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All Stories by Story Category : Pests & Other Problems

Are gardeners using less pesticide?

June 18, 2007
D.F. Braun

Backyard Sleuthing

June 04, 2011
Nanette Londeree

Bagrada bug is on its way

January 30, 2015
Wendy Irving

Bats have many positive benefits, unless they're living under your roof

July 17, 2010
Nanette Londeree

Beware of pine bark needles

August 1, 2014
Karen Gideon

Birds in the garden — friends or foes?

September 8, 2017
Karen Gideon

Boxwood blight arrives, but not in Marin — yet

August 19, 2017
Doris Gates

Bug-eating bats help control garden pests

July 2, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Check your garden for pests

July 11, 2014
Jane Scurich

Choosing options to invasive plants

October 5, 2013
Marie Narlock

Citrus leafminer a sour reality for Marin

April 17, 2015
Wendy Irving

Creepy, crawly spiders help keep garden pests in check

October 23, 2015
Nanette Londeree

Don’t let weeds overtake your garden

June 17, 2017
Nanette Londeree

Escaped Exotics, Invasive Plants

February 13, 2012
Katie Martin

Even the most observant gardener might miss the signs of root rot

January 16, 2015
Karen Gideon

Examine wind patterns to avoid damage to landscape.

July 18, 2015
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Fight against sudden death syndrome needs citizen scientists

January 29, 2016
Barbara Robertson

Fine tuning landscape’s ecology to keep out pests

January 12, 2013
Dave Phelps

Foamy bark canker disease poses threat for Marin’s live oaks

February 6, 2015
Martha Proctor

Get garden pests while they’re dormant

January 9, 2015
Dave Phelps

Horticultural oils battle bugs nontoxically

June 11, 2011
Martha Proctor

How to combat powdery mildew on plants

November 11, 2012
Martha Proctor

How to correctly manage garden pests

October 22, 2011
Dot Zanotti Ingels

How to keep snakes, slugs away

January 21, 2017
Nanette Londeree

Integrated pest management makes good sense

December 10, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Keeping blight off of fruit trees

February 16, 2013
Nanette Londeree

Managing scale on your fruit trees requires a multifaceted approach

September 20, 2014
Nanette Londeree

Marin’s a perfect incubator for peach leaf curl

April 26, 2014
Dave Phelps

Non-Native Invasive Plants

March 21, 2005
Martha Proctor

Olive bark beetle, a threat to state’s trees?

September 16, 2017
Martha Proctor

Out, out damn'd weeds

September 11, 2010
Martha Proctor

Pests? Think before you spray

October 21, 2017
Nanette Londeree

Plants are cleaning machines

June 10, 2017
Diane Lynch

Rats can do a lot of damage around home, garden

July 18, 2009
Nanette Londeree

Reseeding, a blessing and a curse

October 28, 2017
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Rose slugs, a thorn in a rose’s side

July 22, 2017
Jane Scurich

Sharpshooters a growing menace to vineyards, home gardens

August 28, 2015
Wendy Irving

Snails and slugs

November 14, 2014
Juliana Jensen

Some insects can spread diseases among plants

May 24, 2014
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Sports, fascination, basket stinkhorn and other botanical oddities

April 16, 2016
Nanette Londeree

Spray now or pay later

January 23, 2009
Nanette Londeree

Springtime brings new growth - and pesky pests

April 17, 2009
Nanette Londeree

The case of the curious pest

May 31, 2009
D.F. Braun

The Top 10 Ways to Kill Plants You Love

March 19, 2012
Nanette Londeree

The worm in the apple

May 10, 2014
Nanette Londeree

Tiny mites can be a mighty big problem

August 29, 2014
Nanette Londeree

Underground invaders to your garden

September 22, 2012
Dot Zanotti Ingels

Weed woes in your garden

January 14, 2017
Martha Proctor

What makes a plant invasive?

September 30, 2017
James Campbell

What to Do When Unwanted Deer Appear

March 30, 2013
Jane Scurich

What's bugging your roses?

June 08, 2013
Nanette Londeree

What’s bugging your tomatoes?

July 11, 2015
Nanette Londeree

What’s the difference between ants and termites?

May 03, 2014
Nanette Londeree

What’s wrong with my plant?

April 16, 2012
Nanette Londeree

When pesky birds need to take wing

August 20, 2011
Nanette Londeree

Yikes, thrips

May 20, 2017
Jane Scurich
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