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Getting rid of yellow jackets in your garden

Last week was Japanese beetles, this week it's yellow jackets.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 09:38am EDT

Tags: Garden Plot, Mike McGrath, yellow jackets, bees, beetles, gardening,

A killer beetle: How to check for signs of the emerald ash borer

The emerald ash borer, native to China, has destroyed 100 million ash trees since its arrival in the U.S. more than a decade ago. The destructive pest has reached the Washington area, where it will soon emerge again.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 03:56am EDT

Tags: emerald ash borer, trees, andrew mollenbeck, Lourdes Chamorro, bugs, beetles

Bugs: This year's good and bad news (VIDEO)

Cooler weather will bring the Washington area good news on the bug front, but invasive species are causing millions of dollars of damage.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 09:45am EDT

Tags: invasive species, economy, Maryland Department of Agriculture, Hank Silverberg

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D.C. ranks in Top 10 cities with pest problems

D.C. ranks in the top five cities with the worst pest problem.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 07:27am EDT

Tags: Orkin,

Garlic sprays and taming weeds with flames

The white flowers early in the season are very distinctive, so learn what the plant looks like and pull it slowly out of wet soil right away before those flowers can turn into the explosive seedpods.

Friday - 03/30/2012, 08:58am EDT

Tags: weeds, garlic, ticks, mosquitos

Mice take over Montgomery County office buildings

Investigators in Montgomery County's Office of Consumer Protection can smell a rat a mile away, but it's the mice that caught them by surprise. One investigator still shudders when she thinks about the unwanted guest in her office.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:54am EST

Tags: Gloria A. McMillan, Gino Renne, Eric Friedman, Montgomery County, Kate Ryan, mice