• Tips to keep ants out of your nest this fall

    Meet Mike on Sunday, Oct. 18. He will appear at noon and 2 p.m. at the Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Show at the Expo & Conference Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Find more details here:…

  • Spray paint, not plants: How to keep a vegetable garden weed- and pest-free

    The universal spray: It’s a fungicide! An insecticide! A floor wax! Rick, who works in Laurel and lives all the way up in Westminster, writes: “I have a small raised-bed garden that contains tomatoes, peppers,…

  • Beware of invading ants during spring

    WASHINGTON — One sure sign spring is here: ants are starting to move. “Odorous house ants are one of the most common home invaders at this time of the year,” says University of Maryland College Park Professor of Entomology…

  • How to to get rid of ants in 3 simple steps

    University of Maryland entomologist Mike Raupp offers a few simple solutions to get rid of ants.

  • Time to bolster defenses against bugs

    The most dreaded part of the summer is on the horizon: a mosquito onslaught. Here are some helpful hints on how to avoid being bit.