (6:20) What Davey looks for at client properties (7:25) Pests impacting trees in Florida (8:35) Types of trees in Florida (9:40) Deciding what trees to plant in Florida (11:50) Rich's thoughts on helping people (14:10) To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code. To learn more about how to reduce storm damage, read our blog, How Does Tree Pruning Reduce Storm Damage. To learn more about palm trees after hurricanes, read our blog, What to do About Palm Tree Hurricane Damage. To learn more about cleaning up your yard after a storm, read our blog, Step-By-Step: How to Clean Up the Yard and Trees After a Storm. Connect with Davey Tree on social media: Twitter: @DaveyTree Facebook: @DaveyTree Instagram: @daveytree YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert Company LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you!
Jake and Michael discuss all the latest Laravel releases, tutorials, and happenings in the community.This episode is sponsored by Honeybadger - combining error monitoring, uptime monitoring and check-in monitoring into a single, easy to use platform and making you a DevOps hero. Show links Laravel 9.26 released Learn PestPHP from scratch Heroicons 2.0 are here Laracon Online schedule announced Import Laravel Vapor DNS to Cloudflare Mail SPF checker for Laravel Beautiful log viewer for Laravel Working with Laravel model events Working with OS processes in PHP Nuno (proposes) to add a process convenience layer to Laravel (and the PR) From idea, to blog, to live without leaving your IDE
Join us this week on From the Woods Today while Martha Yount cooks live and tells us about the Cook Wild Kentucky Project. We also have a segment on Asian long-horned beetle (ALB) and how to spot and report this bad bug. We wrap up the show with a segment on lingering ash. 8.17.22. Watch Video From the Woods Today
Kyle R.L. Baker is the CSO and Co-Founder of EcoBuds and CleanTheory. He founded the companies based upon a deep understanding and experience in socio-technical design and econometric modeling and their application to disease mitigation. As a cannabis entrepreneur, Kyle focuses his attention on scientific verification methods and weighted decision-making to ensure the end-to-end delivery of clean and compliant cannabis to consumers, most notably medical patients. Clean cannabis is one of the biggest challenges facing growers. Microbes, viruses, and pests can devastate cannabis and hemp crops, greatly reducing product quality and yield. Growers must also meet state-mandated testing requirements for microbial contamination before the product can be sold in a dispensary. During our conversation we discuss: The different types of pests and pathogens and how they affect growers' yield and product qualityWhy many disease and pest management solutions used in food do not apply to cannabisHow overly onerous testing requirements can force growers to irradiate productThe risks and downsides of irradiation and remediationCommon sources of contamination in cannabis growsSteps growers can take to prevent pest and disease in their facilities Thanks to This Episode's Sponsor: Medicinal Genomics Medicinal Genomics uses its unmatched knowledge into the cannabis genome and the microbes that impact cannabis plants to create a diverse set of testing solutions that improve crop yield, accelerate breeding, and ensure product safety. MGC's PathoSEEK® qPCR Detection Assays are trusted by the top cannabis testing labs for microbial compliance testing and growers also trust PathoSEEK to screen crops for harmful pathogens. Learn more at medicinalgenomics.com Additional Resources CLEANTheory websiteEPA Website Cannabis Microbial Testing Regulations by StateSubmit an Abstract for CannMed 23Review the Podcast!CannMed ArchiveCannMed Community Board [Facebook Group]Healthcare Provider Medical Cannabis Research Study
Kristopher Williams from the Center for Invasive Species Management rejoins the podcast with an informative discussion of the many invasive pests that can be found in the Hudson Valley including the emerald ash borer, hemlock wooly adelgid, spongy moth, spotted lantern fly, feral pigs, as well as what individuals can do to minimize the spread of invasives. Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas Guest: Kristopher Williams Resources
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Fall is quickly approaching! Many of us have already started our seeds for our fall gardens, which means that we are thinking ahead about fertilizing, fall garden pests, and common diseases that happen in the fall. The fall is a great time to take a soil test and apply soil amendments to prepare the garden for spring planting. Fall soil testing is preferred by many growers because it allows the entire winter to plan crop rotations and to budget for cover crops and soil amendments for the following season. It's a great time to clean up old debris, till areas that may be harboring pests and put our mulch to drive away overwintering adults. Natural Ways To Help With Fall Garden Pests Start with clean soilBuy disease and pest-resistant seedsSelectively and Aggressively thin out plantsControl WeedsKeep Garden CleanTrap CropsBeneficial InsectsCrop Rotation Top 6 Fall Garden Pests To Watch Out For Fall Garden Pests Aphids small, soft-bodied insects that feed by sucking the nutrient-rich liquids out of plants. In large numbers, they can weaken plants significantly, harming flowers and fruit. Aphids multiply quickly, so it's important to get them under control before reproduction starts. Many generations can occur in one season.Look for misshapen, curling, stunted, or yellowing leaves. Be sure to check the undersides of leaves; aphids love to hide there.Garden Insect Spray, Neem oil, insecticidal soaps, and horticultural oils are effective against aphids, but these substances need to come into contact with the aphids in order to work.PREVENTION: Trap crops (mustard, Nasturtium), Beneficial insects, Companion Planting (garlic and chives repel aphids) Snails and Slugs Snails can be a difficult pest to get rid of because they are hermaphrodites, which means all of them can lay hundreds of eggs at a time with a gestation period of only 2-3 weeks. They lay more than half of their eggs in the fall making them a prime garden pest. They are most active at night or during rainy days and will feed on anything green. If you don't get these guys under control, they'll quickly overrun your garden. Cabbage Loopers Cabbage loopers emerge from overwintered cocoons that produce egg-laying moths with brown wings and distinct white markings. These eggs will hatch in late spring with white-striped green larvae. You'll know you have a cabbage looper in your garden when you find large irregular-shaped holes in the leaves of the lower half of your entire plant and other vegetable crops. Although these predatory insects love cabbages, broccoli, and kale, they're also known to eat tomatoes, potatoes, radishes, and other garden vegetables. Treat leaf undersides with a safe herbicide as a protective shield against these pests. If you're unable to remove these plant bugs before fall and you don't clear. Whiteflies Whiteflies are yet another type of sap-sucking pest. Small numbers are relatively harmless but large infestations can cause yellow or dry leaves that may fall off the plants. Like other sap-sucking pests, the sweet substance created by whiteflies attracts ants and sooty mold. To control whiteflies, try sticky traps and insecticidal soap or neem oil. Do this early in the day or later in the evening, when temperatures are cooler. Thrips Thrips are tiny flying insects with fringed wings. The sap-sucking insects discolor and distort nearly any type of plant. They leave tiny black specks of excrement on the leaves and often create white patches on leaves and petals. Thrips are difficult to control and often require a combination of methods such as sticky traps and insecticidal soap or neem oil. Cutworms Cutworms are the larval stage of certain moths. The destructive pests hide under leaves or other plant debris, emerging to lay masses of eggs on plants. They eat nearly anything in their paths, often cutting through stems of young plants at ground level.
Today we play a little game of "Never have I ever..." Garden edition. This has been such a weird year all around for weather, pests, plant diseases etc and many of us are experiencing some "firsts" in the garden no matter how seasoned we are. I read what our listeners posted about what's happening in their yards, as well as Horticulturist Liz Hamilton teaches us how to tackle the dreaded Squash Bug! Link to Jana's Viral TikTok mentioned in the show: https://www.tiktok.com/@janafrancis/video/7126291893926825259?_t=8UZHrJer0CE&_r=1 Proven Winners ColorChoice shrub of the week: Hydrangea Paniculata Quick Fire®! https://www.progressiveplants.com/catalog.html?0=+hydrangea+quick+fire My absolute favorite garden tool: https://amzn.to/3Qc7cXo Follow us on the gram: https://instagram.com/gardeningutah PROMO CODES: Free Shipping on Seed Orders Over $45 at True Leaf Market Get a $35 credit to Home Chef! https://www.homechef.com/invite/janaf30See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hey Friend! I thought you might enjoy this quick episode because I just found some mums recently that have been chewed on and I realized I need to do this again! I do have a fenced in vegetable garden, but I have several other areas on our property that have flower beds, pots, and the riverbank that has alot of flowers and this works wonders to keep the rabbits, deer and most animals away from. I learned this tip from a neighbor who I thought was a gardening goddess. She has gardened for many many years and had alot of great tips! In the Spring when my plants just pop through the ground, I will sprinkle a very small amount of blood meal on them-like a tablespoon or so on each plant and it keeps anything that likes to chew on my plants away. I like to do this mid summer too just in case the rain washes it all away which must be what happened to the few flowers that got munched on this week most likely by the deer. So glad it was only a few because I love those purple colors in the Fall. The best part about this is that it is a natural fertilizer as well and good for your plants, so I would encourage you to try this if you are having problems with rabbits and deer nibbling at your plants or flowers and do it right away in the spring! Join our Facebook Group -> Simple Gardening, Homesteading & Holistic Home for Beginners Email -> firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/claimingsimplicity/ Enjoy your week! Monica
My guest this week is Steven Arthurs. Steven graduated from the Imperial College London with a Masters of Science in Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management. He also received a Diploma in Applied Entomology and went to get a PhD in Insect Pathology. He did his Post Doctoral work at Texas A and M researched biological pest control for thrips on ornamental plants and investigated insect/virus interactions while conducting greenhouse trials to evaluate new insecticides. From there he worked as a research entomologist with the USDA for 5 years before becoming an Assistant Professor in Entomology at the University of Florida. He is currently a research associate with Texas A & M University and also a Technical Sales Specialist with Biobee USA, a leading provider of biologically based integrated pest management. Biobee is the world's leading producer of persimilis, the most effective natural predator of spider mites. I'm very excited to announce that in conjunction with this podcast release, KIS Organics has partnered with BioBee to offer their wide array of beneficial insects through our website and will be shipping direct from insectary so as to ensure optimal viability of insects upon arrival. In today's podcast we discuss the many pests we see in cannabis and what some good management options are utilizing beneficial predatory insects. Now on to the show!